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The Loppet Feb. 5-6, Minneapolis MN sauna at the 'Finnish' line

Sauna gets delivered to Loppet Festival

The saunatimes posse brought the mobile sauna to Uptown Minneapolis yesterday.  Driving the 8′ x 12′ sauna down Lake Street in the heart of Minneapolis, heads turned and a small crowd gathered to watch us set up the mobile sauna at  The City of Lakes Loppet, a cross-country ski festival featuring the beautiful trails and lakes of the Twin Cities.  The sauna is clean and warm and ready to go!

Ski and sauna – a great pair

Like gin and tonic, Buffalo wings and beer, sauna and ski go well together.  There’s no better way to relax after a long ski than taking an authentic Finnish sauna.  Sore muscles are soothed, cold clammy skin is warmed, and you’ll be clean and recharged after tossing some cold water over your head after a hot sauna round.  Towel off and grab a Surly at the beer tent next door.  What a great way to start and finish a sauna party!

It’s time to get even with winter

Wherever you live, I’m sure you’ve been faced with cabin fever at some point.  For us, this winter has been especially intense.  It snowed heavy in Mid December and has been piling up ever since.  Snow piles are 6′ tall.  Sidewalks are more like hamster trails, roads narrowed to one lane.  Everyone knows someone who has been in a car accident or has a horror story of a 20 minute drive turning out to be a 3 hour crawl. Well, this is the springboard for ‘get even time.’  This is what winter festivals are all about!  Thousands will be at the Loppet this weekend, partaking in snow sculptures, ski races and general revelry of “enough already!”

The winter attitude

Living in a cold climate, there are two types of people, those that know what’s on daytime TV and those that know when to go outside and toss cold water over their heads.  Winter attitude is enhanced when we can get outside in winter.  Winter attitude is enhanced when we can gather and celebrate in fitness and recreation.  Saunas enhance all this.

The plan to take a sauna:

  1. Lock valuables in your car.
  2. Bring small gym bag with sandals and towel.
  3. Wear bathing suit underneath or change: his/her changing tent adjacent to the mobile sauna.
  4. Enter sauna and stay as long as you are comfortable (usually 10-15 minutes).
  5. When you’re too hot for anything else, step outside and dunk some water over your head (we’ll have fresh water available).
  6. Repeat or go change.

One rule: CLOSE THE SAUNA DOOR!

Exclusive offer

People pay $30 and up for a similar experience at spa’s and health clubs.  The difference here is that you have a chance to take an authentic wood burning Finnish sauna, free.  This is a limited exclusive offer.  Though saunatimes cannot guarantee space in the sauna at the time you arrive, we guarantee that it will be hot when you do get in the sauna.  Therefore, we have a limited number of exclusive sauna access codes.  Simply mention the following keyword phrase to the saunatimes staff for exclusive VIP  sauna access:

“i’m looking for a healthy escape”

See you at the ‘Finnish’ line.

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