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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

Find more online.

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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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February 15, 2020
Teen Night & Open Gym

TEENS, Saturday nights are YOUR night at the Stevens Point Area YMCA. From 7-10:30pm most Saturdays, we're open exclusively for teens in Portage County. Open gym activities include full court basketball or volleyball, music, snacks, pool table, video gaming systems such as PS2, PS4, Xbox1, Xbox 360, & Wii, as well as One-Shot D&D. FREE pizza the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month. Teens will be supervised by YMCA Staff.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Praeger at tpraeger@spymca.org or 715 952 9371.

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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 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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February 28, 2020
Parents Night Out (Gr K-5)

In addition to swimming each night of PNO, your child will get to take part in these special activities:

FEB 28 - Tie Dye and Puffy Paint! Bring a shirt to decorate!
MAR 6 - GAGA! We’ll be playing some Gaga in the gym. Learn to play this fun, all-inclusive game!
MAR 27 - Floor Hockey and Soccer: Let’s play!
Apr 3 - Food Galore! We’ll be making (and eating) some fun snacks!
APR 24 - Art is About! Take home a kid-made acrylic painting. Learn some skills and be creative!
MAY 1 - GAGA! We’ll be playing some Gaga in the gym. Learn to play this fun, all-inclusive game!

Fridays, 6:00-9:00PM: January 10; February 14, 28; March 6, 27; April 3, 24; May 1, 2020
Registration required at least two days prior to each event

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March 06, 2020
Parents Night Out (Gr K-5)

In addition to swimming each night of PNO, your child will get to take part in these special activities:

MAR 6 - GAGA! We’ll be playing some Gaga in the gym. Learn to play this fun, all-inclusive game!
MAR 27 - Floor Hockey and Soccer: Let’s play!
Apr 3 - Food Galore! We’ll be making (and eating) some fun snacks!
APR 24 - Art is About! Take home a kid-made acrylic painting. Learn some skills and be creative!
MAY 1 - GAGA! We’ll be playing some Gaga in the gym. Learn to play this fun, all-inclusive game!

Fridays, 6:00-9:00PM: January 10; February 14, 28; March 6, 27; April 3, 24; May 1, 2020
Registration required at least two days prior to each event

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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 07, 2020
Trailtessa Be Blissful Snowshoe Hike

Trailtessa: Be Blissful snowshoe hike
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (registration opens at 9:30 am)
Cost: $12/person, girls under 18 free, ages 10 and up
Enjoy pure bliss as you snowshoe through a blanket of sparkling white snow. Warm your heart and come ready to meet new friends. Enjoy a guided hike and introduction to snowshoeing with local experts along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail at Hartman Creek State Park. A winter's day hike encourages health and resilience. Nourish your body and soul with some fresh-air time outdoors, even during the cold wintery days of the year. Warm your hands at the post-hike bonfire and enjoy homemade yummy treats locally sourced. Snowshoes will be provided by REI at no cost if needed.

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March 21, 2020
Teen Night & Open Gym

TEENS, Saturday nights are YOUR night at the Stevens Point Area YMCA. From 7-10:30pm most Saturdays, we're open exclusively for teens in Portage County. Open gym activities include full court basketball or volleyball, music, snacks, pool table, video gaming systems such as PS2, PS4, Xbox1, Xbox 360, & Wii, as well as One-Shot D&D. FREE pizza the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month. Teens will be supervised by YMCA Staff.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Praeger at tpraeger@spymca.org or 715 952 9371.

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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!

 

(Photo from Chad Przybylski and His Polka Rhythms' Facebook page)

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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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March 27, 2020
Parents Night Out (Gr K-5)

In addition to swimming each night of PNO, your child will get to take part in these special activities:

MAR 27 - Floor Hockey and Soccer: Let’s play!
Apr 3 - Food Galore! We’ll be making (and eating) some fun snacks!
APR 24 - Art is About! Take home a kid-made acrylic painting. Learn some skills and be creative!
MAY 1 - GAGA! We’ll be playing some Gaga in the gym. Learn to play this fun, all-inclusive game!

Fridays, 6:00-9:00PM: January 10; February 14, 28; March 6, 27; April 3, 24; May 1, 2020
Registration required at least two days prior to each event

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April 03, 2020
Parents Night Out (Gr K-5)

In addition to swimming each night of PNO, your child will get to take part in these special activities:

Apr 3 - Food Galore! We’ll be making (and eating) some fun snacks!
APR 24 - Art is About! Take home a kid-made acrylic painting. Learn some skills and be creative!
MAY 1 - GAGA! We’ll be playing some Gaga in the gym. Learn to play this fun, all-inclusive game!

Fridays, 6:00-9:00PM: January 10; February 14, 28; March 6, 27; April 3, 24; May 1, 2020
Registration required at least two days prior to each event

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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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