Mark is a Renaissance man of healthcare and lifestyle education, having apprenticed under master practitioners of functional medicine, nutritional counseling, spiritual healing, space cleansing and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He holds a master-level certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Ericksonian Hypnosis, and an associate’s degree from the Swedish Institute, College of Massage Therapy. He is trained in shiatsu, lymphatic drainage, pre-/postsurgical rehab techniques, and medical massage. In addition, he acted as clinical manager and intern instructor at the Swedish Institute massage clinic, and was a massage therapy instructor, clinic supervisor, and teacher mentor at Centerpoint Massage School.
Mark has worked in the healthcare field since 1998, acting as a clinician for a number of high-profile functional medicine doctors. He also helped create a series of educational materials for the Institute of Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine South Africa, and Metagenics, training doctors and patients in the theories of Functional Medicine and long-term lifestyle change.
He is a certified personal trainer through NASM, and his clients have a wide range of health and fitness goals.
Though his educational background is varied, Mark points to a common theme of finding underlying patterns in clients’ behavior and their physical expression of self. He uses whatever combination of means necessary to support their success, whether they’re working to overcome physical complaints, nutritional deficiencies or behavioral roadblocks.
His favorite lift is the Steinborn squat, and if you don’t know how to do it, he will teach you within minutes of meeting you.
He is currently accepting clients for distance coaching.
Former editorial director of fitness for Experience Life magazine, Jen has been writing and assigning stories about the best training methodologies the fitness industry has to offer since 2003. She now writes for well-known fitness publications such as Women's Health and Men's Health, as well as writing about fitness and wellness at her blog, Thrive With Jen Sinkler.
Intent on shifting the way women view strength and fitness, she works with her female clientele to boldly expand their current capabilities and meet training goals in a safe and supportive setting. With that in mind, she launched the women-only class series at The Movement Minneapolis.
She is a certified kettlebell instructor through the RKC (Level 2) and KBA, and an Olympic lifting coach through USA Weightlifting; she also holds coaching certifications through Progressive Calisthenics, Primal Move, TACFIT, CrossFit and DVRT (Ultimate Sandbag). Jen has taken courses in Gym Movement BioMech 1 (physique transformation) and Biomech 3 (pain resolution).
A trainer with an active social media presence, Jen was named one of Huffington Post’s “20 of the Best Fitness Experts Worth Following on Twitter,” one of Shape magazine’s “Top 30 Motivators of 2013,” and one of Greatist’s “15 Must-Read Trainers Rocking the Web in 2013” and “100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.”
She played rugby for 13 years, many of those on the U.S. national 7s and 15s teams. She represented the stars and stripes in Fiji, New Zealand, Great Britain, Dubai and Hong Kong, among others.
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.
Jennifer is a longtime trainer who began her career as a Pilates instructor, later becoming a certified personal trainer through NASM and ACE.
Growing up, she was plagued with respiratory and skin issues that didn’t allow for vigorous activity, so she was elated when she discovered at age 20 that she was able to do Pilates without ill effect. Jennifer credits Pilates with giving her a “solid grasp of muscle integration through movement, and knowledge that a strong core didn’t just mean a six-pack.” This made her transition into strength training an easy one, she says.
A couple years ago, Jennifer began gravitating toward intuitive training. (She’s smart like that.) “I'm a whole new person; inside and out. I rarely have to use my inhaler, even when I run — which I can do now because my body is strong enough to handle it,” she says. “I can move heavy loads, in and out of the gym, with ease and without injury.” She implemented the Gym Movement protocol in 2011, and has not only piled on her own personal records since, but she has implemented the training style with her many clients. “When you train in a manner that feels good and that has positive, forward-moving momentum, that feeling carries over into the rest of your life,” she says.
She enjoys reading, taking her two children on adventures around Minneapolis, and sitting on the same side of the booth as her husband when out to dinner.