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Upcoming: Monthly Goal Setting Workshops

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Monthly Goal Setting Workshops at Solcana Starting on June 30th at 8PM we will begin offering Monthly Goal Setting Workshops for all Solcana members. The workshops will be held on Zoom, using the same login as your regular Fit From Home classes, every last Wednesday of the month at 8PM.  These brief sessions will be a chance to connect with other members, explore topics presented by our...


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Powerlifting is Back!

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Starting Saturdays from 11a-1p coaches Michael Sampson (he/him) and Jenn Schaal (she/her) will be offering Powerlifting Club! Powerlifting club is open to EVERYONE, and we highly encourage you to attend this time if you are interested in learning more about the sport of powerlifting. Powerlifting is Bench Press, Back Squat and Deadlift. Often, members of our powerlifting club will be training for meets, but it is not...


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Masks Optional July 1st

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Over the last 16 months, we have become accustomed to using masks on a daily basis, everywhere we go. For most of us, it has been something we can do to stop the spread of COVID and contribute positively to our community. The idea of dropping the mask mandate feels like whiplash. We know that vaccination in Minneapolis is high, we know cases are decreasing, we...


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Meet Abby Bollum

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Welcome to the team Abby Bollum! Abby is our client services admin so she is the go-to person for any and all membership and client experience. She started with us this week and we just wanted to take a second to introduce her to you! Easiest ways to contact Abby: [email protected] Or text (612) 808-0252   Why does working in a gym inspire you? I love being around people and watching...


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Virtual Classes are now called Fit From Home

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Upcoming Changes to Solcana Virtual and Fit From Home For over a year we have been offering an at home version of Solcana Fitness with our Solcana Virtual programming. Last summer we began offering a small group fitness experience with our Fit From Home program. Both of these programs have been wildly successful and many of you have told us that this is how you will...


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What We've Gained from the Pandemic

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As Minnesota vaccination rate reaches nearly 70%, and the potential for a "normal" fall is in our sights, we are left reflecting on all of the changes that have taken place at Solcana in the last 15+ months. The pandemic has taken a huge toll on every small business, but it has also brought us changes that we are excited to make more permanent. We...


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Solcana is Hiring

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Solcana Fitness Member Services Administrator Posting closes May 15th, 2021 We are looking for a Member Services Administrator Solcana Fitness is a strength and conditioning gym whose mission is to serve our community by providing high-quality fitness to traditionally marginalized communities. We are queer-centered, feminist and social-justice oriented.  Our current organizational goals are to expand access to our programming to people with financial barriers, provide a variety of services to...


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Safety Protocols at Solcana

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This month is filled with fear, anxiety and anger as we and the world watch the Derek Chauvin trial unfold. The city collectively continues to mourn the murder of George Floyd, and call for some semblance of justice, with the trial, with policing in general and with the fate of the memorial on 38th and Chicago. We fully expect and support protests that are happening...


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Re-Opening Holiday Schedule

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We got word from the Governor yesterday that we can re-open. We can't offer classes until January 4th, but until then we plan to offer open gym hours. Here is what you need to know about open gym: We can only have 4 people in the space at once to accommodate the 12' rule. We ask that you limit your attendance to 2x per week. If...


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Welcome Coach Amanda

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Name: Amanda Leeman Pronouns: She/Her Where are you from originally? Richfield, MN How did you get involved in fitness? I was always athletic as a kid, I played hockey growing up (14 years to be exact) and dabbled in softball, cross country, lacrosse. When I found CrossFit, it was because I was bored with body building and wasn’t getting any stronger…. I guess I just always wanted to lift...


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Solcana is hiring a Part-Time Virtual Fitness Coach

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Part-time Virtual Fitness Coach Who we are: Solcana is a Minneapolis-based, queer-friendly, social-justice minded, feminist gym designed for folks of all fitness levels and backgrounds. 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.   What We Are Looking For: We are looking...


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30 day Pull-Pull Challenge!

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The 30-day pull-pull challenge is guaranteed to get you feeling strong and EXCITED! 30 days to add 10+ lbs to your 3 RM deadlift, and 1+ reps to your strict pull-ups. Oct 26th - Nov 25th 3 Rep Max Deadlift Max effort single set Strict Pull-ups $59 registration fee includes: + 5 extra indoor classes in that 30 day period + 2x per week at home programming + Nutrition content focused on increasing...


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Fit From Home: JOY & CONNECTION Series

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I am so thrilled to announce an addition to our Fit From Home program: JOY & CONNECTION with Lauren Anderson & Jess Finney Joy & Connection is a 12-week small-group program for people who are ready to break away from diet culture and embrace the awesomeness of their body. The program is COMPLETELY ONLINE so folks can stay safely at home, and still get access to high-quality...


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Updated Membership Structure

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As we continue to experience the changes that COVID brings, we at Solcana are working hard to make sure our members get what they need and that our membership offerings reflect the needs of the greater community. We are moving to a new pricing model, and I want share it with you in detail so you understand how it works. Current members will be able...


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Outdoor Barbell Classes

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With the stay-at-home order lifting May 18th, we are able to host small outdoor barbell classes. We are super excited to get our hands on some barbells again, and we are sure you are too. We are starting off slow, only offering a few classes per week so we can nail this process, and will be building up the number of classes we can offer...


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Workout from Home With Us!

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This is a crazy time. We are all stuck at home trying to flatten the curve, but also going a little stir-crazy. Over at Solcana we are also trying to keep our small business going. To address both those needs, we are now offering virtual fitness classes! For the last week we have been testing these classes with our current members, and now we are...


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Virtual Classes At Solcana

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We are so excited to bring you some live digital content. This quarantine may have us at home, but that doesn't mean we can't stay well together. We will be offering live digital classes every day of the week, plus we will post the recorded class so you can watch at your convenience later in the day. Here are the details about how it will...


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Solcana is Closing in Response to COVID-19

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After the Governor's announcement yesterday, we have decided to close our doors for two weeks, until April 1st. We will be closing today, March 17th after the 5:30 pm classes. Ideally at that time we will be able to open again and hold classes in our beautiful space. As the situation is fluid, we will keep communicating with you as the days go on about our plans...


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Why YOU should sign up for the Beginner Meet

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Why you should sign up for the Beginner Olympic Weightlifting Meet By Mike Grewe When I first started doing CrossFit in 2017, I was completely new to almost every movement, especially Olympic weightlifting. I was not really involved in sports growing up, and had also struggled with my body image; as a result, my confidence in even being able to do these movements was very low. However,...


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Prenatal Fitness Workshop

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This class is not currently offered. Please check back at a later date to learn about the next available class. Learn the basics of fitness during the prenatal period. Whether you are currently pregnant or want to become pregnant, this workshop is designed for you. We will learn about breath work, core control, pelvic floor health and how to prepare for the postpartum period. We will...


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Welcome Eric Canlas!

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Welcome Eric Canlas to the coaching staff! Eric will be coaching the [Em]Power BIPOC class that starts in March, built for our incoming scholarship recipients for 2020. Eric is awesome and we wanted to give you the chance to get to know them in their own words before they start working with us. Quick Facts:  Pronouns: They / Them  Taurus Sun + Aquarius Moon + Sagittarius Rising ...


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Solcana BIPOC Scholarship 2020

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Apply to Solcana Fitness' BIPOC Scholarship! 7 Black, Indigenous and people of color athletes will be chosen to participate in a 5 week long BIPOC (Em)Power class with a year long unlimited membership at Solcana Fitness. Applications Open: Friday January 10th, 2020 Applications Close: Friday January 31st, 2020 11:00pm Selections Notified: Toward the end of the Week of February 3, 2020 Class Dates & Times: February 18th, 2020- March...


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Beginner Olympic Weightlifting Meet

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Our annual Beginner Olympic weightlifting meet is Saturday, May 16th. Register Here! It’s a great chance to get on the platform to test your best snatch and clean & jerk in a welcoming, positive environment that is catered to the beginner athlete. “But K, I’m not good at Olympic weightlifting, and competition just isn’t for me.”... you may be thinking. Hear me out, but I...


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The Macro Challenge in a Nutshell

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In January we are hosting a Macro Challenge at Solcana! The macro challenge is an opportunity to learn about tracking carbohydrates, fats and proteins as a method of nutrition management. Tracing your personalized macronutrient numbers can you help you reach any nutrition goal, such as gain muscle, lose fat, balance hormones, increase energy or even manage illness and chronic fatigue. Here are the nuts and bolts of...


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Do the Macro Challenge with Coach Kristina!

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Since starting my own Crossfit journey in May of 2017, nutrition has been a major focus as part of my training regimen. For the longest time, I wanted to believe that, as long as I exercised I could eat whatever I wanted. To an extent, I still believe that to be true. However, portion control has been a struggle of mine for as long as...


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Why Macros?

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If you are anything like me, the transition around New Years brings up a lot of issues around food shame and guilt. Diet culture teaches us that each new year we should resolve to be smaller, take up less space and finally meet our goal of being skinny. It's so frustrating to constantly be in and out of the cycle of dieting. A few years...


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Recap 20.5 & End of the Open!

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Congratulations everyone! Another year of the Open is done. I personally really enjoyed the workouts this year, and I will definitely be retesting them in another 6 months to see how I do. 20.5 was particularly epic, as some people got their very first pull-ups and it was AMAZING to watch. Congratulations Nate on winning the workout this week! So incredible to be able to do...


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Recap 20.4

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So far 20.4 has been my favorite workout of the year. I didn't expect to love it because it was another 20 minute grinder, but I loved doing it and even more so, I loved watching people do it. There were so many clean and jerk PR's! Pat and Garrett tied for first this week! Both of them got through the 185# clean and jerks...


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