THE TAKEDOWN WAY
We’re dedicated to helping you take down your goals.
Founded in 2014, Takedown is a locally-owned (we’re NOT a franchise!), state-of-the-art gym and wrestling training facility located in Brainerd, Minnesota. At Takedown, we cater to wrestlers, aspiring athletes, and anyone who wants to do fitness differently. What sets us apart? We have the knowledge, expertise, experience, passion, and willingness to help others
achieve their goals. We’re one of a kind, and that’s exactly how we treat our clients. Whether you’re looking to take down your opponent, take down your weight, or take down your own limitations, we’ll be there with you every step of the way—the Takedown Way. You know you’re training the Takedown Way when you set a goal, get after it, and ultimately take it down.
Yours for the taking
The Takedown Gym philosophy encompasses drive, intensity, personal goals, and fitness strength. Where determination and commitment meet attitude and motivation to exceed your expectations. We believe in providing the highest quality of wrestling training and a clean, industry leading facility designed to develop and build your individual fitness level and athletic goals.
TIRED OF CROWDED GYMS? LOOKING FOR A MORE PERSONABLE EXPERIENCE?
Most gyms succeed when you fail, and that’s in bad taste. At Takedown Gym, we reward you for staying active!
Takedown Gym memberships work on a per-session basis. The more you workout each month, the less you pay. That’s right, we actually reward you for working out. Can’t make it to a session? Don’t sweat it. You can cancel up to 12 hours before the session without any penalty. If you are a member in good standing, you may bank your sessions – that’s right, you NEVER lose unused sessions.
($95 Enrollment Fee)
|4 Session + Open Gym||$48 per month||$80 per month||$110 per month|
|8 Session + Open Gym||$80 per month||$130 per month||$170 per month|
|Unlimited Session + Open Gym||$120 per month||$180 per month||$230 per month|
coaches + staff
JOE CIARDELLI, MS, CSCS, RSCC
MANAGER/DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Joe Knows Strength…
Joe Ciardelli’s life goal is to help others achieve their dreams – and that’s not just lip service. A NSCA Certified and Registered Strength and Training Coach with more than 14 years experience, Joe has worked with some of the most elite athletes in the biz—NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA players, and Olympic athletes, just to name a few. But, don’t think he’ll go easy on you if you don’t plan to go pro. Joe’s philosophy on training: Hard work pays off.
As Takedown’s Director of Strength and Conditioning, Joe leads beginning, intermediate, and advanced group exercise sessions. You better believe he will help you take down your goals – whether your sights are set on an NHL contract, a higher vertical, or a smaller waist size.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Masters in Sports Management from St. Cloud State University.
After hitting it hard at the gym, Joe likes to play hockey as well as coach youth hockey, fish, and spend time with family and friends. He lives in Nisswa with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Logan and Samantha.
con·cierge – A French word, meaning caretaker.
As Takedown Concierge, Angie Kramer hopes to make your gym experience epic!
Angie has been a member of Takedown since our very first day, and is passionate about helping others. Giving up her job of working with middle school students, Angie will be a valuable resource for Takedown members.
As a previous competitive cheer coach, she brings her cheery personality and can’t wait to help you with any of your gym needs. Angie also enjoys the sport of wrestling and is very enthusiastic about the Takedown Wrestling program. When not helping others, she enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors and watching her boys wrestle! Her husband, Eric, is also an active member of Takedown and coaches the wrestling program.
GROUP FITNESS/SPIN INSTRUCTOR
Kelly’s passion for giving her clients the best spin workout possible is contagious. She tailors Takedown’s spin classes to all levels of fitness ability from beginner to advanced, while pumping fun, enthusiasm, and motivation into every session. As a NETA certified spin instructor, one of Kelly’s favorite things about her job is to watch her clients’ fitness and weight loss transformations as they continue to takedown their goals. Music is also key in a fun and challenging class. She is Beat Boss certified and ready to rock any workout!
Outside of Takedown Gym, Kelly stays busy with husband Sean and two children, Colton and Josie. She enjoys all fitness activities (including the wide variety of classes at Takedown), spending time at the lake, boating, paddle boarding, cooking, spending time outdoors, and most of all, quality time with her family and dogs.
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