Brad Nelson


Brad Nelson is a nationally-known fat loss and performance expert based in Woodbury/St. Paul Minnesota where he owns and operates Kinetic Edge Performance, Inc. —a state-of-the-art legal torture chamber. He is relentless in his quest to find new sadistic methods to deliver creative ‘beatdowns.’ You have found Brad one of two ways—fate or some ill friend is playing a joke on you. Intuition tells you to indulge in Brad’s training style and witness your body remodel into looking great naked.

Brad took an interest in weight training at the young age of 15 and quickly discovered his unique fascination with the human body. He has since donated his mind and body to the art of science. In his spare time he enjoys being a student of life. This includes being a nerdy non-fiction bookworm, a rag doll for his martial arts teacher, exploring the boundaries of his own athletic ability, partaking in UFC bedlam, marveling in the genius of Seinfeld, witnessing his Bengal cat Trigg stalk his wife’s high-maintenance Spaniel Penelope, being pack leader for his king-of-the-castle Boerboel Mastiff Diesel, engaging in friendly banter with anyone who dares, and being served humble-pie daily by his beautiful spit-fire wife Jordan.

Brad holds every client accountable to attain unwavering results. Whether you want to get out of pain, seek body transformation, or pursue greater athletic potential…fortunately you have found the Holy Grail. Contact Brad today!

Professional Credentials

  • B.A. Exercise Science, Buena Vista University (1999)
  • Senior Russian Kettlebell Instructor (September 2008)
  • Certified Kettlebell-Functional Movement Screen Specialist (May 2009)
  • RKC Team Leader (February 2007-September 2008)
  • Asst. Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) (April 2004-February 2007)
  • Level II Kettlebell Instructor – Combat Applications Specialist (June 2004)
  • Russian Kettlebell Instructor (September 2003)
  • Z Health Level IV / T-Phase certified (May 2008)
  • Z Health Level III / S-Phase certified (June 2007)
  • Z Health Level II / I-Phase certified (March 2007)
  • Z Health Level I / R-Phase certified (July 2006)
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (February 1999-present)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Senior Instructor American Mixed Martial Art
  • Certified Level I Youth Conditioning Specialist (IYCA) (June 2006)
  • Nutrition Consultant—AdvoCare Nutritional Products (1999-present
  • 13+ Years Strength and Conditioning Experience
  • 13,772+ Client Hours Logged

Former Consulting

  • Air Marshalls (Twin Cities Branch)
  • Miletich Fighting Systems / Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Minnesota (Apple Valley, MN)
  • Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Clinic (Anoka, MN)
  • Century College-Law Enforcement Continuing Education (White Bear Lake, MN)
  • Baseball Academy (Rogers, MN)
  • Delano Wrestling Club (Delano, MN)
  • Stillwater Law Enforcement (Stillwater, MN)
  • Lifetime Flexible Products (Rogers, MN)
  • Educational Credit Management Corp. (St. Paul, MN)
  • Minnesota National Strength & Conditioning Association State Clinic (Bloomington, MN)
  • Union High School Football (LaPorte City, IA)
  • Ice Cats Elite Hockey (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Albert Lea High School Strength & Conditioning (Albert Lea, MN)
  • Internal Revenue Service Field Office (St. Paul, MN)
  • Woodbury High School Wrestling (Woodbury, MN)


  • May 2005 Vitalics Magazine (Dragon Door Publications)
  • October 2005-2007 J Robinson Newsletter S&C Column Writer

Featured Stories

  • August 2005 Woodbury Bulletin (Woodbury, MN)
  • March 2006 Woodbury Magazine (Woodbury, MN)
  • May 2008 Twin Cities Live Channel 5 KSTP (Minneapolis/St. Paul MN)
  • May 2009 St. Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)
  • September 2009 CNN Affiliates (Internet – Worldwide)
  • October 2009 Northern Fitness Magazine (Fargo ND)

“The mind that opens to a new idea never comes back to its original size.”