Vikings Women kicked off another year of Workout Wednesdays, this time in the team's shiny new headquarters. More than 300 women visited Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center this week for a night focused on fitness and fun.
EAGAN, Minn. – Vikings Women kicked off another year of Workout Wednesdays, this time in the team's shiny new headquarters.
More than 300 women visited Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center this week for a night focused on fitness and fun.
"It was such an energy-filled space in the practice facility," said Director of Women's Initiatives and MVC Head Coach Tami Hedrick. "I think the women were honored that they were some of the first guests to be in the IPF (Indoor Practice Facility), and even though it was such a large group, I think they really bonded over having that experience together and working out side-by-side."
Life Time Fitness' lead yoga instructor Dana Marsh led Wednesday evening's class, which was free.
Women can also opt to purchase the Workout Warriors package, which includes Vikings Women apparel and a photo opportunity with the respective special guest. The June class was visited by guard Tom Compton, a Rosemount native whom the Vikings signed in free agency.
After last year's Workout Wednesdays reached its highest attendance around 100, the summer sessions at TCO Performance Center maxed out at 325 women apiece.
"I think Vikings Women were excited to come out and see our new home, so being in the new TCO Performance Center definitely enhanced our attendance increase," Hedrick said. "But personally, I was just so grateful. Our mission is to connect Vikings Women, and we're obviously exceeding that expectation by having so many repeatedly sign up for ways to connect with other Vikings Women through our events."
Although the July and August Workout Wednesday classes have reached capacity, women will have the opportunity to register for additional sessions during the season.
Hedrick encouraged those interested to keep an eye out on the Vikings Women website; sign-ups for fall classes are expected to be released next month.