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Good places to train?
« on: April 18, 2012, 07:03:33 PM »
Right, so obviously, I live in Minnesota. And seeing as there are plenty of others on these boards from here, I was wondering: Aside from gyms and the like, what are some good places to train/generally have fun? Looking for good locations, architecture, placement and the like. Any help would be awesome, thanks!
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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 02:17:20 PM »
My best advise, since I don't live anywhere near you, is to look around you. Explore your town or city and the neighboring towns. there is almost always great spots to train at within your reach. Best of luck to you and be safe.

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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 04:56:43 PM »
I understand that much, but due to my lack of transportation, I was hoping someone from the twin cities could give me a few good spots.
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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 07:33:17 AM »
There are tons of great spots in the Twin Cities...where about are you located?

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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 01:34:14 PM »
Right near where Maplewood meets Woodbury, right in the suburbs.
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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 07:08:45 AM »
There's probably some decent spots around there, but I haven't personally trained on that side of town much.  The closest/best place near you I can think of will be downtown St. Paul.  We usually start at a park directly behind the science museum right on the river.  It's off Shepard Road next to an Anytime Fitness and a Caribou Coffee.  It's a great park with tons of possibility and we've never had any issue with security.  Also it's really close to downtown where you can just wonder around and see what you can find.

Since I don't know your direct area too well I recommend trying something we did last summer in our own area.  Go to the city chamber of commerce or police station or wherever you can to find a big map of your area.  Then drive around to all the parks on the map and rate them all on a 1-10 scale of training potential.  Write it down on the map you've got with some notes of what was in the area and you'll know where you want to go in the future.  When we did this around the Eagan area there were something like 45 different parks we could visit and we found some really cool stuff.

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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 09:50:52 AM »
Thanks mate, that's actually a very helpful response! I'll definitely try to get to downtown St. Paul more this spring/summer.
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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 11:15:54 AM »
There is also of course Fight or Flight Academy over in Edina as well  ;D

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Re: Good places to train?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 03:23:12 PM »
Nothing would please me more than to go there, the pics, the vids... But sadly, the price+added gas money is too much for my parents. But I'll probably get a job/license this year so... fingers crossed!
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