• 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

  • 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,

  • Movement Highlights: The Number One Spot

    While The Movement Minneapolis may look like a typical strength training gym on the surface, underneath we’re so much more. Utilizing biofeedback testing and pragmatic programming allows members to get stronger everyday. And inevitably their new-found strength allows them to take on challenges outside of the gym. This video is a glimpse into a community of people striving for better

  • What’s In The Box?

    At 30 I feel fortunate for the different learning, career, and life experiences under my belt, but I could never make sense of them all. I’ve had moments where I’ve ended up on the successful side of the experience, learned and knowledgeable. But I’ve also had my fair share where I haven’t made it through. I’ve

  • The Third Voice

    We’ve all been there: at that point where we just don’t know anymore. Similar to running out of cash, we reach into our pockets and turn up nothing. We’ve reached the edge of our knowledge and experience, and we stand frozen in fear not knowing what the next step is.This likely happens more than we notice. The


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