About Wholesome Health Club

Personal Trainers in North Branch & Centerville MN

Jacob Smith

Personal Trainer, Co-Owner
Trinity School of Natural Health: Nutrional Counselor
NETA Certified Personal Trainer
CPR & AED Certified
Email: wholesomehealthmn@gmail.com
Phone: 651-428-5940

Jacob Smith is the founder of Wholesome Health and one of our personal trainers and Co-Owners.


Jacob is a 12 Year Veteran in the fitness industry and has worked in a variety of settings from; small fitness studios to large big box gyms. In 2011 Jacob had enough experience and was confident to start his first gym in his home town North Branch, MN.


Jacob is passionate about encouraging others to live their life without fear or limiting beliefs. He enjoys meeting new members and coaching them through their challenges no matter their history, or prior experiences.


Jacob has competed in fitness competitions and loved the challenge of it. He enjoys training others that have a good work ethic, and believes work ethic and discipline is a learned skill set. If you’re looking to put on muscle mass, drop body fat or just lose weight he is available to hire for personal training.


When Jacob is not working, he enjoys relaxing and doing outdoor activities with his wife and daughter.

Nathan Appleby

Personal Trainer, Co-Owner
Bethel University- Kinesiology B.S.
Bethel University – Teaching – PE/Health B.S.
NETA Certified Personal Trainer
Email: Nate@WholesomehealthMN.com
Phone:  1-760-522-3056

Nate is a 22-year veteran in the fitness industry. He brings over 20 years of personal training experience as well as management and ownership experience to the Wholesome Team.


Nate is a graduate of Bethel University with 2 degrees; Kinesiology and Health/PE Teaching.


Nate is comfortable working with any client ranging from; rehab, weight loss, general fitness and sports specific. He loves coaching and has worked a great deal with athletes as well.


He is a family man, married to his college sweetheart for 20 years and they have 2 boys and 2 girls! He and his family love the outdoors, taking hikes, eating healthy food, hitting the beach. He loves to run and lift weights and he plays competitive softball on the weekends.


Nate is excited to be a part of the team at Wholesome Health, he is one of our co-owners and will be focusing on business growth and refining operations. Contact Nate if you are interested in personal training.

Nicole Smith

Certified Nutritionist, Gym Manager
Precision Nutrition – Nutrition Certification
UMD – Business B.S.
Phone: 218-393-0253
Email: Nicole@WholesomehealthMN.com

Nicole is our new day time Manager. She will be here to help with all your questions about your membership and account.


Nicole is certified in nutrition and will be your go-to for nutrition consults whether you are a new member or long time member looking for help in meeting your nutrition and weight loss goals!


Nicole has competed in 2 fitness competitions and understands what it takes to get lean but also what it takes to maintain a healthy weight, and have balance in your life.


Nicole fell in love with fitness around the same time she fell in love with her husband Jacob Smith. Together that have a daughter Novalee and enjoy spending quality time with their family. They also love hiking, cooking, sightseeing and traveling new places.


Nicole is excited to be a part of Wholesome Health and loves helping others lead a healthy lifestyle!

Caske Owen

Supplement Specialist and Gym Manager
Email: SRTOwen21@gmail.com
Phone: 651-706-3918
Office: 651-243-5209

Caske is our evening/weekend gym manager. He has a lot of experience with supplements from being a former long time employee of GNC. If you have any questions about our supplements, Caske will be the most helpful! He is also here for questions about your account and membership, please feel free to reach out to him if you have any questions.


Caske says:

“I’ve been around the Smith Brothers for years. I grew up with them. I have been with them since day 1 when we were working out in their garage at 4:30 in the morning. Im very passionate about fitness and wanting to help others reach there goals. Ive wanted to be apart of wholesome health for some time now and now the opportunity has came and I’m so happy to see what I can bring to the gym!”

“I am knowledgeable in the supplement aspect of fitness, I worked at GNC as well. Ill be here to help anyone out who has questions on what supplements are best to take with your fitness goals. Feel free to approach me anytime you see me in the gym if you have any questions. I am here to help with any customer service questions, Supplements, Membership info so don’t be shy I’m here to help all of you!”

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
-Henry Ford

Our Vision for Wholesome Health is to be the most effective fitness studio in Minnesota for healthy weight loss and healthy lifestyle transformation. We strive to help our members to become as fit as possible naturally. Some may compete in fitness competitions but most are looking for Motivation and support for weight loss and general health. We are working towards opening 5 more locations by 2020.


We network with professional, experienced, passionate, loving and purpose driven: Pastors, Mentors, Life Coaches, Marriage Counselors, Personal Trainers, Naturopathic Doctors, Teachers and Motivational Speakers, all with a supportive community for fellowship and growth. We are working towards selling good vitamins, supplements, herbs and of course organic fresh FOOD! Real food that gives us nourishment, energy and healing! We will be working with local farmers and creating jobs in the community for the health and the growth of the community. A place where people’s lives are SAVED for Salvation through Jesus Christ for eternity and physical healing on this earth. Lives will be CHANGED, relationships will be restored, debts will be paid off and jobs will be created. A place where leaders build leaders and people build people. I believe everyone has a purpose, a calling, a journey and something to contribute. We must stand firm in our goals and visions.


Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2


We are launching a Leadership Revolution, but we cannot do this alone. W need more prayer, more members, more believers, more creators and more Leaders! We will not stop until this turns into reality. This is our Purpose! If you want to take this journey with us or enjoy the fruits of our labor, join WHOLESOME HEALTH CLUB or contact us now!