BISMARCK, ND - There's a new place in town for those looking to spice up their workout routine.
Soul Haven Fitness Studio is open for business in Downtown Bismarck. The owners say their goal is to show locals that yoga is an activity everyone can enjoy.
The new fitness boutique offers yoga, barre, and pilates classes.
"I am a beginner and they have really been very understanding with people that are in all different levels of the classes," says Morgan Diechert, a Soul Haven client.
Studio owner, Kelly Hoeven, says she and her family wanted to offer more than the average yoga joint.
"We wanted to bring the full experience to Bismarck. We are very passionate about fitness and community. So, we thought that this would be a great add to Bismarck, especially Downtown Bismarck where there's a lot of events happening," says Hoeven.
The studio offers classes as well as retail shopping, a Soul Nutrition Shake Shop, and childcare for parents working out.
Megan Grad runs the studio alongside her mom and sister, Kelly. She says their diversity doesn't stop at what they offer, but they also aim to break the mold of peoples' perception of traditional yoga.
"These classes aren't for a specific body type, or a specific fitness level, or a gender. And, what we found is that people coming into these classes.. find that they really like that supportive environment," she says.
Grad says it's been an exciting journey witnessing people excited about fitness and who they meet in classes.
"It's why we did it," she explains.
The sisters will open their Shake Shop section on Saturday.
Soul Haven Studio will be giving away prizes at the Art and Wine Walk on June 13th.
They will also be hosting an event on the rooftop of First Western at 304 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504 on June 20th.
For more information on classes and events you can visit their website at www.soulhavenstudio.com.
Soul Haven Studio is located at 209 W Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501.