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!


Fabulous Friday – Well, it’s Wednesday – but it is a Holiday Weekend!


Gobble, Gobble . . . Before you stuff yourself get trotting!

St. Paul – The Turkey Trot – you pick the 10K or 5K.

Minnetonka – Tonka Turkey Trot – you run the 5K put the kids in the Turkey Scoot.

Downtown Minneapolis – Lifetime Fitness 5K

No Excuses – other trots around the state:

Fairbault –

Alexandria –

Rochester –

Not in the mood to Trot?

Pre & Post Calorie Burn options with from our Take Over partners:

The Pole Barn Studio

Wednesday, Silks 6 pm & Chair Dancing at 6:30

Then enjoy Drinksgiving in downtown Stillwater

Studio Me Fitness


Thursday, Shockwave Express, 7 am

Barre Fitness, Edina

Thursday, Open Barre, 8 am

If shopping is your form of exercise, Running MN did an excellent job showcasing great deals for runners on their blog this week. Check it out.



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.

Meet Megan and Erin of Studio ME

Studio ME


Megan & Erin
Co-owners of Studio ME

Studio ME is a brand new specialty fitness studio located on Historic Saint Anthony Main in Northeast Minneapolis.

They 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.

How did you get involved?
Megan and Erin met while playing tennis on a United States Tennis Association mixed doubles team.  Megan had been dreaming of opening her own studio when she first met Erin.  It wasn’t until they went on vacation with their tennis team to Palm Springs, CA to watch the BMP Paribas Open (tennis tournament) that the dream started to become a reality. We quickly learned of our shared passion for fitness and overall wellbeing.

When did you start?
Studio ME has been open for just over one month.  We believe in helping YOU perform everyday activities.  We specialize in TRX suspension training, indoor rowing, and yoga. We truly believe that group fitness is for everyone and you can achieve so much more when you have the support. We want to continue to grow our studio, increase members and create a family feel where everyone knows each other.

What motivates you to continue?
Our biggest motivator has to be our members.  Seeing them show up to class excited, reaching goals, and improving their overall well-being is extremely rewarding and reminds us of why we started this whole journey in the first place.

Where is your favorite place to work out?
At Studio ME!  Our favorite thing to do is take the rowing machines outside and row in the sun when able to, although it looks like we may be done with that for the year after this snow storm!

To us, being well is about taking care of both your mind and your body.  Eating healthy and working out regularly play a big role in this, but we believe it’s also important to make time to simply relax and not let the stresses of everyday life take over.

What is your favorite food to indulge in post workout?
Megan has an incredible sweet tooth, so her favorite food to indulge in is ice cream.  If she could, she would eat it every night!  Erin, on the other hand, sticks to the more savory side of things and loves to eat macaroni and cheese!

Opening the studio has been an awesome experience for us. We have learned so many things that we never thought we would experience, and it has been quite the ride.  We appreciate each of our members and after every class we are reminded why we started the studio. We hope to continue offering new and exciting group fitness formats to everyone!

Check out our recent event at Studio ME on Facebook

Fab Friday – There’s something for everyone

Here are our ideas to stay warm & well this weekend.


The Foodies on Foot tour gets you moving while you enjoy the best food in Stillwater.

On Saturday, you will experience a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the best restaurants and specialty shops Stillwater has to offer. A three plus hour relaxing stroll simply offers the best of Stillwater…one bite at a time!

Kick off the holiday season and enjoy the featured wines and ciders paired with holiday foods, at each of the wineries on the Trail!

Saturday & Sunday, November 8 – 9, 2014, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Support female-owned businesses this Friday at Maiden Minnesota.

The event will feature food and refreshments, as well as products and exclusive deals from more than 35 Minnesota “Maidens,” and it will help raise support for Project SUCCESS, an organization that helps students plan for their futures

Discover locally made natural toys.

Join Peapods Natural Toys, the Twin Cities’ favorite alternative baby and natural toy store, in celebrating Minnesota’s growing community of unique toymakers and toy designers. These earth-friendly toymakers all focus on classic open-ended toys that inspire creativity without batteries. Local toymakers in attendance: Beka, Mindware, Dundry Hill, Fairy Finery, SweetPea & Co., and YOXO.

Farrell’s Shoreview and Stillwater are partnering again with Lucy in Roseville! On Saturday is their birthday sale with 30% off the whole store and 40% off the Perfect Core line(our fave!). In addition, Farrell’s will be represented by some great women from 2pm to 4pm! Come and check out some great deals and really high quality active wear!


Gobble, gobble at the Chaska Turkey Trot 5K and Kid’s Run.

On Saturday, enjoy this family event organized by Chaska DECA students All proceeds benefit the MDA, Chaska Cross Country team, and Chaska DECA.–kids-run

Be A Doctor for a Day at the MN Children’s Museum

On Saturday, join UMN Minnesota’s Future Doctors and UMN Pharmacy School for this “Be a doctor for a day” event with pre-med students from the University of Minnesota’s Future Doctors group and Pharmacy students. Your budding scientists will be able to explore real medical tools and learn about keeping your body healthy during this fun hands-on event.

THIS SUNDAY – Wellness Project Takeover

Sunday, November 9 at 9 am -We will be taking over Studio ME Fitness in NE Minneapolis. Attendees will get to try SHOCKWAVE and TRX Training – plus checkout one of the coolest new boutique gyms in town. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP to






Trick or Treat! What do you pick?

You Ate It


Let’s face it – a good trick is fun once in awhile.  Here’s our picks:

Walk on water? Yes.

Beginning INDOOR SUP classes began this weekend, via Brown Dog Paddelboard. Classes are a bargain at only $15!

Get scared – We are sure it burns lots of calories.

Here’s a  list of local Minnesota haunted houses, hay rides, spook walks, and more for the scariest day of 2014!


Just in case, you don’t get enough candy on Friday, the annual Chocoholic frolic Run is November 2, in Saint Paul.

Treat – Yourself to Trail Runs Before the Snow Flies

The  first annual Fall Back Blast Trail Run presented by Mayo Clinic Health System.

A fun but challenging trail run using the single track and ski trails of Eau Claire’s finest County Park. Your distance choices include a 50K, 25K and 12.5K. The race is limited to the first 300 registrants, so sign up before it’s too late!

All pre-registered runners will receive a wicking t-shirt, post race refreshments and the satisfaction of (BONUS) an extra hour of sleep that night with our time change.

Check out this must read list – Runners Pick their Top Trails

Wellness Relaxation Day – Treat for sure!

1370 Hosford Street, Hudson, WI

Enjoy food, yoga and practitioner presentations, and much fun! You’ll also get to tour our two new yoga rooms and the Wellness center practitioner rooms!

Up for grabs at our Grand Opening this Saturday is a FREE Month of Unlimited Yoga and a FREE Yoga 101 Series! Buy your BE Inspiring Bracelet today at

Upcoming Wellness Project Takeover

Sunday, November 9 at 9 am -We will be taking over Studio ME Fitness in NE Minneapolis. Attendees will get to try SHOCKWAVE and TRX Training – plus checkout one of the coolest new boutique gyms in town. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP to




Have a fun Halloween Weekend – Remember to Fall Behind! 

Fabulous Friday! Whatcha doing this weekend?

The Weekend Starts Now, so make the most of –Check out our ideas to be Fierce, Fit, and Fabulous this Weekend.


Make a Difference Day is tomorrow, get inspired & get out and do something, we dare you!


Run with the Monsters

Seriously, this costume encouraged MonsterDash features a 5k, 10 mile and half marathon in St. Paul. If you are too late to run – it’s a fun race to watch.


Other Spooky Runs

From 5Ks to further distances the Cities are filled with Spooktacular races this weekend, find one near you. 


As if you need an excuse to shop? Shop for a cause now-October 31

This local round up features several shopping events benefiting a variety of causes this month, plus other great shopping deals.


PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN – Jump on the bandwagon and try some of these great recipes before the PUMPKINS are all gone.,,20307007,00.html


Upcoming Wellness Project Takeover

Sunday, November 9 at 9 am -We will be taking over Studio ME Fitness in NE Minneapolis. Attendees will get to try SHOCKWAVE and TRX Training – plus checkout one of the coolest new boutique gyms in town. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP to




Share your weekend wellness with us on Monday!