Exercise in Minneapolis, MN
The landscape of exercise has been evolving over the last decade as pole dancing and other fun, sexy classes have help women tap into their feminine side while losing inches. Lady Katherine’s “women’s fitness with a touch of sass” is such a place. Choose from a variety of pole dancing classes, workshops and private pole dancing parties. Lady Katherine's has one location just across the river in Hudson, Wisconsin and a new studio opening up soon in Eagan. Students love the results: one attendee went from a size 13 to a size 5! This is one way to dance your sass off!
Located south of the Twin Cities in the suburb of Burnsville is a sports enthusiast’s paradise. Buck Hill has several ski trails, ranging from beginner to expert. Freestyle snowboarders can hit the Half Pipe, The Knob and Rail Yard runs. Kids ages five and up can get their thrills on the steep tubing hills, complete with pulls-ropes to help riders get up the hill. All activities are reasonably priced and they have gear rentals and ski and snowboarding lessons available. What makes this ski hill special is the fact that it’s Lindsey Vonn's childhood terrain.
The Chain of Lakes consists of five Minneapolis lakes: Cedar Lake, Brownie Lake, Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. Not only is this area the place to go for fun people watching it also allows for excellent exercise opportunities. 12-miles of paved paths allow the active to walk, ride, run or rollerblade their heart out. Scenic views include Minnehaha Creek, the downtown riverfront and plenty of cute Minneapolis guys! If you're the competitive type, considering signing up for the annual Twin Cities Marathon (AKA -- The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America). A section of the race takes runners past the Chain of Lakes.
Fort Snelling State Park is an outdoor lover’s delight and a great setting for burning calories. Take your choice of hiking, biking and skiing on trails that provide access to Pike Island where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers come together, Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. During warm months, water lovers can canoe on Gun Club Lake or swim in Snelling Lake. When you’re ready for a cool down, stop by the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center to enjoy the various interpretive exhibits and films.
Minnesotans know that if we don't get outdoors during the winter months, we might go crazy. That's where Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area (HSSA) comes in. No matter what your comfort level is when it comes to riding down a snow covered hill on a snowboard, HSSA is your place for outdoor workouts. Found within Hyland Lake Park Reserve, HSSA is an easy-to-access park which also boasts some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the region. Newbies can sharpen their moves with the onsite SnowSports Academy lessons.