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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
March 22, 2022
AFEX - Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

This in-person and online class is specifically designed for people with arthritis but is helpful for anyone. Gentle activities increase joint flexibility and range of motion to help maintain muscle strength and increase stamina can benefit anyone. Preregistration is required. You can join at any time online and when there is an opening for an in-person class. Classes will be held at Lincoln Center.

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March 22, 2022
Fun & Fit - Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

This fitness program will help increase flexibility and strength through a series of slow, deliberate exercises combining sitting and standing, with an emphasis on standing and arthritis relief. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Santha Bickford is an Arthritis Foundation certified leader. The suggested donation is $17 for ten classes or $2 per class. Pre-registration is required.

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March 24, 2022
Tai Chi - Movements, Patterns & Stretching

Tai Chi Movement Patterns is a simplified form of Tai Chi developed for seniors that includes a series of slow relaxed movements to improve leg strength, posture, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi is shown to reduce the risk of falling in older adults. The relaxed flowing movements and deep breathing decrease tension. The suggested donation is $17 for ten classes or $2 per class. Pre-registration is required.

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March 28, 2022
Strong Bodies?

In partnership with FoodWIse Portage County, UW-Madison, Division of Extension, we are proud to offer the StrongBodies™ Program. StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based community exercise program for midlife to older adults. The one-hour strength training program is held twice per week. You can join the class any time during a session. Pre-registration is required.

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May 04, 2022
Diabetes Support Group

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss tips and tricks for managing your diabetes.

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May 24, 2022
Tai Chi at Wellness Spa

Easy to learn Tai Chi and Qigong movements, focused breathing & guided meditation to calm the body and mind and help promote relaxation, internal healing and overall wellness. No experience needed; a different class taught at a beginner level every week, so joining any time is easy and stress-free

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June 08, 2022
SentryWorld Summer Bag Toss Leagues

We are excited to announce the return of the SentryWorld Summer Doubles Bags League! Grab a friend—the two-person teams can be made up of any combination of men or women.
League Sign-ups are now open! Please go to our website to download the registration form and drop it off with your payment at the SentryWorld Fieldhouse (or the SentryWorld Pro Shop) to secure your teams spot.

The league runs June 8 through August 17 at SentryWorld Fieldhouse/Golf Practice Range
All league games are played outdoors at the golf practice range (weather permitting) on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks, at either 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. Up to six games will be played in a night. Games will follow the ACO rulebook, including cancellation scoring to 21 points and winning by 2 points. When you register, be sure to indicate if you’re participating in the competitive (D1) or recreational (D2) league.
League and tournament champions will receive prizes.

Register by June 3 to reserve your spot in the league.

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June 08, 2022
Yoga for ALL Minds and Bodies

Come and join an early morning class where the teacher focuses on building a container for everyone to connect with their mind’s and body’s so everyone in the class has the chance to start the day on the right foot. Maggie will have a general sequence set for the day, and will adjust the class according to who shows up, and on current needs and abilities of the students in the class.

All ages, shapes, and sizes welcome! The deep value of yoga is to get in touch with yourself, this class is designed to help stay in the physical practice rather than comparing ourselves to fellow classmates. Yoga is a gift and is for everyone, we want to help you feel that.

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June 12, 2022
Restorative Aerial Yoga

Restorative aerial yoga requires no training or experience in aerial yoga to participate as it is a practice that utilizes the hammock hovering as low the ground as is possible without touching once there is someone cradled inside. This practice uses additional props such as blankets, bolsters and blocks to aid the practitioner in the sensation of being fully supported. This form of practice involves a very different focus than one that has the hammock set at hip height and also varies from traditional mat restorative yoga practices since the hammock offers an opportunity for exploration of supported motion. A restorative aerial practice will consist of fewer poses (about 5 or 6 in an hour) in order to allow for more time to just ‘be’ in the pose and relax into the space that is being offered to the body. The focus here is to rest, relax and rejuvenate for the week ahead while creating space to reconnect with our bodies.

Book your session here under the Classes tab or through the Mindbody App!

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June 26, 2022
Stretch N Sip at Tiki Beach

Join us on the beach on for Grounded Vinyasa with Renee Cathryn, a slow flow for all levels and abilities. Bring a blanket &/or mat, sunscreen, water and whatever else you may need for an outdoor class. Afterwards, the bar will open for you to grab and beverage, food and a spot on the beach!

Cost: $15, includes beverage - don't forget a tip for your servers

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July 08, 2022
Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Blood Drive

Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Blood Drive
Held at the Aspirus Stevens Point Business Office
Temporarily relocated inside Oak Conference Room

To schedule your donation, please call (800) 280-4102. You may also visit our website. Log in, click "Donate Now" and search for sponsor code OT49. The public is welcome to attend. Hospital staff should use the employee shuttle for transportation between the sites.

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July 15, 2022
Christmas in July

Can't wait till December for Christmas? Celebrate early with River's Edge Campground during their Christmas in July weekend. Enjoy the decorations, food, and activities that Christmas offers with none of the cold weather to bring down the mood.

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July 16, 2022
2022 Pedal Point Rally

The Boys & Girls Club of Portage County and the Hostel Shoppe will be hosting the 14th annual Pedal Point Rally (formerly Bike for Boys & Girls Club) 

Those who complete their free, month-long challenge from June 1st - June 30th and raise at least $25 in donations or pledges will receive a t-shirt and water bottle. Awards will also be given out to the participant who bikes the most miles and the participant who raises the most in pledges or donations.

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July 16, 2022
The Wellness Pursuit - Summer 2022

The Wellness Pursuit is your opportunity to take time for YOU. We ask our participants to come with an open mind and willingness to learn new modalities to take on their wellness journey. We hope you'll join us.

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July 29, 2022
Lake Pacawa Run Walk Roll

Rain or Shine!

Must sign up by July 11th to receive a free dry-fit tshirt.


South Bound - 6-10 PM

  • Live music
  • Concessions will be open from 4:30 PM until sold out!

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

$100 Name/Logo on a sign during the race.

$500 Name/Logo on a sign during the race and on the back of the race day shirt.

$1000 Name/Logo on a sign during race day and on the back of race day shirt and on the permanent sponsorship wall for Lake Pacawa Phase 2

 

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August 12, 2022
PaddleQuest 2022

Welcome to Paddle Quest, a unique competition set in a world of fantasy held since 2002 in Stevens Point, WI. Paddle from place-to-place meeting characters, solving puzzles, and completing challenges. 

The 2022 event “Renaissance” will be held on August 12-14 at Bukolt Park, with camping available nearby.

Photo from Matt Kirsch

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August 13, 2022
Hustle Smore for Lions Camp

The Hustle S'more for Lions Camp fundraiser helps the Wisconsin Lions Camp provide Camp free-of-charge to Wisconsin youth and adults with disabilities. The event consists of a 1-mile donut dash for those who enjoy a slower pace, 5k run/walk, 10k run, or a 15-mile bike ride. Our certified 5k course winds through our scenic trails, creating a one-of-a-kind race experience. The bike ride starts and ends at Camp, taking you through the beautiful back roads of Central Wisconsin. The 5k, 10k, and 15-mile bike will be chip-timed and participants in these events have the opportunity to earn medals in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above. We look forward to seeing you on August 13th!

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August 18, 2022
Rock and Flow Festival

Rock and Flow Festival is a sober circus, art and movement festival in its third year at our new Wisconsin location, the Portage County Fairgrounds. We have a dedicated all ages family area, Family Oasis, that is open 24 hours with all kinds of activities that are covered by the admission ticket: toys, games, workshops, crafts, art, puzzles and more.

This is a family friendly festival based on unconditional love (agape), which is shown through respect, inclusivity and meeting people where they are at. This can be done at so many levels from meeting a physical need such as offering someone food or loaning a circus prop to being a listening ear and a caring heart to someone in need. We are a come as you are festival. Be yourself and know that people will receive you as you allow others to be themselves in kind.

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August 26, 2022
Forest Family Fun Run/Walk

Celebrate the summer at Boston School Forest by participating in our annual Forest Family Fun Run/Walk. This non-competitive event travels along the BSF trails which are a combination of gravel, dirt, grass, and wood chip trails. Look for registration online or on the BSF Facebook page.

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August 27, 2022
212 Fitness Give & Live Better Fun Run

Join us for our second charity Give & Live Better Fun Run/Walk at 212 Fitness on Saturday August 27th. This event is open to our entire community to celebrate the anniversary of our club opening. All proceeds will be donated to the Stevens Point Hope Center! Please join us for a workout and post-run celebration to fundraise for this great community organization.

DETAILS
Saturday August 27th
Proceeds will be donated the Stevens Point Hope Center
Route: 7K/4.35 miles
Start at 212 Fitness & End at O'so Brewery 
Walk or Run
Dogs & Strollers Encouraged! Kids 12 & Under Free! Please note: dogs are not allowed inside at O'so

TIMELINE
Warm Up: 10:00am
Race Start: 10:30am
Celebration till 2pm with Food, Beer, Refreshments, & Music

POST RACE PARTY
Beer | Food | Music 
Bring your Cheering Committee to celebrate and help fundraise!

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