Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tangletown CrossFit

Tangletown CrossFit

After stopping by at CrossFit Edina, I decided to visit Tangletown CrossFit, a box opened by one of their members a few years ago.  Conveniently it was about two miles from my hotel.

I dropped in for the 5:30am class with the owner, Darcy.  Unlike CrossFit Minnesota, this class was mostly women.
  • Warm up: 2 rounds: 400m run/row, high knees, butt kickers, inch worm, 20-30 band pull aparts, 10 pushups, mobility
  • Skill Work: Muscle Ups, Transitions, Pull Ups, or Ring Dips
  • Workout: For time:
    • 12 Thrusters 115#/75#
    • 400m Run
    • 10 Thrusters 115#/75#
    • 400m Run
    • 8 Thrusters 115#/75#
    • 400m Run
    • 6 Thrusters 115#/75#
    • 400m Run
    • 4 Thrusters 115#/75#
Some things I really liked here:
  • Rocking, energetic classes.  Huge turn out.  If you're not up coming in to the gym, you'll be up shortly.  Darcy is full of energy and so is the class!
  • Tight, friendly community.  I met almost everyone in the class.  People wait for each other to be done with the workout before cleaning up.  
  • Variety of equipment: watt bike, fractional plates, ropes, benches, prowlers, tire, etc.  They also have lots of accessories like weight belts and grips.
  • Super high rings!  Probably one of the highest pair of rings I've seen to date in a CrossFit gym!  So happy I came in on muscle up day!
  • Darcy, the owner still teaches most of the classes!  How often do you see that nowadays?
  • Seems to be a women-powered gym.  All the trainers are women, and so are a lot of the members.  Girl power!
  • Cold water fountain
  • Visitor friendly

Some things that could use improvement:
  • More classes.  For example, they only have two classes on Friday's. 

Some pictures:

2. Inside

3. Inside.

4. multiple angles.

5. super high rings!

6. Pull up structure

7. targets

8. organization.

9. whiteboards

10. first room

11. PRs!


A cute little box catered to the people who live nearby.  Check it out sometime!  They're a bunch of very sweet people!

Nearby Gyms: CrossFit Edina/CrossFit Minnesota