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Boxing, Jiu Jitsu club opens in Rosemount

Jennie and Jeremy Clark have expanded their business, Minnesota Top Team, to Rosemount. Minnesota Top Team offers youth and adult boxing classes, youth and adult Jiu Jitsu classes and yoga.

Owning a top-rated fitness gym is more of a lifestyle than a job. At least that’s the case for Minnesota Top Team owners Jennie and Jeremy Clark.

In 2007, the Clarks opened Minnesota Top Team in Eagan. The business started as a small Jiu Jitsu club with 30 members. Jennie said Jeremy loves the martial art and she loves the business part of it.

The couple set out to grow the business and that growth has come fairly rapidly. Jennie said the club has grown in membership size and services.

“Things have been good,” said Jennie.

Currently, Minnesota Top Team offers a variety of fitness opportunities including boxing, mixed martial arts, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, CrossFit and core circuit classes. Jeremy also offers core strength and condition training to professional and amateur hockey and lacrosse athletes.

The rapid growth led to a need for more space and in December an opportunity to acquire a satellite location in Rosemount became available.

Paul Petushin, owner of Petushin Martial Arts, approached the couple looking to sell his Waterford Commons business. The 2,000 sq. ft. space is located at 2930 146th St. W. #110. Coincidentally, Jennie said, the couple purchased their first Jiu Jitsu club from Petushin in 2007.

Expanding to Rosemount made sense, Jennie said. The location is just eight miles away from their Eagan location and would allow the business to tap into a new customer base.

“We’re excited to be here. There’s a need for something like this in Rosemount,” said Jennie.

At the Rosemount location, Minnesota Top Team will offer adult and kids’ boxing classes, adult and kids’ Jiu Jitsu classes and noon yoga classes. To make the location suitable for classes, they knocked out a wall and added a boxing ring.

So far, Rosemount has been welcoming. Going forward, Jennie she said they hope to continue to grow and to share their passion for fitness with a new community.

Minnesota Top Team offers a complimentary class to new customers. The company offers month-to-month memberships as well as drop-in rates.

For more information visit minnesotatopteam. com.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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