What to get the runner in your life for Christmas

green presentChristmas is just around the corner. 42 days and counting to be exact! (Did anyone else just feel their stomach drop a bit?!) I don’t know about you, but with two little kiddos at home and a STRONG desire to make the holidays as stress free as possible, I try to start getting organized early. I want to spend the month of December enjoying the festivities and holiday’s with my littles.  Family and making memories is what is most important to me this time of year.  That means I am already working on Christmas lists and shopping, which got me to thinking about about unique gifts for the runners and active people in my life. I am all about helping make your lives easier, so thought I would share a few!

  1. A gift certificate for fitness or dance classes.

    Working out in a group is great for a variety of reasons – accountability, camaraderie, you tend to work harder. I could go on and on – not that I am biased at all. Consider giving them a gift certificate to a local fitness studio or dance studio. Bonus points I am sure if you say you will attend with them!

  2. A unique way to display their medals/achievements

    Runners and athletes work hard for their achievements and finding a fun way to display them can serve as inspiration day after day to lace up our tennis shoes and get out the door and get moving. How awesome are these medal displays.  This local, MN based company has medal displays for runners and just about every sport you can imagine. My personal fav is Always Earned, Never Given, but you are bound to find something that appeals to you.

    SEE ALL RUNNING MEDAL DISPLAYS

     

  3. New running gear, or a gift certificate to their favorite store

    There is nothing like a new piece of clothing or new shoes to put a little extra motivation into a workout. Here in MN, our winters are COLD, but the fresh air is OH SO NEEDED. So a new pair of running gloves, or a new running hood are always welcome. So is pretty much anything from my favorite store Athleta. I haven’t met a female yet that hasn’t like to shop here. (Hint, hint to those guys!)

My fav cold weather running hood

My favorite cold weather running mitts

My fav cold weather convertible running gloves


11th Annual Turkey Day Butts ‘n Guts!

Join us for a special 45 minute session of Butts ‘n Guts Thanksgiving morning and get ready to work up a sweat, while toning those abs and buns before trimming the Turkey!

Turkey Day Butts ‘n Guts
Thursday, November 22
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Class will be held in the Commercial Building of the Fairgrounds. This means plenty of room so…grab your family and friends!

Turkey Day Butts ‘n Guts is a FREE class! However a cash donation or a non-perishable item for the food-shelf is encouraged. Let’s give thanks for another year of health and fitness, and share that thanks with others!

Last year we raised 125 pounds of food and $25 in cash donations for the McLeod County Food Shelf!

Please RSVP via our Facebook event or online form if possible.  It helps when planning a great workout for all of you!

Don’t Sit on the Couch….Run into Fall!

Want to stay motivated as the days get shorter, and the temps cool? Want to improve your speed? Endurance? Running skills? Heck, just want to get started running and be able to run consistently? Then we think our Monday and Wednesday Night Running Programs are for you! Over the course of 11 weeks we will:

  1. Keep you MOVING and MOTIVATED as the day’s shorten, and the temps cool.
  2. Work on a variety of speed and endurance drills designed to help you improve your running abilities
  3. All while locked down in one area so that no matter your ability, you aren’t left behind!
  4. Have you saying….”I never would have done that on my own…” (Most common comment at the end of class nearly every time, haha)
  5. Get you motivated to keep your butt of the couch, even when the winter weather starts to hit! 😉
  6. Improve your social life with a fabulous group of women who motivate each other
  7. Celebrate with some wine at the end of 11 weeks!

Sounds like FUN right? These 11 week programs run on Monday and Wednesday Night’s from 5:45 – 6:45 and are geared towards all levels – from run/walkers to marathoners.

We have a few openings left in our next sessions which kick off on October 1 and October 3, so click here to learn more!

And if you are wondering…do you really run outside when it is cold? YES! We absolutely do…but we promise, it isn’t as bad as you think. And if the weather really is uncooperative, you will at least be working on maintaining your strength and conditioning inside – (so much better than sitting on the couch, right!?)

30 Day Make & Take Smoothie Workshop – Tuesday, September 18

30 pre-packaged smoothies, all ready for your freezer! And you don’t even have to grocery shop! In about an hour, we will make and pack 30 smoothies, so that all you have to do is freeze and enjoy later! Doesn’t get much simpler than that does it?!

Run Now! Wine Later!

Want to improve your speed? Endurance? Running skills? Heck, just want to get started running and be able to run consistently? Our Wednesday Night Running Conditioning Program is for you! Over the course of 11 weeks we will:

  1. Work on a variety of speed and endurance drills designed to help you improve your running abilities
  2. All while locked down in one area so that no matter your ability, you aren’t left behind!
  3. Have you saying….”I never would have done that on my own…” (Most common comment at the end of class nearly every time, haha)
  4. Get you motivated to keep your butt of the couch 😉
  5. Improve your social life with a fabulous group of women who motivate each other
  6. Celebrate with some wine at the end of 11 weeks!

Sounds like FUN right? This 11 week program runs Wednesday Night’s from 5:45 – 6:45 and is geared towards all levels – from run/walkers to marathoners.

We have a few openings left in our next session kicking off July 11th, so click here to learn more!

Run. Jump. Burpee. Repeat!

Sounds like FUN right? Okay, okay, we know you might not be a fan of burpees, but we think You WILL be a fan or our Monday Night Run & Tone program. Think lots of drills designed to help you with ANY of the following:

  1. Get motivated to get your butt of the couch 😉
  2. Help you start running (think Couch to 5K!)
  3. Improve your speed, distance, and or running ability in general
  4. Train for long distances races
  5. Improve your social life with a fabulous group of women who motivate each other

This 11 week program runs Monday Night’s from 5:45 – 6:45 and is geared towards all levels – from run/walkers to marathoners.

We have a few openings left in our next session kicking off July 9th, so click here to learn more!

Get Fit – In 30 Minutes – Over Lunch!

Summer is BUSY! Looking to make maximize the time in your day? Sneak in a quick, but effective 30 minute workout session over your lunch hour twice a week! We have a new 6 week session of Butts ‘n Guts kicking off on July 11th.

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays
Dates: July 11th – August 22nd (no class on Monday, August 13th)
Where: Sarah’s Home Studio. This is located at 1030 S Grade Road SW, right next to Christ the King
Church.
Cost: $60.00, which covers all 12 sessions.
Limit of 10 Participants
* If the class is not full, Drop-ins will be allowed for $8.00/session

Click Here or Contact us to register.

30 Day Make & Take Smoothie Workshop – Thursday, November 30

30 pre-packaged smoothies, all ready for your freezer! And you don’t even have to grocery shop! In about an hour, we will make and pack 30 smoothies, so that all you have to do is freeze and enjoy later! Doesn’t get much simpler than that does it?!

10th Annual Turkey Day Butts ‘n Guts!

Join us for a special 45 minute session of Butts ‘n Guts Thanksgiving morning and get ready to work up a sweat, while toning those abs and buns before trimming the Turkey!

Turkey Day Butts ‘n Guts
Thursday, November 23
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Class will be held in the Commercial Building of the Fairgrounds. This means plenty of room so…grab your family and friends!

Turkey Day Butts ‘n Guts is a FREE class! However a $2.00 cash donation or a non-perishable item for the food-shelf is encouraged. Let’s give thanks for another year of health and fitness, and share that thanks with others!

Last year we had around 95 people in attendance and raised 217 pounds of food and $63 in cash donations for the McLeod County Food Shelf!

Please RSVP via our Facebook event or online form if possible.  It helps when planning a great workout for all of you!

30 Day Make & Take Smoothie Workshop – Thursday, August 17

30 pre-packaged smoothies, all ready for your freezer! And you don’t even have to grocery shop! In about an hour, we will make and pack 30 smoothies, so that all you have to do is freeze and enjoy later! Doesn’t get much simpler than that does it?!