501 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541544.978375 -93.261214
Mon-Fri 6am-8pm Sat-Sun 8am-2pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown West
501FIT is the only club offering one-of-a-kind fun, affordable and effective G-Werx Workout Program (Patent Pending), a shared personal training model.
501FIT Founder Phil Martens developed this group fitness method on the incredibly versatile G-Werx Gym (www.gwerx.com), which he designed and invented.
With the G-Werx workout program, your professional and certified trainer will coach and instruct you to develop and fine-tune your exercise and breathing techniques to achieve maximum results. Training participants have personal autonomy while partnering with certified trainers to set the resistance and exertion levels best suited to achieve their personal goals!
Our facility is top notch with spectacular skyline views of Minneapolis. Guaranteed, you'll have more energy and feel great! Check our offers and call (612) 587-2641.
G-Werx has been a wonderful experience for me. I have used personal trainers in the past and the G-Werx provides a much better value. Furthermore, I have made many friends through the my morning classes. We all sweet, laugh, and push one another to help achieve our individual goals.
Best Workout in Downtown – I've been going to 501fit G-Werx for a few weeks now and have really enjoyed my time there. The staff is incredibly friendly and the environment is condusive to a great workout. The group workout sessions feel really encouraging and positive. The instructors are very knowledgable and somehow find a way to make working out fun. Most importantly, the results speak for themselves and since working out at 501fit, I feel stronger and healthier. I would highly recommend 501fit to anyone looking to get into better shape.
Group Strength All the way! – I can’t say enough good things about what 501 Fit has done for my health & wellbeing. When I started as one of their group strength clients over a year ago, I had never done strength training before in my life. I was 30 years old, 11 months post-baby and putting on weight. My physical at the doctor showed my blood sugar in pre-diabetic range. When I initially decided to join, it wasn’t for my health but to tone up for my wedding. That wonderful day came and went in April, 2011, and I had taken about a month off from my group strength exercises. I decided to go back and do the exercises when I returned because all my old upper back and neck injuries started hurting me again. So the second time around the goal was to not be in pain. After a couple of months of doing this, I wasn’t in pain anymore, but I met with 501 Fit once again to discuss my nutrition. With my crazy lifestyle, it was difficult for me to have enough energy during some of my classes. Phil brought some things to my attention that I could change. This was in September, 2011. After this meeting and deciding to make better nutritional choices, I have lost 20 pounds and toned up and went down two pants sizes. I have chosen this journey to now be a journey of health and 501 Fit continues to help with this. Paying for the classes is part of it because it gives me the accountability I need. When you go to their club, everyone knows your name; the people I work out with are great also. It is wonderful to work out with people with such varied hobbies and interests. I recommend 501 Fit to anyone who is serious, or in my case, sort of serious about getting on track with your fitness goals!
Yes, It (G)-Works! – I have been attending group workouts at 501Fit for almost 6 months now. I can attest that the program works! The group class format is a good compromise between wandering around the gym with a friend and having an (expensive) trainer hovering over you constantly. Phil, Diana, and the rest of the crew at 501Fit are really great. They are good motivators and will push you to achieve, but at the same time won’t embarrass you if you need to start out slow. I should know - when I started I was =really= out of shape. With the help of 501Fit, I have lost about 20lbs and my strength and stamina have seen an order of magnitude of improvement too.
Congrats on you accomplishments! You should be proud of your effort - the program works because you bring hard work to the table. Thank you for the wonderful review.
I LOVE this place! – I love this place! I have to admit, I’m not super motivated to work out on my own, so I need the extra push and encouragement. I definitely get that from the trainers at 501FIT. The staff and clients are super friendly and the vibe is welcoming and unintimidating. I had come across them while searching for a personal trainer – as I’ve had one in the past and had great results. But, I just couldn’t justify the expense of 1:1 personal training. I’ve gotten the exact same results – if not better – with 501FIT, at a much more reasonable cost, and have had an enjoyable and overall better experience with them. The classes are small, they’re fun yet challenging, and you get to know people. My original plan was to sign up for three months just to get acclimated to working out again, but I’ve already signed up for my next three months and have no plans of stopping. If you’re searching for a gym, this is the place.
Thank you for the thoughtful review. ~ Diana Broschka
Awesome group training classes – My partner and I have been coming to 501 fit for about 9 months. We take three 60 minute classes each week. I've never regularly worked out before--and I'm seeing major results. The staff is really friendly, the gym is never crowded, and the place is always clean. Working out in a group has been really nice for us. It keeps you on task and you end up pushing yourself a lot harder than you otherwise would thanks to peer pressure.
We appreciate having both you and Dan work out with us! You bring a wonderful spirit and energy to our gym! ~ Diana Broschka
great gym – I love going to 501fit. I try to stop by every day after work. I have been going to different health clubs all my life, and this is one of the best. All of the staff is great, and the owners are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a variety of equipment and classes offered which can suit beginners or the more experienced weight lifter. If you are looking for a gym near downtown Minneapolis, give this one a shot!
Jeff, thank you for the wonderful sentiments. We enjoy having you workout at our studio each and every day! ~ Diana Broschka
A great place to work out – I joined 501F1T about six weeks ago and couldn't be happier. I am never motivated to work out on my own but can't afford a personal trainer so I thought I would try 501F1T. I am glad I did. Paying for a certain number of sessions give me the accountability I need but is still flexible (I can come in on saturdays to make up any training I missed during the week). The trainers are great, fun and motivating. I feel fantastic knowing I am finally working out three days a week, am getting a great work out and can afford it.
Glad to have you working out with us @ 501FIT. Thank you for the review. We appreciate being part of your fitness journey.
Fantastic environment! – Diana and Phil,
your support is wonderful and much appreciated. Not only you are extremely capable trainers but you are amazing and generous human beings. I feel blessed to have walked into your business two years ago!
Amazing Results and Support – I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I was overweight as a child, as a teenager, and as an adult. I used to tell myself things like, "Ok, by the time I turn 16 I am going to lose weight." "Ok, by the time I turn 18 I'm going to lose weight." "Ok, by the time I'm done with college." "Ok, by the time I'm done with graduate school." All of those milestones came and went and it never happened. I don't drink sugary beverages. I have always eaten very healthy, and I am very active. I don't own a car, so I bike and walk everyday. I practice yoga. I am a physical theatre artist by profession and graduate school for me consisted of a lot of movement including acrobatics classes. Despite all of this, I just never could manage to lose any significant amount of weight. I felt I was doing everything right and still couldn't get anywhere, and it felt incredibly unfair. My feelings about my situation have varied over the years.
Shortly before the first snows fell late last autumn I began to worry about what would happen to my body during the decreased activity months of winter. I decided I should spring for a gym membership. As I started reading about what the various gyms around town had to offer and they were all boasting personal training I started thinking how nice it would be if I could afford something like that. Certainly then I would finally get the body I always wanted. However, the cost was out of question for me.
Then I found 501 F1T. First of all, I was really impressed with the website. The place seemed friendly and serious about helping people achieve their goals. This was not a faceless corporation, nor did it seem like a place whose clients arrive for a fitness fashion show. This place seemed like the real cool. My first impression was correct. I met with Phil for a tour and we later created a personalized plan for me to achieve my ideal fitness level which included both the Group Strength G-Werx classes, regular cardio activity, and a nutritional consultation where he was able to tell me exactly what was going on with me and what minor adjustments I could make.
I am now in the 12th week of my plan and I have lost over 16 lbs so far. I've made incredible progress toward my ultimate goal and already I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life. The Group Strength G-Werx classes were key for me. You get the same kind of one-on-one attention that you find with personal training for a fraction of the cost and you are there with other people working equally as hard which keeps you going. There is a healthy level of accountability to keep showing up everyday since other people will be there ready to work out with you.
Phil and Diana, and the other trainers truly believe in each and every one of their clients and that is so empowering. They know everyone by name and spend time going out of their way to check in with how you're doing and feeling, and they support you in your journey.
Now that I'm really doing this, really getting somewhere, I find myself thinking, why didn't I just do this before? Time passes whether we're working on our goals or not, might as well just go for it.
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