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August Athlete of the Month: Heather Stratton

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August's Athlete of the Month is Heather Stratton! Heather's been a Solcana member for over a year and is committed to putting in the work of her fitness journey. Coach Garrett Hoffman says "Heather is an incredibly consistent and dedicated athlete whose drive and motivation are enviable! I love watching Heather as she constantly strives to improve her form on each and every movement." Heather lives in...


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Hey everyone! Coach Jerik here. I just wanted to give everyone an update on what to expect via programming in the immediate future. We will finally have some access to the rig with indoor class which is really going to open up what we can do, as well as being able to do some metcons outside with equipment (rowers!) and continuing our online offerings.   Indoor Class:...


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July Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke

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Congratulations to July’s Athlete of the Month, Matthew Rubbelke! As Coach Hannah says, "Matt is the kind of person you immediately want to get to know. He is warm and open, and makes you feel special right away! He is an incredible energy to have in class and probably won "best smile" in his high school superlatives." Matt joined Solcana last fall to supplement his existing...


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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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May Athletes of the Month: Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey

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With so many amazing athletes showing up to online classes, we have to celebrate two for May! Congratulations to Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey - both super consistent athletes who are stepping up to home workouts. Coach Hannah says  "now that we are virtual, Ewan has totally embraced this time in their fitness journey and even brought their partner Elly on board for classes. It's...


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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Working Out in My Basement Next to the Water Heater

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In the past few weeks I think we’ve all realized that working out during a global pandemic is not necessarily ideal. Having a gym at your disposal has a lot of perks: You have a wide selection of equipment, high ceilings, you don’t have to worry about noise, and in Solcana’s case you have lots of programming options at your fingertips. Being suddenly confined to...


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April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain

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"Hello?!" Carrie just uttering "hello?!" is enough to get giggles out of her fellow athletes. Spend a whole workout with her and you're sure to laugh. Coach Jenn says "I knew Carrie before she came to us and I am SO GLAD she is here. She took body adapt and beginner strength and then transitioned to CF. She’s such a bright light and her humor is incomparable....


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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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My Story: Solcana Athlete Margaret Perry

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Growing up, I was always acutely aware of the space my body took up. I dreaded my annual doctor’s appointment, where I would be lectured yet again on how I needed to exercise more. I felt like an anomaly among the women in my family, who were all so enviably small. I took solace in being a high achiever academically; sure, I may have come...


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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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COV-19 Prevention Efforts At Solcana

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Here at Solcana, we will continue to operate business as usual until we hear otherwise from the Minnesota Department of Health. Our recommendations for our athletes are as follows: People with compromised immune systems and folks over 60 should not attend classes or events at the gym. If you have been or are currently sick please stay away until you are AT LEAST 48 hours symptom-free. You...


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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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March Athlete of the Month: Mimi Amelang

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Mimi joined Solcana in 2017 with a strength training interest, looking to lift more seriously on a Powerlifting team. She's become a staple of the Solcana lifting community; attending meets, challenging herself and supporting her fellow lifters. Mimi focuses on Strength and Power Lifting, attending CrossFit and Mobility classes to support her training. Coach Jenn says to "watch Mimi stretch sometime - it is so...


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Spring Challenge Cycle

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The Spring Challenge cycle has begun! I just wanted to give a quick rundown of what to expect. Since the primary focus of this cycle is to improve upon our Spring Challenge scores, you can expect to see lots of stuff related to movements in that workout. We will be hitting toes to bar work HARD, including hopefully breaking any bad habits we've developed in the...


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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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February Athlete of the Month: Mike Carri

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Mike Carri came to Solcana in early 2019 for [Em]Power Strength, and quickly became a fixture of almost every class. He dives in to everything from Active Mobility to Olympic Weightlifting, frequently taking two classes a day to chip away at each area he wants to improve in. His dedication moved him quickly from a novice to a Game Day competitor. According to Coach Marijke,...


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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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Solcana Spring Challenge 2020

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The Solcana Spring Challenge is beginning February 3rd. I want to tell you a little more about it, but if you want to cut to the chase you can sign up right here. For this years challenge we will test a spicy little workout we concocted, then spend a cycle training those specific skills, followed by a retest on April 3rd. The workout is designed to be...


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My Story: Solcana Athlete Lara Friedman-Shedlov

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Growing up, I was far more of an academic achiever than an athletic one. (In junior high, I was voted “little Einstein” by my classmates. True story.) I was terrible at most of the school gym class activities, and my friends were mainly the kids I knew from choir, theater, and uber-geeky clubs like “Future Problem Solving” (yep, it’s a thing). I did not particularly...


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January Athlete of the Month: Nick Cross

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Nick Cross was one of Solcana's first members and has been a consistent staple of the 5:30am class since 2014. Coach Jeff fondly remember's Nick's start: "his very first class was just him at 5:30 am. It was an outside workout and a guy in the alley offered to sell him some shoes. He kept coming to those early morning classes." When talking about Nick, the words...


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[Em]Power Sessions for New Year 2020!

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Our [Em]Power Series are affordable 5-week classes built for folks who want to engage with a small cohort of people to focus on specific, individualized goals. We offer sliding scale pricing for all our [Em]Power classes. Beginner 🥳 A 5-week program for folks who are new to exercise and haven't been to the gym in a while (or ever). Feel supported and loved in the body you...


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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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Part-Time Coach for 5-week fitness program

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Who We Are: Solcana Fitness is a 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. We are the gym for people who feel like they don’t fit in at other gyms. One piece of our mission is to make our facility more accessible...


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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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December Athlete of the Month

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Congratulations to December's Athlete of the Month - Molly Van Avery! Since joining Solcana, Molly has been a consistent presence at mid morning CrossFit classes. She shows up with an incredibly kind, supportive and enthusiastic attitude. Molly embraced the Open, tackling workouts with a smile regardless of the challenge. For the 20.5 heat she took part in all the 10lb wall balls were taken so she...


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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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