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Laura Funk of Lakeland has been attending classes at Jazzercise Woodbury almost since it opened. “I joined with a friend of mine who wanted to get in shape after having a baby,” she says. “I’m still holding down the back corner [21 years] later.”
Kids learn best by example. If you’re tired of telling your children to go outside to play (without you or them getting up from the couch), you might want to consider these Woodbury-based family fitness activities.
There are many wonderful fitness instructors in Woodbury. Meet six, all over the age of 60, who inspire their students to move and have fun through a variety of classes, including tai chi, boot camp and hot yoga.
A new fitness option in Woodbury showcases a community-based style of fitness. F45 Training Woodbury contains a new exercise regime that changes daily, offering 28 different programs designed by the F45 corporate fitness department.
Started in 1991, Run N Fun has been a favorite among runners for nearly 26 years. Owner Kari Bach started the company with her husband because of his love of running. “It was more my husband’s dream; he was a pretty accomplished runner. It was kind of his passion,” Bach says. “He saw some holes in the market that weren’t being taken care of, so we said go for that.”
Lots of energy and action can be found at i Love Kickboxing which opened on Woodbury’s east side at Eagle Valley Marketplace, bringing with it a great workout place. “It is a cardio kickboxing workout,” franchise manager Courtney Mott says. “The workouts consist of one hour. It’s going to start with a 15-minute warmup. After that, we have you cool down with some stretching. And then we’re going to do multiple rounds, where we do different combinations.”
Woodbury has grown into a city with many options for fitness and wellness. Here are three unique offerings to check out in town.
Sweat dripping off her face, water bottle in hand, Kara Rowan limped out to her car following her first Pure Barre class. She describes it as one of the hardest workouts she’s ever done. She could barely move two days later. And she was absolutely hooked.
“We wanted to bring something to the Twin Cities area that was fresh, new and exciting for all ages,” says Craig Holm, who owns the new CycleBar Woodbury franchise with his wife, Marilyn. Adds their daughter, general manager Mackenzie Holm, “I’ve been an athlete my whole life and I’ve always cycled; I think people are going to fall in love with [CycleBar] just as much as I did.”
Are you looking for a fun way to stay fit and get outside? Did you know that just 30 minutes of walking each day can reduce your risk of heart attack, help manage your weight, lower cholesterol and increase bone and muscle strength? Walking also improves your mood and boosts your energy. The best part is that it doesn’t matter how old you are or how fit you are – you just have to put on a pair of tennis shoes and start walking!