Now open: Evergreen Fitness

Evergreen Fitness is the first center in the Twin Cities offering a national rollout of “TaijiFit.”

“What’s exciting is that TaijiFit classes make the ancient martial art and health practice of Tai Chi fun and accessible to Western audiences: music, flow, and energy,” Evergreen co-founder Marie Overfors said in an email. “I love teaching it and doing it.”

Overfors’ background is wide-ranging. She’s the founder of a Nordic walking group on LinkedIn, a past president of Midwest Fiction Writers, a certified yoga instructor, and a board member for Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communication.

Classes take place below Turtle Bread at the Minnesota Sword Club studio — a former bowling alley — at 4744 Chicago Ave. S.

Evergreen Fitness also provides onsite classes for local employers, designed to be the “working person’s version of recess.”