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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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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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July 30, 2022
Saturday Morning Serenity Seekers with Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem or addiction. Serenity Seekers Al-anon Family Group meets every Saturday from 9-10AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point. Al-anon is not affiliated with any religion. Visit Stevens Point Al-anon Groups Facebook page for additional meeting details. 

 

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September 06, 2022
Strong Bodies Exercise Class for Seniors

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. The suggested donation for class materials is $30 unless indicated otherwise.

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September 12, 2022
Sacred Soul Emotional Wellness Through Meditation & Ritual

This weekly class offering is the self-care you need to start the week off right! Through guided meditation, ritual, journaling, music, and sharing, you’ll be led to connect inwardly and nourish your soul. This is a time to set aside worries, lists, and obligations while giving yourself time and space to reset. Escape to this sacred space to let go, feel, create, and belong so you can strengthen your intuition and connect with ancestral wisdom through ritual and sacred practice. No experience in meditation needed and all spiritual and gender expressions welcome. Come as you are!

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September 15, 2022
Meditation & Mindful Flow Yoga

Just BE Meditation ~ FREE Class 5:30-6:00pm
It is easy to look outside ourselves for the answers we seek, but all the wisdom we will ever need is within us, if we are willing to be still and listen to our subtle inner voice. By utilizing yogic technology to quiet the mind and connect to our breath, with practice, meditation can open awareness, quiet chaos, improve sleep, and benefit overall health while learning to give ourselves permission to just BE. This class is intended for ages 12 and up, no prior experience needed. Can be taken prior to Mindful Flow yoga.

Mindful Flow Yoga ~ 6:00-7:00pm
Deepen your connection to your body and breath through mindful movement. This class will explore and use a combination of various asanas and practices to improve strength, increase flexibility, and enhance awareness. Please bring your own personal yoga mat, water bottle, and towel-all other equipment will be provided.

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September 30, 2022
Every Child Matters Walk 2022

Hosted by UWSP's Native American Center, there will be hand drum, dancers, singers and invocation. The walk will begin in front of Old Main and end at the Ancestors Below Us site. 

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October 01, 2022
Wonderful Water Half Marathon & 5k

Come out and run one of the most scenic courses you've ever been on. Meandering through the Stevens Point city trails, roads and paths, along the Wisconsin River and past Lake Joanis, this Half Marathon and 5K will not disappoint!

 
Photo by @patricia_takes_photos on Instagram
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October 01, 2022
35th Annual Ice Age Trail Hike-A-Thon

Experience Wisconsin fall colors along the Ice Age Trail! Come join us for our 35th Annual Fall Hike Saturday Oct. 1 at the Iola Winter Sports Club. Various starting points available ranging from 2 to 11 miles out and back. Easy to moderately intense terrain. Water/apple stations along the way. Refreshments, merchandise and informational displays at the IWSC chalet. Registration at the chalet begins at 8:30 am. Four-legged family members are welcome but must be leashed, please. 

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October 02, 2022
Polka Dance at Rookies & Banquet Hull

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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October 05, 2022
Flow Yoga

Join Ana Marie Yoga at The Wellness Spa on Wednesdays from 6-6:45 p.m. This vinyasa class will guide you to build strength, balance and flexibility as you synchronize your breath with movement. Center your mind and experience vibes of renewal in a lovely spa setting. $10 drop-in classes/ $100 for 10 class package when paid in studio by cash or check. Transaction fees are added to online payments.

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October 08, 2022
The River Run 2022

The Run begins at 10am.  You will need to pick up your registration packet between 7:30am and 9:30 am at Central Waters.  You will receive an email about two weeks prior to the event with complete details.

The River Run is one of our most successful annual fundraisers held locally at Central Waters Brewery, usually on the second Saturday in October. We welcome runners and walkers to join in a 5 Mile Run or 2 Mile Walk to help raise funds for our community center. Registration entitles participants on race day to a t-shirt, a can of River Run beer, and the option to purchase a bottle of the limited and highly sought-after Central Waters Black Gold. There is usually also a Falcon Fun Run held in conjunction for youngsters. Registration opens here on May 1 every year so check back for details and to register then. Thank you for your support!

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October 10, 2022
Healthy Living with Diabetes

This workshop is designed to help adults with type 2, type 1 diabetes, or pre-diabetes learn self-management skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. One 2 ½ hour session per week for 6 weeks. Week 6 highlights a guest expert. Participants receive the class book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. The suggested donation for the class is $30 for people 60 and older to cover the cost of materials. For those under 60, the cost is $30.

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October 15, 2022
Free Vaccine Clinic for Children

FREE vaccine clinic for children (regardless of insurance and while supplies last). By appointment only. Please call 715-345-5889 to schedule.

Vaccines available: Influenza (6 months - 18 years), Polio, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, Tdap, Covid-19

We strongly encourage wearing a mask in our clinic setting. Please come at the scheduled time of your appointment. If in the last 10 days you have been exposed or tested positive for COVID and/or are currently ill, we ask that you do not come to your scheduled appointment. 

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October 28, 2022
Fall Candlelight Hike Festival

Walk trails lit by torches and jack-o'-lanterns, through the autumn woods and around Lake Joanis. An interactive program will take place at 7 and 8 p.m. at the campfire ring. Enjoy a candlelight hike, storm-themed Discovery Stations and crafts, free snacks and refreshments, and free door prizes. Activities are themed around "Stormy Wheather at Schmeeckle." 

The event is free and open to the public, with suggested donations of $2 per person or $5 per family.

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November 09, 2022
Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain is a workshop that meets for two and a half hours a week for six weeks to help people learn strategies to manage their pain. People who’ve taken the program have experienced better health, increased energy levels, less pain and dependence on others, improved mental health, and greater involvement in everyday activities. In a small group setting, this workshop is led by two trained facilitators.

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November 12, 2022
Harvest Dance

Kick up your heels and swing your partner to the music of Flip O' The Coin band at the Jensen Community Center on Saturday, November 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. John Wilson will call out the steps and all you have to do is follow. Warm up with hot apple cider, baked goods and snacks for purchase! Admission cost is simply a donation to Goodwill. We hope to see you here!

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November 24, 2022
Festival Foods Turkey Trot

Spend Thanksgiving morning with family and friends at the Festival Foods Turkey Trot! Stevens Point is a new location of this great holiday tradition that offers a 5 mile timed run, 2 mile fun run, 2 mile walk and 2 mile dog jog. Trot will begin promptly at 8:00 AM at Stevens Point Area Senior High School. 

Shirts and bibs can be picked up at the Stevens Point Area Senior High School between 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Click here to register. Registration includes a comfy long sleeve event tee, pumpkin pie, exclusive coupons, and post-race snacks.

Photo from festivalfoodsturkeytrot.com

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January 21, 2023
The Wellness Pursuit

We started The Wellness Pursuit based on the idea that people are interested in undertaking a journey from the outside world to their inner nature. Our retreats are located in Central Wisconsin to best serve our community. The events occur over the course of the day and include speakers, movement, meditation, food, prizes and more!

More info is available as the events get closer, keep an eye on our social media for event details.

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