FITNESS

Learn to Become a Ninja at New Fargo Business

FOUR STAR NINJA ACADEMY TRAINS PEOPLE TO UNLEASH THEIR INNER NINJA

FARGO, N.D. — Four Star Ninja Academy is officially open, but the mission of this gym isn’t like many others in Fargo. “We started designing this to bring a new way to do fitness without them thinking they’re doing a workout,” said co-owner Dustin Hjelmstad. The idea came from the co–owners’ own struggles with working out, as well as their…

Global Running Day Encourages People to Lace Up Their Sneakers and Get Active

Local organizations are holding group runs and virtual runs

FARGO, N.D. — Nice, warm days are great reason to get out and get moving, and that’s what Global Running Day is designed to do. Fargo Running Company owner Cley Twigg took part in his first race when he was four, and he hasn’t stopped running since. “It’s something I enjoy doing. I call it my therapy. It’s what I need sometimes,…

Embrace Your Inner Warrior at Fargo’s New Conquer Ninja Gym

This if the first one in Fargo but there are four in Minneapolis

  FARGO, N.D. — There’s a new place you can go in Fargo for family, fun and fitness. Conquer Ninja Gym is offers ninja training and an obstacle course for ages five and up. While there are four locations in Minneapolis, this is the first one to come to Fargo. Owners of the location say it’s a sport that offers a…

USA Weightlifting Comes to North Dakota for the First Time, Credit Goes to CrossFit

CrossFit started in 2000

FARGO, N.D. — Two years ago, Jeremy Grinsteiner signed up for his first Crossfit meet. Little did he realize, lifting a barbell would do more than just get his blood pumping faster. “That’s where I absolutely caught the bug. I was hooked,” he said. He is now joining a group of men and women from the metro who are not only…

Former NDSU & MSUM Athletes Bring Rise Training and Fitness to Moorhead

There are two programs: adult fitness and athlete performance

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to spice up your fitness routine, there’s a new fitness center in town. Rise Training and Fitness celebrated its grand opening. It offers two main programs: one focusing on adult fitness and one on athlete performance. Workouts center around cardio circuits and strength training. Rise was started by former Bison Running Back Chase Morlock and…

Jumping for Joy Video Goes Viral; Watch 4-Year-Old Wyatt Reach New Heights in His Wheelchair

And that video she's mentioning has been seen by more than four million people!

FARGO, N.D. — Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and found an awesome viral video? You’ll be excited to know the next one you see comes right from Fargo. “This video has just been, it’s been incredible,” said Kim Pladson, the Executive Director at TNT Fitness in Fargo. And that video she’s mentioning has been seen by more than…

Burning at Orangetheory Fitness for Derrick Jacobs; How the Community is Honoring Him One Year Later

Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018...but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are in place for Derrick Jacobs

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, Derrick Jacobs of Fargo took his own life. Now 365 days later, friends and family are working out together to honor his memory. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen shows us how Orangetheory is more than just a work out. Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018…but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are…

NDSU Students Help TNT Fitness Get Athletes Pumped for FargoMania

People were invited to stop by the Memorial Union to grab some markers and make motivation signs to root on those competing

FARGO, N.D. — Ahead of FargoMania this weekend, NDSU students are helping TNT Fitness make posters for the athletes. People were invited to stop by the Memorial Union to grab some markers and make motivation signs to root on those competing. FargoMania is an adapted fitness competition for those with disabilities or special needs. It gives these athletes a chance…

YMCA Holds Climbing Wall Party As Part of National Welcoming Week

It's a chance for new Americans and people born in the U.S. to get to know each other

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Welcoming Week, and cities all over the country are putting on activities to welcome immigrants and refugees. The Schlossman YMCA held a climbing wall party, where people got to rock climb on the 32 foot wall. It was a chance for new Americans and people born in the U.S. to get to know each other. Those…

Ninja Warrior Maggi Thorne Inspires Athletes and Those With Disabilities With Talk at Avalon Center

The event benefits FargoMania, a competition designed for people of all abilities

FARGO, N.D. — Maggi Thorne, a competitor on American Ninja Warrior, gave a special talk hosted by TNT Kid’s Fitness. “Some people look at American Ninja Warrior and they’re like, ‘oh that’s easy.’ There’s people who definitely know it’s hard. It is a lot harder than it looks,” Thorne said. She’s a mother of three and a global ambassador for a…