Call Us: 507.388.7488
45 Teton Lane
Mankato, MN 56001
Fax: 507.388.5680

Functional fitness training 

Between the Bridges Functional Fitness Center is about functional strength training, functional aerobic training and functional flexibility training.

What makes this different than other fitness training programs is that it focuses on total body functioning. A great-looking body can take you far, but the ability to function at a high level when performing real-world activities is what really counts.

Functional strength training

Dr. Kotulski's focus is on functional exercises. These are compound movement exercises that simultaneously use multiple muscles and joints to improve muscular endurance, overall strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, posture and agility

It’s strength training that is challenging, effective and fun – a full-body workout that will also prepare the body for everyday, real-world activities. 

Far-reaching benefits

The benefits are far-reaching, from improved vitality to the prevention of many conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. 

Functional exercise is also individualized. The program is specific to the goals of an individual, focusing on meaningful tasks. The exercise will be specific to the individual’s state of health, including presence or history of injury or disease. An assessment will be performed to help guide exercise selection and training intensity. 

We use equipment that varies from state-of-the-art functional weight machines to physioballs, resistance tubes and whole-body vibration equipment. 

Your own exercise prescription

Your exercise prescription will be formulated by Dr. Kotulski, the medical director of our Between the Bridges Functional Fitness Center. In addition to his training as a doctor of osteopathy, he holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology. There are also two certified exercise trainers on staff to assist you with your personal needs when you train at the center.

All that plus the convenience you deserve. For more information about our fitness and wellness programs, call us at 507.388.7488 or use our online form to request an appointment with Dr. Kotulski. Our fitness and wellness patients visit us from Mankato, New Ulm, St Peter, St Paul, Minneapolis and surrounding communities.

Here are some of the things our patients are saying...

In 2006 I was faced with the news everyone dreads. “You have grade 4 lung cancer – the non smoking kind and have 4-6 months to live.” The bottom dropped out of my world! Everyone I love suffered with me, it was apparent on their faces and in their eyes. I could hear their hearts breaking as they rallied to care for me in order to meet my needs.

American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, American Board of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathy
Chicago College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Chicago, IL
Exercise Physiology, George Williams College,
Downers Grove, IL

45 Teton Lane, Mankato, MN 56001
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Fax: 507.388.5680
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