Jump Into the New Year with Local Fitness Opportunities

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The new year has barely begun and it's not too late to get serious about making this your healthiest year ever. You aren't alone! There are many opportunities in our area.  A panel of local fitness experts and providers have been assembled for each panelist to give you a quick introduction to their services and approaches to fitness. Join us to find your best fitness path, ask questions and be entered to win a door prize!

Martial Arts / Group Fitness - Lion's Den, Miles Varichak. Miles has done Tae Kwon Do since the age of five. His five year old son also enjoys Tae Kwon Do. Lion's Den offers classes in Group Fitness, Martial Arts, and Self-Defense.

Meditation - Michael Smith - The Black Earth Secular Meditation Group combines book study and mindfulness practice. The hope is that this technique will help slow us down and relive some of the usual pressure so familiar to all of us.

Senior Fitness - Northwest Dane Senior Center, Diana Studnicka - Northwest Dane Senior Services provides premier programs and services for older adults and their families that promote well-being, independence, involvement in their community and the ability for them to age successfully.

Tai Chi - Bob Constantine has been practicing Tai Chi, which is a Chinese health exercise, for about 45 years and taught for almost as long. Though he has had six teachers in Tai Chi over the years, only two were of major consequence, one a Master and the second a marvelous teacher. Together, they have instilled within him a desire to make Tai Chi a daily requirement for self-fulfillment.

Walking - Dr. Janelle Hupp is a medical doctor at Sauk Prairie Health Care. She has a program called "Walk with a Doc," which encourages participation in walking for its health benefits.

Wisconsin Heights Schools - James Kartman, school board member - Mr. Kartman will speak of possibility of use of the school gymnasiums and fitness room facilities.

Yoga - Marcia Miquelon - directs the Mazomanie Movement Arts Center. She is a dancer, aerialist, stilt walker and certified yoga teacher whose background includes ballet, modern dance, improvisation, African, and Latin dance as well as telemark skiing, long-distance cycling, and lots and lots of special event coordination.