Weekend Top 5 – including the Twin Cities Marathon

runners

  1. SKYFIT

Cool New App!

Skyfit is an app which streams classes for runners. If you’ve ever been to a spin class at a gym or a studio, it’s a very similar experience, except for runners. The classes consist of three key components

Music – The trainers diligently select popular music which works perfectly with a given run speed or incline. Specifically, the beats per minute of the track will match the pace of your run. This helps motivate you, and ultimately have a more efficient run.

Motivation – Throughout the class, trainers provide the motivation you need to push your run to the next level.

Instruction – Trainers will give you instructions on what incline and speed to go throughout the class, to ensure you have an efficient and effective run. For treadmill runs, trainers provide incline and speed. For elliptical, trainers provide incline and resistance. And for outdoor runs, the trainers provide relative speed instructions.

If you still are unclear, you can watch the video here, or you can try a month of classes for free.

http://www.skyfitsports.com/

2. Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Saturday, October 10 – BIG Bike Donation Day

From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.

Bring your gently used bike to any Allina Health Hospital or most clinics.

http://fb4k.org/

3. Aerial Yoga

Times Vary. Training Start in October.

Guess whats new? Aerial Yoga Classes starting in November 2015. Training starts in October! If you are Interested in learning Aerial Yoga, contact the Pole Barn for more information.

http://www.thepolebarnstudio.com/

4. TC Marathon

Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 – a variety of distances and activities for the whole family.

Good luck runners!

https://www.tcmevents.org/

5. Bike Fest

Saturday, October 3; 10-4 PM

Wild Ride! Ride the best mountain bike trails in the metro at the Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival. Bike demo trailers and local bike shops will be on hand for bike tune-ups, clinics, group rides and more. Free bike check-out available. Concessions and beer available, prices vary. Come ride!

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/17297/wild-ride-mountain-bike-fest

Fab Friday – Ideas and Inspiration for the Weekend

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

Yoga for Runners

Saturday, September 27 – 9:00 am at the Union Depot in St. Paul

Increase your run time with FREE runner’s yoga. Strengthen your legs to get ready for your run at this yoga class at Union Depot taught by Studio 925 Yoga. Union Depot is the official transit hub of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and will be hosting this specialized yoga flow to open your hamstrings, hips and lungs for maximum performance on race day.

http://www.uniondepot.org/

CrossFit – Check it Out!

Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 – White Bear Cross Fit

Try out a free CrossFit workout Friday and Saturday and stay for 60 minutes of yoga led by Yoga instructor Kathy Bertram on Saturday!
Read more at http://www.wherevent.com/detail/CrossFit-White-Bear-OPEN-HOUSE-EVENT#j85xHyXf9jxSy7Y9.99
Renewable Trail Run/Walk

Saturday, September 27 – Sandstone, MN

Race starts at 9 a.m., awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in a gorgeous lakeside refuge. 5K run is over trails on the 535-acre Audubon Center property – 10 K run is part trail and part around Grindstone Lake.

All proceeds go towards the development and improvement of energy education curriculum at the Audubon Center of the North Woods.

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/12646/renewable-trail-runwalk

Log Run 10m/5k

Saturday, September 27 –  Stillwater, MN

Join in on this mostly downhill course through the beautiful St. Croix valley and ending in scenic downtown Stillwater. On this site you’ll find all the information you need about this premier St. Croix Valley running event.

http://stillwaterlogrun.com/

Lake Park Pumpkin Fest Paddle Pedal Run

More details and maps on Facebook  – https://www.facebook.com/events/282733748581690/?fref=ts

SHOPPING

LL BEAN – COMING THIS NOVEMBER TO MOA

Just in time to gear up for outdoor winter activities.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/09/23/forget-the-catalog-l-l-beans-coming-to-moa/

GET INSPIRED

World Wake Surfing Championship on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas where  11 Minnesota wake surfers will compete in the sport’s world championship.

Learn more: http://www.startribune.com/local/west/276797121.html?page=1&c=y

 

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