Millennium Dance Company made waves earlier this summer when it announced it was moving into InFit’s location off Country Road 19 (LaBeaux Avenue) in Albertville, north of the Albertville Premium Outlets.
It left many fitness fans wondering, ‘Where is InFit headed?’
The answer reminds some of the home improvement show “Trading Spaces,” as InFit will take over the former Millennium location just south of Willy McCoy’s restaurant in front of Coborns.
“It’s a win-win. That’s cliche, but it really is for both of us,” said Ashley Darkenwald, longtime InFit owner. “We’ve separated from the Anytime Fitness location – which will stay where it is – and we are really in need of nice, medium-sized studio space. That’s what the Millennium space offers, so it really fit into our model and plans for the future.”
InFit celebrated with a soft opening this weekend, and will be running specials throughout the summer. Here’s a look at communication sent to members and InFit fans:
“Good morning inFIT community,
Summer is here! And it’s as lovely as ever. I hope you are enjoying the change of season with more time outdoors, fresh fruits and vegetables, and sunshine.
As you know, inFIT is walking into a season of change as well. We’re moving!
Our new location will be 5633 La Centre Ave., Suite 400, Albertville MN 55301. We’ll be located conveniently off of County Road 19, right in front of Coborns, next to Willy McCoys. We are finalizing the space right now. We hope to open the doors to you for classes and training by June 28th. Construction and moving are fluid, however, so we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we transition. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and on our website www.infit.org to stay in the loop as we share more images, virtual tours and updates. Thank you for all of your support and patience as we walk through this transition.
We started inFIT 11 years ago and have experienced many changes — we are so grateful for your loyalty and commitment! Over the last few years the needs of our clients have changed and we have decided to get back to our roots, focusing on group exercise, personal and small group training, and kids fitness programming. We will be offering a beautiful space and we can’t wait for you to see it!
As many of you know, inFIT began in Albertville’s “Old City Hall” building in 2008, where we operated one small ‘studio’ and several small training spaces out of offices.
The purchase of Anytime Fitness in 2009 started a 9 year partnership between Anytime Fitness and inFIT. The Towne Lakes building was perfect for the inFIT, Anytime Fitness collaboration!
Our facility needs have changed since the sale of Anytime Fitness along with ever-changing demographics and need to become more streamlined and simplified. The timing for this move, like the one in 2009, is perfect!
Our new space will be smaller and more efficient, but also buzzing with energy with two large, beautiful group exercise studios and a large open area for personal and group training; quite similar to our current space. We will continue offering FITKare and youth fitness programming as well. The three main services inFIT has always provided with excellence will continue!
Following is a FAQ section which will address any questions you might have. If you have a question that isn’t listed, please let one of our team members be your first point of reference.
We are so grateful for your commitment to inFIT and we are truly excited to write the next chapter in the inFIT book with you!
Shannon, Ashley, Carmen
Studio phone number: 763-424-4435
Will my class offerings remain the same?
Yes. Classes change seasonally and based on instructor availability, but the majority of our classes will stay the same and we’ll continue adding new classes and variety to our schedule.
Will the class schedule stay the same?
Yes. The class schedule also changes seasonally and based on instructor availability, but our class schedule will stay the same and we’ll continue to offer you the large variety of classes and instructors you love.
Will my billing remain the same?
Yes. Your billing will remain the same as we will continue to use the same software and website.
What is the timing of this move?
We are getting the space ready right now and we should be all moved in and ready to hold classes and training starting June 28th, 2019
Will the inFIT hours of operation stay the same?
Yes. We will keep the same office hours. And we will continue to offer classes & training during times you want.
What are the studios like at the new location?
The studios are well lit with wood sprung floors that will feel great on your joints. We will have fans, track lighting on dimmer switches, and individual temperature controls in each studio.
Will my insurance reimbursement stay the same?
Yes. Your insurance reimbursement will remain the same.
Will the FITKare schedule change?
Yes. The FITKare schedule will change slightly based on studio availability. We will work hard to continue to provide FITKare whenever possible.
What if I still have unused massage visits?
We are working with Kaleena to ensure your unused massage credits will be available to you for a reasonable amount of time.
Why are we moving?
Our facility needs have changed over the past 11 years. This move provides us with the studio and training space that suits our current needs and provides us with an opportunity to continue to grow–with you!
Will there be adequate parking?
Yes. There is plenty of parking in front of the building. There is also parking on the side of the building and more in the adjacent lots.
What business is moving into our existing space?
A wonderful, local small business, Millennium Dance Company in Albertville. Millennium Dance Company is a full service dance studio with classes ages 2-18 years, ranging in styles from ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and much more. They are proud to offer a program and community that supports the growth of dancers at all ages and abilities.