Getting fit in the Twin Cities has never been easier, as boutique fitness gyms offering new ways to break a sweat are popping up everywhere. Whether you are new to your community or just have a resolution or two, get your fitness on with one of these innovative gyms across the metro.
St Louis Park, Wayzata
“[solidcore] is not just a workout. We are on a serious mission to help you create the strongest version of yourself inside and out.”
This high-intensity, low-impact 50-minute class promises to lengthen and tone your body while torching calories. The top notch staff will work your muscles to fatigue, with different class offerings including full-body workouts and specialty classes focusing on ARMS + ABS.
A variety of class passes are available, including new client specials of 2 Classes for $28 up to 1 month unlimited for $199.
“Art of Strength goes back to the beginning and now is the future of America’s physical culture.”
This gym’s philosophy goes back to the basics of fitness- think balls, ropes, logs, sand bags, and boxes. The classes will challenge your strength and fitness while tailoring to individuals. With a focus on those with ailments (bad backs, knees, shoulders, and arthritis), class options include Ladders, Power Interval Training (PIT), Ropa (a ropes class), Yoga Vinyasa and more. Personal Training, chiropractic and massage offerings are also available onsite.
Prices range from $22 for a drop in class to $200 for a 10-class punch card ($10 a class). A personal favorite of Daniel’s, be sure to ask for Dawn.
“A full body endurance rowing workout.”
Many gyms offer rowing as a component to a workout, but this gym specializes. Dubbed as “the new spinning” it promises to work your quads, hamstrings, glutes, lats, abs, shoulders, back, triceps and biceps in a low impact workout. The team environment and upbeat music promise to inspire you to keep going.
New customer specials include 5 days of unlimited classes for free and multiple single class and package deals.
St. Paul, Downtown Minneapolis, St. Louis Park
“Boasts some of the best CrossFit in the area – but that’s just the start.”
This is a classic CrossFit experience that celebrates the community of getting fit and pride themselves with the highest caliber coaches. Class types include an hour-long CrossFit WOD (workout of the day), Bootcamps, Strength Class, and Mobility Class. Want to compete? They offer a competition program for those who have their sights set high and have been practicing for at least a year.
Other perks include CrossFit kids for kids 5-10 free for unlimited members, childcare, and an open gym to practice on your own.
Prices start with a free introductory workout, a $15 drop-in class, up to a $150 punch card including 10 classes.
Arden Hills, Coon Rapids, Edina, Lakeville, Minneapolis Southwest, Woodbury
“The best and only authentic full-body boxing workout that changes your body, clears your mind and completely engages your spirit.”
Work out some frustration plus burn maximum calories with a full body boxing class. Choose from Boxing, Kickboxing, and one-on-one Technique Training. Classes range from 30 minutes to 75 minutes and all promise to train your body and mind.
A current special offers the month of January for $20.17 for new members.
Maple Grove, St Louis Park
“A complete cardio workout that also engages your core and upper body while toning your legs and glutes.”
We’ve all heard about the calorie torching benefits of an indoor spin class, but options for spin-only gyms in the Twin Cities have been slim up until now. Surge is an independently owned studio offering 45-minute classes to push your fitness while unleashing your inner- superhero, all set to music and lights. The studio features traditional spin classes plus more unique options like Hip-Hop Cycle and interval training Tabatacycle.
Prices start with an intro package of 2 classes for $15, up to a 30-day auto renew package for $119.
Apple Valley, Chanhassen, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minneapolis-Uptown, Plymouth, St. Cloud, Woodbury
“Our heart-rate monitored, high-intensity workout is scientifically designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that spikes metabolism and increases energy. We call it the after burn.”
The buzziest of workouts to hit the Twin Cities, this one-hour group personal training workout uses heart rate monitored training designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. The classes are intense and competitive but promise to torch calories and build strength with a mix of rowing, treadmills and free weights.
Starts with a free 1-hour workout and offer a variety of monthly memberships.