Category: The Cellar Gym

7 Reasons Martial Arts are Good for Mental Health

It’s no secret that practicing martial arts is a great way to strengthen your body and improve your physical fitness. Whether you’re training in Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, traditional martial arts like karate and taekwondo, or pushing yourself in an intense…
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Youth Learning at the Cellar with STEM Builders of Blaine

Last month, The Cellar Gym won an amazing field trip from STEM Builders of Blaine! Our youth summer campers had the opportunity to work through a learning unit focused on computer science concepts using GUI-based programming tools. Our campers worked in…
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Clean Bodies, Clean Clothes, Clean Gym

As we continue to make our return to full-contact training and larger class sizes, it's the perfect time to revisit the Cellar's guidelines around member etiquette and cleanliness! Upon joining the gym, every member receives an email copy of our…
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We’ve Moved!!!

Welcome to The Cellar Gym 5.0! It's a new year and we are thrilled to open the door to our new and improved facility! Our new home is a massive 17,500 sq ft facility in the Rosedale Commons Shopping Plaza…
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Are You Looking for a Healthier Lifestyle?

Are you looking for a fun, new way to get into shape and lead a healthier lifestyle? If so, you can relate to our member, Tom’s story. Tom Brekke has been training Muay Thai at The Cellar Gym since 2017,…
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For Coach Katie Locken, Martial Arts Is More than a Childhood Hobby

As The Cellar Gym’s general manager and a youth Muay Thai coach, Katie Locken’s everyday life is immersed in martial arts. She’s had two feet firmly planted in the world of martial arts since she was young, and that passion…
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The #1 ranked female MMA fighter in MN originally started at The Cellar Gym to lose weight…

Pam “Bam” Sorenson is a professional MMA fighter and a kickboxing coach at The Cellar Gym. She is currently the #1 ranked female MMA fighter in Minnesota and the #10 ranked female featherweight in the WORLD! Before she started martial…
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Combat “brain fog” at work

Kenny Tran is a computer engineer living and working in Northeast Minneapolis. A few years ago, he jumped headfirst into his career after graduating from college and had very little time for working out or cooking healthy meals. After a…
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What is your why?

Students at the Cellar Gym start Martial arts for all different reasons. Sean Flynn, an Uptown Minneapolis bartender and musician, didn’t find his way to martial arts for fun, fitness, or competition -- on his first day, he walked into class…
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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Many forms of martial arts, like Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, are considered individual sports – when you compete, it is only you versus your opponent. However, your progress is dependent on the quality of your training partners and your…
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