We are so excited to add a new member to our coaching staff: Traci Slane! Traci has been a coach for many years, and she specializes in strength training (specifically powerlifting). She will be coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm and you can catch her in classes throughout the week.
Here is a little more about our new coach Traci.
Name: Traci Slane
As we continue to rebuild after the last wild year and a half, our schedule continues to grow! We are adding more classes to our schedule starting this week, Oct 18th, 2021.
Noon classes MWF in-gym with coach Garrett Ferderber
6:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Trans Strength is back!!! Saturdays 9 am with coach Garrett Hoffman. Trans strength is a class only for folks who identify as Trans,...
We wanted to let you know that we are changing the schedule for our virtual classes Oct 18th
The good news is that we are making our recorded classes easier to access than ever before.
Now, our recorded classes can be accessed the same day, or you can access a back-log of classes through our private member portal.
Access the new Portal Here
As a Solcana member you’ll have...
Solcana is now requiring proof of vaccine for all members.
We are asking members to submit their vaccine status to us by September 13th, 2021.
Please complete the below google form and upload a photo of your vaccination card. After the deadline we will reach out to you to let you know to complete this step before you can return to in-person classes.
Online-only members are not required...
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...
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...
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...
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:
Or text (612) 808-0252
Why does working in a gym inspire you?
I love being around people and watching...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Name: Amanda Leeman
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
Pronouns: They / Them
Taurus Sun + Aquarius Moon + Sagittarius Rising
Solcana Fitness, a Minneapolis-based, queer-friendly, social-justice minded, feminist gym recently launched a membership referral program that underscores its deep commitment to strengthening the community in which it operates. As a part of its new refer-a-friend initiative, for every referral who signs a 6 or 12-month contract, Solcana will donate $50 to Avenues for Youth, a Hennepin County-based social impact organization that empowers youth ages 16-24...
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...