Group workout sessions break down the barriers between people, providing an environment suited for bonding and the strength needed to knock down remnants of the Berlin Wall. Let the muscular reign begin with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get two G-Werx weight-training sessions, a fitness consultation, and a 30-minute relaxation massage at 501Fit (a $120 value).
501Fit’s founder, Phil Martens, orchestrates versatile strength-training workouts for small groups via the G-Werx system, which was named to Minnesota Monthly's Best of the Cities list in 2008. A one-on-one 30-minute consultation with Phil helps determine each student's personal fitness level, which pinpoints the appropriate G-Werx class. The 45- to 90-minute training sessions deploy tactics from an arsenal of more than 100 moves, using free weights and a patented lifting machine to target particular muscle groups, such as legs, buns, and abs; chest, shoulders, and triceps; or heads, shoulders, knees, and toes. Each session's energetic trainer and four to eight other students ensure that persistent perspirers have access to feedback and undiluted encouragement.
Located in a private area of the fitness center, The Doorway for Massage Therapy sloughs off the remains of a hard workout or stressful workday with handcrafted oils, lotions, and massage strokes. Male and female massage experts await to uncork kinks and soothe cramped muscles. Visitors can book their 30-minute unwinding session on the day of a class or on another day.
501Fit's skyline views inspire lifters and grunters to plot their domination of the city by adding power to their next 5K or moving City Hall a few inches to the right. Muscles can rev up or cool down in privacy within the gym's private showers and pristine changing areas.
501 S Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415