We believe in functional and sustainable fitness. We operate in a fundamental and organic environment where you will not find elaborate weight machines or cardio equipment. We have a traditional, athletic, grassroots approach to training. We believe that fitness is a lifestyle not just a gym. AX Fitness exists solely because of our dedicated members. Our clients believe that this program provides them with a level of fitness that nothing else can. Start-up costs were loaned or donated by our members. Our dedicated members have developed a supportive, fun, and hard-working community.

Christine Jaques developed the AX Fitness program in 2011 when she was an adult fitness trainer at Acceleration Minnesota Sports Training Center in Arden Hills, MN. In late 2013, Christine opened her own studio and moved AX Fitness to Southeast Minneapolis. Christine designed AX to offer a total body workout that increases functional strength, cardio capacity, muscular endurance, and metabolic rate. Our training utilizes MAX interval training by creatively implementing a variety of body weight and bootcamp style exercises. Workouts change each week so that your body doesn't plateau and you continue to see and feel results.

AX is a place where anyone can come and be supported and understood. If you hate going to a big corporate gym, you can come to AX and not feel that discomfort.
— Christine Jaques, AX Fitness Owner
AX continually pushes me harder, faster, and mentally... The workouts are always challenging and different.
— Shiver Me Kimbers, MNRG All-Star
AX came into my life at the best possible time. I was completely and utterly at a loss as to how to get my old body back. I craved to be athletic and driven. I have been attending classes for almost four months and I feel as though I am recovering a big part of my identity that was lost for too long.
— Lulu Blue, Poetess


Christine Jaques


Christine is a certified personal trainer with a degree in recreation and sports management. Christine's training and motivational style has been developed through years of training herself, a few old school coaching techniques, and a bit of military training background. If you want to see serious results and have fun, Christine's unique programs can benefit your body in ways that you have never experienced before. With 18 years of sports management and fitness training, her expertise has improved the performance of hundreds of athletes in many different areas, including:

  • Roller derby teams
  • Hockey players
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams
  • Dance groups
  • Soccer players
  • Semi-pro football players
  • Recreational sports leagues
  • Children's sports teams and programs
  • Cyclists, runners, and swimmers
  • Firefighters, police officers, and military personnel

Natalie Stoltz


Shannon Callahan



Jackie Lehmann

Admin Assistant

Jackie will help you out with any account related inquires.

Scoutlynn Jack

Office Cattle Dog

Scout is at the gym almost every day. Her job is to sit, roll over, and chase balls.

Media Coverage

April, 2014 - Lavender Magazine: Push Your Limits With AX Fitness

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