Solcana fitness

Welcome to the Friendliest Gym in Minneapolis

Solcana is a Minneapolis-based, queer-friendly, social-justice minded, feminist gym designed for folks of all fitness levels and backgrounds. We offer classes that will help you tap into your inner athlete and find the best version of you. Our Mission: To offer high-quality, rigorous fitness to people in an accepting and supportive environment.

Solcana is a place where everyone with an open heart can learn, thrive and grow in an inclusive community.

How to Get Started

Our classes will help you make genuine progress toward your goals, and you will never get bored.

Recovering from an injury, new to fitness, or want to boost your skill level? Our coaches can help you.

We offer a free class for people who want to "try before they buy" at 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Are you ready to transform your life? Voted the Best Gym in Minneapolis, Solcana Fitness will get you moving!

JOIN OUR FAMILY

Connect with us to learn more about what we offer. Take the risk, and find out how you can be part of our Solcana family.

MEET OUR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: AARON RUTZICK

Aaron is so kind to everyone in the gym. He calmly comes in, cracks a few jokes, calmly kicks ass through the whole class, and calmly goes off to SAVE LIVES! - Coach Jeff Aaron will often talk about how fit and able other people are while being one of the most able athletes himself. Aaron will absolutely crush workouts and then commiserate with everyone that...

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP

Your physical and mental health has high value. Our CrossFit and Strength classes, designed to fit all athletes, will help you make real progress toward your goals, no matter what your experience level is.

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[EM]POWER PROGRAMS

Our [Em]Power Series are five-week classes built for folks who want to engage with a small cohort of people to focus on specific goals. Our programs are Beginner, Strength and Postpartum.

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REFER A FRIEND

When current Solcana members refer people who sign a 6-month or 12-month contract, Solcana will donate $50 to Avenues for Youth, which supports local youth who are experiencing homelessness.

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DROP-IN CLASSES

We always welcome visiting athletes to Solcana. If you're in town looking for a CrossFit program, you are welcome to participate in any of our regularly-scheduled classes.

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Testimonials

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“Being a part of Empower has made me more confident around a bar and about my abilities. Lifting and being in a gym environment has always made me either nervous or self-conscious, particularly as a non-binary individual. Taking Empower at Solcana has not only made me excited about lifting and getting stronger, but I was also able to do it in a super supportive environment around people of so many different levels!”

- RM

"The most helpful, encouraging coaches and members! As a new to weights and CrossFit person, I was absolutely terrified coming into my first classes here! However, I never feel left behind and never feel like I'm not getting enough guidance. I feel motivated(and excited!) to go, even when the workout of the day seems really scary."

- SS

"Solcana truly changed my life. Before I started weight training, I just hated working out. Cardio-focused workouts weren't for me, but I always wanted to get in shape. When I heard about Solcana and its "all are welcome" philosophy, I knew I had to check it out! I initially signed up for the Empower Classes because my friend is a powerlifter and he inspired me to start weight lifting, but I stayed involved in Solcana after the classes ended because of the amazing community I found there, the awesome owner and coach, Hannah, and of course, the cutest dog: Petey. Weightlifting is about more than just lifting weights, it's about strengthening your spirit and always striving to achieve greatness. I highly recommend that you try out the Empower Classes that will introduce you to weight training and show you how to lift safely."

- JN

"I learned so much in such a short period of time in this series, it truly was empowering!"

- MR

"Joining Solcana has totally changed my relationship with moving my body - the coaches and the other members are AWESOME and make me feel welcome, cared about, and motivate me to keep coming back (this is huge for me as a previously unmotivated gym member). This community is unlike any other that I've been a part of and I'm happy that doing things that are good for me are also in line with so many of my values. Yay Solcana!"

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