Brian Waldo - Renegade Personal Training & Fitness

About Me


Brian Waldo

My Story:

Brian Waldo, owner of Optimal Health & Performance, LLC, has made it his life’s mission to help his clients achieve their fitness goals. With superior service, education and products and over 20 year\’s experience, Brian can tailor a program to meet your specific needs and partner with you to reach your goals.

In addition to serving his personal training clients, Brian is also an Adjunct Professor at Dakota County Technical College.

Training and Education:

  • Masters of Science, “Human Performance”, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI -August 1997
  • Bachelors of Science, “Fitness”, Physical Education, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI – May 1991
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM 2008
  • Certified in Muscle Activation Technique, 2008 2005-2006 Study and renewal of NASM-CPT through completion of complete updated certification program
  • 2002 LifeTime Fitness 6 month “Leadership” staff development program Completion of various “Personal Training on the NET” LifeTime Fitness content
  • HIT Training, National Strength and Science Seminar-2002
  • LifeTime Fitness Continuing Education – Juan Carlos Santana, M.S. C.S. C.S., Functional Training 2002
  • LifeTime Fitness Continuing Ed.-Paul Check, “Functional Training”-2001 National Academy of Sports Medicine Integrated Personal Trainers Course, 2001
  • Midwest Strength and Conditioning Clinic (Cutting Edge Fitness Evaluation, Closed Chain Exercise for Osteoporosis Prevention, and Resist-Ball)-2000
  • Strength and Conditioning Applications in Orthopedics, American Physical Therapy Association (Home Study)- 1999 Various courses in American Sign Language
  • Integrating Aquatic Therapy into Physical Therapy Programs-As provided by SWIM-EX, (TPI, Inc.) 1994
  • 1994 International Human Performance Congress
  • Ergonomics: Application and Consulting to Industry, Roy Matheson and Associates -1993
  • Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting, Roy Matheson and Associates-1993
  • Foam Roll Approach to Integrating Function, Institute of Physical Art-1993

Certifications and Distinctions:

  • Ten time recipient of the LifeTime Fitness Most Valuable Trainer award Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1993- present
  • Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2001-present
  • Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (January- 2004-2006)
  • USA Weightlifting, Sports Performance Coach (2004-2006)
  • CPR, AED, “Heart Saver” American Heart Association