Marsh Blog

What’s The Deal with Foam Rolling?

A Brief History of Foam Rolling The foam roller was originally used by practitioners of the Feldenkrais method back in the 1980s.  The cylindrical roller was used as a tool for balance and muscle massage, but it wasn’t long before a reduction in pain was noticed after using the foam roller.  Studies then started to […]

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Water Exercise: It’s good for Heart!

Your heart is a muscle, the most important muscle in your body!  It beats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Inactivity will literally cripple your heart! A normal resting heart rate ranges from 60-80 beats per minute.  If you want to make your heart stronger, then it’s important to challenge it to beat […]

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Utilizing Strength Training for Fat Loss

There has been a recent increase in the popularity of strength training for muscle building, but there is a benefit of working your muscles that many aren’t yet aware of, and that’s the incredible fat loss results that come from strength training. Strength training is one of the most effective ways of losing body fat […]

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How to Make Your Fitness Goals Easier to Achieve

It’s a new year and along with it comes a feeling for many of us of wanting a ‘fresh start’. We want to be the best versions of ourselves in the new year and that, of course, starts with setting goals.   If you’re starting this year off by setting some positive goals, we commend […]

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Learning to Maintain Healthy Habits

Setting goals for your health is the first step toward living the healthy life that you want for yourself.  We all have an idea of the shape or level of health we want to be in, and we all have to start somewhere. Many goals surrounding fitness are never reached or they aren’t maintained. Life […]

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Sauna Benefits

Yes, it’s so relaxing…but sitting in the sauna for a limited period of time is also good for you. Exposure to the dry heat helps your heart function properly and exercises your blood vessels. So grab a towel and sweat yourself to better health!

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The benefits of HIIT

HIIT a.k.a High-Intensity Interval Training is just one of the great ways to workout. One of the best things about HIIT is that you can do it anywhere, and with no equipment. The Marsh’s GRIT class gives you all the tools to get all those amazing benefits that HIIT has in just 30 minutes! Here […]

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Begin Pilates Today!

Begin Pilates today! Did you know we offer a special package for Pilates beginners? Contact the studio for pricing information and to schedule your first session! 952.930.8597 ext. 4 or email Laura at ltellier@themarsh.com.

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Ruth and Kofi Annan at Macalester

In the picture on the cover of the Star Tribune today, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and patron alumnus Ruth Stricker Dayton (founder of The Marsh) socialized after a ceremony at Macalester College on Monday, where Annan was honored with the renaming of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship in his […]

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Workout of the Week: TRX Circuit

Our Exercise Specialists present a Workout of the Week to help you keep inspired in our Training Center. Try this TRX Circuit! Questions? Just stop in our Health Education office. We would be happy to ‘show you the ropes’! Download the workout here.

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