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A unique approach to optimal health and functional fitness

This is not your average health and fitness center. Between the Bridges Functional Fitness Center is at the forefront of a major shift in the human physical fitness paradigm. The new paradigm focuses on functional fitness. It’s about more than merely looking attractive and fit. It’s about being able to perform all the activities of your daily life – including those you were previously unable to perform – at the highest possible level.

The focus is functional exercises.

Exercises that simultaneously use multiple muscles and joints to improve muscular endurance, overall strength, coordination, balance, posture and agility- to get a challenging, effective and fun full-body workout, as well as prepare the body for everyday, real-world activities. The benefits are far reaching, from improved vitality to prevention of many conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.

Functional exercise is 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. The equipment used varies from state-of-the-art functional weight machines to physioballs, resistance tubes and whole body vibration equipment. Your exercise prescription will be formulated by Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski, the Medical Director of the Functional Fitness Center. In addition to his training as an Osteopathic Physician, he also went to school for a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. There are also two Certified Exercise Trainers on staff to assist you with your personalized needs when exercising at the Center.

Instead of just helping you get stronger and look better, the Functional Fitness Center team focuses on an effective “functional whole-body” approach to health and fitness. When the human mind, body and spirit are integrated and working harmoniously, their power is remarkable. And Dr. Kotulski is at the forefront of the paradigm shift toward functional fitness and optimal health.


For more information about optimal health and functional fitness, call us at 507.388.7488. For your convenience, you can schedule your consultation with Dr. Kotulski by simply filling out our online Request an Appointment form.


Dr. Kotulski and Jodi Kunkel, ND believe in helping your body heal itself through conservative therapies, nutrition guidance, lifestyle modification and continued monitoring - without drugs or surgery.

Medical Services


    Detoxification Center

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    Infusion Center

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    Naturopathic Medicine

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Fitness & Wellness


    Optimal Fitness Center

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    Corporate Wellness

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    Nutritional Supplements

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What Our Patients Are Saying


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Between the Bridges Healing Center offers solutions to acute conditions (infections, neck and back pain, headaches, and joint and muscle pain); chronic conditions (IBS, osteoarthritis, heart and lung disease, diabetes); chronic complex conditions (obesity, autoimmune illnesses, inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut, diabesity, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s disease, cancer); endocrine imbalances; chronic fatigue; fibromyalgia; mental health imbalances; and nutritional needs associated with preconception, perinatal and postpartum, infant, childhood and adult stages. Between the Bridges Healing Center serves the Minneapolis area including Mankato, Rochester, Eau Claire, Saint Cloud, Willmar, New Ulm and St. Peter.