In eighth grade, when he walked into a high school weight room with a buddy for the first time, Brent Albrecht immediately felt at home. Some 30 years later, Albrecht is still in the gym, albeit one that he now owns with partners Stephanie Winters and John Grubb.
Albrecht is a naturally high-energy person. He’s drawn to sports, and away from a desk. When he’s not at Fitspace, you can find him on his sons’ practice fields and courts, working as a football coach at Benilde St. Margaret, or snowboarding.
But a back injury, likely the result of years of playing high school and college football, sidelined Ablrecht for years. It also drove him to find a cure for himself and one he’s used with countless clients. Albrecht trained in a method physical therapists use called Postural Restoration Trained, or PRT.
HOMETOWN: Sioux Center, Iowa. Grew up in Watertown, South Dakota.
THE PERSONAL: Albrecht, his wife, and their two sons, ages 10 and 12, live in Crystal. When not training clients at the gym, or working out himself, Albrecht enjoys coaching his sons’ teams (just as his dad did for him), and snowboarding with them.
THE CREDENTIALS: B.S. in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on human performance, Black Hills State University. Eighteen years of personal training and strength and team coaching. Certified as PRT, Postural Restoration Trained through Postural Restoration Institute; Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association; Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine; and Performance Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
SEE BRENT FOR
Injury prevention and correction, bridging the gap from injury rehab back to a fitness program, general fitness, and performance optimization (both in life and in specific sports). Brent also develops programs for sports teams to include in warm-ups and at practices.