Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
• For $15, you get one month of weekly SuperKids PreSchool karate classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $50 value). • For $29, you get a monthlong membership to the UMA Karate program, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $100 value). • For $50, you get a monthlong membership to twice-weekly Dave Camarillo jiu-jitsu classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Baxter, Cross Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $120 value).
There?s strength in numbers at Energy Pilates & Fitness: In addition to owner Debra Tourek, there?s 16 experienced and specialized fitness instructors, a childcare manager, and a medical director. They combine their powers to empower students to work their hardest. The team also emphasizes a fun, loose atmosphere, and each class can be easily customized to accommodate a range of workout needs and the current level of gravity. They lead dozens of classes that encompass different styles of Pilates, yoga, cardio workouts, Barrebody classes, and high-intensity interval training. Each instructor prepares his or her own unique workout routines; however, all routines focus on flexibility work, core work, and full-body conditioning. The studio also offers childcare for children 6 weeks old?11 years old during classes for an additional fee.
Voted "Best Yoga Studio" for two years in a row from the Stillwater Gazette, Pure Yoga?s dedicated and enthusiastic professional instructors guide benders through rejuvenating and inspiring classes honed for any level of experience in a studio with natural light and a state-of-the-art sound system. Power yoga incorporates breathing techniques to help build strength and flexibility with powerful, flowing movements that hone concentration while draining stress. Through Barre Yoga, namaste novices strengthen and sculpt bodies using the ballet barre. Pure Yoga also offers some heated classes as well as Yoga Sculpt, Pre-Natal Yoga, and Yoga For Dudes. The studio also sells yoga-related paraphernalia to encourage backbends in the future instead of bends in the space-time continuum to get to the future.
• For $93, you get two months of weekly competitive cheer classes for kids ages 8–18 plus a cheerleading top and lycra shorts (up to a $244 value). • For $65, you get two months of weekly noncompetitive-cheer classes for kids ages 8–18 and competitive-cheer classes for kids ages 6–8, plus a cheerleading top and lycra shorts (a $164 value). • For $20, you get one month of weekly adaptive-cheer classes, geared toward kids 7 and up with physical or cognitive disabilities (a $55 value).
Inside the CrossFit WorkHouse facility, an arsenal of barbells, kettle bells, medicine balls, benches, and truck tires await exercisers willing to take the necessary steps to achieve their fitness goals. A crew of certified Level 1 coaches leads the classes, correcting technique and shouting encouragement while clients perform the Workout of the Day. Folks challenge themselves with new, functional-movement workout every day. This builds every major muscle group, helping people carry out everyday tasks, such as lugging groceries or dodging crossbow bolts. Since the exercises are scalable?meaning they can be adjusted to fit everyone from senior citizens just starting out to elite athletes?all students who exert themselves can expect improvements in strength, balance, power, endurance, and agility. While CrossFit is the primary offering, the WorkHouse also offers classes such as yoga, Zumba, and boot camps.