About Us



I am 52 years old and believe age is only a number. Over the last twenty years I let myself fall into the poor nutrition and bad  habit role gaining lots of weight and being lazy. Four years ago after my third back surgery I decided to make a healthy life style change through good nutrition and exercise. I have spent three years developing exercise program that helps me and my body as I age, which has led me to starting a Ninja Warrior Gym. I have found that using more full body exercises over specific weight training works better for keeping my body in shape.Obstacle training takes less time and has better results than lifting. I have lost over 40 lbs and feel that i am in better shape now than i ever have been. I decided to open a Ninja Gym so kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn how to be fit without having to go to a gym to work out, why not go to a gym to have fun instead and have the same results. I am here to show everyone that no matter your age you can be fit.  

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Dustin Hjelmstad - CO-OWNER

After years of living an unhealthy lifestyle I decided to make a change. Through fitness and nutrition education I was able to lose 30+ lbs and regain my energy. This was my drive for starting Four Star Ninja Academy with Brad. I want to share what I have learned and provide a fun yet challenging way to train for people of all ages and abilities. 


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 Qualifications:  NASM CPT, Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Business   Focus: Strength and conditioning, endurance training, resistance training   Bio: I’m a young and energetic personal trainer with a whole lot of sass dedicated to helping people feel their best. I love coffee, being outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with my dog. I recently graduated with my bachelors degree from MSUM but have been working as a trainer for the past few years and loving every second of it. Sports and fitness have been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember; and being able to channel that into my every day work is a dream come true!