Running in West Saint Paul


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The inspiring trainers with MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Fun sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Since the pass sets a five-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimen by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
1870 Beam Avenue
Saint Paul,
MN
US
An arm of the Minnesota Women of Today, the civic-minded ladies at Eagan Women of Today help fund local schools and charities while fostering lifelong friendships and a deep sense of community. The network of friendly volunteers and community leaders contribute to worthy causes and local non-profits while promoting a sense of fun and friendship with regular social events and outings. For the third year in a row, Eagan Women of Today welcome their friends and neighbors to get fit while raising money for a good cause during their Sweatin to the 80s Charity 5k event. The race's retro theme allows participants to dust off their old wardrobe and hit the track in bold apparel such as Aviator sunglasses, neon-colored workout gear, or "John Anderson for President" campaign t-shirts. Lone runners, whole families, strollers, and pets join together to enjoy the fresh air of Trapp Farm Park, and pledge money to organizations such as the Dakota Woodlands, a scholarship from Eagan High School, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, and Eagan Ambassadors.
P.O. Box 211553
Saint Paul,
MN
US
Fans of Mario Kart know Rainbow Road as a glow-in-the-dark racecourse in outer space. So do fans of ABC's The Bachelor, only theirs is located on earth and strewn with more celebrities than turtle shells. To them, it's the series of inflatable arches that flashed hypnotically around Juan Pablo and Kat as they hurtled through the Electric Run. Seth Rogen, Carmen Electra, and a pink-wigged Vanessa Hudgens have also been spotted among the global event's hordes of runners and walkers. Rainbow Road is just one of many "lands" that make up Electric Run's luminescent 5K. Any given Electric Run course contains five to seven of these brightly lit zones, each decorated according to its theme with neon trees, hanging umbrellas, phosphorescent cacti, and cascading fountains. Each land also matches the surroundings with its own soundtrack: upbeat and energizing for the wilder areas, calming and melodic for the surreal ones. Once the sun sets, participants travel through them all at their preferred pace. Everyone arrives at the same final destination, however—a DJ-propelled afterparty that keeps the night illuminated until the thunderous ka-chunk of the sun's timecard.
1265 Snelling Ave. N
Saint Paul,
MN
US
Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color??which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly-named Dye Zone?a polychromatic free-for-all, where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by. Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
200 University Ave
Saint Paul,
MN
US
CrossFit Slipstream's coaches build endurance with an ever-evolving, year-round fitness program. Every day, they design new workouts, creatively combining functional-fitness movements into sport-specific workouts. Mountain climbers won't tackle the same exercises as endurance runners; basketball players build different muscles than martial artists. Regardless of style, though, students focus on technique first, mastering essential movements before increasing intensity through faster speeds, more reps, and heavier weights. The gym also caters to those looking for a more general level of fitness as opposed to sport-specific muscular mastery. The trainers lead non-CrossFit endurance classes that combine strength training with non-running cardio, sheltering the body from injury while boosting physical capability.
105 State Street
Saint Paul,
MN
US
Twin Cities Jogging Tours invites explorers to tighten their laces and hit the pavement on a variety of different adventures around Minneapolis and St. Paul. Devised for those who have grown tired of seeing landmarks through the windows of a bus or spaceship, guides map out treks around the Twin Cities that range from three to six miles. On each, groups lope past world-renowned attractions, historic monuments, and picturesque views of the region's waterways and skylines. Participants can choose from TCJT's pre-designed tours, or they can carve out their own route. Either way, they're sure to see the cities from a different angle while also exemplifying the area's active culture.
Rice Park
St Paul,
MN
US