MINOT, N.D. - A popular workout studio across the country has its roots in North Dakota.
Solidcore studios' founder and CEO Ann Mahlum grew up in Bismarck before starting her successful chain of instructor-led workout studios.
Jack Springgate stopped by their newest studio in Minot in this week’s Fit Tip.
Jack Springgate here at one of Minot's newest fitness studios, Solidcore, that's not only taking the Magic City by storm, but also the rest of North Dakota in your weekly Fit Tip.
I'm joined by our trainer Christy who's going to show me what Solidcore is all about, but the first thing I need to know is what makes Solidcore so unique?
“It's almost like working out in a dance club I feel like it is. So it's just a great environment. This machine, her name is actually Sweatlana, she has a name, was developed just for Solidcore. The machine has two platforms and then the carriage that moves, so it's a lot easier on your joints, it's less jarring on your joints, it's very easy on your body. We always have a muscle focus of the day. It's going to be a different workout. There's always planks, squats, lunges, those type of movements. Everything is incorporated around those,” said Christy Miller, Solidcore Minot instructor and manager.
There are Solidcore studios in five locations around North Dakota: Bismarck, Mandan, Minot, Fargo. Grand Forks location opens Sat., Nov. 17.