How we started a CrossFit gym in Rochester.

Our Story

Detour Athletics, established in 2014, was built with a belief that fitness should be the best part of everyone’s day. The ability to learn, play, and get stronger and healthier around a supportive community is fundamental to human development. We are in the business of getting you prepared for any obstacle or task life may throw at you. We offer a variety of daily classes, sport-specific training, and personal training in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. We take a 360-degree, full-body approach to health and fitness encompassing diet, training, and lifestyle. Everytime you walk through our door we will challenge, coach, educate, and motivate you. We welcome you to come take a look around. Our facility is not a typical big-box gym. We don’t have ellipticals, weight machines, or mirrors. At Detour Athletics, we use natural and functional movements using only your body and various free weights. From rope-climbs to rowing to Olympic rings, you’ll always be challenged and will quickly see and feel the difference when you take the Detour to functional fitness. At Detour Athletics, we pride ourselves on the quality of our professional and approachable coaching staff, supportive community, and a fully-equipped facility stocked with an array of modern equipment. Detour Athletics is the premier training destination in Rochester, MN. We provide customizable workouts that can be catered to each individual athlete. Whether you have never stepped foot inside a gym, or are a competitive CrossFit athlete, Detour Athletics’ facility is a welcoming training destination for all. While on the surface, we teach fitness, nutrition, and health, our ultimate goal is for our athletes to feel confident, empowered, and proud of the way they look and feel, both inside and outside of the gym. Detour Athletics will help you maximize your life with a full-service health and wellness experience.


We know walking through the door is the hardest part. You take the first step and we’ll meet you where you are.