The Fitnatic Friday Park Series Continues

Step-Up Knee Raises


Weekend Top 5 – (Look East for a few freebies)

yoga park

1. Free Yoga in the Park!

Sunday, May 31 – 7 pm

Join us for the River Valley’s largest outdoor yoga event.  Live Music from Lars-Erick Carlson.   ATHLETA Goodie Bags to the first 100.  Smoothie samples from SqueezeIt!  Led by Suzy Schaak, owner of Pure Yoga.

2. Free Tuesdays in Washington Park!

Next up: Tuesday, June 2 – All Day

On the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday), visit any Washington County Park for FREE.

3. Free Boot Camp – Last Chance

Saturday, May 30 – multiple Anytime Fitness locations

If you have not checked out Anytime Fitness’ Free Saturday park boot camps, this weekend is your last chance. Visit their web site for locations near you.

4. Orange You Glad You Ride A Bike?

Open Year Round.

Explore the Bemidji Area through the Nice Ride MN program (and a cool orange bike).

The Nice Ride Greater Minnesota bike is designed for all types of riding, from short errands like a trip to the grocery store to longer rides of ten or more miles. All bikes come fully outfitted with everything you need for a great biking adventure.

Orange Bike

5. Feel like a Kid Again

Insane Inflatable 5K is “Blowing” in to Superior WI

Saturday, May 30 – 9 am

Insane Inflatable 5K is a great opportunity to get together with your friends, gym buds, co-workers, vague acquaintances from Facebook – whomever! Teams are easy to create and allow you to join and invite your friends to the most insane race you’ll ever run. Like certain other physical activities, the Insane Inflatable 5K is more fun when you’re not doing it alone! If you miss it, check out the event in St. Cloud June 6 and Rochester June 15.

Move your body this week!


Long Weekend – 5 things to do!


1. Stillwater Half-Marathon or 5K

May 23 – Stillwater

This unique half marathon course takes participants along the beautiful Gateway Trail in Washington County, Minnesota and through the streets of historic Stillwater, ending at Pioneer Park high on the bluffs above downtown Stillwater with a panoramic view of the St. Croix river valley. Runners on the 5K course (walkers are welcome too) begin at Browns Creek Park and share a common finish line at Pioneer Park.

2. Canoeing 101

May 24, 8-10 a.m. – Soudan

Why does my canoe not go where I want it to? Why does my canoe not go in a straight line? If you have these questions or if you have never canoed before, join our trained canoe instructor to learn the basics of canoeing. The program will cover basic strokes, techniques, and safety practices to make your canoeing experiences enjoyable.

 3. Spring Wellness Pop-up at BangBang Salon

May 22, 5-7 p.m. – Minneapolis

Embrace spring at this wellness pop-up event, where south Minneapolis’ BangBang Salon has partnered with Truce Juice, Minneapolis Wellness, Wind & Willow, and the Angry Cabbage to create an event to help you look and feel your best.

 4. Outdoor Kids and Family Day

May 23, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. – Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

This day of fun and outdoor learning is for kids and their families! Ongoing demonstrations and displays from 10am to 3pm include Kids Fish Casting Range, Game Fish Identification, Telescopes and Astronomy, T.I.P. wall of Shame and Wildlife Art for Kids. Jim Gerholdt will show Remarkable Reptiles from 11am to 2pm. Kids with parents can try out a canoe or kayak from 10 am to noon. Archery in the Park, for ages 8 and older, will run from noon to 3 pm. Smokey Bear will make special appearances from 1 to 1:15 and again from 2 to 2:15.

 5. Eat Healthy

Here are some yummy, healthy summer recipe ideas for your cookouts this weekend.

Stay tuned for our June Wellness Project Take Over!

Weekend Top Five – Keep Moving!


1. Get Outside Festival

May 16, 10 am – Calhoun Square

Join The Wilderness Inquiry this Saturday at the Get Outside Festival in Minneapolis. Climbing wall, paddle demos, food trucks, live music. Free admission – all donations support Wilderness Inquiry.

2. Minnesota Roller Girls 2015 Tryouts

May 19 – Practice Clinic

Think you got what it takes to be a Roller Girl? Try it out at a clinic for only $10!!

This is a Mixed Clinic for beginner and experienced skaters. This clinic is for people interested in trying out for the Minnesota RollerGirls (skaters and officials) this Spring 2015. The clinic will be held on Tuesday May 19th at the Exhibit Hall B in the Saint Paul RiverCentre from 6:00-8:00pm.

 3. Commit to Fit 10k

May 16, 2015 Crosby

Race day registration starts at 6:30am.  There is a free 1k race at 9am.  The 10k and 5k are chip timed.  Preregistered runners will receive a t-shirt.

 4. Hike – Duluth Hiking Club

May 15, 9 am

Hike 5.7 miles of Superior Hiking Trail from 24th Ave west to Gretchell Road. Meet at the Skyline Parkway lot. Free!

 5. Plan Now – Dirty Girl Run

August 1, 2015 Pinehaven

The Dirty Girl 5K Run series is now the premiere women’s mud run event, with more fun, more obstacles, more girl power, more creativity, more high fives, more excitement and, of course, more mud than any other obstacle run can muster. Additionally, Dirty Girl Mud Run continues to support Breast Cancer awareness and research, donating more monetary support to this worthy cause every year, thanks to you! Come discover a women’s only run unlike any other at the 2015 Twin Cities Dirty Girl 5K. Complete your one-of-a-kind outdoor obstacle course with your girlfriends and a Dirty Girl fun spirit as you run, jump, hop, bounce and splash your way to the finish line. After being crowned into the Dirty Girl Nation, enjoy the after party with your fellow Twin City Dirty Girls. For women of all ages and athletic abilities!

Stay tuned for our June Wellness Project Take Over!