Out with the Candy, in with the Turkey – trot that is…

Happy Halloween! After the candy is dished out and the cobwebs are put away – you might think what’s next? Well, we are challenging you and your family to get out on Turkey Day and do a trot.

We’ve got 5 picks for you:

  1. Turkey Day Trail Trot – Battle Creek Park, St. Paul – 8 a.m.

This trail race has a mix of mid and long distance options.

http://www.enduranceunited.org/events/turkey-day-trail-trot/

2. Tonka Turkey Trot – Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka – 8:30 a.m.

The 6th Annual Tonka Turkey Trot is a 5K run/walk geared towards families.

http://www.tonkatrack.org/tonkaturkeytrot

3. Drumstick Dash – Lake Harriet, Minneapolis – 7:30 a.m.

There a multiple races including a 1 mile, a kid’s half-mile and a 10K.

http://www.drumstickdash10k.com/index.html

4. Beast 2 Feast 5K – Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis – 9 a.m.

This race is a benefit for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

http://busybodypromotions.com/beast2feast/

5. The Turkey Trot – St. Paul – 7:30 a.m.

There is a 6K and a 10K option, with an early start to get you back in the kitchen before noon.

http://www.turkeytrotsaintpaul.com/

 

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Fabulous Friday – the last of 2014!

As the year wraps, here our some our favorite things from 2014.

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Pole Barn Studio

The Pole Barn Studio in Downtown Stillwater offers unique women’s classes in Pole Fitness, Aerial Silks, Flex and Dance designed to provide a new way to get in shape.

http://www.thepolebarnstudio.com

Studio ME

Studio ME

This fitness studio located on Historic Saint Anthony Main in Northeast Minneapolis offers a variety of unique programs including: TRX Suspension Training, Bosu Balance training, Yoga, SHOCKWAVE, Indo-Row as well as small group and private training sessions.

http://studiomefitness.com/

 

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The Barre Studio

This fitness studio has locations in Wayzata and Edina.  The barre exercise class is a unique blend of pilates, yoga & strength training that utilizes a ballet barre for support and resistance, creating the most efficient, sustainable and comprehensive workout around.

http://www.thebarrestudio.com/

 

Fabletics – First outfit is 50% off!

Kate Hudson’s workout wear delivered direct to your door.  Comfy, fashionable and wearable during a tough class.

http://www.fabletics.com/

 

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Fabulous Friday is here again! Ideas for the Weekend

 

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

 

Commit to your 2015 races now and score a free jacket!

Sign up for 4 of the following MN Running Series races to qualify:

  • Goldy’s Run 10 Mile Run
  • Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon Run
  • Lola’s Half Marathon Run
  • Minnesota Half Marathon Run
  • Turkey Trot 10K

http://www.minnesotarunningseries.com/registration

 

Lace up your shoes and run the 2014 Dreidel Dash Sunday, December 14 5K, 10K & Maccabee Mini Mile

https://www.stpauljcc.org/fitness/dreidel_dash.lasso

 

Take part in the Frozen Frolic Winter Mountain Bike Race Series

Dust off the bike and complete a 10.5-mile loop through trees and snow; then warm up at the trailhead for awards and door prizes. Studded tires approved. Helmets required. Registration begins at 10 AM; race starts at 11 AM

http://bit.ly/1yZPT0h

 

Biking and Caroling? Why Not?

Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  Don’t miss out on this festive experience!

http://www.biercycleadventures.com/caroling-tours.html

 

Seeking Gift Inspiration for you Fitness Friends & Family?

Check out these great ideas: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Best-Fitness-Gifts-20768301#photo-20768301

 

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Fabulous Friday – Well, it’s Wednesday – but it is a Holiday Weekend!

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Gobble, Gobble . . . Before you stuff yourself get trotting!

St. Paul – The Turkey Trot – you pick the 10K or 5K.

http://www.turkeytrotsaintpaul.com/

Minnetonka – Tonka Turkey Trot – you run the 5K put the kids in the Turkey Scoot.

http://www.tonkaturkeytrot.com/

Downtown Minneapolis – Lifetime Fitness 5K

http://www.turkeyday-5k.com/page/show/370479-Minneapolis

No Excuses – other trots around the state:

Fairbault – http://www.andersonraces.com/events/events-detail.php?intResourceID=1772

Alexandria – http://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com/

Rochester – https://runsignup.com/Race/MN/Rochester/MomsontheRun5KFamilyGobbleWobble

Not in the mood to Trot?

Pre & Post Calorie Burn options with from our Take Over partners:

The Pole Barn Studio

www.thepolebarnstudion.com

Wednesday, Silks 6 pm & Chair Dancing at 6:30

Then enjoy Drinksgiving in downtown Stillwater

Studio Me Fitness

www.studiomefitness

Thursday, Shockwave Express, 7 am

Barre Fitness, Edina

www.barrefitness.com

Thursday, Open Barre, 8 am

If shopping is your form of exercise, Running MN did an excellent job showcasing great deals for runners on their blog this week. Check it out.

http://runningmn.com/run-dont-walk-black-friday-savings/

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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!

http://makeadifferenceday.com/

 

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.

http://www.minnesotamonster.org/

 

Other Spooky Runs

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

http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.aspx?State=MN 

 

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.

http://bit.ly/1vY3t2N

 

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

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,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 wellnessprojectmn@gmail.com.

 

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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.

 http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/mea.html

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.

http://www.abovethefallssports.com/rock-the-lock/

 

Up for Entertainment?  Check out the MN Roller Girls!

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

http://www.mnrollergirls.com/

 

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

http://www.runningintheusa.com/race/List.aspx?Rank=Date&StartDate=10-16-2014&EndDate=10-19-2014&State=MN&Page=1

 

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

http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com

 

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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.

http://www.pleasantvalleyorchard.com/

 

Fly like a Bird

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

http://www.kerfootcanopytour.com

 

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.

http://www.brokenpaddleguiding.com

 

Act like a kid – the ultimate adventure

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

http://www.skyzone.com

 

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.

http://www.enduranceunited.org/events/night-light-half-marathon/

 

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