Minnesota summers fly by so fast!
You are busy coordinating summer camps, work schedules, vacations, seeing friends, and trying to make the most of every sunny day.
Where do you fit in?
If you don't have a plan, its easy to end up
putting yourself and your workouts last on the agenda,
wasting time searching and deciding what to do,
Let me help you take care of you this summer.
In my Backyard Workout Club, I'll give you:
A plan. A consistent strength training routine you don't have to think about.
Time. Be with your body and show it some love twice a week for just 30 minutes.
An opportunity to make an intentional commitment to yourself. Make the decision to invest in your mental and physical health this summer.
"Anne has a gift for bringing a gentle energy and flow to strength training. She gives so much variation and flexibility in the programming that anyone of any fitness level will find it accessible and be motivated to keep going."
Saying yes to a regular strength training routine this summer is saying yes to
Confidence and energy to tackle your favorite summer activities and adventures.
Regular deposits for your future self - stronger bones, improved balance, and mobility as you age.
Comfort and trust in your body just as it is today.
Backyard Workout Club members are:
Looking for a fun and flexible way to fit strength training into their life.
Beginners to more intermediate lifters who are comfortable completing workouts at home (with help from clear programming and video demonstrations.)
Individuals who want to find a relationship to movement and exercise that is NOT rooted in diets and weight loss.
Two 20-30 minute strength and mobility workouts delivered to you via a custom app each week.
Connection to a community of like-minded folks looking to build strength at home with a focus on caring for your body without diet-culture nonsense.
You'll be invited to join our private Facebook group where I will share movement tips and you can ask questions and connect with others.
Sample workout structure:
Dynamic warm-up with muscle activation and mobility (5min)
Circuits of 2-4 strength and conditioning movements (15-20min)
Lower body: squat, hinge, and lunge variations
Upper body: push/press and row/pull variations
Core strengthening including resistance bands and body weight movements
You will need:
Dumbells or kettlebells: A lighter set that you are comfortable lifting overhead and a heavier set for lower body movements.
A large loop resistance band (like this one) and something to anchor it to (a post, tree branch, table leg, or your heaviest weight can all work)
Starting June 11th, you'll receive two workouts every Sunday to complete at your own pace throughout the week.
$60 for 10 weeks of workouts.
Feel strong and cared for in your body this summer.
"Anne's focus on functional fitness, reasonable expectations and empowerment has been exactly what I needed to feel comfortable getting back into a strength routine. Anne is really knowledgeable about why she chooses the movements she does, and is proactive about recommending modifications to alleviate discomfort or accommodate injuries/preferences. Anne's programs really quieted any concerns I had about being too far behind or not capable of improving, and I'm so happy to be back in a place where I'm feeling strong and capable again."
Meet your coach
Hi, I'm Anne (She/Her). I've spent most of my career researching education and public health initiatives, but I was ready to get away from data and spreadsheets and have an impact on people in real life.
I believe that strength training is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being and quality of life. AND lifting weights can be really fun, especially in a community of kind and supportive people.
I became a NASM-certified personal trainer and founded Gentle Strength because I want strength training to be more accessible to everyone, regardless of age, body size, past experience, or gender identity.
I get that not everyone has the time or interest to get to the gym multiple times a week and I hope that the Backyard Workout Club will provide an accessible and fun entry point to strength training at home this summer!