Build functional strength in a relaxed and supportive environment.
You know that resistance training is essential for maintaining your overall well-being, but you need support to show up consistently and make the most of your time in the gym.
I'm here to guide you with thoughtful, progressive strength programming and a warm and welcoming space to learn and grow.
The next 12-week session starts on March 21st.
Space is limited!
"Anne cares. When I started I was hesitant due to the rheumatoid arthritis I fight with daily. I knew I needed to get stronger and the kid I hired to show me around a local gym was not my jam. I joined this small group and Anne offers all kinds of options to make the workouts work for everyone in a kind and supportive way. It has helped me feel confident in myself on top of actually getting stronger."
Join us in getting stronger together!
Small group training combines the personalized feedback and attention of personal training, with the added benefit of having fun and building connections with a stellar group of humans.
In-person small group program participants are:
Interested in building strength with expert guidance in a gym setting.
Absolute beginners or more intermediate lifters looking to refine their form and technique.
Committed to building a consistent, twice-a-week strength training routine.
Individuals with special conditions such as arthritis, osteopenia, or injuries who want real-time feedback and modifications to movements.
1583 Hamline Ave N, Falcon Heights, MN 55108
The F.I.T. Lab is a small, independent, Black-owned, neighborhood gym. We will have the entire space to ourselves during our sessions.
The next 12-week program begins on March 21st and ends on June 8th (24 sessions total)
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am, 10:45 am, or 12:00 pm. (All groups are currently FULL, waitlist only)
Each session lasts 50-60 minutes.
During our time together, we will move through warm-up and mobility drills, strength-focused primary lifts, circuits including balance and core strengthening, and cool-down stretches. We will use a variety of implements including dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, cable machines, resistance bands, and body weight
Sample class structure:
Dynamic warm-up with muscle activation and mobility (5-10min)
Heavy primary lifts with rest between sets (20-30min)
Lower body: squat or deadlift variations
Upper body: push/press and row/pull variations
Resistance training circuit (10-20min): move at a faster pace through 3-4 accessory movements including lighter weights, core work, explosive movements
Cool down/stretch (5 min)
$480 or three monthly payments of $170
Enrollment is capped at 8 people per small group.
Register now to claim your spot!
"Before Anne's class, I didn't know how to properly lift weights and avoided weight lifting at the gym for fear of looking like an idiot. After taking Anne's class, strength training has become my favorite way to workout! I feel stronger, and more confident and look forward to the classes each week. Anne's an amazing coach!"
"I feel stronger than I have in years - carrying groceries, carrying my kiddos down the stairs. I am completing my second series training with Anne and I am signing up for the next session!"
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.