Category: Health and Wellness

  • Studio234 Offers QiGong Classes

    Studio234 and instructor Jen Aldrich are offering adult QiGong classes. Aldrich is a member of the National QiGong Association, certified 200-hour QiGong practitioner and Wuji Hundun instructor under the tutelage of QiGong master Francesco Garripoli. QiGong – an ancient breath and slow-movement practice that cultivates the life force energy of the body, mind and spirit […]

  • Spring Cleaning: Get in Touch with the Benefits of Massage

     by JENNIFER MUCH With hectic schedules, our bodies take on an immense amount of daily tension and stress. Enter massage therapy. Although often perceived as a luxury to foster relaxation, massage therapy provides several health benefits that relieve pain, facilitate healing and remind us that self-care is important.  But with so many styles of massage […]

  • Spring Cleaning: The Things We Carry

    How living with less can help us get more out of life Take a look around your home. How many items do you think you have? Go ahead. Take a guess.  If your household is average, that number probably hovers somewhere around 300,000 items. That’s a lot of stuff. And yet it probably didn’t seem […]

  • Cross-training versus Supplemental Training

    How to integrate both into your running plan With the Door County Half Marathon nearly five weeks away, runners should be well into their training plans by now. But runners – and good race times – are not built by miles alone. Equally important is engaging and strengthening other muscle groups to help you run […]

  • A Detox for Mind, Body and Space

    Ahhh, spring. Even though spring officially began March 20, there is something about the first of April that prompts some serious spring cleaning in my house. Next to New Year’s, there may be no other time of year that nudges us to sweep the dust and clear the excess from both the physical and metaphorical […]

  • Spring Clean Your Plate

    Decreasing your added sugar intake When it comes to spring cleaning, our homes feel like the obvious starting point: organizing the garage, sorting through clothes we no longer wear, cleaning the windows, inside and out. But what about “spring cleaning” other areas of our lives, such as the kitchen pantry? In many cultures, spring, the […]

  • Prayer Circle Open to All

    Marggie Moertl – an author, life coach and doula – will host an online, nondenominational contemplative prayer circle March 6, 6-7 pm, that’s open to all people who want to strengthen their inner life.  Contemplative prayer is a longstanding monastic tradition designed to bring groups together to privately explore their commitment to seeking, recognizing and honoring […]

  • Monthly Meditation and Journal Group

    Marggie Moertl of Embrace Your Inner Self will sponsor a monthly meditation and journal group for those who are serious about creating a lifestyle based on their spiritual journey and seeking the connection and group energy of others. This month’s circle incorporates powerful chants designed to elicit a variety of vibrational awareness. The group will […]

  • Roots Yoga Class Combines Sound and Movement

    Unwind and settle in during Restorative & Sound, a special class that Roots Yoga and Healing is offering Feb. 13, 2-3:30 pm. Enjoy gentle stretches and restorative yoga with guided meditation; then let the gentle vibrations from singing bowls relax, harmonize and restore your mind and body. The class is suitable for everyone, and no […]

  • 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 […]