Studio on Third

Studio on Third
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About us

Studio on Third is a group fitness boutique


Sarah Pacchetti, Owner

A modern mix of group fitness!

Studio on Third is a truly unique group fitness boutique with an urban vibe and a Midwest welcoming atmosphere. It's a place to be uniquely you and have a blast doing it! We created a fun, friendly environment where people come for motivation and inspiration and to share a healthy lifestyle.

We offer a mix of body changing barre classes, yoga and Pound (Rockout! Workout!) which all work to create long, lean muscles and rev your metabolism! After 25 years of teaching and taking all types of group fitness classes, owner, Sarah Pacchetti, was amazed with the changes she saw in her shape after just a short time of teaching these classes alone. From beginner to advanced, our class styles focus on safe, controlled and effective exercises for every body type!.

Physical and mental well being

We are dedicated to improving your physical as well as your mental well being. Our classes are designed to be uplifting, inspiring and seriously FUN! You can enter the studio with daily stresses, but you'll leave with a renewed perspective and a smile on your face. Our instructors are dedicated to making that happen. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we deliver a serious workout!

Chat, connect and just let loose

Most of all, Studio On Third is a place where you can come to chat, connect and just let loose. Meet up to exercise with old friends or come and meet new ones. We have the perfect community of unique individuals who all want to be healthy, fit and stress-free!


Our Philosophy

There are many benefits to joining a group fitness boutique

Specialized Classes

Our studio specializes in very defined areas of fitness. Each of our instructors are highly-trained and educated in the science behind the exercise. You'll get positive results in the most efficient manner.


Come experience our small class atmosphere where members care about one another and often serve as a motivation and support system. You'll often see familiar faces and meet new friends from near and far.

Individual Attention

Our classes are typically smaller than those at a big box gym. This means our instructors will have more time to focus on your individual technique or form and learn about your desired outcomes.


Our class schedule is organized to allow you to alternate different types of classes at the same time of day so you can come back every day without getting bored or overusing the same muscle groups.

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

Meet Our Team

Our Inspire-ers (aka Instructors)

Anastasia Talarico

Anastasia comes with 15 years of gymnastics and 8 years of dance experience. Her transition to yoga happened 3 years ago when she was looking
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Cristin Stuart

Cristin first found her love of movement at the age of four when her father tied on her first pair of ice skates. It was after nearly twenty years of being
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Heather Lekatz

Heather’s passion for dance began at a young age. While growing up, she was a competitive dancer and gymnast. She danced on a national
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Karyn Pfeifer

Growing up, Karyn was a ball of energy and found dance to not only be a discipline but her passion. Karyn trained and danced competitively
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Holly Tolkachjov

Dance has always been Holly's passion. She has over 13 years of formal training including ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical dance. She earned
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Kris Berry

Kris is an impassioned advocate, educator and yogi with a breadth of eclectic experience in areas ranging from prevention, to advocacy, to crisis
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Natalie Liessmann

Natalie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification through Yandara Yoga Institute on the big island in Hawaii. Her approach to yoga
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Rosei Skipper

Rosei credits her aerobics-loving mother for inspiring her love of all things movement and fitness related. Whether working out to
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Sarah Pacchetti

Sarah can best be described by her friends as energetic and optimistic. She got her first AFAA certification to teach group exercise while at
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Our Classes

Get Funky. Get Fit.


Bodacious Barre Program

Barre workouts are designed to help an individual achieve a "dancer’s body" - strong, sleek, tight and toned. Our Barre classes use body weight exercises and/or low weights with high repetitions, increasing muscle endurance and cardiovascular strength. The exercises will have you using muscles that you didn't know existed. Focus during class is on alignment and body position. Incorporating ballet, Pilates, yoga, dance, strength training and boxing, we have a Barre class that will match your personality! In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body.

BarreAmped  |   Ballet Burn

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* This class is meant to be peformed in bare feet

Hip Hop


POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!

Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix™, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music fuse to create the POUNDtrack series, which is hand-selected by music enthusiasts, drummers and POUND founders Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom.

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Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. While there are more than one hundred different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions are typically comprised of breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups.

At Studio On Third we offer a very select number of yoga class types on a weekly basis that complement our other programs. We also offer specialized yoga workshops from time to time. Like Us on Facebook to stay up to date!

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Our Pricing

Purchase a punchcard before you book a class


$15per card

  • (1) class
  • Expires in 30 days
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$60per card

  • (5) classes
  • Expires in 45 days
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$100per card

  • (10) classes
  • Expires in 3 months
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$85per month

  • Unlimited classes
  • Monthly
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A list of commonly asked questions

How do I schedule a class?

It’s easy! We have a user-friendly and extremely secure software system to assist you in reserving a class. Click BOOK CLASSES, then create a username and password, and use it to schedule, purchase and track your visit history. If you need more information, please send us an email.

How do I purchase a punchcard?

We prefer that you PURCHASE a punchcard online before you arrive. If you have difficulty or just prefer to do it in person, we can arrange a time to meet you. Just send us an email. There is not a lot of time for instructors to register new clients and sell punchcards before a class starts.

What should I bring (not bring) to class?

Water and towel, if desired. Your own yoga mat, otherwise we have a limited supply to borrow. There is no locker room, however we do have space to stash a purse or small bag and hang your coat. There are restrooms directly across from the studio where you can change into athletic gear.

What are your hours and location?

We are only open when classes are in session. We are located in the lower level of the Merchant Exchange Building halfway between Broadway and 1st Ave SW on Historic 3rd Street. Look for the large blue dental sign. Enter lobby and take elevator to "B" (lower level) then straight ahead.

What if I am late for a class?

If you arrive late for a class and the class fills up, there is a chance that your reserved spot will be given away. Please try to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your class start time. This will give the instructor a chance to sign-in all clients and answer any questions before the class begins.

What are your terms and conditions?

All sales are final. Classes are not eligible for transfer, refund or exchange. Instructors and classes are subject to change without notice. All classes must be pre-paid through our online scheduling program or in person. A valid credit card is required for all accounts.

Keep in touch with us

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Studio on Third LLC
Lower Level
18 3rd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902




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