• Coach Spotlight: JVB

    Coach Spotlight: JVB

    Name: Jennifer Blake Nickname: JVB, JVBeezy, JBreezy. I have so many but I welcome more. Age: 38 Location: Roseville Movement Minneapolis team member since: January 2013 Role at the Movement: Lead Coach for Wx and Movement Minneapolis Barbell What’s your athletic/fitness background? I am what one might consider a late bloomer when it comes to exercise. I

  • Coach Spotlight: Kate G.

    Coach Spotlight: Kate G.

    Name: Kate Gallagher Nickname: kmg Age: 31 Location: Minneapolis Movement Minneapolis team member since: September 2015 Role at the Movement: Movement Trainer What’s your athletic/fitness background? Team sports weren’t my jam as a youth or teen, but I did get cajoled into being on the diving team for my high school from 7th-10th grade because there was

  • Coach Spotlight: Mark S.

    Coach Spotlight: Mark S.

    Name: Mark Schneider Nickname: Cardigan Mark Age: 38 Location: The Gym Movement Minneapolis team member since: April 2012 Role at the Movement: General Manager, Philosopher, Giver of the “Mark Look” What’s your athletic/fitness background? Ummm… I played soccer most of my life. Badminton – seriously. What brought you to The Movement? Do you remember your first workout here and what

  • Coach Spotlight: Martin R.

    Coach Spotlight: Martin R.

    Name: Martin Rittenberry Nickname: Martinberry Age: 31 Location: Uptown, Minneapolis (five-block commute to the gym) Movement Minneapolis team member since: October 2013 Role at the Movement: Coach, Marketing & Design odds n’ ends What’s your athletic/fitness background? In junior high I would get in sets of the bench press followed by rounds on the heavy bag after

  • What Three Years of Progress Really Looks Like

    What Three Years of Progress Really Looks Like

    Three years at the same gym is the longest sustained period of physical activity in my life.  I was active growing up, played varsity soccer and basketball, but there were always down periods and the coaching staff cared more about the team goals than individual players. There was very little “you need to work on

  • Member Spotlight: Emily G.

    Name: Emily Gus Nickname: Gus Age: 28 Location: North Minneapolis. Transplanted from Fort Collins, Colorado Movement Minneapolis member since: April 2015   What’s your athletic/fitness background? I began playing rugby in high school and was instantly hooked! I played during high school and college and then for city teams, for a total of 11 years.

  • Member Spotlight: Josh T.

    Name: Josh Talsky Age: 32 Location: Uptown Minneapolis Movement Minneapolis member since: October 2015   What’s your athletic/fitness background?  Trained with an RKC Team Leader for two years prior to joining Movement. Before that, I might’ve gone to the gym a couple times per month.   What’s been the biggest change for you since joining the

  • Member Spotlight: Donna A.

    Name: Donna Adams Nickname: The Destroyer 😉 Age: 43 Location: Lino Lakes, Minn. Movement member since: 2014   What’s your athletic/fitness background? BAND CAMP! I didn’t become athletic until my late 20s and early 30s when something clicked in my head that I loved the outdoors and moving my body. Growing up I didn’t think I had the body for

  • Pull Sh*t Off the Floor Every Day Challenge

    It’s that time of year again in Minneapolis: Parents are posting pictures of their kids in back-to-school clothes, and State Fair-goers are posting pictures of every imaginable food on a stick. It’s that time of year again at the Movement Minneapolis, too. Members are trading in their summer grip on paddleboards and bike handles for

  • Still Kickin Workout: The OG

    STILL KICKIN’ is coming home! Last year, we teamed up with Movement Minneapolis member Nora Purmort and her Still Kickin organization for two charity workouts that raised over $2000. The money was immediately donated to Scott, a young father of four, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in March of 2014. Fast forward a year,