The Twin Cities Fitness Guide {TCFG}

The Twin Cities Fitness Guide {TCFG} is a collaborative effort by health and fitness bloggers Define Fettle & RunEatSnap. This guide offers reviews on the many emerging fitness studios & gyms throughout the Twin Cities area. We created this guide as a resource for you to turn to when looking for a studio that fits your goals, lifestyle, and needs, or maybe you’re just looking for a new class to try out. Plus, fitness is our JAM and after finding all of these awesome places, we couldn’t help but share them with you! We have participated in classes at each & every studio reviewed in order to give you first hand advice on what to expect when attending classes yourself.


Pure Barre Edina Review

What is Pure Barre? “Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs, + arms, + burns fat in record-breaking time.”

“The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength sections is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles, without the bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in + lifting it up.”

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Orangetheory Fitness Review

What is Orangetheory?  “Orangetheory Fitness uses the science of Heart-Rate Based Treadmill Interval Training, the efficiency of Indoor Rowing for increased power and the proven concept of Weight Training Blocks to create the fitness level and body you have always desired.” The 3 components of the 60-minute workout are: treadmill, indoor rowing (water rower) and weight training. They also had a couple stationary bikes for those people that couldn’t walk/run or who just wanted to bike instead. They have locations all across the US.

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YogaFit Review

What is YogaFit? “YogaFit is about strength, flexibility, and stress management for people who love movement. It's about fitness over fashion, and finding your inner balance, beauty, and confidence. Our classes build you up physically and emotionally. Tone your body and invigorate your mind at our studios.”

“YogaFit Studios was founded with a very simple goal in mind; make it easy for busy people to enjoy the best of what yoga has to offer—on their terms and their schedule.”

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StudioME Fitness Review

What is StudioME? “We offer a variety of unique programs including: TRX Suspension Training, Bosu Balance training, Yoga, Shockwave, Indo-Row as well as small group and private training sessions. We are one of a few licensed facilities in MN that teach specialty classes of Indo-Row and SHOCKWAVE. Our classes accommodate ALL fitness levels and abilities with a focus on functional fitness to prepare you for everyday life.”




BEAST Gym Minneapolis Review

Bert’s Endurance + Strength Training

“Personalized workouts alongside a dedicated coach with proven results.”

 At BEAST Gym Coach Bert offers Group Training, Personal Training + Endurance Coaching to cater to everyone’s individual needs.




Corepower Yoga Review

What is Corepower Yoga? “Discover your most powerful self. Inside our studios something amazing is happening. You’ll push past physical boundaries with an open mind and a beating heart, turning self doubt into security, strangers into friends and stress into sweat.”



Alchemy 365 Review

What is Alchemy? “Alchemy is group fitness transformed. Combining the best of Yoga, Strength Training, and High Intensity Conditioning, Alchemy provides an unmatched group fitness experience.”



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Haute Barre Review

What is Haute Barre? “The original Haute Barre class is a 60-minute full-body workout, targeting the areas we love to work the most – the arms, abdominals, thighs, and glutes. The class is comprised of interval strength training, isometric holds, and deep, luxuriating stretches, all working to strengthen and lengthen your muscles and develop those shapely lines.”

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Surge Cycling Review

What is Surge Cycling: “An independent cycling studio, dedicated to creating a low impact, high-intensity, and heart pumping workout that is inspirational, perspirational, empowering, and most importantly… FUN!”




Studio ME Restorative Yoga Review

What is Restorative Yoga: “Having trouble staying focused? Falling asleep? Feel like you’re stuck in old patterns and bad habits? New studies have measured that a regular Restorative Yoga practice will aid in developing better digestion, elimination, relieving muscular tension, insomnia and fatigue.”



Physical Culture(v) Review

What is Physical Culture(v): “Physical Culture(v) is a wellness revolution established to excite and inspire clients to reach a higher level of physical health. Physical Culture(v)’s mission is to combine a unique variety of top trending and intense fitness classes all in one location. This gives clients the ability to mix up their workouts without needing to belong to several fitness establishments. We have created a culture of health combining these outstanding classes with on-of-a-kind instructors, personal training, and wellness coaching. “



weRow Indoor Rowing Review

What is weRow: “WeRow is the first indoor rowing-only studio in NE Minneapolis. Their website says, “Indoor Rowing. A full-body endurance workout. Competitive. Intense. Team-Based. Fun. Perfect Calorie Burn. Cardio-Burst. Easy on Joints. Measurable Results. Tones Back-Legs-Core-Arms. For any fitness level, age or weight!”



Barre Bliss Review

Barre Bliss Studio is unlike any other fitness or yoga experience. We provide a warm, inviting yet challenging environment and the tools to create change by offering our signature formats in Barre Bliss™ and Cycle Sculpt™. Clients who are new, veteran or somewhere in between will find our schedule has classes for all levels, shapes and sizes. Join us and Move Your Soul.”

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Magna Health + Fitness Review

“a fun, relaxed place to learn how to workout in a multitude of ways as well as access a complete range of services beyond fitness, from complete chiropractic care to acupuncture and sports massage. Imagine the benefits of having all these under one roof, and having a team to communicate with each other to tailor treatments specific to you.”

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Title Boxing Club Review

“Founded in 2008 by retired professional boxer Danny Campbell, TITLE Boxing Club Edina is a health club that packs a punch.” They offer boxing and kickboxing classes as well as personal training services. They have weights, cardio and boxing equipment available for use and a boxing ring is also an option.”

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Yellow Barn Wellness

What is Yellow Barn Wellness: Yellow Barn is a family owned health and wellness studio in the suburbs of the Twin Cities specializing in various forms of yoga practice. The owners Tom + Deb created this space not only to function as a studio, but also as a small, intimate event center. The studio is on the upper level of the barn, while the main level is equipped with a full sized kitchen, dining table + living area to cozy up in and gaze out onto the beautiful pool deck.

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Twin Cities Trapeze Center Review

The Twin Cities Trapeze Center offers a range of classes including flying trapeze, static trapeze, kids classes, trampoline, and aerial silks classes. They also do private events and parties.

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9Round Kickbox Fitness Review

What is 9Round: “9Round is a specialized fitness center dedicated to serving clients who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing theme fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of 9 challenging workout stations developed by a professional fighter. Our personal trainers take your workout to the next level!”

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Four Gates Physical + Energetic Culture Review

Their training philosophy is: “Fitness must be fun and functional to maximize its benefits and get quicker results. With positive reinforcement we focus on breath, proper body mechanics, and steady progression to create a safe and inspiring environment for all ages, levels and abilities.” 


Solidcore Fitness Review

What is [Solidcore]: “[solidcore] is a 50-minute, full body workout in a class-based fitness studio with no more than 14 clients in class at a time. We use slow and controlled full-body movements with constant tension to work your muscle fibers to failure - yep, failure. This low-impact process forces your muscles to rebuild a more sculpted, stronger and [solid] you. The workout is different every time you come, so it's impossible for your body to plateau or stop responding.  Each class has a certified [solidcore] coach that motivates you the entire time to push yourself further than you would on your own. The studios are raw, inspiring, and welcoming. And with small class sizes, you are guaranteed a personalized, personal training-like experience every time. The music is energetic to keep you focused and having fun while you build the best body of your life.  You will be amazed by this workout and its results - guaranteed.”

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Six Degrees Fitness Review

SIX DEGREES is a movement studio in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. They offer a variety of group classes—including Reformer and Mat Pilates, Barre and Slow Burn Barre, Six° Strength, yoga, TRX, Cardio Core, Core Boxing, and Asana Stretch—as well as private and semi-private sessions.

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The Shed Fitness Review

What is The SHED: “We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we DO take our workouts seriously. We feel that offering premier group classes in a comfortable, unassuming environment will provide you with a platform for achieving your best. Let’s be honest: Working out is raw. Working out isn’t pretty. If you can somehow make a monster sweatbeard look absolutely fabulous, well then, you should probably make a silly little video about it.“

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Solcana CrossFit Review

Solcana CrossFit takes its name from early 20th-century strongwomen – with names like Vulcana, Minerva, Athleta and Sandwina – who performed feats of physical prowess in circus sideshows around the world. These iron ladies drew eager crowds and challenged the notion that women could not be exceptional athletes. Solcana Crossfit aims to embody the spirit of these strongwomen by encouraging growth in all of our athletes, pushing our personal limits and celebrating unexpected strength.

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VINNA Fitness Review

What is VINNA Fitness: “VINNA offers innovation in individual and group training programs, sport-specific training programs, and comprehensive support offerings including table stretching, injury prevention, rehabilitation and massage. These additional services are designed for use on a regular basis along with a customized training program to ensure peak performance and wellness, pain free.“