Erika is a licensed physical therapist working in orthopedics and sports medicine. She received her B.S. in exercise science from Montana State University, where she was actively involved in exercise research and outdoor sports. She later went on to receive her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the Mayo Clinic, and has additional training in the manual therapies, functional training, and sports rehabilitation.
She has been an active member of The Movement Minneapolis since the beginning of 2011 and has attended Gym Movement courses in BioMech 1 (physique transformation), BioMech 2 (performance enhancement), and BioMech 3 (pain resolution). She incorporates the Gym Movement protocol into clients’ training programs, as well as for her own fitness and lifestyle goals.
Erika’s primary focus is to help clients return to their chosen sport, recreational activities, or day-to-day life without the limitation of pain or injury. Hearing the words “my doctor said I will never be able to do that again” is what motivates her to find a solution to get her clients back to the lifestyle they had prior to injury.
When not treating clients or working out, Erika can be found outside skydiving, alpine and Nordic skiing, or hiking and camping back home in Montana with family.
Martin’s fitness career began after working with physical therapists to rehab from knee surgeries from high school sports and wakeboarding. Taking an interest in the biomechanics of movement, along with developing an understanding for what preventative training could have done for his body, Martin shifted careers and never looked back.
A NSCA Certified Personal Trainer since 2006, Martin has helped hundreds of youth athletes and individuals improve their health and performance through smart training and nutritional guidance. After working in various athletic settings, and then big box gyms, Martin found The Movement after listening to a podcast with Dave’s wife, Jen Sinkler, discussing biofeedback and intuitive training.
After using biofeedback training to work out of some personal back pain, Martin eventually never left the gym and made the transition from member to employee intent on showing people frustrated with their current gym that there’s a better way.
If Martin isn’t dabbling in random creative hobbies, he’s tirelessly researching ways to make a better cup of coffee than David.
Bridget McGinnis has a layered movement background which includes dance, martial arts, and cross training. She holds a BA in Dance and Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has performed with local modern and jazz choreographers in the Twin Cities.
Bridget participates in strength training, boxing, and occasionally triathlons. In 2010, Bridget discovered the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which introduced her to a new layer of vigor and exploration of the body’s capabilities. She is ranked as a purple belt with two stripes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has been an instructor for two years, and enjoys regularly participating in competitions throughout the country.
She has been a member of The Movement since the fall of 2012. When she is not in the gym, Bridget enjoys traveling the world with her family, eating copious amounts of chocolate, and napping daily.