Mayo Clinic gives a grant to support our Forever Strong Program

June 30, 2017 – Rochester, Minn. — Melanie Brennan announced today that Exercisabilities received an important grant from Mayo Clinic for the support of their Forever Strong Medical Fitness and Rehabilitation Program.

“Without donations from the community such as this, many of our clients with difficult physical abilities and medical conditions would not be able to afford access to this level of assistance with their ongoing rehabilitation and wellness.  The assistance that we provide is no longer covered by insurance but is greatly needed by all of our clients on a regular, lifelong, and long term basis”,  said Dr. Melanie Brennan, CEO/Founder.

About Exercisabilities, Inc

Exercisabilities is a 501c3 nonprofit company.  Our staff of 13 skilled Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, and Exercise Specialists strive to inspire individuals of all ability levels and ages to reach their full potential.  This important work reaches more than 1,000 community members and is growing at a new space at 2530 Broadway Ave N.  Keeping our community healthy and active, Exercisabilities programs improve our participants ability to interact more fully with the community and significantly reduces health care costs related to the potential side effects of illness caused by immobility.


About Mayo Clinic


Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy that the needs of the patient come first. Over 3,000 physicians and scientists and 46,600 allied staff work at Mayo which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves more than 70 communities through the Mayo Clinic Health System. Collectively, these locations treat more than half a million people each year.


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Yoga Comes to Exercisabilities!

Exercisabilities is excited to add Yoga to our class offerings in May!  Sara Atkinson, formally of Breath Yoga Studios, will begin to offer classes in our mind body studio on May 16th.  She brings more than 10 years of yoga teaching experience in the Rochester area.   Classes will include many different types of yoga with a focus on breath and movement awareness.  Sara has worked in consultation with Dr. Melanie Brennan, DPT, to develop themed classes around specific areas of the mind and body that may need addressed for decreased pain, improved movement, and emotional balance.  Her classes often have a combination of Pranayama (breath work), Vinyasa (move with breath), Yin and Restorative Yoga.  See the attached schedule for May and June for class listing.  Classes include Integral Yoga, Breathwork and Yoga for Pain Management, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Neck, Shoulders, and Back, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga for Better Balance, and Back Care and Core Strength.

Classes are just $10.00 per class or $45 unlimited class 1 month pass.  Take advantage of our Mind Body Intro Offer of 50% off your first session OR your first unlimited class 1 month pass!  To see the full schedule online and register/pay,  go to to get the Mind Body Mobile App or  or click here  to view the schedule online.  You can also call our office at 507-259-7570 to register.  Drop in’s welcome if space allows.

We will see you on the mat!

Happy Holidays!


We have many things at Exercisabilities this holiday season to be grateful for.  Our clients are the best in the world!  Our staff are amazing!  And we finally have news that we purchased a new facility this week!!  The 9,300 sq foot facility will make it possible for us to expand our services and better serve all of our current clients with more space, more equipment, and less chaos!!  We are working to add massage therapy, a pediatric rehabilitation program, and speech therapy, to name a few.  After only 4 years in our current facility, we have grown from 2 employees to 14 and from 6 clients to well over 200!  We hope to be able to serve many more people in need of our services in the years to come in our new space.  Stay tuned to this blog to learn about many topics from the need for more neurologic rehabilitation services to nutrition and health in the setting of medical illness.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dr. Melanie