Five ways to get Outdoor and Explore


  1. Jay Cook State Park Walk

Saturday, September 19 – 9 am – Carlton, MN

Walk with family, friends and neighbors on trails throughout this beautiful state park. Two loops totaling 10km (6 miles) or walk whatever distance you are able. Non-competitive walk with rewards for any participant wishing one for a small fee. Registration site: Picnic area by River Inn Interpretive Center. Event times: Start any time after 9 a.m. and finish by 5:00 p.m. Trail marker removal will begin at 3:00 p.m.

2. Log Run 10 Mile and 5K

Saturday, September 19 – 8 am – Stillwater, MN

The last race of our 2015 season is right around the corner. The Freight House Stillwater Log Run is September 19. This race brings performance to a new level on a gently sloping decent through the beautiful St. Croix valley ending in scenic downtown Stillwater. On this site you’ll find all the information you need about this premier St. Croix Valley running event.

3. Joe’s Ski Swap and Sale

September 17-20

Stop by to deal hunt!

4. Guided Hike – Cascade Falls – Lake Superior

September 19, 10 am

Linking people with nature by footpath along Lake Superior’s North Shore.

2015 SHTA GUIDED HIKE PROGRAM: The 2015 SHTA Guided Hike Program offers hikes throughout the year on different sections of trail, Join a guided hike, experience different sections of the trail, and meet others who enjoy the sport of hiking!

5. Yoga at Aamodt’s Apple Farm – FREE!

Monday, September 21 – 6 pm – Stillwater, MN

Enjoy a beautiful evening on the lawn of an orchard, with Studio One Yoga and followed by Happy Hour. How can you miss this?


Top Five Weekend Wellness Picks

1. Bike! Braided Rivers AWP Group Ride

Apr 10, 2015

Musician Ben Weaver will lead a casual, “no-drop” group ride from the Minneapolis Convention Center to “The River” along Minneapolis bikeways with a mid-ride reading.The ride will end one block from One on One Bicycle Studios, the host of, “Braided Rivers: A Celebration of the River, Words, Music and Bicycles.” No Bike. No Problem. If you do not have your own bike, we’ll provide one using the Minneapolis bike-sharing program NiceRide MN. Nice Ride is a non-profit bike sharing system anyone… More can use . Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It’s fast, easy and affordable. Ride Details The group ride will meet up at Nice Ride Bike Station 30012 Mpls Convention Center, (Corners of 2nd Ave S and Marquette Ave S.) Ride End: Bike Station 30021 Washington & 2nd Ave N The ride will gather at the bike station at 4:45 and depart at 5pm.

2. Saint Paul Saints Running Of The Pigs (Family friendly!)

Join the Saint Paul Saints 12th annual “Running of the Pigs,” at the brand new CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul! This isn’t ‘just a 5k’ since the Saints aren’t ‘just a baseball team.’ As you have heard us say, FUN is Good, and this is a run that’s as fun as a Saints game! The morning starts with a Kids Run around the warning track at 9:00 am. At 9:10 our Zer0k participants will dash from the starting line to the finish line. (Good thing for them that the starting line and finish line… More are the same place.) Zer0k participants will then rest their legs in our Club level and cheer on the 5k participants. Our 5k will begin at 9:15, followed by a post-race meal starting at 10:00.

3. Fools Five Road Races

Fools Five Road Races 8K and 1 Mile

Lewiston-Altura High School Apr 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015 1:00pm Lewiston-Altura High School, 100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952 Since 1979 Fools Five Road Race, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota, to raise funds for cancer research. We are pleased to announce the 37th running of the Fools Five race. This year promises to be bigger and better. Since its inception, the Fools Five Road Race has raised over $1.8m in cancer research funding!

 4. Explore archery.

Miners Memorial Building in Virginia, MN welcomes the best of the best for a two-day archery tournament featuring various classes, vendors and exhibitors and more.

5. Check out a new Studio!

The Wellness Project will be at Alchemy in Minneapolis.

Get Sweating Minnesota.

Cheers the First Week of a New You

The Wellness Projects Weekend Round Up

Plan Your Runs. The following is a list of races that open this week:

Twin Cities Marathon Summit Challenge

This race series commits you to four races throughout the year, and guarantees you a spot at the annual Twin Cities Ten Mile.

  • Valentine’s Day TC 5K, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports (February 14)
  • Hot Dash 10 Mile, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports (March 7)
  • Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon (July 4)
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (October 4)

Do it.

Feeling the call of the great north? Registration opens January 15 @ 10 am for the Caribou Highlands Ultra Marathon.

Superior 50KM Trail Race Description and History: The Superior 50 KM Trail Race is an out-and-back (100% trail) ultramarathon which traverses the Sawtooth Mountain Range on the Superior Hiking Trail in the far reaches northern Minnesota .  The course parallels Lake Superior, the greatest freshwater lake in the world, climbs to near 2000′ peaks with breath-taking vistas of the lake and inland forests and crosses whitewater rivers and serene streams while meandering through mystic Boreal forests.  The race starts and finishes at Caribou Highlands Resort in Lutsen Minnesota. Runners will have access to 4 aid stations between the start and finish.

Do it.

Need a break from running outside? Check out this comprehensive list of indoor options in the metro. Nice work Minneapolis Running!

Try Something New

Class Pass is now in Minnesota! A pass allows you to club hop – one boutique workout to the next. Perfect for the workout enthusiast with a short attention span.

Get Your Gear On

Outdoor gear sales are in full force. Take advantage on skis, snowshoes, boots and sleds. Be sure to cruise through the winter areas at your favorite sports stores.

Join us in January

January Take Over: Instructor & Fitness Blogger Kate Kubes will lead us in a Tabata Class at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville. See event posting for details. Hope to see you there. Grab your friends, stay for a pint. Saturday, January 17, 9 am.

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.




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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.

Check it out on our Facebook page:

Share your weekend wellness report with us on Monday!