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Published on October 23, 2019
Here's Minneapolis' favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in styleMinneapolis Bouldering Project | Photo: David N./Yelp

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.)

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Minneapolis Bouldering Project

1433 W. River Road North, Near North

Minneapolis Bouldering Project | Photo: ClassPass

Open since 2017, Minneapolis Bouldering Project is Minneapolis's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 1,785 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp and 5,307 fans on Facebook.

"Minneapolis Bouldering Project is a place where you can improve your skills as a climber on the rock walls or take yoga and fitness classes to improve and maintain your health and fitness," explains the business's ClassPass profile. 

See what people are saying about the selection of classes at Minneapolis Bouldering Project on ClassPass here.


121 N. Washington Ave. N., Downtown West

ALTR | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Minneapolis's favorites is ALTR, with 4.9 stars out of 3,819 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of six reviews on Yelp and 1,135 fans on Facebook. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Minneapolis metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"ALTR was founded in August 2017 by Kari Ament and Vinny Amendola," ALTR notes on its Yelp page.

"Kari and Vinny have a background in developing and scaling boutique fitness studios," according to the business's Yelp page. "ALTR is the perfect blend of the science behind HIIT, the camaraderie and fun you experience from a kick ass group fitness class, and the focus and skill you receive from a personal training session."

Learn more about the classes at ALTR on ClassPass here.

Minneapolis Yoga

2836 Lyndale Ave. South, Lowry Hill East

Minneapolis Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

With four stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp and 198 fans on Facebook, Minneapolis Yoga holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2001.

"Restless and ready to delve into your body/mind consciousness and connect with pure, unadulterated awesome?" states the business's profile on ClassPass. "Perfect. You are going to love Bikram."

Learn more about the classes at Minneapolis Yoga on ClassPass here.

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