Health & Fitness

When traveling, sometimes it’s hard to get enough exercise. Never fear—in Minneapolis you have tons of options! Visit one of the city’s many excellent gyms, rent a bike (street bike, mountain bike, or specialty bike) and hit the trails, go skiing (downhill or cross country) or snowboarding in the winter, or go hiking. .

Things to Do

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Anytime Fitness

Get to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness! Our friendly, professional staff is trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need.

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Minneapolis Downtown YMCA

Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.

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The Firm

Fitness venue that offers cycling, crossfit, yoga, studio, and personal training. Stop in for a free week of classes!

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Twin Town Fitness

Cross fit gym located in Uptown. Offers boot camp classes, crossfit training sessions, and also yoga.

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Afton Alps

Afton Alps is Epic. Afton Alps is where your Epic journey begins. This journey takes you to 8 world class destination resorts. Don’t just dream about hitting the back bowls in Vail, taking your first ski lesson in Beaver Creek , or hitting the park in Breckenridge – Live it.

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Buck Hill

Buck Hill offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing for all ages. Come check us out just south of the cities in Burnsville.

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Bunker Hills Ski Trail

The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department offers cross-country skiing at four different park locations for you to enjoy. Rental equipment for cross county skiing is available at Chomonix Golf Course, Bunker Hills Campground Visitor Center and at the Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center.

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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Taking a roughly circular path through the city of Minneapolis, the Grand Rounds is a linked series of park areas and shoreline pathways including separate paths for automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Extending about 50 miles, much of the byway was built in the 1930s as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps projects.

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DIRO Outdoor Activities

DIRO Outdoors provides local outdoor activities; gear rental & delivery; parties & company events; and educational & environmental stewardship opportunities within the Twin Cities and St. Croix River Valley.

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Hyland Hills Ski Area

Located just south of Minneapolis in Bloomington, the Hyland Hills Ski Area hosts cross-country and downhill skiing. The 36,000-square-foot chalet includes a gear shop, rentals, and a restaurant, and runs all season thanks to its robust artificial snow production.

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Freewheel Bike Midtown Bike Center

Freewheel Bike is home to the largest selection of rental bikes in the Twin Cities area.  At our Minneapolis Midtown Bike Center location we rent hybrid bikes and road bikes. Whether you’re visiting Minnesota on a sport vacation or just want to take a spin around Lake Calhoun, we can get you into the perfect bike rental.

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G-Werx Fitness Downtown

Located in the Mill District of Minneapolis within the Abiitan Mill City Development.  This 2,000 sq ft facility is a street level walk-up studio with a friendly neighborhood vibe.  This studio has state of the art equipment, a patented and award winning G-Werx Group Personal Training System and 5 Star Reviews.

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Minnesota Valley State Trail

Just minutes from the Twin Cities, this state recreation area preserves part of the Minnesota River Valley. The section of trail from Shakopee to Chaska is paved and a natural surface trail runs from Chaska to Belle Plaine. The area is ideal for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and snowmobiling

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Nice Ride Sharing Stations

Bike sharing is a fun, low-cost way to get where you’re going. Whether you want to take one ride or one thousand, we’ve got a plan that works for you.

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Welcome to the premier bike and boat rentals destination in Minneapolis; featuring the largest selection of specialty cycles, bicycles, boats, and more – guaranteed fun for the whole family!