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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.



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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.

Be Merry! Holiday themed events fill the weekend.

Jill Ugly Sweater


Frozen Frolic Winter Mountain Bike Race Series

December 6 – Elm Creek Park

Dust off the bike for a six-race series at two premiere single-track trails. 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.


RUN! Holiday Inspired Road Races

December 6 – Reindeer Run

5K Lake Harriet

Grab your friends and get in the holiday spirit.


Dreidel Dash

December 7 10K and 5K – St. Paul


Ugly Sweater Dash

December 7, St. Louis Park 5K




Hit the Slopes – http://www.skiandboardmn.com/resorts


The Wellness Project Takes Over The Barre – Wednesday, December 10, 7:15; Edina

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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.

Email: skishop@trollhaugen.com



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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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Fabulous Friday – Summer is winding down so make the most of what’s left.

Here are some of our ideas to help make you fierce, fit and fabulous this weekend.

Get your Zen on – DJ Style

Check out this week’s Yoga Rocks the Park.

Saturday, September 6th  11AM  Jason Hulshof + Lady Heat

Camp YRP Jes Rosenberg- Adventures of Super Stretch



There are only a few good weekends left before the courses start closing.  Get out there and get your swing on.

Find a course near you:


Fall = Fashion

Athleta is hitting NYC’s fashion week – check it out here and start updating your workout wear.


Harvest “Workouts”

These events may not be a traditional workout, but it will get you out and moving.

Grape Stomp (that’s a leg workout right?)


Pickin’ and Grinnin’ Hops (Sounds like an arm workout to us) at Lift Bridge Brewing


Looking for a last minute race? –  Try one of these more interesting races.

Saturday, September 6 – St. Paul

Beer Dabbler 2 Mile Trot at Midway Stadium.


Saturday, September 6 – Wild Mountain

Does a race filled with 25 obstacles, live music and beer sound like fun to you?  Then you should check out the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race!


Saturday, August 30 – Eden Prairie

Boots & Boas 5K & 10K Run/Walk benefits Cornerstone and Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women to combat domestic violence.


Get Inspired. Cowgirl style. 

Spectate at the Iron Cowgirl Competition in Somerset.


Get a jump start on your meal planning for next week!

We’ve posted some great guilt-free recipes on our Pinterest page – so get cooking!



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Fabulous Friday – It’s a long weekend!

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

Get your Zen on – DJ Style

Check out this week’s Yoga Rocks the Park.

Saturday August 30th, 11AM  Elizabeth Camp + DJ Miguel Vargas


Get Wet

Paddle Palooza on Monday, September 1

If you are near Gull Lake there is a cool 5 mile supported paddle from Nisswa Lake to Zorbaz on Gull Lake, with a post-party at Zorbaz.


Get Pedaling

All weekend and it’s free!

MN has miles and miles of biking trails. So whatever your plan is for the long weekend – there is sure to be a bike trail near you. Click here for a list of trails:


Up for a last minute run? 

Monday, September 1 – Minneapolis

Tie up your laces and pick between the 5K or 10K at the Victory Races.  Plus, there’s a Kid’s Fun Run!


Get Inspired

Saturday, August 30 – Bloomington

Check out the Glo Run – registration is closed, but there is always next year!


Saturday, August 30- St. Paul

Women Rock – 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, this exciting race is sure to get you motivated.


Enjoy the Weekend- Guilt Free

We’ve posted some great guilt-free recipes on our Pinterest page – so get cooking!



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