DTM5: Top Five Minneapolis Condo Gyms
Downtown Mike knows the condo scene, really well. Actually, he knows things you probably don’t even realize you need to know. Mike will regularly feature his top 5 in any given category, hence, “Downtown Mike’s Top Five (DTM5)” Which will come in handy as a resource when you or a friend are looking to move downtown. This week we start with the top 5 gyms. Because healthy living is the way to go.
You’ll be impressed by the options each of these condos offer! Living downtown is a pretty sweet deal…
1. 100 3rd Ave S (Mill District): Carlyle
Features: Praxis Healing Spa is attached to the gym (Here you can get a massage, get your nails did, hot stone massage, acupuncture, etc.) They also have a Yoga/Pilates room and classes. 24 Hr Fitness Center (windows overlooking pool), tanning booths, rooftop lap pool (one of only a few outside-rooftop pools downtown), hot tub, outdoor grilling station and fire pit with views of downtown skyline… a necessity when living downtown.
3. 20 2nd St NE/110 1st Ave NE (NE Mpls): Pinnacle/Falls
Features: Newly renovated gym, originally an apartment building converted into condos, yoga room, fitness center, basketball hoop on the rooftop terrace, attached to gym, pool, sauna, hot tub.
4. 929 Portland Ave S: Skyscape
Features: Fitness Center, yoga and pilates studio, and plenty of space for individual and group activities. cardio and weight training equipment, individual TV’s while you train, a whirlpool spa (no regular pool), a sauna, a massage room, and nice views of the rooftop park and the downtown skyline from treadmills. Group fitness classes twice a week.
5. 401 S 1st St (Mill district), Riverwest:
Features: 24 Hr Fitness Center, sauna, hot tub, very active outdoor pool with unobstructed views of downtown skyline, outdoor grilling station and fire pit with views of downtown skyline, attached to club room with pool table and kitchen.
I have been in all of these facilities many times and would say that the ranking is pretty accurate. The Carlyle is the Country Club concept, Grant park more of a Lifetime Fitness, Pinnacle/Falls and Riverwest the YMCA and Skyscape are like something you would find at a chic hotel.