Here’s the thing. It’s summer in Minnesota and the effort it takes to get into the studio for a workout feels all the more challenging as we get exposed to warming temperatures and extra hours of sunshine. Sticking to your workout routine might not seem as tempting as it does when the temps are frigid, but training is training regardless of the season. If it matters to you in the dead of winter then it should hold the same value in the polar opposite climate. We sat down with coaches, John and Laura, to hear their take on summer training.
I’m beyond excited that we have the opportunity to take our commitment to service to the next level. The American Refugee Council, (ARC) who is headquartered right here in Minneapolis, has invited Fly Feet to travel to Uganda to help them build a running program for the refugee women and girls living in a remote refugee settlement called Nakivale Refugee Settlement.
Our Wayzata Studio is just over a month old and we’re still basking in that newborn smell. After months of sketching, planning, designing, choosing, and building we’ve welcomed over 100 new members and lots of fresh faces into our Fly Family. Just like our training sessions, there’s always a WHY, so without further ado, here’s the highlights of our Wayzata Studio.
My two favorite things to do as a kid were either play games or be outside. And if I could do BOTH and the game involved physical activity outside it was basically the best day ever! (And by “when I was a kid” I actually mean currently as a 26 year old...) There is just something about active games and fresh air and sunshine that are glorious for my soul. Now living in Minnesota, I feel the pull even more to soak up the months where the inside of your nose doesn’t freeze as soon as you step outside….how does summer fly by so fast???! We may never know that answer, but at Fly Feet we want to soak it up with YOU while it is here!
Introducing: Fly Feet Games
Fly Feet Games is a five-week series of outdoor training sessions every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at The Commons in August. We have pulled together the brain trust of the coaches and created some super fun team workouts at the Commons together as a Fly Feet family. Like all Fly Feet workouts, all abilities and speeds are welcome and it will only be as challenging as you make it. And, if you, like me, are motivated by some good old fashioned competition, you will get a chance to win points each workout that will add up to your overall score. At the final workout we will announce our athletes that won Gold, Silver, and Bronze. (You do not have to tally your scores if you do not want to! This is just an option for those of us who thrive in competition.) Each workout is totally different and you do not have to bring your own team to come. Just show up and we’ll organize everyone into teams. Come and play with us!
Each Wednesday in August – 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
The Commons – 425 Portland Ave. S. (right in front of US Bank Stadium)
Free for members. Non-members, use your class pack.
Sign up online!
Get ready to have SO. MUCH. FUN.
Join us for a donation based class on Saturday, June 10th at 11:00am. We'll have raffles and refreshments - all proceeds from the class will go directly to this amazing organization and give someone a chance at a new way of living.