Keeping Up with MTT: New Coach! Plus..spring training specials, MORE Boxing and Murph!

Posted by Jennie Clark

Apr 25, 2018 10:59:36 PM

We are thrilled to welcome Nick Klaren to Minnesota Top Team! Nick will be taking the lead on TEAM TRAINING as well as working individually with athletes. It has taken us a LONG time to find someone who fits in with our team strength and conditioning training style and we feel this is the beginning of a long and successful partnership. 

Nick KlarenNick began training athletes after finishing his career playing professional hockey (ECHL, CHL, and SPHL) in 2012. He has trained athletes from ages 14 to 26, while helping them reach past their plateaus to be more powerful and explosive in their sport. Along with individual athlete training he has been the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League for the past 2 seasons. Before the Magicians he worked at Xperience Fitness as a personal trainer and has helped numerous clients reach past their goals. His passion lies with developing athletes and seeing them succeed every day. Nick approaches his training the same way he does with every day life -- with accountability and action. “I want to make sure each athlete is working functionally to their full capacity while performing each exercise as they receive the accountability they need in order to succeed in each session.”

Welcome to MTT, Nick!  

Nick is offering a SPRING SPECIAL on personal training sessions (offer good through 5/31/18: 

One-on-One Sessions:

30 day challenge (8 sessions + homework)          $399 (savings of $200)

12 sessions                                                           $749 (savings of $211) 

Small Group Sessions (2 persons)

30 Day Challenge (8 sessions + homework)        $225 per person (savings of $45 ea.)

12 Sessions                                                          $450 per person (savings of $135 ea.)

Contact Nick call or text 651-216-4405

spring_trainingSpeaking of SPRING TRAINING, Spring is here and Summer is coming and now is a great time to hone in on your technique and skills and get some one on one attention. Here are some more specials (offers good through 5/31/18): 


Buy 3 get 1 free = $210

Buy 8 get 2 free = $400

To schedule contact the coaches directly:

AlexVazquez-1  Alex Vazquez: 651-231-4503

John_Schimon John Schimon: 612-500-6957

Andre Andre Sellars: 952-228-0586



4 sessions: $180

8 sessions: $320

Contact Julian Varela call or text 612-281-6895.


Individual Sessions: 6 for $300 ($60 savings), or 13 for $600 ($180 savings)

2-person privates: 6 for $225/ea ($45/ea savings), or 13 for $450/ea ($135 savings ea)

Contact Al at 612-423-3171, or


Our boxing program and membership continues to GROW!  We are excited to be making some big changes to our class times and to the Boxing program all together.  

We are going to be seeing Boxing Coach, Andre Sellars, around MTT full time starting in May.  He'll be taking over the 5:30pm Kids classes along with Boxing Coach Assistant, Eddy V.  Andre will also be leading moreof the Adult evening classes, plus we're adding an 8am Saturday adult class. 

530Alex Vazquez isn't going anywhere!  We're just moving some things around and our biggest news is that we are adding an often-requested early morning boxing class Mon/Wed/Fri at 5:30am.  This will be a 45-minute class! What a great way to start the day! Who wouldn't want to see Alex's face first thing in the am? 

We're not done yet....we are adding another level of training with the addition of our TECHNICAL BOXING classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm with long-time Boxing/Competition Boxing Coach, John Schimon.  This is going to be a great stepping stone and transitional class from the adult boxing classses into the Competition Boxing classes.  Technical Boxing classes will be included in the Adult Boxing membership.  Headgear, mouth guard, wraps and gloves are required gear to participate in this class. All are available for sale here at MTT. 

**New Boxing schedule below and copies are now available at the desk!**

If you're in the gym on any given night you'll see the explosion of kids and adults in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. BJJ is how MTT started and it's at the heart of who we are as a gym.  To see it grow in the hands of our most talented and gifted coaches is amazing. This past weekend we had 17 of our BJJ Kids compete in a tournament - for many of them it was their first time and we are so proud of them and of our dedicated coaches!!  

        kidsmedals2          kids_medals




We are excited to host our first-ever Murph Challenge here at MN Top Team on SUNDAY 5/27/18at 10am! T-shirts will be made, food will be served, work will be done and proceeds will be donated to the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

Please save the date and register by MAY 15, 2018. Register via FB Messenger, email, in person here at MN Top Team,  call us at 651-340-4349.
or watch for our online sign up next week. 
Cost is $35 (Includes t-shirt, food, fun). Spectators will be asked to pay a $5 donation and will get food. 

What is "Murph"? 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, and another 1 mile run.
This can be done scaled or as prescribed and can be performed by a 2-person team, individually, or as an "elite" athlete (which includes wearing a weight vest, spots are limited).
This event is open to anyone and everyone ages 12 and up (12-15 year olds must participate with a parent) -- all MN Top Team members and their friends and family members.boxing_2018








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