Gyms/Group Classes » Minneapolis, MN

Gyms/Group Classes in Minneapolis, MN

The Jane Fonda era may be over but there are plenty of gyms and group classes in the Twin Cities. Leg warmers optional.
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Lady Katherine

The time has come to channel your sexy self and learn some new slinky moves while getting in shape. Lady Katherine's tag line is Women's Fitness with a Touch of Sass. If you're looking to strengthen your shoulders, arms and core, pole dancing classes are for you. Not only do you learn to work a pole, ladies can also opt for the guns-focused class RSA (rock star arms) which is dsigned to get rid of your "lunch lady arms".  The original studio is located just across the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI, but the newest is located in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan.

501 F1T

501 F1T is home to the G-Werx Workout Program which was develped by the gym's founder. The programs was developed as a group weight lifting method using the versatile G-Werx Gym. You can sign up for the Workout Program or work out independently in the studio. Programs options vary from 45, 60, and 90-minute formats and are offered morning, lunch hour, and evening. As for cardio, there's even spinning called 501 SP1N classes! The Doorway for Massage Therapy is also on site and to top off 501 F1T's appeal, the gym also has fantastic views of the Minneapolis skyline! 

Midwest Mountaineering

Ladies looking to get out of the traditional group fitness routine will want to try Midwest Mountaineering’s Daring Divas programs. Designed specifically for the ladies, these classes prepare attendees for outdoor activities such as bouldering, kayaking and rock climbing. When browsing the website, look for programs with word Divas in the title and the Divas logo. Every second Thursday of each month is a women-only evening of bouldering in the climbing cave. All levels are welcomed whether you're a first-timer or more advanced looking to improve your technique. A female Midwest Mountaineering staff person hosts the event and happily answers questions and offers advice. 

Aerial Yoga MN

How many classes can you attend that allow you to be suspended as you stretch your body and improve your well-being? Unnata Aerial Yoga is a recent trend that evolved from traditional yoga practices. Unnata means "elevated" in Sanskrit which is appropriate considering the classes use a silk sling to assist attendees during their Asanas (postures) while focusing on breathing, alignment, and meditation. The sling offers a comfort zone for participants and often helps push fears aside as new poses and goals are reached. In fact, many people who didn't think their bodies were meant for yoga end up discovering their body can reach new limits while attending Unnata Aerial Yoga.

The Barre

Remember being a little ballerina and learning your first steps on the barre at dance class? Well, you can tap into that little ballerina at The Barre, Minneapolis' latest workout sensation, but you can leave your tutu at home. This chic, boutique fitness studio is located in Wayzata and will help you get in shape quickly. Workouts combine pilates, yoga and strength training with a ballet barre. The routines are designed to tone, sculpt and strengthen the entire body. And for you moms, childcare is offered in the studio during daytime, weekday classes for only $5 per session. Reservations are required.