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.
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Experience 501FIT for 1 full week free of charge. Includes 1 G-Werx Training Session.
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Experience one small group strength training session led by a certified personal trainer. The equivalent of personal training in a shared lifestyle model.
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Free consultation with 501FIT Founder, Phil Martens.
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$25 OFF 1 training service of equal or greater value.
Best Workout Around – I've hopped around from fad to fad - all of the different kinds of yogas, diets, fasts, p90x. I've been working out for many years and haven't stuck to anything.
Until I started going to 501FIT. I started going with a friend/co-worker of mine and then eventually my boyfriend started to come with me. The classes are so much fun + so much work. You feel accomplished after each class and everybody has such a great personality that you feel happy that you came on top of it.
I've been a consistent client for almost a full year now and have never been so happy with the results I've seen. I'm blowing my initial goals out of the water thanks to the balanced lifestyle + strength training I've learned here.
Super clean. Super fun. Super worth your time + money.
Thank you for the great review; we appreicate your sentiments but are more so proud of your personal accomplishments and achievements. We're happy to be proud of your fitness success!
Diana Broschka, 501FIT Owner.
Welcoming Vibe, Great Place to Train – I am a personal trainer and train my clients at 501Fit. I felt welcomed by the owners, Diana and Phil, from the moment I walked in the door, and my clients feel the same way. Everyone is greeted by name with genuine warmth and enthusiasm. The facility is a great space-intimate but with plenty of room, lots of light, and an unbeatable view of the downtown skyline. You won't have to stand in line waiting for a piece of cardio equipment, and there is an excellent variety of machines, free weights, and other fitness 'toys'. The locker rooms are spotless and supplied with basic shower essentials, including towels (which is not always the case with a gym of this size). I feel fortunate to have found such a wonderful facility in which to train my clients!
Great support & motivation for working out! – 6 weeks ago, I donated a kidney to my husband and we're living in the cities for his transplant follow-up care. I was cleared for workouts 4 weeks after my surgery, and found 501FIT. AWESOME! The owners/trainers are super - both with accomodating my short term request (we'll only be here another 3 weeks) and for cautioning me during class when I might be pushing too hard considering my post-surgery startup.
Their strength classes are for ANYONE -- just starting out, restarting or fine-tuning. The classes are structured, challenging and well within capabilities, all at the same time. The trainers adjust the weight for each individual and keep an eye on everyone's form. I've also seen boot camp and kettleball classes. Even being here only a few weeks, I'm treated w/respect and encouraged to meet my goals -- makes me feel like I'm part of the family :-)
They were also super supportive when I asked if it was OK to come in and workout on my own -- no problem! Always a friendly hello in a super environment -- sunny, aesthetically interesting and pleasing -- with a great choice of well maintained, state of the art machines -- treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, weight machines, GWerx and more. Super clean too... Easy parking on the streets or in the lot out back. I highly recommend this place -- and will truly miss working out here when I go home to Duluth next month...
Great Value - Great staff – I have recently taken some strength training and cardio boxing classes at 501. Their trainers/staff are very knowledgeable, super friendly, and not pushy. The classes truly are like getting personal training results at a much lower price. Their techniques are unique and effective. Although you are in a class with other people you definitely feel like they are personally helping you and guiding you. If you are interested in personal training, this is just as good of an option and much more affordable!
Best workout & value – 501FIT's concept - small group training - is brilliant. We pay far less than we would for one-on-one training, yet get tons of attention because classes are small. Best of all, we are motivated to show up each and every time because our group is expecting us. This makes 50FIT the ONLY routine we've been able to maintain. And the results? A butt you can bounce quarters off ;) As an aside, the owner Phil is a fantastic trainer (been working with him since 2002) and all-around great guy.
Best Work Out – I have done some form of strength training for most of the past 20 years. This is by far the best gym and trainers I have found. I find the workouts challenging and fun due to the class environment. My husband, who is just started strength training for the first time, gets the attention needed to ensure he is doing the exercises correctly. The facility is very clean, the gym size is perfect, and the GWerx system great to work with. I wish I had found 501 sooner.
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad to be enhancing your fitness experience; we pride ourselves on giving our clients a clean, safe environment with the best training in town. Diana Broschka, 501FIT Owner
501 Fit - Strength in Numbers!! – The group strength training classes make real workouts very affordable. The trainers are awesome and the equipment easy to use. Also a great place to work out on your own. Nutrition support, amazing massage, and a real community feel. People talk to you and care about your progress here!
Thank you for the great remarks and for mentioning our full suite of services. We are all about strength training and group training such as cardioF1Tboxing and coming soon cardio bootcamp and kettlebells. We hope to expand our services but believe our core G-Werx strength training is top notch!
It's a great gym! My gym! Mine! All mine!!! – The trainers, Phil and Diana, know their stuff and keep people motivated. Phil invented the machines and designed the workouts, and Diana works tirelessly to keep the place running smoothly.
It's a nice size on the top floor of an old factory and so has windows on four sides. It's new and clean and not crowded. A monthly membership is reasonable.
So don't join. I don't want anyone to join. It's my gym. All mine.
Thank you for making mention of our great environment. We have tons of natural sunlight and a tough edgy warehouse feel with class. Strength with Class that is; we think our G-Werx Strength classes provide a safe, effective and affordable means for people to live a healthy lifestyle while doing it in a fun urban environment. Thanks1
non-athletic people can also enjoy 501Fit – I am not like the other athletic or former athletic people that have joined 501Fit. I am NOT athletic, have rheumatoid arthritis, have been a couch potato for years...and therefore obviously overweight. I joined 501Fit in January 2009, and I was going to try the strength training classes for only 8 weeks. I thought I would lose interest after that point. But I am surprised at how much fun I have at my work-outs, and how much confidence I have gained. I also don't feel awkward at the classes or in the gym the way I did at the bigger gyms that I have checked out (years and years ago). Phil and Diana are always watching to make sure we do the exercises correctly, encouraging us to push our limits, and changing the class so no two classes are ever the same. I always look forward to my classes, and feel disappointed when I can't go. My strength and balance have improved tremendously, and I have lost 30 pounds. You won't regret checking out 501Fit.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt description of your experience. We feel very proud of all our clients and love to hear how people feel good about our G-Werx Strength program and our club in general. Keep working out and be strong! And, have more fun. Diana Broschka, 501FIT Owner.
501 Fit is the BEST Health Club – I'm not a health club person and I particularly don't like the 'big box' clubs. 501 Fit is completely different. I've been going for 6 months now and have lost a total of 9 inches and 10 lbs, and for the first time in my life can see that I really do have muscles! I have had back problems for the past 10 years - Phil knows his stuff and has worked with me in class to strengthen my core muscles. I rarely have problems anymore and feel GREAT! I can't say enough about the quality and professionalism of this team - they care about each person that walks through their doors and helps them reach their goals. Try out one of the classes - they are fun, envigorating and a great value!
Thanks so much for the great feedback. We love this club and we love training with people like you, but it's your motivation that ultimately makes this so positive. Keep up the good work. Phil and Diana
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