North Loop Fitness

North Loop Fitness

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A mthrfukr gotta consume a lot of vit d to get thru this beyond horsesh*t spring! Of course Lifting, cardio, & some adequate sleep helps too…just like it does for EVERYthing. Hang tough, we’ll get there…maybe😆😆





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#PosteriorChain
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#NLF
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30min of bliss! Well, after yer typical, daily 60min of organizing the gym as main warm up!🤯

1) 60min gym org
*
2) Sq machine 5x10-15
*
3) Leg press 5x15-20
*
4) Bike erg 16min @80rpm - level 2 spin.
You will be in sweaty mess after doing these 3 exercises here in 30-35min🐗

Just fantastic. Extremely basic but yet very effective, for my purposes. It may work & do the same for “you”, also. Form & technique rules the day per usual💯





#Enduranc
#Musclebuilding
#BuildMoreMuscle
#Resistancetraining
#PosteriorChain
#Posture
#Build
#CardioConditioning
#Concept2
#Precore
#Gym
#PerformanceTraining #NorthLoopMpls
#NLF
#MinneapolisFitness #StrengthTraining #Fitness #Workout #Minneapolis #WeightTraining #NorthLoopMinneapolis
As always, the great equalizer, the 30min workout! 4 per week (w/lots of extra outdoor activity) is the ticket, for me. They be for you, as well👊🏽

1) seated hamstring leg curls,
6 sets of 6-15 reps
*
2) 4 sets of (down & back is ONE set) of backward sled drags (major PUMP)
*
3) dips (keep shoulders down, drive thru torso) 4x10
*
4) bar hang - 1 set for a few min (awesome)
*
5) concept 2 bike erg - 10min @89/90rpms on level 3 (amazing)

Moving quickly with very minimal rest - I do not go to complete failure/total exhaustion. Just constant moving with the ability to recover. Focus in, connect your mind to your body and muster up the best technique possible🐗💯






#Musclebuilding
#BuildMoreMuscle
#Resistancetraining
#PosteriorChain
#Posture
#Build
#CardioConditioning
#Concept2
#Precore
#Gym
#PerformanceTraining #NorthLoopMpls
#NLF
#MinneapolisFitness #StrengthTraining #Fitness #Workout #Minneapolis #WeightTraining #NorthLoopMinneapolis
Working out is one thing, but understanding or being taught by someone who can give you the skill building cuing, of position, is another. Especially if there’s a lot of breakdown during training or exercise. Less exercises and doing more volume (sets), on a few “exercises” per body part, with really excellent form… is usually the answer when it comes to better development of the body. And for performance. Strong mechanical position and good body awareness does indeed go along way💯






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If you’re from the ol’ school, you’ll understand it’s mandatory practice to flex your traps & flare your lats while carrying a 1 gal water jug around the gym with you!!😳😆





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Shoulder rehab/active recovery - you’ll see the hands moving against light tension, but, you’ll notice the position in the shoulders & ribcage staying locked. They’re locked in. The movement is coming from the lats & ribcage. Strengthening the complex with tension & isolation. Teaching the muscular system to do the work and taking all impact off of the shoulder😱💯





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#northloopfitness
Man, imagine how good the workout coulda been! Cracked the lid and not a sip taken - they must’ve gotten side tracked posting workout on the Gram😆





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#personaltraining
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Even tho there is an initial, delicate way to keep a chalk block in one awesome piece…throughout its duration, …trust me, this will be in a million pieces by tmrw🥱😆






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#strengthandcondtioning
Strengthening your grip & forearms, is NEVER a bad thing. In fact, when you look at longevity factors & markers, such as; leg strength, balance, less body fat etc…well, grip strength is also one of the longevity indicators mentioned. Like the ability to hang from a bar for 120sec. Imagine being 80 & being able to hang from a bar for 60 sec…you’re going to be doing pretty fukn good in life! A better grip is just better, period. As is good posture & strong-ass legs. Popping the EZ gripz on dumbells for curls, on cable attachments, barbells etc. Pick one thing to add the EZ gripz to. And do them for a few months (then switch them to something else) all the while doing your farmers walks & bar hangs.🐗💯





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#longevity #performance
#gym #health
#fitness #northloop
#northloopfitness
#personaltraining
#strengthandcondtioning
The gym is littered with these plastic endocrine disrupters every week. Read the new & latest studies on specific blood work markers looking specifically at plastics/plastic byproduct in humans. It’s freaky. They say on average, that people consume roughly the size of a credit cards worth of plastic on a monthly basis. That’s a lot of plastic byproduct in the system, which the body simply can’t clear out. Plastics stay around forever. Some of this ya can’t really get around, but eliminating consumption of this low quality, chemical infused water, in these flimsy one time use bottles…is a start. Your tap water is much much better actually. Or with a basic filter. And eliminating these will also lessen the massive environmental strain, too. Big box will hate it tho to see the thousands or millions of consumers never buying it again.



A Classic NLF quick hitter, 30min workout! Hacks & hams. Pre-fatigue with 3x15 on seated hams (so they’re already PUMPED) then, superset hacks & seated hams. 5x12-15ea. Lock the position in and keep the connection/quality of ex*****on high. Zero breakdowns and a few reps shy of failure on each set. Very short rest being as the objective is an awesome, low joint impact thigh pump🤷🏻‍♂️ Head over to the Concept 2 bike erg after & ride at a smooth pace (@80rpm’s) for 10min on level 3. Done. Very basic, but extremely effective. 2-3 movements is the standard for most of my own training sessions. This allows one to set their focus in on just a few things, that are highly result producing, and to simply hammer away. This is how it goes, basic/effective workouts, one session after the other…..forever👊🏽💯




2022…keep on keepin’ on! Sleep well, eat 3x per day, build muscle 3-4x per week, do cardio/walk daily…do for 6 months for accurate progress. Switch things around a bit at that point based on your own specific priorities💯




The brand NEW NLF is an 11,000 sq ft (with an additional 3,000 sq ft for locker room/shower facilities), workout space...full of awesome stuff!!

In a society of trends, gimmicks and instant gratification, we at NLF feel it's important to cut through the massive piles of BS, and really educate folks on what it means to be healthy, athletic and strong...not just for "this month", but forever. Improving your ability to execute natural, everyday activities without destroying your body, developing balanced full-body strength, and doing the appr

Operating as usual

04/28/2022

A mthrfukr gotta consume a lot of vit d to get thru this beyond horsesh*t spring! Of course Lifting, cardio, & some adequate sleep helps too…just like it does for EVERYthing. Hang tough, we’ll get there…maybe😆😆




















Photos from North Loop Fitness's post 04/22/2022

30min of bliss! Well, after yer typical, daily 60min of organizing the gym as main warm up!🤯

1) 60min gym org
*
2) Sq machine 5x10-15
*
3) Leg press 5x15-20
*
4) Bike erg 16min @80rpm - level 2 spin.
You will be in sweaty mess after doing these 3 exercises here in 30-35min🐗

Just fantastic. Extremely basic but yet very effective, for my purposes. It may work & do the same for “you”, also. Form & technique rules the day per usual💯


















Photos from North Loop Fitness's post 04/20/2022

As always, the great equalizer, the 30min workout! 4 per week (w/lots of extra outdoor activity) is the ticket, for me. They be for you, as well👊🏽

1) seated hamstring leg curls,
6 sets of 6-15 reps
*
2) 4 sets of (down & back is ONE set) of backward sled drags (major PUMP)
*
3) dips (keep shoulders down, drive thru torso) 4x10
*
4) bar hang - 1 set for a few min (awesome)
*
5) concept 2 bike erg - 10min @89/90rpms on level 3 (amazing)

Moving quickly with very minimal rest - I do not go to complete failure/total exhaustion. Just constant moving with the ability to recover. Focus in, connect your mind to your body and muster up the best technique possible🐗💯


















04/18/2022

Working out is one thing, but understanding or being taught by someone who can give you the skill building cuing, of position, is another. Especially if there’s a lot of breakdown during training or exercise. Less exercises and doing more volume (sets), on a few “exercises” per body part, with really excellent form… is usually the answer when it comes to better development of the body. And for performance. Strong mechanical position and good body awareness does indeed go along way💯
















04/15/2022

If you’re from the ol’ school, you’ll understand it’s mandatory practice to flex your traps & flare your lats while carrying a 1 gal water jug around the gym with you!!😳😆







04/08/2022

Shoulder rehab/active recovery - you’ll see the hands moving against light tension, but, you’ll notice the position in the shoulders & ribcage staying locked. They’re locked in. The movement is coming from the lats & ribcage. Strengthening the complex with tension & isolation. Teaching the muscular system to do the work and taking all impact off of the shoulder😱💯















04/07/2022

Man, imagine how good the workout coulda been! Cracked the lid and not a sip taken - they must’ve gotten side tracked posting workout on the Gram😆















04/06/2022

Even tho there is an initial, delicate way to keep a chalk block in one awesome piece…throughout its duration, …trust me, this will be in a million pieces by tmrw🥱😆


















Photos from North Loop Fitness's post 04/05/2022

Strengthening your grip & forearms, is NEVER a bad thing. In fact, when you look at longevity factors & markers, such as; leg strength, balance, less body fat etc…well, grip strength is also one of the longevity indicators mentioned. Like the ability to hang from a bar for 120sec. Imagine being 80 & being able to hang from a bar for 60 sec…you’re going to be doing pretty fukn good in life! A better grip is just better, period. As is good posture & strong-ass legs. Popping the EZ gripz on dumbells for curls, on cable attachments, barbells etc. Pick one thing to add the EZ gripz to. And do them for a few months (then switch them to something else) all the while doing your farmers walks & bar hangs.🐗💯














04/01/2022

The gym is littered with these plastic endocrine disrupters every week. Read the new & latest studies on specific blood work markers looking specifically at plastics/plastic byproduct in humans. It’s freaky. They say on average, that people consume roughly the size of a credit cards worth of plastic on a monthly basis. That’s a lot of plastic byproduct in the system, which the body simply can’t clear out. Plastics stay around forever. Some of this ya can’t really get around, but eliminating consumption of this low quality, chemical infused water, in these flimsy one time use bottles…is a start. Your tap water is much much better actually. Or with a basic filter. And eliminating these will also lessen the massive environmental strain, too. Big box will hate it tho to see the thousands or millions of consumers never buying it again.



Photos from North Loop Fitness's post 03/10/2022

A Classic NLF quick hitter, 30min workout! Hacks & hams. Pre-fatigue with 3x15 on seated hams (so they’re already PUMPED) then, superset hacks & seated hams. 5x12-15ea. Lock the position in and keep the connection/quality of execution high. Zero breakdowns and a few reps shy of failure on each set. Very short rest being as the objective is an awesome, low joint impact thigh pump🤷🏻‍♂️ Head over to the Concept 2 bike erg after & ride at a smooth pace (@80rpm’s) for 10min on level 3. Done. Very basic, but extremely effective. 2-3 movements is the standard for most of my own training sessions. This allows one to set their focus in on just a few things, that are highly result producing, and to simply hammer away. This is how it goes, basic/effective workouts, one session after the other…..forever👊🏽💯




01/01/2022

2022…keep on keepin’ on! Sleep well, eat 3x per day, build muscle 3-4x per week, do cardio/walk daily…do for 6 months for accurate progress. Switch things around a bit at that point based on your own specific priorities💯




12/24/2021

Ho Ho Ho & happy holidays from the NLF family to you & your families! Hours of operation are the same as always…24-7 all the time. If you’re a member planning on bringing a guest to the gym, please follow our policies and use venmo for payment. You can scan the code at gym entrance as well. Enjoy the holiday & have an enjoyable, healthy weekend!💯



12/21/2021

Hey there🗣 Well even with the pandemic trying to crush us, continually, we’re still pluckin’ along after 15 years! Yes, hard to believe…but we opened our doors waaaay back in Dec 2006😲 15 years ago this month - in the old/original NLF space. Thank you to all our past & current members of the NLF community for your patronage!💯



Photos from North Loop Fitness's post 12/17/2021

Hello out there! Here’s a classic nice little NLF quick-hitter workout! 25min.

1)Concept 2 bike erg
X15min
2) leg press 4x20
3) dips 4x10

Total body-mind connection. Put in high quality work. Leave feeling better. These workouts are done everyday on some level. The goal? Is to develop and train/workout in a manner that allows us to do this forever. Everyday. On the dips, a strong well executed set of 3 reps, is much more beneficial & impressive, then a heavy ass set w/poor sloppy form & connection. Keep shoulders down (always) and drive hard thru torso/body on way up. Work at them. By the time you’re doing sets of 5, 10, 20 etc…you’ll be very happy w/the results. They’re amazing. Always feel in your chest, lats, tri’s…never in your shoulders.💯

11/24/2021

Yes, as always, NLF will be open normal hrs on T-giving…24-7! NLF is ALWAYS OPEN 24-7 for members💯 If you are a member and are planning on bringing a guest in, you can pay the day rate via the venmo scan at doors or by simply pulling up north loop fitness on venmo. Otherwise…eat, lift, do cardio and burn calories like you do all day everyday…enjoy it too!!🦃🏋🏻‍♀️

















Photos from North Loop Fitness's post 11/03/2021

Quality over quantity in fitness (or everything), is where results & performance await! Always being able to train without being burnt out, in pain, or injured. Today was simply another classic NLF quick hitter workout. To simplify & focus even more, Pick 2 exacizes: in this case a fan bike & body weight step ups. Fan bike x 10min @300+ watts (form aligned & jaw/shoulders/breathing remains relaxed)….when done, go to knee height step or box (hold something like a rack if you really want to lock in alignment & really isolate like a mthfkr)…do 5x15-20ea. 10sec rest before repeating. The objective is to stay stacked, no momentum, and do high quality controlled reps. Your thighs & cardio system will be thrashed. In a good, lo impact way. This is an example of a phenomenal 20min workout that any individual can do!💯



10/20/2021

Standing spin. 5 to 15min with 10 being the sweet spot. Very difficult to maintain a strong position, with all tension in the right places, body locked in, and smooth breathing. Force yourself to develop this skill. Good Position & balanced loading patterns are the deal. Lack of connection will only continue to reinforce your inefficiencies/weaknesses & over time, will destroy you. This one is really a burner, that’s for sure. But, it’s extremely joint friendly, which should be one of your main/top priorities when it comes to life performance and training/fitness longevity. You know, 10-40 years down the road. That is age 30 for some people & 50 to 90 for many others. As I’ve mentioned, these are my favorite methods to finish off our workouts with. This, the fan bike, the bike erg, ski erg, sleds & step mill. These are all done for 5-15min. They’re phenomenal for you and make you feel incredible💯
















10/18/2021

One of the all time great training/conditioning tools. We’ve been using them in NLF since 2006…the real old school models back then. They were still incredibly awesome tho! Today’s mini conditioning session, was “simply” 10min at 300+ watts, after a 3-5min warm up. Now, this may not seem like much, but keeping the Watts up & over 300 is a real nice challenge and offers a phenomenal training effect. Easy on the joints too. Will make your legs look & feel excellent as well. Maintain alignment & posture. Focus on keeping shoulders & breathing relaxed. Build up from WHERE YOU ARE. Maybe 200watts for 5, 10 or 15min is where it’s at for you. Again, specificity is the name of the game. Fan bike FTW!!💯














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In a society of trends, gimmicks and instant gratification, we at NLF feel it's important to cut through the usual narrative, and really educate on what it means to be healthy, athletic and strong...not just for "this month", but forever. Improving your ability to execute natural, everyday activities without destroying your body, developing balanced full-body strength, and doing the appropriate methods of conditioning. This is what we help people accomplish. This all leads to efficiency and results!

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North Loop Fitness

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800 Washington Ave N, Ste 50
Minneapolis, MN
55401

General information

We are here so you can train and workout with purpose. Our environment is specifically set up for you to learn, work, and succeed. I do not promote lies or myths. We are about training hard, and SMART, to increase performance in every aspect.

Email us for more info or to set up an appt. Also, check out the website for a virtual tour and more info. Read more on this NLF FB page also.

– There are 8-10 spots in front of the gym and on the North side of the lot.
– Additional free parking on 8th street (next to Bunkers) is available after 5pm on non Twins game nights.
– Pick up a voucher for 1 hour of free parking in the parking ramp attached to the TractorWorks building. Parking vouchers are on front desk.

There are options all over the place, find them! More importantly, if you live within 1 to 6 blocks of the gym, run, walk, bike, do whatever you can... just don't drive. If you live further, bike and be awesome.

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 1pm
Tuesday 5am - 1pm
Wednesday 5am - 1pm
Thursday 5am - 1pm
Friday 5am - 1pm
Saturday 5am - 1pm
Sunday 5am - 1pm

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