Here's Minneapolis' favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Minneapolis' favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in stylePhoto: Py Method/Yelp
Published on August 23, 2019

What does Minneapolis have in common with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one most popular form of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Minneapolis' most popular workout? To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

True Grit Society

2814 Lyndale Ave. South, Floor 2, Lowry Hill East

True Grit Society | Photo: ClassPass

True Grit Society is Minneapolis' favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 74 reviews on ClassPass and 139 fans on Facebook.

"True Grit Society is a high intensity interval training studio," per the business's profile on ClassPass. "True Grit focuses on strength, endurance, mobility, coordination, flexibility, core strength and balance. View class descriptions for more information."

Take a look at reviews of True Grit Society's selection of classes on ClassPass here.


121 N. Washington Ave., Downtown West

ALTR | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Minneapolis' favorites is ALTR, with 4.9 stars out of 3,295 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of five reviews on Yelp and 1,131 fans on Facebook. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Minneapolis metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"ALTR is revolutionary high intensity interval training — the Twin Cities’ most effective workout," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "ALTR offers the expertise of a personal trainer delivered in a highly intensive group setting."

Learn more about ALTR's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

Py Method

2908 Harriet Ave., Whittier

Py Method | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 691 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of three reviews on Yelp and 538 fans on Facebook, Py Method has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Py Method offers effective, efficient classes that challenge all athletes, from those who haven’t exercised in years to those who participate in Ironman Triathlons," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "The classes enhances cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility. This program is ideal for cross-training and is guaranteed to improve performance in other sports and physical activities, as the formats increase one's ability to reset and recover quickly."

Take a look at reviews of Py Method's classes on ClassPass here.

Snap Fitness

3810 E. 46th St., Hiawatha

Snap Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With two stars out of 19 reviews on Yelp and 1,018 fans on Facebook, Snap Fitness holds its own among the competition.

"They offer strength training or weight training. Improving your strength offers more than just muscles, it will strengthen your bones, help with weight loss, improve balance and keep the lean muscle mass you need for everyday living," explains the business's ClassPass profile. 

Check out reviews of Snap Fitness' different classes on ClassPass here.

CrossFit Kingfield

2905 Garfield Ave., Whittier

PHOTO: CrossFit Kingfield/Yelp

With 3.8 stars out of six reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 1,554 fans on Facebook, CrossFit Kingfield is another popular local pick.

"Founded in 2012, CrossFit Kingfield has found its home after several location changes in Uptown, near the intersection of Lake and Lyndale," CrossFit Kingfield notes on its Yelp page. "We have an 8,000 sq. ft. facility that houses both CrossFit Kingfield and Kingfield Endurance."

See what people are saying about CrossFit Kingfield's classes on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.