The Fitnatic Friday – your weekend move.

Ladder Leg Lifts. Move that body. No excuses.

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5 fit things to try out this weekend

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1. Spring shape up challenge at the St. Paul Athletic Club

SPAC Summer Shape Up Challenge: April 9th – May 30th, meets twice a week: Thursdays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 8 am (16 total sessions). $280.00/member, $320.00/non-member. Personal exercise routines, nutrition, & goal setting are part of each session. Don’t delay, sign up today! 651.291.7722.

2. Kick up your heels at Club Kizomba.

Club Kizomba is this Friday from 7-10pm! We know you can hardly wait! 7-8pm: Beginning and Foundations 2 (Improv) Kizomba Lessons 8-10pm: Kizomba Mix http://www.socialdancestudio.com/content/club-kizomba

3. Get inspired at the Sports Show this weekend.

This event features outdoor enthusiast, experts and resorts to help you map out your summer adventure.

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Blogs/Minnesota-Journeys/March-2015/Sportshow-Extravaganza-Coming-to-Minneapolis-Convention-Center/

4. Curling Road Trip.

Take a road trip to Hibbing!  http://www.hibbingcurling.com/a/j/

But, if you are short on time, check out the Saint Paul Curling Club instead (insider tip: you will spend more time drinking beer than curling, but that’s okay!)

5. Spring Cleaning & Indoor Training

The weather is confusing, so here are three treadmill workouts if you are training for a long spring run and prefer to stay indoors this weekend.

http://minneapolisrunning.com/3-treadmill-workouts-that-helped-me-win-the-houston-half-marathon/

As always, find inspiration by following us on Pinterest and tag us in your favorite fitness activity at #landof10000workouts

April TakeOver announcement coming soon.

5 ways to be well this weekend.

1.  O’Gara’s Irish Run

We know it’s past St. Patrick’s Day, but we just can’t get enough of people running in green tutus and wigs.  Plus, this race starts and ends at the bar!

http://www.ogarasirishrun.com/abouttherace/

2.  Watch Hockey

You are not a true Minnesotan if you haven’t watched live hockey.  This weekend you can cheer on boys and girls.

WCHA Final Five at the Xcel Energy Center, Friday and Saturday.

http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/events/detail/wcha-final-five

Women’s Frozen Four at Ridder Arena, Friday and Sunday.

http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/icehockey-women/nc

3.  It’s Beauty Week at Whole Foods

Spring is here, it’s time to refresh your skin.  Whole Foods in St. Paul is celebrating with samples, sales and events.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6733&date=2015-03#node-3900971

4.  MN Brewery Running Series Kickoff Party

Saturday, March 21 at the Running Room in Uptown from 6-9 p.m.

The pre-season event to launch upcoming 2015 season!

Join in the fun and get:

  • Discounts on series registration (get 20-50% off + special deals for “Brew Crew” Membership)
  • Discounts on Running Room store merchandise
  • FREE BEER tastings from participating breweries
  • Awesome raffle prizes
  • FREE chair massage
  • 2015 MN Brewery Running Series apparel & merch
  • SWAG bags
  • Info from the experts on safe running and craft beer drinking

This event is FREE and open to the public.

http://www.breweryrunningseries.com/

5.  Plan your Garden

Saturday, March 21 – Minneapolis

The second installment of the Garden Prep with the FairShare Farmers series! Join us for a program lead by Courtney Tchida from the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture about garden planning and crop rotation!

http://www.active.com/kids/minneapolis-mn/classes/garden-planning-and-crop-rotation-2015-13944188?int=

Top Five Wellness Ways to Be Irish

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1.  Get Lucky Half Marathon & 7 K

Start and finish at Saint Paul’s Union Depot with the fun, festive, and friendly Get Lucky Half Marathon with Team Ortho! Run 21k along the Mississippi River, then make your way back to Union Depot for the post-race Irish party to warm up with a slice of Green Mill pizza and a Finnegan’s Irish beer. Registration online at www.getluckytc.org/Registration/. Start Time Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m., Start Time 7K: 9:00 a.m.

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations after you cross the finish line! Head over to get your free glass of Finnegan’s at one of four Irish Pubs, including The Liffey on West 7th Street, for the Get Lucky Post-Race Party!

www.getluckytc.org

2.  2015 St. Patrick’s Day Red Beard Run/ Walk

Head to Wilmar. Run then stay for brunch. St. Patrick’s Day buffet. Corned beef Hash Scrambled eggs French Toast and syrup, Green Beer included in your entry fee.

http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=6674

3.  Everyone’s Irish 5k

Minneapolis – run around Lake Calhoun.  Join this fun festive 5k around Lake Calhoun in March. Getting in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day was never so easy with all the amazing spirit and decorations around on race day. The Everybody’s Irish 5K benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Registration is through Active.com, the worlds most trusted and secure website for race event registration. You may set-up teams, view teams, transfer registration, and handle all of your individual registration needs.

4.  The First Green Drink of the Day.

Ingredients – Blend and Drink.

Apples – 2 medium

Celery – 3 stalk, large

Cucumber – 1 cucumber

Ginger Root – 1/2 thumb

Lemon (with rind) – 1/2 fruit

Lime (with rind) – 1 fruit

Parsley – 1 bunch

Spinach – 2 cups

5.  The last Green Drink of the Day.

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