How Busy TC Notables Break a Sweat

These busy Twin Cities notables still find the time to break a sweat.

  • Who: Jason DeRusha
    Where: Life Time Fitness
    What: “My workout is very boring. I have my iPad with the Kindle app on the elliptical machine pumping the Pandora music while I keep an eye on The Price Is Right on the TV.”

  • Who: Lori Barghini
    Where: Life Time Fitness
    What: Kickboxing with Karl and Cardio Core with Lisa

  • Who: Julia Cobbs
    Where: Energy Pilates and Fitness
    What: The Reformer & Elevation class

  • Who: Amelia Santaniello
    Where: The Firm
    What: Spinning and personal training (a rotation between weights and TRX bands) with TJ McNiff

  • Who: Dez
    Where: Snap Fitness
    What: Fitcamp three times a week

  • Who: Alexis Thompson
    Where: The Shed and Life Time Fitness
    What: Spin class with Spencer at The Shed and/or Zumba with Marlena at Life Time

  • Who: Jason Matheson
    Where: Outside along the Mississippi River
    What: Jogging a couple times a week

  • Who: Julie Nelson
    Where: Life Time Fitness and STEELE
    What: Sessions with Chris Freytag at Life Time and Kami Meier at STEELE

  • Who: Mayor R.T. Rybak
    Where: Streets and trails around Minneapolis, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, and Theodore Wirth Park
    What: Biking, cross-country skiing, and swimming*

  • Who: Sven Sundgaard
    Where: At home and outside around the lakes
    What: Weight training and running

J.D.’s Good Workout Questions

Q: Is it better to eat before or after a workout?
It’s better not to eat much before you work out. But after, your body needs to repair and restore itself right away.

Q: How accurate are calorie counters?
On average, some gym machines overestimate calories burned by between 200 and 300 an hour. Dang!


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