MBG History


The first Monkey Bar Gymnasium was founded in 2000 in Madison Wisconsin by  former NBA strength and conditioning coach Jon Hinds.  It was  the first skill-based gym in the country that did not use exercise or weight machines, mirrors, or require shoes to train members. Monkey Bar Gym was also the first gym in the country to incorporate plant-based nutrition to achieve power and strength, rather than relying on animal by-products or supplements. It was the first gym in the country to integrate restorative Eischens Yoga and balance activation into each workout. Finally, Monkey Bar Gym was one of the first gyms in the country to offer challenging, partner-based training regardless of fitness level.




Monkey Bar Gym Woodbury is proud to join the team of 8 affiliates in the United States and Canada, and is only the second on the East Coast!