Personal Training

You want to workout, but you can’t find the time.

You’d like to get in better shape, but you’re not sure how to get started.

You’re trying make a healthy change, but you need accountability and motivation.

Can you resonate with any of these?

Whether it’s a weight loss target, muscle tone and definition or another fitness goal you’d like to reach, I can help you shape your physique, mindset, and tweak nutrition to accomplish your goal and ultimately become the best version of yourself.

It begins with simple lifestyle tweaks, mindset shifts and new habits – all of which I will help you with. Scroll down below to see what former clients have to say.


As a certified personal trainer through American Council on Exercise and athlete with specialties in Nutrition and Psychology, I have a solid background in health and fitness, continually evolving realm of experience, along with years of personal insight and research to share with you. I’ve been through the struggles of low-carb dieting and deprivation – only leading to overindulgence. I’ve burnt myself out with stress trying to do it all and overexercising to the point of no returns.

Luckily, I’ve found a way to overcome these struggles and have helped a number of others do the same. I’ve learned how to maintain a lean physique year-round and optimize running performance while still enjoying food, relaxing and living a life of moderation. Regardless of where you are in your journey, you can, too.

I offer online fitness and nutritional coaching via Skype, as well as in-person training sessions in Minneapolis, MN. Sessions are typically 30-60 minutes in length, 1-3 times per week and are designed to best suit your schedule.

Whatever your current obstacles are – they can be overcome. I’ll show you a way of sustainability for the long-term, and how a healthy body and mind leads to a happy, inspired & fulfilled life.

My Personal Fitness Philosophy:

Quality over quantity – 2 push-ups is much more effective than 20 lacking good form. Form is the foundation, and first and foremost, the focus for any exercise program. Master that before anything else – you’ll save yourself from unnecessary soreness, time, and injury. Likewise, my training methods focus on higher intensity in less time (which means quicker results – and again, less time!).

Individualized – Whether you’re already in the gym 3 days a week or just starting out, I’ll work with you to create a plan that is customized to your needs and centered around your lifestyle. 90% + of the time, what works for your sister, daughter, friend or partner will not produce the same results for you. There is no one secret workout plan or diet that works for everyone. I’m all about tailoring these variables to your current fitness state/personal preferences/etc. and moving forward from there.

Results-Driven – Workouts include metabolic resistance training, high-intensity cardio, and full-body routines to fire up your metabolism and sculpt a lean body while shedding fat. The focus is on challenging the body and pushing it to new limits to produce lasting results in less time.

Information-based All of my workouts, nutrition advice, and wellness-related recommendations are based on research from verified resources by certified professionals. I back everything up, and I’m willing to admit when I don’t know something. If you bring up a question or concern that I’m unfamiliar with, I’ll provide the best and most in-depth research to provide you with the facts and help you create a solution.

Inspiring – I believe it is a trainer’s job to leave a positive impact on their clients  and empower them with the tools to succeed, even on their own. With each session, I will strive to help you gain a sense of inspiration, accomplishment, and make further progress toward your goals.

What Clients Say:

“Megan is a great trainer. She’s high energy, enthusiastic, and exudes freshness. Her workouts are very complete, addressing all major muscle areas of the body. In less than 10 workouts I’ve already regained lost endurance and muscle tone and can feel and see the difference in my body. I also feel great because she’s getting me back into a healthy morning rhythm. I would definitely recommend Megan to anyone looking for a great workout (personally I like to have her working out with me versus observing me). Her personality is wholesome, Megan is trustworthy and for me this is key when inviting someone into my home. Megan is an excellent trainer – I am very happy with our sessions.” – Marla I.

“Just want to say a HUGE thank you to Megan Flanagan! 4 months ago we started this journey together. It’s had it’s ups and downs but I’m feeling happier, healthier and just better overall. Thank you Megan! I couldn’t do it without you.”

-Meghan J. (12 Week Weight Loss participant and UMN Rec Center client – went from doing wall push-ups to over 12 floor push-ups and has lost weight while gaining lean mass!)

“I felt that I really needed guidance and accountability with not just working out, but my eating habits and consistency. I sought out Megan specifically because of her down to earth philosophy and approach to health and fitness that I read about on her website. I thought she looked great and her attitude towards fitness was the kind I wanted to have. From beginning Megan was very organized and resourceful about everything — from nutrition to motivation advice to proper form for workouts (especially those kettle bell swings!).

The greatest benefit I’ve had from working with Megan is definitely the resources she’s supplied me with. I feel like I have more control over my workouts and I’m happy to be a lot more consistent with my workout schedule and my eating habits. More importantly, I’ve learned that just because achieving the results I want will take time it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the journey. Most of the work is really in mental and Megan has given me that extra push to keep a persistent mentality.

I’d recommend Megan for any college students that feel too busy to focus on their health and just want to start making that commitment to their own well-being. Also if someone is familiar with some workouts but wants to increase the intensity or variety, they should definitely work with Megan, too. Megan works well around people’s schedules, is very reachable, and resourceful!”

– Errol P., college student (went from 7 push-ups to 17!)

“I started working out on my own but wanted to make sure I was doing things correctly and getting a good overall workout. Megan met with me and helped me figure out my goals and then designed a workout plan that worked for me and would be something I could do at the gym and at home. She checked in regularly and was helpful when I was recovering from an injury and getting back on track. She’s very positive and is able to help people at any fitness level work towards their goals. I highly recommend her!”

-Diana W., University of Minnesota Rec Center participant (lost 7.7% body fat ; decreased fat mass -17.6lbs and increased fat free mass (muscle) by +6.2lbs)

“Megan helped me with my diet plan. I know how to exercise, but wasn’t skilled with nutrition.

Many people get confused about what trainers are actually meant to do. They aren’t there to do the work for you, or be the source of your motivation. She helped facilitate my own drive and desire to get healthy. There wasn’t the feeling of “If I fail, she’ll catch me.” Rather, it was “If I fail, I failed, but she’ll be there to help me forward.” Of course, if she had done everything for me, that would have defeated the purpose of having a trainer at all.

Know your role, she knows hers.”

– David D., Student

“Megan targeted my fitness needs, and was an excellent trainer as she led me through each exercise, and provided positive motivation. I couldn’t have asked for a better personal trainer!”

– Mardy F. (lost 5 pounds- still gets compliments on her fitness progress!)

Interested in personal training, online coaching or a workout plan?

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Online Personal Training Packages

  • A customized workout program and bonus on-your-own workouts, just for you.
  • Nutritional feedback based on your current diet, a grocery planning guideline and suggestions to make even healthier improvements.
  • Resources to help you stay on track and maintain habit change.
  • One 15-minute Skype OR phone call each week to review progress and weekly email update.
  • Consistent motivation, accountability, and positivity.

Choose your package:

  1. 4 30-minute Skype workout sessions, 4 customized bonus workouts, nutrition planning tools and weekly review.
    Cost: $250/4 weeks
  2. 8 30-minute Skype workout sessions, 4 customized bonus workouts, nutrition planning tools and weekly review.
    Cost: $395/4 weeks
  3. 12 30-minute Skype workout sessions, 4 customized bonus workouts, nutrition planning tools and weekly review.
    Cost: $550/4 weeks

Not sure about Skype training sessions?

Start off with a 15 minute consultation, a 4-week customized workout plan, a follow-up Skype introductory workout session, nutritional guidance and online support!
Cost: $150

Online Training Packages