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Motivating Central Wisconsin to live healthier, more active lives by producing and promoting challenging aerobic activities and recreational resources that encourage active lifestyles.

What is your favorite way to be active? Get out and get moving in Portage County, Wisconsin. Explore the wonderful ways to stay moving and healthy on foot or bike in the Central Wisconsin region. Register and train for an upcoming event with family and friends, or just explore the trails and routes for fun.

Being active helps reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, stress-related issues and other health problems stemming from being sedentary. Find fun ways to reduce your risk, and participate in local health and fitness events, like Walk Wisconsin.

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Upcoming Events
September 03, 2019
Free Tai Chi Tuesday

Join Deborah Adams in a weekly Tai Chi class. “Movements are easy and flowing, and as she says, if you are doing something, you are doing it right.” No previous experience necessary. Free and open to the public. 60 minutes – Free

Clinically shown to:

-Reduce Stress & Boost the Immune System
-Lower Blood Pressure & Aid in the Healing of Major Illnesses
-Reduce Anxiety and Depression and Open Clarity in the Mind
-Reduce Joint Pain
-Improve Balance and Coordination and Increase Full Range of Motion
-Enhance Restorative Sleep

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September 14, 2019
Walk for Hope

Join your friends and neighbors by walking to provide HOPE towards preventing suicide and creating AWARENESS surrounding mental health.

Fee: $20 per walker registration (14 years and older) – includes one shirt if registration received prior to August 16th. Registrations received after August 16th are not guaranteed a shirt.

Event Agenda:
9:00 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Providing Hope Award, 5K walk to follow
11:15 AM – Raffle drawing

The day of the walk we will have liability waivers for each participant or their legal representative to sign, which are required prior to walking.

For more information contact:
Michelle Nelson at 715-346-5645
Michelle.nelson@ascension.org

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January 07, 2020
Learn How To Dance: Country Style to Country/Pop Rock Music

Have a Great Time Country Line Dancing! All ages are welcomed.

Great Exercise
Great Social Outing
Improves confidence and balance
Improves physical, mental & emotional wellness
Lessons are on Tuesday Nights @ Sherri Land Ballroom in the Town of Sherry.

Start time is 7pm. Each class is $5 per person.

We learn/review line dances every week.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Boots and Cowboy hat not necessary.

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January 07, 2020
Yoga Classes

Fun, yet challenging, flow-style Yoga class combines postures in sequences. Cultivate overall stamina, strength, and flexibility while gaining focus and peace of mind. Classes include, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, and Yogic philosophy. The Ultimate Yoga experience.
We built to enhance your yoga experience. Practice in the barn studio, that is uniquely built and designed with a southwestern feel. Enjoy the large windows which look out over trees and fields, bringing in the cool summer breeze and sunny winter light.
Marguerite Ramlow teaches vinyasa flow style yoga, encouraging each student to work within their own limits while guiding them to find the joy of proper alignment and strength in each pose. Meditation and time for inner reflection are an important part of her teaching.
Marguerite Ramlow is a Experienced E200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher.

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February 08, 2020
Polka at the Jensen Community Center

We welcome The Richie Yurkovich Band back to the Jensen Community Center for a winter afternoon of music and dancing!

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February 08, 2020
Pose & Prost VI - The Beer Within Me Honors the Beer Within You

Come join our "Good Vibes Tribe" as we honor our minds, bodies and thirst with an all-level Vinyasa Flow Practice set to some groovy tunes. Afterwards, "Namastay for a Beer" and truly connect with your new yogi friends.
Date: February 8th, 2020
Location: O'so Brewing Company in Plover, WI 54467
Time: Doors open at 10; Class at 10:30 am
Price: $15 (includes class and beverage)

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February 18, 2020
Yoga Classes

Fun, yet challenging, flow-style Yoga class combines postures in sequences. Cultivate overall stamina, strength, and flexibility while gaining focus and peace of mind. Classes include, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, and Yogic philosophy. The Ultimate Yoga experience.
We built to enhance your yoga experience. Practice in the barn studio, that is uniquely built and designed with a southwestern feel. Enjoy the large windows which look out over trees and fields, bringing in the cool summer breeze and sunny winter light.
Marguerite Ramlow teaches vinyasa flow style yoga, encouraging each student to work within their own limits while guiding them to find the joy of proper alignment and strength in each pose. Meditation and time for inner reflection are an important part of her teaching.
Marguerite Ramlow is a Experienced E200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher.

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February 22, 2020
2nd Annual JCC Bean Bag Tournament

Join us for our 2nd Bean Bag Tournament inside the Jensen Community Center! Cash prizes for the winners - raffles - concessions and plenty of cold beverages. Sign up by calling the Jensen Community Center at 715-824-5202 or see our registration form in the January and February issues of the Jensen Community Spirit. We have registration forms available at the Jensen Center and in the discussion section of this event. We have a limited number of (2-person) teams for this event so sign up now!

Detailed times and more information will be available as the date gets closer but plan on a fun, all day event!

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February 27, 2020
Climate Change and Human Health

Paul Sletten, M.D., Waupaca Family Physician, will speak on Climate Change and Human Health in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27th. Dr. Sletten's talk is the second in a series of ten forums on aspects of climate change to be presented in the Fourth-Thursday Climate Forums sponsored by Stevens Point Citizens' Climate Lobby, the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society, the Interfaith Community for the Earth, and the Frame Presbyterian Green Team. This forum will explore how oil, gas, and coal emit pollution when burned, how that pollution is changing our climate, and how that in turn affects our health.
All ten monthly Fourth-Thursday Climate Forums at the Portage County Public Library are open to the public free of charge, and refreshments will be served.

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March 07, 2020
Point Bock Run

The Point Bock Run is a 5-mile out-and-back road race
Date - Always the first Saturday in March
$25.00 Registration Fee
Field - Limited to 2,000 runners
Age Group Records - All runners setting a new age group record receive a complimentary entry to the subsequent years run.
Age Group Winners - All age group winners are guaranteed entry into the subsequent years run.
Post-race party - Located in the large heated tent immediately adjacent to the finish line.

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March 22, 2020
Polka Dance at Rookies/BlueTop

Bring your dancing shoes and come out to Rookies Sports Pub, formerly known as the well known "BlueTop" and enjoy an afternoon full of great polka music!

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March 27, 2020
Artha Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Sessions of yoga and guided meditation will be interspersed with workshops on living in harmony, breathing techniques, hatha – vinyasa flow yoga, partner and restorative yoga. You will receive handouts on meditation techniques, yogic breathing techniques and yoga posture flows. You will also have the opportunity to make a beaded meditation (Mala) necklace and bracelet.  Stay on site and experience the full inner centering of this renewable energy oasis. We are located in the beautiful country of central Wisconsin.

Workshop Weekends:
January 17-19
March 27-29
April 24-26

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April 24, 2020
Artha Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Experience green living at Artha Sustainable Living Center and Bed & Breakfast, situated on a 55-acre plot of woods, fields and organic gardens. Get your year off on a tranquil note with a two day yoga retreat, where guests will participate in sessions of yoga and guided meditation interspersed with workshops
on living in harmony, breathing techniques restorative yoga and more. Stay onsite to enjoy a serene sanctuary in the renovated farmhouse, sustainably operated with solar power and heat.

Sessions of guided meditation will be interspersed with workshops on chakras, breathing techniques and restorative and vinyasa flow yoga. You will receive handouts on meditation techniques, yogic breathing techniques and yoga posture flows. Stay on site and experience the full inner centering of this renewable energy oasis. We are located in the beautiful country of central Wisconsin.

Two nights stay included in the stay on site fee as well as breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings and a catered lunch Saturday and Sunday and a catered dinner Saturday. Participants will enjoy free time to explore trails in the wooded hills and open fields.

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June 06, 2020
Walk Wisconsin

Held annually the first Saturday in June each year, Walk Wisconsin is the premier walking event in the Midwest! This is a non-competitive event, encouraging walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 1/2 and 1/4 marathon events utilize the scenic Green Circle Trail which passes the Wisconsin River, Plover River, several lakes, and unique ecosystems. The trail base for all routes include a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

Registration Open January 2020


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