Survive the Thunderstorms this Weekend – Aug 21-23

It is going to be a rainy weekend – treat yourself to a hot class indoors at one of the top fitness studios in the Twin Cities.

Here are a few of our favorites:


  1. The Firm

Cycling, Crossfit, Yoga – all under one roof. Plus – first week is free.

     2. Alchemy

Alchemy is group fitness transformed. Combining the best of yoga, strength training, and high intensity conditioning, Alchemy provides an unmatched group fitness experience. This complete fitness program can be customized to the needs of any individual, regardless of background, experience, or injury and will yield noticeable and measurable results. At Alchemy, we believe that fitness changes lives and aim to facilitate those transformations in our local communities.

First class is only $10!

     3. Studio ME

New class alert! Need a jump start to your training program? Participate in high intensity interval training exercises in this 8 week program. This short duration, but high intensity interval training (HIIT) creates a prolonged afterburn, or EPOC (excess post oxygen consumption). This type of training causes the body to take longer to return to its state of rest, so it continues to burn calories (5x more) at a higher rate long after the workout session has completed. Put simply, a 4-minute Tabata Bootcamp™ workout can reap the same benefits as a longer but steady workout, like running for a half hour. We will use equipment such as the WaterRower, plyometrics and weight training to increase cardio and muscular endurance all while blasting away that stubborn fat.

First class if free for new members!

     4. Surge Cycling

At Surge Cycling, we’ve formulated the finest indoor cycling experience in Minneapolis.

Prepare for the sweatiest, heart-pumping and entertaining workout in St. Louis Park and the greater Twin Cities

     5. Hot Sculpt

Heat Yoga Studio is a community based studio offering heated and non-heated yoga classes for students of all levels. Our diverse program includes classes like HOT Yoga (104-105 Degrees), Intermediate (98-100 Degrees), Restorative Yoga (No Heat), Gentle Flow (Warm), Rocket, Broga and Yoga Sculpt. We begin bright and early for those who practice before work and hold classes conveniently 7 days per week. Heat Yoga is committed to providing high quality instruction in a welcoming, loving and respectful environment. Whether you’re looking for a good sweat, deep stretch or a mental recovery flow there’s something for everyone.

Kick butt and try something new this weekend!


Wednesday Warrior – Meet Molly Hanten of Alchemy


The Wellness Project had a chance to sweat (literally, we dripped with sweat) with Molly at our recent Take Over of Alchemy. We caught up with her after to get her take on how she stays, fierce, fit and fabulous

Where is your favorite place to work out?

Alchemy, of course! 🙂

We believe women need to love their bodies, what is your favorite body part and why?

My Hip! Because I broke it a little over a year ago and have a whole new appreciation for them and working out in general!

What is your favorite go to food/drink for a fast go to boost of energy?

I am a sucker for Whole Foods- you can find anything from a smoothie, salad or snack bar there!

What is your favorite food to indulge in post workout?

Great question! I usually crave and eat whole foods and eat pretty well BUT when I want to indulge it is either an amazing burger (Parlour Burger, please) or cake. Cake is my favorite food

What does being well mean to you?

Taking care of yourself not only physically but mentally and emotionally, we will never be perfect at any of them but string for all three aspects to be balanced is key!

What workout gadget/gear/etc. are you loving right now? 

I am a no gadgets girl- i like to zone out when I workout- nothing beeping at me etc. I dig a good playlist though, so I guess and iPod!

Meet Molly and check out a class at – you will not regret it!

Top Five Weekend Wellness Picks

1. Bike! Braided Rivers AWP Group Ride

Apr 10, 2015

Musician Ben Weaver will lead a casual, “no-drop” group ride from the Minneapolis Convention Center to “The River” along Minneapolis bikeways with a mid-ride reading.The ride will end one block from One on One Bicycle Studios, the host of, “Braided Rivers: A Celebration of the River, Words, Music and Bicycles.” No Bike. No Problem. If you do not have your own bike, we’ll provide one using the Minneapolis bike-sharing program NiceRide MN. Nice Ride is a non-profit bike sharing system anyone… More can use . Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It’s fast, easy and affordable. Ride Details The group ride will meet up at Nice Ride Bike Station 30012 Mpls Convention Center, (Corners of 2nd Ave S and Marquette Ave S.) Ride End: Bike Station 30021 Washington & 2nd Ave N The ride will gather at the bike station at 4:45 and depart at 5pm.

2. Saint Paul Saints Running Of The Pigs (Family friendly!)

Join the Saint Paul Saints 12th annual “Running of the Pigs,” at the brand new CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul! This isn’t ‘just a 5k’ since the Saints aren’t ‘just a baseball team.’ As you have heard us say, FUN is Good, and this is a run that’s as fun as a Saints game! The morning starts with a Kids Run around the warning track at 9:00 am. At 9:10 our Zer0k participants will dash from the starting line to the finish line. (Good thing for them that the starting line and finish line… More are the same place.) Zer0k participants will then rest their legs in our Club level and cheer on the 5k participants. Our 5k will begin at 9:15, followed by a post-race meal starting at 10:00.

3. Fools Five Road Races

Fools Five Road Races 8K and 1 Mile

Lewiston-Altura High School Apr 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015 1:00pm Lewiston-Altura High School, 100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952 Since 1979 Fools Five Road Race, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota, to raise funds for cancer research. We are pleased to announce the 37th running of the Fools Five race. This year promises to be bigger and better. Since its inception, the Fools Five Road Race has raised over $1.8m in cancer research funding!

 4. Explore archery.

Miners Memorial Building in Virginia, MN welcomes the best of the best for a two-day archery tournament featuring various classes, vendors and exhibitors and more.

5. Check out a new Studio!

The Wellness Project will be at Alchemy in Minneapolis.

Get Sweating Minnesota.

Fab Friday – Winter has arrived. Get out of bed and embrace it.

 ski pic

Snow Report

Many runs at Minnesota Ski areas are open for business. Get a jump on the season and see if your favorite is open for business.


But before you do that, check out Joe’s Sporting Goods Winter Gear Sale.

Running: November 13-16


Winter Run

The first Turkey Trot is on here

November 15, 2014 @ 8:30 am

Fergus Falls


A quick tip list for running outdoors in the winter.


Stay warm and channel your indoor athlete.

Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon

November 16, 2014 @ 7:00 am


Fitness Sales!

We are seeing great deals of fitness packages, now is great time to try something new and secure your spot at the coolest boutique clubs before the New Years Resolutioners show up to play.

On our radar:

November unlimited classes for $59 at Studio ME

Founders Memberships at Alchemy for $135 a month


Don’t forget to tag your Instagram Photos – #landof10000workouts – we want to know what your doing to keep fit.