Craig Helmer

Balance Fitness Studio Co-Founder & Personal Trainer

Craig, co-founder of Balance, has been involved in the Minneapolis fitness community since 1992. Craig is well respected for his creative workouts, bizarro sense of humor and his commitment to personal and environmental health. He is capable of working with diverse populations, but his true forte and passion is training advanced and professional level athletes.

Craig is a decorated runner, who currently holds the Minnesota Age Group Record for the 800 meter indoor run. He is often found running routes with NFL players, volunteering at St. Louis Park Elementary School, writing poetry and attending Minnesota cultural and sporting events.

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B.S. Physical Education, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

M.Ed. Health and Physical Education, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD


  • ACE Personal Trainer, ACSM Certified

  • Football General Manager and Scouting Certification—Sports Management Worldwide

  • CPR/First Aid