GARY MITCHELL LMT, NASM-CPT
A 2008 Massage Therapy graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, Gary has. been serving the River Falls community since 2009. With an active background in sports, Gary worked his way through the years focusing on aspects of bodywork and manual therapy that would help people of all athletic levels perform, move better and balance muscles by identifying strengths and weaknesses in the body. With that focus, Gary became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2016. From there, continuing education including cupping, scraping, movement therapy, kinesiology taping and more has built an inclusive manual therapy approach to performance, movement, and pain relief.
Professional Massage Therapist—Northwestern Health Sciences University
Graduating from a 780 hour massage program laid a great foundation of understanding touch, what touch does to the body, and how to interpret those effects on the body. Great knowledge of anatomy, access to cadaver labs and learning in a multi-disciplinary environment allowed for exposure to multiple modalities and techniques to help people of all types.
Gary started his trainer journey as a compliment to the rehabilitative style of bodywork he was doing. That complimentary modality continued to grow with other specializations including Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), Weight Loss Specialist (WLS), MMA Conditioning Specialist (MMACS) and more.
NASM is the most respected name in fitness and wellness education. For over 35 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has helped thousands of people worldwide get certified and hired in a career they love.
National Academy of Sports Medicine—Certified Personal Trainer