Best gym for busy people - Discover Strength - 2014 Best of MN

  • Updated: May 15, 2014 - 12:17 PM

Julie Ennis pressed PowerBlocks as part of a workout with personal trainer/strength coach Brandon Jonker at Discover Strength.

Photo: Joey McLeister, Special to the Star Tribune

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Too busy to work out, you say? Here goes that excuse: Discover Strength offers high-intensity workouts that CEO Luke Carlson promises will get you in shape and keep you there in only one or two sessions a week, 30 to 45 minutes apiece. The coach-led, machine-based workouts are tough — they’re designed to push your muscles to exhaustion — but Carlson, a former trainer for the Minnesota Vikings and strength coach at two high schools, says research shows they deliver all the benefits you’d get from hours of plugging away at a treadmill or free weights. Locations in Chanhassen, Minneapolis and Plymouth.

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