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Everyone Needs Zen (Fitness and Wellness) in their Life!

I've had the chance to get to know Brittany over the last few months as she grows her business! She has drive and passion for the

Tell me a little about yourself and how you came to own Zen Fitness?

I am Brittany, a mom of two amazing kids and live in WBL. I have always had an interest in fitness and LOVE seeing people succeed and reach their goals. So I thought that I would combine the two and make a career out of it! I was a mental health practitioner and a probation officer before I decided to open Zen. When COVID hit and schools closed, I decided to put in my two weeks so I could be home with my kids and open my own business. I became a health coach, got certified in yoga and started looking at locations for my own studio. I had my studio for two years and decided not to renew my lease and teach classes out of other locations while I look for a different location that will work better for me. My plan is to open a Nutrition Club with a fitness studio in one location.

What makes Zen special or different from other fitness businesses?

My goal is to make everybody feel welcomed and encouraged- no matter what fitness level, age, size or background. Zen doesn't just focus on fitness and nutrition, we also focus on improving our mental health. If we don't work on our mental health as well, our thought process will stay the same. With Zen, you can also get a full body scan completed anytime you would like to. A full body scan measures your water weight, muscle mass, BMI, body’s age and more. I can determine how many calories and protein you need in a day to reach your goals. I also focus on building rapport and connections with everyone who takes my classes. Many friendships have formed from Zen :)

What do you think draws people to your offerings?

I think that the community that comes with Zen is really appealing and different from other gyms. I have been told that my classes are always so welcoming and is like “therapy” since we all check in with each other before or after every class. I also have reward systems where people can earn free classes.

What is one thing you wish people knew about Zen Fitness?

That even though my physical location is no longer, Zen is still in business and we do online challenges, health coaching, in-person fitness classes, private classes, mindset coaching and more! I also teach fitness and yoga classes at businesses, do yoga for bachelorette parties and vendor events. I also do sport workouts and fundraisers!

What about White Bear Lake drew you here? Why is this such a great place to live, work and raise your family?

I grew up in Vadnais Heights/ White Bear and I have always loved this area. White Bear Lake is truly a community and the local stores are so fun to check out. There are so many opportunities to become a part of the community and White Bear Lake’s events are so fun to attend. It is a safe place to raise kids and there are a lot of school options iinin this area. We love the walking paths, lakes and parks in WBL.

What are some of your favorite places in the area to visit, explore, and frequent?

I love Bear Nutrition, my daughter is a gymnast at Flips, the Lake Ave walking path, Bald Eagle boat rentals, Emagine Movie Theater, Orso Gelato and we love walking in downtown WBL to check out all the small businesses.

What’s next for you and Zen Fitness? What should we watch for?

I am looking for a new location to have a Nutrition Club and a fitness studio in one place. I have fun events coming up like my all level Triathlon that I have every Spring and Fall (30 minute full body workout, 30 minute walk or run and a 30 minute yoga practice), I have monthly online challenges, fitness in the park is coming soon and more!

What else would you like people to know about Zen Fitness?

I am growing my team and looking for like minded, positive and hard working people who are interested in the health and fitness industry. My team is opening a new Nutrition Club in South St. Paul and we are hoping to open 4 more locations by 2025!

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