Category: Health and Wellness

  • Open House at Expand Wellness

    Move, explore and feel good at Expand Wellness with owner and instructor Theresa Michalec, who will offer an open house at her new business Jan. 29, 11:30 am – 1 pm. To understand movement and wellness, you must get grounded, and Expand Wellness offers grounding through movement using muscle chains that you may think you don’t […]

  • Expand Wellness Opens in Sturgeon Bay

    Theresa Michalec is bringing new perspectives on how to train smart through her new business, Expand Wellness in Sturgeon Bay. Michalec lived in Door County during the early 2000s, and she and her commitment to living well have now returned to Sturgeon Bay after extensive travel and gaining experience in New York, New Zealand and […]

  • Final Days to Register for One Barrel’s 2.62 Fun Run

    Online registration for the Saturday, Nov. 27, One Barrel 2.62 Fun Run will close Friday, Nov. 26, 12 pm. Sign up online for $35 to receive a race hoodie, beer glass and your first fill-up at the Egg Harbor taproom, 4633 Market St., over Thanksgiving weekend. Register at Procrastinators can still sign up on-site […]

  • Moertl Offers Contemplative Prayer Circle, Life Doula Discussion

    Marggie Moertl – an author, inner life coach and life doula – will host a contemplative prayer circle Dec. 5, 6-7 pm. This longstanding monastic tradition is designed to bring groups together to privately explore their commitment to seeking, recognizing and honoring the sacred in their lives. Participants will use meditation and centering, draw from a variety […]

  • SBAC Offers Blood Flow Resistance Training

    Sister Bay Athletic Club (SBAC) is offering the newest innovation for health, fitness and recovery: B Strong Blood Flow Resistance Training. With this training, an exerciser can safely modify blood flow in the limb during exercise to make the brain think the muscle is working very hard, even with low weight exertion. This allows a person […]

  • Assistance and Resistance

    Sevastopol alumna Michelle Schuster opens Pilates studio Walking into the Door County Pilates studio for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found: a small studio space that felt warm and inviting. After a year of stagnation, I was excited to get moving and try out owner Michelle Schuster’s new offerings. Her fitness […]

  • Northern Door Turkey Trot/Dog Jog Debuts Nov. 25

    The Sister Bay Athletic Club (SBAC) and Door County Fitness Studio (DCFS) are joining forces to present the first annual Northern Door Turkey Trot/Dog Jog on Nov. 25. The event features a one-mile and 5K course, both starting at the SBAC, 10581 Country Walk Lane, Unit 9; and ending at DCFS, 10583 Country Walk Dr. […]

  • Marggie Moertl Hosts Gratitude Workshop

    During November, we pause to consider areas of our lives for which to be grateful. This year, Marggie Moertl is hosting a Gratitude: A Powerful Vibrational Tool workshop Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30 pm, to help participants view gratitude as a spiritual tool by exploring how choosing gratitude elevates emotions and the psyche, and by delving […]

  • Vinyasa in the Vineyards

    Door 44 and Parallel 44 wineries pair wine with weekly vinyasa yoga classes, suitable for all levels of yoga experience  You’d think the rows of grapevines at Door 44 winery were designed exactly for practicing yoga. On a recent Friday morning, just as the winery opened, yoga class began in the vineyard at the bottom […]

  • Solace Cards for Grieving Parents

    Losing a child to suicide is one of the most devastating things any parent could experience. Lisa Adelle Iverson knows this firsthand after the tragic passing of her son Conor. Inspired by her journey through the pain and grief, she created Solace Cards. “This is my attempt to bring comfort, strength and hope to others […]

  • Hike This: Trails for Jogging Strollers

    As a distance runner, I prioritized one item on the baby registry for my first child as a “must-have”: a jogging stroller, and preferably one that could handle both paved roads and the rugged terrain found on several hiking trails throughout the county’s parks and natural areas.  The great thing about Door County’s outdoor amenities […]

  • There’s Still Time to Plant

    Every gardener has been there. Just as the chill of winter begins to thaw from our bones and the promise of warm, sunny afternoons can be seen on the horizon, seed catalogs begin arriving in mailboxes, and seed packets begin popping up on store shelves. With overzealous enthusiasm, we buy all the seeds for our […]

  • It’s Time for Self-Care at Hotel Washington and Studio

    Former Island “summer girls” Sarah Koehler and Rose Widmann are offering a self-care workshop, Sisterhood & Self-Care, on July 30 and Aug. 6, 2-4:15 pm, at Hotel Washington and Studio, 354 Range Line Road on Washington Island. “Sostre,” which means “sister” in Norweigian, is the parent company for their entities: skin care, art, yoga and […]

  • Workshop Celebrates Sisterhood and Self Care on July 30, Aug. 6

    Former Island “summer girls,” Sarah Koehler and Rose Widmann, are offering a Self Care workshop, Sisterhood & Self Care, on July 30 and Aug. 6, 2-4:15 pm, at Hotel Washington & Studio. Sostre, which means sister in Norweigian, is the parent company for their entities – divine skincare, art, yoga, and mindfulness. Participants can enjoy […]

  • Mom-ME Time Series Helps New Mothers

    Becoming a mother changes life in so many ways, so Prevea Health is introducing a series of free Zoom talks to help new moms navigate their own needs after having a baby.  The Mom-ME Time segments will feature Prevea’s medical experts giving these talks: “Urinary Incontinence,” July 27, 12-12:30 pm; “Mom Guilt,” Aug. 31, 12-12:30 […]

  • Try Outdoor Yoga in Algoma’s Legion Park

    All are welcome when Roots Yoga hosts outdoor yoga classes in July at Algoma’s Legion Park, 620 Lake St., on Wednesdays, 8:30 am, and Fridays, 10 am (weather permitting). Classes are $10 per person; participants should supply their own mat or towel.   Roots Yoga also offers sound massage and Reiki sessions at 417 Steele St. […]

  • Ginger House Adds Friday Drop-in Yoga Class

    The Ginger House, a new picnic and wine boutique at The Settlement Shops, has added yoga to its event schedule. Mae Daniels, a certified hatha yoga teacher, will lead a hatha yoga class every Friday, 4:30 pm. No prior yoga experience is required. For a $15 fee, participants are invited to drop in – no registration […]

  • Hike This: Break In Your Hiking Gear on the Minnehaha Trail

    Seven years ago this week, my husband and I thru-hiked the River-to-River Trail, a 160-mile trail that winds and climbs through the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.  Although we were avid campers and day hikers, we had never thru-hiked or taken much gear prior to this experience. We laugh at the memory of driving […]

  • Summertime Sun Salutations

    Outdoor and indoor yoga classes return  From hatha to heated vinyasa, there are yoga options for everyone this summer. Indoor classes are returning with limited capacities, but studio lawns, public parks and pavilions remain popular outdoor venues for some studios.  The pandemic drove the increase in outdoor yoga’s popularity last summer because it allowed for […]

  • 24 Miles a Day

    Nate Bell’s biking journey may improve road conditions for all cyclists Being stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic gave many people more downtime than ever before. Some used that time to improve their cooking skills. Others baked. Some covered their dining room table in jigsaw puzzles.  And then there were those who used the […]