1) Start where you are.
2) Do what you can.

Wherever you begin on your fitness or athletic journey, you start with a different history, different capabilities, and different limitations from others. The most important thing is that you start from wherever you are and move forward.
You don’t need to achieve a certain level of fitness before starting out.
You don’t need to be able to squat perfectly before squatting.
You only need to start wherever you are, and move where you can.


We are locally and family owned Lifestyle Fitness and Athletic facility.
Our mission here is simple: Provide the Greater Mankato community with customized solutions for their fitness and athletic needs.


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We don’t push members to do more or go further. In fact, we instead stop people when we notice a drop in their performance.

“Move where you can, so you can move where you can’t” is our guiding principle. We believe, and have demonstrated with hundreds of members, that if you just do what you can and move where you can, your sphere of capabilities will be ever increasing. For some that means being able to get out of bed in the morning without back pain. For others, it means finishing a marathon under 3 hours. For others still, it might mean taking a 500-pound deadlift to 600 pounds.

You don’t need to be able to keep up with someone twenty years younger who has different fitness goals than yours — you only need to do what you need to do to progress.

You don’t need to be able to squat until your butt nearly touches the ground on day 1. If you simply squat as low as you can, your range of motion will increase over time.

All you need to do is work within your limits.


Wherever you begin, it is our belief that you can set a new Personal Record (the best you’ve ever done in a measurable metric), every single day. That’s right: It’s our contention that you can make unlimited, constant progress. No one else makes this claim.

Athletes who train at Ignition have gone on to dominate in competition at every level. Or, they just look better in their jeans than they ever have before.

Whatever your goal is, we can help you move toward it.