Looking for a spin class in the Brainerd Lakes Area? Look no further, Takedown Gym offers spin classes every day of the week. One of our most popular fitness training programs, BeatBoss, is inspired by Road, Mountain, and BMX biking. BeatBoss utilizes Riding The Beat, Party On The Bike, and RPM/WATTS for the ultimate indoor cycling experience. All levels are welcome! All of our cycle instructors are BeatBoss certified and ready to challenge you in our state-of-the-art facility that looks more like a disco party than a cycle studio!

Session Schedule


Simply find a session you’re interested in on the calendar below and show up at the gym, it’s that easy. No obligation. No commitment. No contracts. No cost.
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Session Schedule

Our cycle Instructor Team


beat boss certified cycle 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!


GROUP FITNESS/beat boss certified cycle INSTRUCTOR

Ready to sweat? Meet Laureen!

Laureen is a NETA Certified Spin Instructor, as well as a NETA Certified Group Class Instructor. She offers a variety of challenging and rewarding classes at the Gym, from Bulgarian Bags to Kettle Bells and more.

When not teaching classes, she is usually attending our classes at Takedown or busy with her family. Her husband Mike, and all four of her children, Laura, Luke, Max and Mark are all heavily involved with athletics in the Brainerd area and beyond.


beat boss certified and trx certified INSTRUCTOR

Fun, fit and fabulous. Those are just three words that describe this little dynamo! Cassandra (Cassie) has been with Takedown since 2016 and wants to ensure each and every member leaves happy and healthy.

Cassandra graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. She works as an elementary school teacher in the area, in addition to working and working out at Takedown. She also enjoys doing anything on the lake or in the sunshine.

“I always leave this gym happier, more inspired and more motivated than when I came in,” Cassandra said. “The atmosphere here gets me so pumped up and drives me to become the best version of me.”



Michelle has lived in the Brainerd Lakes for the last 26 years with her husband Mike and her three kids Ariana, Elijah and Evan. She became a certified Beatboss instructor because she absolutely fell in love with with indoor cycling. She loves to help and motivate people to reach their fitness goals with the fun atmosphere in the Beatboss classes. She has a background in dance and a love for music.

When she’s not at Takedown taking amazing fitness classes you can find her selling homes in the Brainerd Lakes Area. She is a full-time real estate agent with Realty Group LLC. For fun she loves spending time with her children and husband, boating on the area lakes, cooking, traveling, hanging out with friends and family and enjoying all the Brainerd Lakes has to offer.




Kelsi is a super mom! Super busy with 3 young children that she currently home schools, yet makes time to stay active and fit. She became certified as a BeatBoss instructor over a year ago and has been instructing classes since! In her spare time, she enjoys staying active and incorporating fitness activities into her children’s routines as well. She also enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her husband and children. She is also very passionate about health, wellness and nutrition. We are super excited to have Kelsi join our team!



We have been trying to get Mandy to work here for a long time. We finally twisted her arm hard enough to convince her to help us out in member services! Mandy graduated from NDSU with her degree in Human Development and Family Science. She worked for 11 years as a Child Life Specialist before moving to the BLA. In her spare time she enjoys running, biking, working out, taking Takedown classes, training for marathons and anything outdoors. We are so excited to add this ball of energy to our Takedown Staff!

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