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"I followed Marla Brackman from her previous gym to Elevate because she is so knowledgeable, fun, and caring. I trusted her and assumed I would enjoy the programs she had to offer. Elevate has proven to be a great fit for me. I love the MBSC Thrive program, which is designed for any level of fitness and is not intimidating in any way. It's so satisfying to record your progress. The small group atmosphere is a lot of fun and everyone supports each other. I feel that you definitely get what you pay for with this program. My teenage daughter has participated in the kids fitness program (Athlete's Program). She took a lot of pride in the strength, fitness, and skills that she gained. I could see that her confidence grew as well."

-Kirsten Kearns

Training Philosophy


ELEVATE is a fitness and performance training facility that offers training programs for  adults as well as athletes in Middle School and High School. We specialize in private and small group training formats. Our goal is to help our clients Move, Feel, and Perform Better, whether that be in sport or living life to the fullest. This may be through weight loss, increased mobility, strength,  and stamina, as well as decreased pain and injury prevention. At ELEVATE, we pride ourselves in providing each of our members Direction, Guidance, and Progression for their fitness/health goals. This is why we offer a  variety of "Training Memberships" rather than just "Gym Memberships".  Our training methods are literally world renowned as we are the first MBSC Thrive Licensed Facility in Montana. This means that ELEVATE has a very close working relationship with Mike Boyle, a world leader in Strength & Conditioning with over 30 years of experience. ELEVATE's owner and Head Trainer, Marla Brackman has been trained at Boyle’s facility in Woburn, MA. ELEVATE offers a unique training experience that is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. No matter your fitness level or experience, we are committed to helping you Feel, Move, and Perform Better. 

Our Staff


Marla Brackman

Owner and Head Trainer

After incurring a knee injury (ACL) during a basketball game as a teenager, Marla Brackman’s interest in human movement, injury prevention, health, and performance was birthed.  She then sought out and completed her B.S. in Exercise Science from Montana State University – Bozeman. Shortly after, she acquired her Group Fitness and Personal Training Certification through the American Council on Exercise.  Since then, Marla has brought her upbeat and fun loving attitude into her classes and training sessions while utilizing a variety of exercise formats and modalities.  Most recently Marla opened Elevate, fulfilling her long time goal of one day of owning and operating her own gym. She has pooled together her twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry to build a training facility of the highest quality that utilizes the best training methods within the industry through her licenship with MBSC Thrive. Marla desires Elevate to not only be a "fun place" to work out, but to help each member understand how they can MOVE, FEEL, and PERFORM Better, which ultimately means LOOKing better.  
In her personal life, you can find Marla hanging out with her family

and following her two kids around with their various sport, school,

and extracurricular activities.  One of her favorite family time activity is

going up into the mountains to camp, hike, fish, and huckleberry pick.

Marla is married to her college sweetheart Steve Brackman and

together they have two children, Drew and Rylee.

Current Certifications and Trainings:

B.Sc. Exercise Science, MSU-Bozeman

ACE Certified Personal Trainer and GroupX Instructor

Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher (100 hrs)

Stick Mobility® Certification, Level I

DVRT Ultimate Sandbag® Trainer, Level I

TRX® Certified Level I and II

Hardstlye Kettlebell Certified with Dragon Door

Twist Sports Coach, Bronze Level

MBSCThrive Coach

Trained by Lee Burton in FMS System 


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