Trick or Treat! What do you pick?

You Ate It


Let’s face it – a good trick is fun once in awhile.  Here’s our picks:

Walk on water? Yes.

Beginning INDOOR SUP classes began this weekend, via Brown Dog Paddelboard. Classes are a bargain at only $15!

Get scared – We are sure it burns lots of calories.

Here’s a  list of local Minnesota haunted houses, hay rides, spook walks, and more for the scariest day of 2014!


Just in case, you don’t get enough candy on Friday, the annual Chocoholic frolic Run is November 2, in Saint Paul.

Treat – Yourself to Trail Runs Before the Snow Flies

The  first annual Fall Back Blast Trail Run presented by Mayo Clinic Health System.

A fun but challenging trail run using the single track and ski trails of Eau Claire’s finest County Park. Your distance choices include a 50K, 25K and 12.5K. The race is limited to the first 300 registrants, so sign up before it’s too late!

All pre-registered runners will receive a wicking t-shirt, post race refreshments and the satisfaction of (BONUS) an extra hour of sleep that night with our time change.

Check out this must read list – Runners Pick their Top Trails

Wellness Relaxation Day – Treat for sure!

1370 Hosford Street, Hudson, WI

Enjoy food, yoga and practitioner presentations, and much fun! You’ll also get to tour our two new yoga rooms and the Wellness center practitioner rooms!

Up for grabs at our Grand Opening this Saturday is a FREE Month of Unlimited Yoga and a FREE Yoga 101 Series! Buy your BE Inspiring Bracelet today at

Upcoming Wellness Project Takeover

Sunday, November 9 at 9 am -We will be taking over Studio ME Fitness in NE Minneapolis. Attendees will get to try SHOCKWAVE and TRX Training – plus checkout one of the coolest new boutique gyms in town. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP to




Have a fun Halloween Weekend – Remember to Fall Behind! 


Fabulous Friday! Whatcha doing this weekend?

The Weekend Starts Now, so make the most of –Check out our ideas to be Fierce, Fit, and Fabulous this Weekend.


Make a Difference Day is tomorrow, get inspired & get out and do something, we dare you!


Run with the Monsters

Seriously, this costume encouraged MonsterDash features a 5k, 10 mile and half marathon in St. Paul. If you are too late to run – it’s a fun race to watch.


Other Spooky Runs

From 5Ks to further distances the Cities are filled with Spooktacular races this weekend, find one near you. 


As if you need an excuse to shop? Shop for a cause now-October 31

This local round up features several shopping events benefiting a variety of causes this month, plus other great shopping deals.


PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN – Jump on the bandwagon and try some of these great recipes before the PUMPKINS are all gone.,,20307007,00.html


Upcoming Wellness Project Takeover

Sunday, November 9 at 9 am -We will be taking over Studio ME Fitness in NE Minneapolis. Attendees will get to try SHOCKWAVE and TRX Training – plus checkout one of the coolest new boutique gyms in town. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP to




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Fabulous Friday – OK It’s really Thursday but it’s a long weekend for many of us!

It’s Education MN Weekend (MEA to most of us) so do something to better yourself this weekend!

The kids are squirrely and it’s too early to have a glass of wine, what to do?  Take the kids to a nearby state park and enjoy the beautiful fall colors!  There are tons of MEA planned activities at the parks.

Rock the Lock!  We really love the name and who doesn’t want to end a paddle with adult beverages and live music?

Oct 18, 2014

A day of fun and adventure starting with the VERY LAST CHANCE to paddle the Upper Saint Anthony Lock!  An after party at Muse will feature a concert, food, drinks, raffles, and much more!! All event proceeds are going to outdoor recreation for Twin Cities youth.


Up for Entertainment?  Check out the MN Roller Girls!

Fresh Meat: Home Team Mini-Tournament on Oct 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm


From Saints to Sinners, Big Gays to Zombies – if you are looking for a 5K to run this weekend there is one for you!


Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity – It’s all here!

Healthy Life Expo features demonstrations and live entertainment. Natural products, holistic services, free mini massage, beauty products and fitness experts. Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information.

Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf



Workout Warrior Wednesday – Meet the Fitnatic – Holly Schellin

Holly Schellin

This Mother of 4 credits her beach body to what else, Beachbody workouts. Her motto – Lead by Example.

What makes me passionate about the activity or sport you participate in?

I am very passionate about my Beachbody workouts.  There are so many reasons why they fit into my lifestyle and why I have fallen in love with the programs.  Whether it be Insanity, the P90X series, Focus T25, etc., these programs all deliver AMAZING results.  The process is very simple.  All I need to do is follow the workout schedule and nutrition plan provided with the program, tailored to the results I am looking to achieve.

I am truly amazed with how my fitness level has skyrocketed since I started doing the programs.  I do the workouts as my daily exercise routine, but they aid in training for other physical activities and sports I participate in.  Somewhere along the way, the little changes to my workout routine and nutrition became lifestyle changes.  I am truly in the best shape of my life!

Because the workouts are done at home, I can completely eliminate that drive to the gym.  Being a busy mother of 4, time is valuable.  Most mornings I roll out of bed, throw on my workout clothes, and get to business.  On days when that just cannot happen, workouts are much easier to squeeze in because all I need to do is pop in the DVD and push play.  With that said, some of programs have workouts that can be completed in less than 30 minutes.  Time is not an excuse!

Most of all, I love these programs because they are so much fun!  The workouts have lots of variety, the trainers on the videos keep me smiling, and I know that I am getting a great workout.

How did I get involved?  When did I start?

My real obsession with Beachbody didn’t start until after the birth of one of my sons.  I was bored with my treadmill and looking for an at-home workout that would help me lose the weight I had gained during the pregnancy.  That’s when I turned to Insanity.  Believe me, it did the job.  Not only did I get in shape, I learned so much.  I learned that these workouts could shape my body in ways I never imagined, that they could radically improve my level of fitness benefitting all athletic activities that I participate in, and that I could have so much fun working out.  Since then, I have accumulated many programs and love them all!

What motivates you to continue?

My motivation is the people in my life.  My motto is ‘Lead by Example’.  First, I want to be an example for my children.  Those little eyes are always watching!  I want them to learn the importance of exercising and eating healthy so they are able to make smart decisions on their own.  Also, I want everyone who I interact with to realize that a healthy lifestyle is attainable.  If they see me making healthy decisions, perhaps it will motivate them to do the same.

What is your favorite body part?

My shoulders are my favorite body part. (editors note: we agree, see above photo) I love their strength and definition.  The best lifting exercises are those that make my shoulders burn.

Favorite food to indulge in post workout?

I always have a protein shake post workout.  It includes chocolate whey, unsweetened cocoa powder, spinach, and berries.  I look forward to it every day!

What tips would you share with someone interested in learning more?

The Beachbody programs have taken my fitness level to a place I never imagined.  My love for the programs has motivated me to share my experiences and introduce the Beachbody programs to others.  If anyone is interested in learning more, they can email me at  My hope is to provide support, motivation, and accountability to those who are seeking it. Follow her on Facebook – The Fitnatic Life.

Meet Holly at our next Wellness Project Takeover Event – November 9, Studio ME. 

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Fabulous Friday – Get Busy This Weekend, We Dare You!

The Crisp Autumn Air is making us Adventurous. We created a Warrior Adventure Road Trip Guide.

Boot Camp, Yoga Hike & Wellness Fair — in the Orchard!

Does it get any better? A scenic drive, take in the Fall colors wrapped up with a Boot Camp and wellness fair – IN AN ORCHARD? Sign us up. Boot Camp workout ($10) and from 11 am to 4 pm there will be a time for pampering ($1 per minute) and at 1 pm a yoga hike ($8). We are partnering with our friends at All is Wellness Center. Pleasant Valley Orchard, Shafer, MN.


Fly like a Bird

Seriously, fly like a bird over the fall colors. Bring the family (or don’t).


Kayak & Paddle

How cool is this? Broken Paddle Guide is like a real life choose your own adventure. Select kayak or canoe. Then choice the sites – raptors? Otters? Sunset? Yes, yes and yes.


Act like a kid – the ultimate adventure

Did you know Skyzone has classes for adults? Be sure to grab ice cream after.


Night Light Trail Series

If you rolled your eyes at your crazy pals who rose well before the sun to participate in the Twin Cities Marathon, we have the race for you. Direct from the web site – “Headlamps, trail running, beer and live music. Awesome.” We agree.




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Meet Rochelle Jacobs

Rochelle Jacobs

Owner of The Pole Barn Studio, Stillwater MN

The Pole Barn Studio offers unique classes in Pole, Ballet, Silks, Flex and Dance Fitness designed to provide a new and innovative way to stay in shape, improve self-esteem and have fun while working out. It is also an ideal location to host your next Birthday Party, Bachelorette Party, or Ladies Night out!

Rochelle is a mother of two (19 year old daughter and 12 year old son) and has lived in Stillwater almost 20 years.

Rochelle says, “fitness was always something I felt I had to do, but never really wanted to do, until I found Pole and Silks.”

What makes you passionate?

Like many other young girls, my mom enrolled me in dance class when I was 3 years old. I took ballet, jazz and tap until I was 18 years old. I was a cheerleader briefly in high school but beyond that, dance was my only sport. I was good at dance and extremely flexible.

After turning 18, the only dance options I had (as an adult) were either one class offered to all ages or to move on to other dancing options like aerobics. I never really found anything that was offered that made me want to get up and go to class. Trust me; I tried boxing, boot camps, ice skating, aerobics, Zumba, yoga, swimming, and much more. I didn’t feel connected with any of them until I tried my first pole dance class. After my 2nd class, I ordered a pole for home and a few months into it I had lost 20 lbs., felt motivated and had a blast learning new moves.  Within 2 months I had my splits back, felt great about my body, had renewed confidence and I was hooked.

When did you start?

3 years ago I was introduced to Pole Dancing, but I only started Aerial silks in April. The silks have been a passion of mine from the minute I first saw them on TV. I was flipping channels one day and stumbled across a show I had never watched (and will never watch again) called Dance Moms. They had taken the girls to Vegas and were teaching them on the Silk Hammocks. After watching the girls fly in the air and perform tricks – I knew it looked hard, but I thought I could do it.  I started researching Silk Hammocks on YouTube but only found a handful of videos. I realized then that this was something I needed to bring women in my area and offer them this amazing new method of exercise.  After my first lesson (from a Aerial Master, we brought into the studio for 2 months of training) I started to fall madly in love. I discovered my body could easily maneuver on the silks and that not only was it graceful and challenging, but it was so much fun! Now I teach 3 times a week and practice every chance I get. My goal is to share my love of Silks with everyone I can.

Silks are offered Mondays at 7:00, Thursdays at 7:00 and Saturdays at 11:00.  Drop-in classes are $20 and packages start at $49 for 5 classes in a membership plan or 5 classes for $75. The class sizes are small to allow for individual attention.

What tips would you share with someone interested in learning more?

You don’t need to be strong, fit, or young to do aerial silks (although that’s what you normally see in the media). Women of all shapes, sizes and ages can do the silks. Our silks are called “hammocks” which means they have a closed hoop on the bottom verses a regular silk that has two open ended pieces of fabric. The Hammocks are a bit easier to learn on and to make you feel more secure. Although they also are extremely challenging and give you a great workout they also give you the feeling of being fierce and flying around, stretching your body and having a great time!

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Fabulous Friday – TC Marathon Weekend

Our picks to keep you fierce, fit and fabulous this weekend.


There is something for everyone.

Friday, October 3

Health & Fitness Expo (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Packet “Pic-Cup,” presented by Caribou Coffee (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Expo Seminars (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

Saturday Running Events (State Capitol grounds)

TC 10K, presented by Sprint – 7:30 a.m.

Family Activity Tent- 8:00 a.m. – Noon

TC 5K Run/Walk, presented by Fredrikson & Byron – 9:00 a.m.

Medtronic TC Family Events: Diana Pierce Family Mile, presented by Medica – 10:00 a.m.

Half Mile, presented by KS95 – 10:30 a.m.

Diaper Dash, presented by Pioneer Press – 11:15 a.m.

Toddler Trot – 11:30 a.m.

Expo Events

Health & Fitness Expo (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Packet “Pic-Cup,” presented by Caribou Coffee (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Expo Seminars (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pasta Party (Saint Paul RiverCentre) – 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 5

Starting Line Schedule

16th Annual Medtronic TC 10 Mile – 7:00 a.m.

33nd Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – 7:55 a.m. (wheelers) and 8:00 a.m.



Ski Swaps – This weekend

Afton Alps Fall Fair and Swap

Check-in equipment Thurs/Fri 10-9, Sat 9-noon. Sale runs Fri 4-9, Sat 11-5, Sun noon-5. Pickup is Sun 6-8, Mon 10-8. Enjoy fun activities including slopeside movie on Friday night, free chairlift and hay rides, kids inflatable jumper, candy hunt in hay, pumpkin painting, and music Saturday.

Trollhaugen SnowFest Ski Swap

Drop Off hours: Weds-Fri 12pm – 6pm. Sale: Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 11am – 4pm. Season passes also on sale.




The Wellness Project is now on Instagram. Follow us. Share photos. We can’t wait to see you being fierce, fit & fabulous.

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Wellness Project Launch Party

September 28 – The Pole Barn Studio

It was a fun morning as we enjoyed learning how to work out on the silks at The Pole Barn Studio. If you want to feel like a strong, beautiful athlete, take a silks class at The Pole Barn Studio. Of course, we ended the session with a toast.

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