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Editor/Writer: Kinzy Janssen // Photos: Andrea Paulseth // Contributors: Anoop Balachandran, Bailey Berg, Sean Ryback of Gold’s Gym, Hilary Ivory, Hanna Agar, Robin Kinderman, Emily Diehl // Designer: Brian Moen // Thanks: Ashton Weegmann of Gold’s Gym VolumeOne.org 27 Jan. 28, 2010


Healthy Tidbits NEED A HEALTHFUL REMINDER? READ UP.

NANCY COFFEY – NUTRITION COORDINATOR, EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, UW EXTENSION

Keep the focus off of weight. Being a certain weight doesn’t really mean you’re healthy or unhealthy. People can be thin and very healthy, or thin and unhealthy, or thick and healthy.

Eat more “anytime” foods, and fewer “sometimes” foods. A slice of whole wheat bread is an “anytime” choice, while a doughnut is a “sometimes” choice.

It’s about getting the most bang for your buck. You only have so many calorie “bucks” in a day (think of it as an allowance), so you want to expend them in the best way possible. Get the most nutrition out of your calories. Know that fatty, sugary foods have more calories.

It takes 20 minutes after ingesting food to feel full, so eat more slowly.

Visualization can help you make good choices. Cover half the plate with vegetables, one fourth with protein, and one fourth with grain.

“If I don’t take care of my body, where will I live?” –an anonymous quote favored by Nancy Coffey, Nutrition Coordinator of Eau Claire County, UW-Extension

The benefits of eating nutritiously will be many and varied. “It’s like asking someone who just stopped smoking ‘how’ they’re feeling better these days,” says Coffey. Eating healthier gives you confidence, helps you stay positive, generates energy, and makes you ‘feel better altogether’--which could mean something different for each individual.

Diets are not very effective. What’s Some people like to eat a lot, and that’s okay. It’s about calories in/calories out, so as long as you’re getting enough physical activity, you should be fine.

Most of us, though we don’t like to admit it, are sedentary. That means we don’t need as many calories as we think we do, or that moderately active or active people need.

effective is changing our behaviors. The weight will come off with time, if that’s your goal. Slowly make healthier eating choices or add exercise to your routine.

Go to MyPyramid.gov. Coffey recommends this website because of its interactivity. Among other tools, you can find your body’s ideal calorie allotment, plug in the food you ate, and receive a “judgment” in the form of a smiley, frowny, or neutral face.

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How Much Can Exercise Do For You?

ENOUGH WITH GENERALITY — LET’S HEAR SOME PARTICULARS ANOOP BALACHANDRAN, UW-STOUT FITNESS DIRECTOR www.exercisebiology.com

Regular exercise has been shown to reduce risk of deaths from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease (diseases involving the heart and blood vessels, including heart attacks). Exercise is associated with reductions in the incidence of cancers, in particular breast and colon cancer. Recent studies are showing that exercise can not only delay cognitive decline/ dementia, but can actually improve cognitive function in the elderly. Increasing research supports the importance of physical activity for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. For people who already have type 2 diabetes, exercise is beneficial for glucose control. Research shows that bone-strengthening exercise can slow the loss of bone density that comes with age. Even better, exercise has shown to reduce the risk of falling and hip fractures, and improve functioning in older individuals.   Regular physical activity helps with arthritis and other conditions affecting the joints. The more you use them, the better they feel! Exercise helps to manage pain—therefore can help you to complete everyday tasks with ease. While aging is accompanied by muscle loss and strength, exercise--especially weight bearing exercise--can help you increase or maintain your muscle mass and strength. Exercise has been shown to boost self esteem, improve sleep, and lower depression and anxiety.

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Dance Your Way Around EXERCISE

Mayo Clinic researchers reported that social dancing helps to: Reduce stress Increase energy Improve strength Increase muscle tone and coordination

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) says that dancing can: Lower your risk of coronary heart disease Decrease blood pressure Help you manage your weight Strengthen the bones of your legs and hips

Dance the Calories Away Based on a 150-pound person, this is how many calories they would burn per hour: Swing dancing: 235 Ballroom dancing: 265 Square dancing: 280 Ballet: 300 Belly dancing: 380 Salsa dancing: 420+ Aerobic dancing: 540+

It’s a cardio-heavy activity, but it doesn’t have the word “aerobics” attached to it. It’s strength training, but there aren’t any weights involved. It’s also a flexibility-builder, though it isn’t necessarily advertised that way. In short, dance—whether it’s fast-paced partner dancing or solo ballet—is physically valuable and definitely counts as a workout, but may often be overlooked as a gym-alternative. Mark Holty of Arthur Murray Dance Studio delved into partner dancing when he was eighteen and is now a teacher of Latin and ballroom partner dances, a la Dancing with the Stars. Though he’s always described himself as a fit person, he acknowledges that dancing has helped him maintain his level of fitness. When I asked him if there were any unexpected benefits of the activity, Holty had an answer for me right away. “Posture,” he said. Though initially he had to consciously think about his “dance frame” while dancing, this healthier body alignment eventually became second nature and entered his daily life. Holty’s students have seen and felt some real benefits, too. He recalls some students who he guesses have lost 70 or 80 pounds throughout the duration of their dance classes. For some, it counts as their weekly workout. “It’s great, lowimpact exercise,” he says. “It’s more exciting… more personable. It’s also conversational, musical, and social.” Stephanie Houdek, a teacher at Eau Claire School of Dance who has been instructing dance students both young and old for 20-plus years, agrees that dance differs from traditional “workouts,” but she sees basic similarities, too. “There’s a warm-up & stretching session to get the blood flowing… then you work out, and there’s a cool-down and stretch,” she says. “We all leave the floor with red cheeks, and sweating.” Within all of the styles ECSD offers—jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, and point—students focus on moving from their core. “The core is the center of all movement,” says Houdek. This, it turns out, is the secret weapon of football players. So when running backs suit up in ballet slippers, they have their game face on—and a distinct goal in mind. “They do it to find out where their movement is coming from,” says Houdek. “Ballet helps them assess how to move left and right even more quickly.” So, you’re not a football player. And you don’t want to be a dancer, per se. For those of us who want to get in shape, Stephanie recommends trying whatever

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style of dance is most appealing, though she says jazz and hip hop routines burn the most calories. Ballet, in which repetition and technique are at the forefront, is a better all-around workout for the muscles. The benefits are not limited to the physical, either. Houdek says she’s heard time and again that students leave the dance floor freed of ten-

sion and stress. Also, particularly in jazz classes, students learn how to take criticism and be corrected, and how to listen and work together as a unit. You’re working out your brain, too, as a sharp memory is both essential to and enhanced by dancing. “These are really life lessons,” says Houdek. Can you say that about a weekly stint on the treadmill?

AREA DANCE STUDIOS

Danz Kraze

Diamond School of Dance

Building 4/6, Suite 205 800 Wisconsin Street (715) 832-DANZ

123 S. Graham Ave. (715) 577-1285 www.diamondschoolofdance.com

En Avant School of Dance

Jean Marie’s School of Dance

3330 North Town Hall Rd. (715) 874-5575 www.enavantdance.com

31 W Spring St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 723-8635 www.jeanmariedance.com

Eau Claire School of Dance 306 Main Street

 (715) 832-9900 www.eauclaireschoolofdance.com

Arthur Murray 401 1/2 S. Barstow Street
 (715) 834-6166 www.arthurmurray.com

Jewelry Box Dancer 110 Main Street West Menomonie, WI (715) 563-3534

Two to Tango McPhee Dance Studio University of WI-Eau Claire www.uwec.edu/tango

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THE BIG BEAUTIFUL

GYM GRID find contact info in the listings on the previous pages

Free weights Machines Personal training Classes Strength & endurance Body sculpting Cardio Pilates Yoga Nia Circuit Spinning Dance Specialty Sports Basketball Volleyball Racquetball Tennis Pool Track Massage Nutritional counseling Beverage bar Tanning Kids’ services Pro shop Spa / Sauna Open 24 hours

CONTRIBUTOR FAVORITES The staff [at Gold’s I go to the YMCA because it’s comGym] knows people by fortable. In the women’s locker room, name. It’s clean, there’s they have a separate, smaller locker a ton of options, fees area with couches and a few exercise are good, and they’re machines, where you can hang out, and always willing to help it’s just more intimate and comfortout. - Emily Diehl able. - Robin Kinderman

I used to go to the YMCA and if you make very little money you can get a membership for about $12, which is by far the cheapest I’ve seen. You have to bring in pay stubs to prove income but then they approve you almost right away if you qualify. I really enjoyed the Y; they also have a ton of fitness classes that are all included with your membership. - Hanna Agar VolumeOne.org 32 Jan. 28, 2010

Highland Fitness Center in EastRidge Center has a really great eucalyptus steam room in the back of the ladies locker room. It is amazing—especially if you have a cough. It’s a great gym altogether, but I look forward to my post workout steam more than anything. - Hilary Ivory


The Picture of Health

GUNS (BICEPS) Random Insight from a Bodybuilding Site: Who wouldn’t love to have a pair of ripped, well-developed guns forcefully bursting through the sleeves of their shirt?

Machine: Arm Curl. (Sometimes called a Preacher Curl, if you add barbells). The benefit of this machine is that it sets you in the correct position, and the photos guide you through the motion.

Non-machine: Bicep Curls. The benefit of not using a machine is that you’re also working your stabilizing muscles because you’re not locked into a rigid position.

GUNS (TRICEPS) Random Insight from a Bodybuilding Site: You can build triceps like a genetic freak!

Machine: Cable Rope Push Down isolates the triceps.

Non-machine: Overhead Tricep Extension w/

NECK Non-Machine: The Head Harness. Gold’s Gym does not endorse this contraption.

Dumbell. Lift weight with both hands; at end position there will still be a slight bend in the elbows.

BACK GUT

Random Insight from a Bodybuilding Site:

Random Insight from a Bodybuilding Site: Aren’t you sick of going down to the beach and never taking off your shirt?

Strength training your back muscles will add muscle mass to your upper body, which can help make your waist look smaller.

Machine: Bosu Ab Machine. Lift legs from abdominals, starting with legs hanging down and ending in the sitting position. Alter it by twisting your torso, which works the obliques.

Machine: Free Motion Lat. Also works

Non-machine: Side Planks. If you prefer, you can rest on your knees rather than your toes,

the lower back muscles. Since there’s no compression on the disc, the chances of one slipping is much lower than any machine.

which may be an easier alternative. Your goal is to hold the position for 25 seconds.

GAMS (QUADS/ HAMSTRINGS) Random Insight from a Bodybuilding Site: Hamstrings are difficult to see, requiring two mirrors and/or twisting poses that often don’t provide us with a clear image.

Machine: Seated Leg Press. Slowly push against platform until knees are slightly bent; keep hips and lower back against back pad at all times.

Non-machine: Lunges. You’re hitting different muscles at each stage of the movement, ranging from glutes and quads to hamstrings and calves.

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shoulders and arms.

Non-machine: “Bird Dog” position isolates

TUSH Random Insight from a Bodybuilding Site: I can’t count how many fat rear-ends I’ve seen in my life, and it’s getting worse! We have a major glute crisis in America!

Machine: Glute Machine. Put foot on footplate, extend hip and knee backward; slowly return to starting position.

Non-machine: Lunges. Very effective.


The Fit List

THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY’S MANY RESOURCES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

GYMS & HEALTH CLUBS Anytime Fitness 329 Water St., Suite E, Eau Claire •

831-6400 • 401 Pinnacle Way, Suite 116, Eau Claire • 831-6200 • 1700 Stout St., Menomonie • 309-4441 • 312 Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • 723-3800 www.anytimefitness.com A membership gets you unlimited, on-yourown access to a wide array of exercise machinery and free weights. Personal training, tanning. Open 24 hours, pay as you go plans available.

Bodyworks Athletic Club, LLC 2407 Stout Road,

Menomonie • 235-6106 • Personal training; free weights and machines; saunas; strength and endurance training, cardio, yoga, and spinning classes; tanning; kids’ services; zumba classes coming this fall. Locker facilities available.

Chippewa Valley Family YMCA 611 Jefferson Ave.,

Chippewa Falls • 723-2201 • www.chippewaymca.com Free weights and machines; basketball; racquetball; indoor track; pool; strength and endurance training, cardio, yoga, dance, spinning, swimming, gymnastics, and specialty classes; first aid, lifeguard, and babysitting training; massage; kids’ events and classes. Childcare.

Curves 3198 London Road, Eau Claire • 552-8783 •

3029 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 834-9507 • 3029 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 834-9507 • 335 E. Prairie View Road, Chippewa Falls • 720-0304 • 2010 Stout Road, Menomonie • 235-6600 • www.curves.com Designed around circuit training utilizing hydraulic resistance equipment, Curves’s 30-minute sessions in fitness, strength training, and weight-loss guidance are hosted in an environment designed for women.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire • 836-

8460 • www.eauclaireymca.org Free weights and machines; basketball; volleyball; racquetball; indoor track; pool; strength and endurance training, cardio, yoga, dance, indoor cycling, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, and specialty classes; first aid, lifeguard, and babysitting training; massage; kids’ events and classes. Tennis center located at 229 Moore St., Eau Claire, 8368470.

Gold’s Gym 3225 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire • 552-4570

• www.goldsgym-ec.com New location! Personal training; free weights and machines; basketball; volleyball; strength and endurance training, cardio, body sculpting, Pilates, yoga, circuit, spinning, dance, and specialty classes; cardio cinema; large swimming pool; nutritional counseling; beverage bar; pro shop; kids’ services.

Highland Fitness Center 2221 Eastridge Center, Eau

Claire • 833-2100 • 2403 Folsom Street, Suite A, Eau Claire • 833-2100 • 3022 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls • 833-2100 • www.highlandfitness.com Personal training; free weights and machines; strength and endurance training, cardio, body sculpting, Pilates, yoga, Nia, circuit, and spinning classes; massage; nutritional counseling; beverage bar; tanning; Kidz Klub.

UW-Stout University Recreation UW-Stout Sport & Fitness Center • 232-1392 • urec.uwstout.edu Strength

and endurance training, free weights and cardio machines, group fitness classes-Pilates, yoga, dance, circuit training, zumba, kickboxing; Personal training; basketball; volleyball; racquetball; indoor track; indoor climbing wall; outdoor ropes course; pool; pro shop.

UWEC Recreation & Sport Facilities 105 Hilltop

Center, Eau Claire • 836-3377 • www.uwec.edu/recreation For UWEC students and staff. Free weights and machines; basketball; volleyball; racquetball; tennis; bowling; indoor track; climbing wall; pool; strength and endurance training, cardio, body sculpting, Pilates; spinning, dance, and wellness classes; massage.

Snap Fitness 3445 E Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire • 830-

9999 • 1320 Broadway St. N, Menomonie • 232-9999 • 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., # 305, Chippewa Falls • 7230602 • www.snapfitness.com A membership gets you unlimited, on-your-own access to a wide array of exercise machinery and free weights. Tanning. Open 24 hours. Pay-as-you-go plans available. No long-term contracts required. No children under 12.

Wissota Fitness Tanning & Massage 16850 Cty. Hwy.

X, Chippewa Falls • 723-7006 • www.wissotafitness.com Free weights and machines; personal training; circuit training; massage; tanning; spa services.

A-Ok Stress-Release Doctors Prefer 2512 John St.,

Eau Claire • 379-4901 • Offering “T.M.” stress-release, meditation techniques. Free introductory lecture; group discounts.

All About You Massage 405 S. Farwell St., #3, Eau

Claire • 830-0777 • Offering deep tissue, Swedish, and basic relaxation massage; as well as trigger point therapy and foot massages.

MASSAGE Gaia Massage & Yoga 412 ½ Water St., Eau Claire •

831-7918 • www.gaiamassageandyoga.com Gaia offers massage therapy; Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, and aromatherapy massage; and reflexology services. In addition to their therapeutic massage services, Gaia’s experienced staff offers a range of private and public yoga instruction.

A Quiet Place N7654 690th St., Menomonie • 235-7182 • Therapeutic massage-neuromuscular, deep tissue, trigger-point, and relaxation.

Body Essentials Massage 800 Wisconsin St., # 414, Eau

Claire • 552-1441 • www.bodyessentialsmassage.com A variety of massage services to target physical conditions, lifestyle traits, stress levels, and areas of pain.

Body Focus 705 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • 835-8898 • www.bodyfocusonline.com Specialize in deep tissue massage. New clients receive $15 off and free chair massage

Chippewa Valley Chiropractic and Massage 116 N

Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • 726-1010 • Offering mas-

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sage and bodywork, therapeutic massage, and physical therapy targeting headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain. Swedish, deep tissue.

Elements for Healthcare 431 E Clairemont Ave, Suite 2A, Eau Claire • 832-2005 • www.elementsforhealthcare.com Offers services such as TCM acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and strategies to reduce stress.

Essential Massage Therapy Center 4330 Golf Terrace,

Suite 209, Eau Claire • 888-213-0820 • www.essentialmassagetherapy.com Offers Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, chair, prenatal, couples, sports, Fourhand, neuromuscular, and Thai yoga massages.

Harmony Healing Center 2130 Brackett Ave. Suite B,

Eau Claire • 831-8030 • www.harmonyhealingcenter. net Offers Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, trigger point, chair, prenatal, sports, and AMMA massage; as well as reflexology and neuromuscular therapy.

Healing Arts Center 710 4th St. E, Menomonie • 235-


7711 • www.bubishi.com A school for massage therapy and Asian bodywork therapy. Specializing in AMMA Therapy, which is concerned with the balance and movement of life energy in the human body.

Healing Choices Massage & Tai Chi 2711 Pleasant

St., Eau Claire • 852-0303 • www.healingchoicesec.com Classes offered in Tai Chi and AMMA massage, four days a week. Also offers hot stone massage and AMMA Therapy, and has a complete line of nutritional supplements available.

The Lotus Spa 4956 Bullis Farm Road, Eau Claire •

835-1100 • www.lotusspaeauclaire.com Relaxation, sport, or deep tissue massages available. Also offering aromatherapy scalp massages, maternity massage, and hot stone treatments. Relaxation facials and hydrotherapy tubs.

Optimum Therapies, LLC 517 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau

Claire • 855-0408 • www.optimumtherapies.com Offering deep tissue, trigger point release, myofascial release, neuromuscular, sports, Swedish, and hot stone massage and physical therapy.

Optimum Therapies, LLC 916 15th Ave., Menomonie • 233-6230 • www.optimumtherapies.com Offering deep tissue, trigger point release, myofascial release, neuromuscular, sports, Swedish, and hot stone massage and physical therapy.

Path to Health Massage Therapy and Wellness 310 S.

Barstow St., Eau Claire • 852-0577 • www.pathtohealthmassage.com Offering Swedish, aromatherapy, hot stone, reflexology, prenatal, sports, deep tissue, Reiki, and AMMA massage.

Poppy Moelter, Massage Therapist 820 Chauncey St.,

Eau Claire • 834-8867 • Offers therapeutic massage, for neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release, as well as integrative movement (inner-guided dance).

Sans Souci Massage 927 Loring St., Suite 4, Altoona • 830-9890 • www.sanssoucimassage.com Offering therapeutic massage and bodywork.

Transitions Massage Therapy 3635 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 834-2984 • Therapeutic massage services.

Young for Life Wellness 1807 Wilson St., Suite A, Menomonie • 505-4189 • Offers yoga and Tuina massage.

YOGA, PILATES, & MORE Gaia Massage & Yoga 412 ½ Water St., Eau Claire •

831-7918 • www.gaiamassageandyoga.com Gaia offers massage therapy; Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, and aromatherapy massage; and reflexology services. In addition to their therapeutic massage services, Gaia’s experienced staff offers a range of private and public yoga instruction.

Pilates, Yoga, and Beyond 4913 River Glen Court,

Eau Claire • 832-7335 • www.baemmert.com Private sessions and group classes in Pilates, yoga, Thai yoga bodywork, belly dancing and more.

Yoga Center Of Eau Claire 412 1/2 Water St., Eau Claire • 830-0321 • www.infinitejoy.com/yoga Workshops, classes, retreats, and “mini classes” for all levels of yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, Pilates, and more for all ages.

Young for Life Wellness 1807 Wilson St., Suite A, Menomonie • 505-4189 • Offers yoga and Tuina massage.

Pilates by Penny • 296-0836 • Penny Crochiere is a

STOTT Certified Pilates Teacher, Group Speaker, Consultant, and Practitioner. She runs a studio out of her home.

PERSONAL TRAINING Evolve Wellness, LLC, Eau Claire • 864-7000 • www.

livewellevolve.com Cheri Dostal, NASM certified personal trainer offers in-home personal training services as well as customized group workshops. Complimentary consultation available upon request

Momentum SportFitness, LLC 2615 London Road, Eau

Claire • 955-4319 • www.momentumsport.com New, larger facilities. Personal and group training for sports conditioning, rehabilitation, and general strength and

fitness for both kids and adults. Clinics available for coaches. Adding new baseball academy. Endorsed by the Eau Claire County SWAT Team.

BELLY DANCING Bellydancing with Laura Gaber Dancers Studio Ban-

bury Place, 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • 926-4233 • Laura teaches six-week classes in beginning and intermediate bellydancing.

Pilates, Yoga, and Beyond 4913 River Glen Court,

Eau Claire • 832-7335 • www.baemmert.com Private sessions and group classes in Pilates, yoga, Thai yoga bodywork, belly dancing and more.

Radiant Health Chiropractic 524 Water St., Eau Claire • 877-3198 • www.fauxsakura.com/samsara Sharon Pogodzinski teaches six-week bellydancing courses.

Sahaja Dance / Rebecca Whitman, Menomonie • 643-

7201 • www.sahajadance.com Belly dance workouts in a friendly, energetic atmosphere with a focus on body isolations, basic dance steps and combinations, and the use of finger cymbals. Targets weight loss, fun, and spiritual health. No experience is necessary to start.

where members can independently use the facility and equipment during non-class hours.

Ancient Arts Eau Claire • 514-0388 • Traditional Chi-

nese kung-fu instruction in both private and group settings covering Wing Chun, Qi Gong, and Taoist areas. Instructor Sifu Howard was trained in China and has amassed thirty years of experience.

Chippewa Valley Boxing Club 450 A St., Chippewa

Falls • 271-7717 • Instruction for amateurs and children, and training for professional fighters. Focus on cardio work, discipline, and basic fundamentals. Offers kickboxing and mixed martial arts as well. Members compete in local shows.

Clear Water Martial Arts 10 West Spring St., Chippewa

Falls • 723-3321 • Offering private and group Karate instruction to all ages.

Elite Karate 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • 831-0347

• 410 Bay St., Chippewa Falls • 720-9218 • www.elitekaratestudios.com Karate instruction in both private and group settings focusing on the three core values of honor, discipline, and respect.

Healing Choices Tai Chi 2711 Pleasant St., Eau Claire •

852-0303 • www.healingchoicesec.com Classes offered in Tai Chi, and AMMA Therapy – a holistic system of healing that uses Asian bodywork (massage), nutrition and herbal remedies, as well as stress management strategies, to bring balance back to the body.

Ju’s Taekwondo Karate Academy 415 S. Farwell

MARTIAL ARTS/BOXING AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire 1606 S Hast-

ings Way, Suite B, Eau Claire • 715-613-8282 • www. kyuki-do.com Kyuki-Do is focused on helping you and your families achieve goals through martial art techniques, practical self defense, and traditional principles. Offers classes for ages 5 and up, and done in a group setting. Can also accommodate private lessons.

American Tae Kwon Do & Fitness 800 Wisconsin St.,

Eau Claire • 552-2777 • www.atf.nu Taekwondo classes in both private and group settings offering fast, hard-hitting cardio workouts. Also offers a fitness membership

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St., Eau Claire • 834-5766 • www.justaekwondo.com Taekwondo classes in both private and group settings. Classes target self-defense, weight control, physical and mental fitness, improved coordination and agility.

Karate American 2228 N. Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona •

832-6488 • www.karate-american.com Karate instruction for all ages in both private and group settings. Lessons in Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, and Aikido are available.

Menomonie Goju-Ryu Karate 1807 Wilson St. # A,

Menomonie • 233-9927 • www.menomoniegoju.com Okinawan style Karate instruction in both private and group settings. Also offers yoga and Tai-Chi.

Nuff Said Fight Club 2614 London Road, Eau Claire


• 855-1275 • www.nuffsaidfightclub.com Founded and operated by professional fighters. For a fee, offers open gym time and instruction in jiu jitsu and kickboxing.

Simple Sports 326 Main St. E., Menomonie • 233-3493

Acupuncture Natural Care Center 1650 Hallie Road,

(877) 633-8733 • www.onetreemartialarts.com Martial arts instruction in group or private settings spanning Taekwondo, Hapkido, Northern Shaolin, Hung-Gar, Wing Chun, Yang Tai-Chi, Chin-Na, Jui-Jitsu, ShoriRyu, and Kobudo. Now offering women’s self-defense and kickboxing classes. All ages.

Spring Street Sports 12 W. Spring St., Chippewa Falls

Elements for Healthcare 431 E Clairemont Ave, Suite

One Tree Martial Arts 128 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire •

Red Dragon Academy 438 Main St. E, Menomonie •

235-1122 or 309-9114 • www.reddragonacademy.com Karate instruction for all ages in both private and group settings. Check out the special wellness program.

EQUIPMENT SHOPS Anybody’s Bikeshop 411 Water St., Eau Claire • 8337100 • www.anybodysbikeshop.com Bikes, accessories, and bicycling apparel.

Dunham’s Sporting Goods 1501 Broadway St. N.,

Menomonie • 235-0750 • A range of gear and equipment from fitness to hunting and fishing.

Eau Claire Bike & Sport 403 Water St., Eau Claire • 832-6149 • www.bikeandsport.com Bikes; skateboards; inline skates; snowboards; fitness equipment, accessories, disc golf.

Mi Zi Zak Kayaks 29588 State Road 40, New Auburn • 967-2301 • www.mizizakkayak.com A range of kayaks and kayaking accessories.

Play It Again Sports 3561 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • 834-0602 • www.playitagainsports.com New and used fitness, hockey, golf, baseball, rollerblades, and soccer equipment.

Scheels All Sports 4710 Golf Road, Eau Claire • 833-

1886 • A wide range of sporting goods and fitness gear from shoes to home gyms.

Second Wind Exercise Equipment 4639 Keystone

Crossing, Eau Claire • 839-9660 • www.2ndwindexercise. com Name brand used fitness equipment.

• Sales and service on bikes (new and used), hockey equipment, skateboards, snowboards, and disc golf supplies. • 723-6616 • www.springstreetsports.com A huge selection of bikes and bike accessories, as well as snow sports equipment.

The Exercise Equipment Store 5709 State Road 93,

Eau Claire • 830-9844 • www.xequip.net Ellipticals, treadmills, home gyms; exercise bikes; tanning, and more.

HYPNOSIS

Chippewa Falls • 831-8223 • Specializing in acupuncture, general Oriental medicine, and PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. 2A, Eau Claire • 832-2005 • www.elementsforhealthcare.com Offers services such as TCM acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and strategies to reduce stress.

Claire • 833-1096 • www.heavensenthypnotherapy.com Julie Geigle helps people tap into the power of the subconscious mind to heal the body and achieve goals. She also offers angel card and medium readings.

Hypnosis Center of Eau Claire 306 S. Barstow St., Suite

209, Eau Claire • 552-5355 • www.hypnosiscenterec. com Certified and experienced hypnotherapist Richard Marano, B.S., C.H. will “allow your subconscious mind to replace bad habits with new and healthier ones.” Improve anything from insomnia to anxiety to weight problems.

Infinity Natural Health Services Helios Center, 815 E

Main St., Menomonie • 790-1295 • www.infinitynaturalhealthservices.com Specializes in acupuncture, hypnotherapy, neurolink, diet therapy, and lifestyle counseling.

ACUPUNCTURE Main St., Menomonie • 790-1295 • www.infinitynaturalhealthservices.com Specializes in acupuncture, hypnotherapy, neurolink, diet therapy, and lifestyle counseling.

2623 • Angela Engstrom teaches zumba--a mixture of international dances set to international music and modified for an exercise class. Find them on facebook!

Golf Rd # 100, Eau Claire • 834-4516 • Specializing in chiropractic and physical therapy work.

CLASSES & EVENTS

Eau Claire • 836-9696 • A retired nurse practitioner offers both needle and non-needle acupuncture, and microcurrent and meridian therapy.

Beginner’s Yoga Every Saturday until Jan. 30, 10:45am-

Root and Branch Acupuncture 1227 Menomonie St.,

231-3060 • Sensei Leland is known for his alternative and traditional Chinese approaches to medicine, including acupuncture.

noon; Every Monday until Feb. 1, 12am • Yoga Center of Eau Claire, 412 1/2 Water St. • $36/four week series • 830-0321 • www.infinitejoy.com/yoga • Choose from two four-week classes that will walk you through the basics, allowing you to experience hatha yoga in your body and mind. Register in advance.

Body & Soul Fitness Class Every Monday, Wednesday,

WELLNESS CENTERS Holistic Therapy, LLC 515 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

• 379-5331 • www.holistictherapyllc.com Ann Recine provides integrative therapies for people with chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses.

Wholistic Healing Arts Center 1119 Regis Ct., Eau

Claire • 831-9144 • This center provides educational opportunities such as private sessions, workshops, seminars, classes, and presentations to raise awareness of health & healing for the Whole Being. Subjects may include reflexology, massage therapy, healing touch, reiki, angel therapy, hypnotherapy, homeopathy, yoga, meditation, and more.

Tao Arts 2103 Broadway Street South, Menomonie •

Infinity Natural Health Services Helios Center, 815 E

A-Step Zumba 2504 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 579-

McMahon Chiropractic and Physical Therapy 3004

Tao Arts 2103 Broadway Street South, Menomonie •

Heaven Sent Hypnotherapy 3548 Cypress St., Eau

ZUMBA

231-3060 • Sensei Leland is known for his alternative and traditional Chinese approaches to medicine, including acupuncture.

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Friday, 8:45-9:45am • Sovereign Grace Church, 2 Bay Street, Chippewa Falls • FREE • 226-0961 • Body & Soul Fitness is an NPO that enables women to exercise and care for their bodies to Christian music with solid lyrics.

Zumba Fitness Class Every Monday 6-7pm Saturday

8:30-9:30am • Christ Church Cathedral, 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire • $5/class, $40/10 class punch card • 835-6550 • Zumba with Level 2 Instructor Jean Dreger includes Samba, Tango, Flamenco, Bellydance, Merengue, Hip Hop, Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton and more.

TRX Suspension Training Every Monday, 6:30-7:20pm

• Radiant Health Chiropractic, 534 Water St. • $10, $7.50 with prepaid punch card • 379-4249 • www.radianthealthchiro.com • TRX Suspension Training shares total-body training tools that both the novice and the seasoned pro need to take their performance to the next level. Pre-pay at the website! Space is limited!

New Years Resolution Solution: Overall Body Management System Every Tuesday, Thursday until Feb.

25, 6:30-7:30am • Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire • $7.50/class. Payments in advance for one


or two months get 20% off • 379-3004 • Attend a variety of workout classes from core synergestics, biceps and triceps, yoga, dance fitness, and much more.

Classic Hatha Yoga Wednesdays until Feb. 24,

9-10:15am • Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703 • $10 • 720-7597 • Movement, breath, and philosophy can align with the natural forces working in our lives. Accessible to all fitness levels.

Pilates Class Every Wednesday until Feb. 10, 2-3pm •

mobility chiropractic care can offer.

Practical Steps Toward Optimal Health Feb. 13,

12:01-4pm • Mabel Tainter Theater, 205 Main Street, Menomonie • $45, $75/couple • 235-6533 Ext 23 • Mark Norman, L.C.N. will share current research that shows us how lifestyle choices improve quality of life and prevent diseases. Registration required, deadline: Feb. 10

Healing Circles First Thursdays, noon-2:30pm; Sec-

L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St. • $60, $40 members • 839-4909 • www.lephillipsseniorcenter.com/ Pilates increases our awareness of all muscle groups, relieving the strain on those that are overused. Participants will use floor mats for this class, which is limited to 15.

ond Thursdays, noon-2:30pm; Third Thursdays, noon2:30pm; Fourth Mondays, 6-8pm • Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St. • FREE • 836-0010 • www.unityeauclaire.org • Led by Julie Geigle, Spiritual Counselor & Healer. Classes feature an hour of discussion followed by an hour of personal healing and transformation.

Zumba Fitness Class Every Wednesday, 6:30-7:20pm

Innate Exercise – Quick, Easy, Effective Feb. 11,

Optimizing Your Health through Chiropractic Feb. 2,

Line dancing Every Tuesday from Jan. 12 to May 4,

• Radiant Health Chiropractic, 534 Water St. • $10, $7.50 with pre-paid punch card • 379-4249 • www.radianthealthchiro.com • Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music dance themes that create a dynamic, and effective fitness system. Pre-pay at the website. noon-12:45pm; Feb. 9, 6-6:45pm; more dates available • Health 4 Life Chiropractic, LLC, 2204 N. Hillcrest Pkwy, Suite 1 • FREE • 598-4954 • What is true health? Can chiropractic work help fix my problems? These questions and more will be presented and discussed by Dr. Tim Gunderson.

Wellness Club - Lunch Bunch Fourth Wednesdays,

noon-1pm • The Goat Coffeehouse, 408 Water St. • FREE • 833-1096 • Come and network with like-minded people interested in taking their health & wellness to a new level.

Active & Alive in Altoona: Losin’ it Wellness Challenge 2 Feb. 1 • $20 for workshops, activities and prizes

• 18+ • 839-6032 • This three-month challenge provides workshops, activities, prizes and a point system to promote personal wellness. It rewards participants for eating breakfast, getting eight hours of sleep, drinking water and eating fruits and vegetables. Register in advance.

Chiropractic for Arthritis Feb. 5, 1-2:30pm • L.E. Phil-

lips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St. • FREE • 8394909 • www.lephillipsseniorcenter.com • Bring your questions if you’d like to hear more about the added

6-7pm; Mar. 16, 6-7pm; May. 6, 6-7pm • Health 4 Life Chiropractic, LLC, 2204 N. Hillcrest Pkwy, Suite 1 • FREE • 598-4954 • Dr. Tim Gunderson of Health4Life Chiropractic offers easy, higher-intensity and effective workouts. 6-8:30pm • Moose Lodge, 3606 Curvue Rd. • $5/week, kids $3 • All ages • 835-6522 • New dancers are always welcome. No partners or experience needed. Kids will dance with adult dancers. This event is open to the community. Every Tuesday, 6:30-9pm • Moose Lodge, 720 19th Ave E, Menomonie • $5 • 2724510 • Free the first time. All types of music played; DJ till 9pm.

Country Dance Night

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers Every Saturday • Eau Claire YMCA Fitness and Training Center, 216 Emery St., Eau Claire • $1/night • A recreational international dance group. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

Dance Night Every Tuesday, 7-10pm • Whiskey Dick’s, 943 Harlem Ave. • Free • 21+ • 829-3425 • www.whiskeydicks.net • Enjoy country line dancing as well as authentic Salsa, Reggaeton, Bachata, Meringue, and more!

Scandinavian Couple Dancing First Mondays, 7-8pm; Third Mondays, 7-8pm • Christ Church Cathedral, 510

S. Farwell St. • FREE • middle school + • 835-3734 • www.cathedralec.org • Waltz, polka, schottische, and other dances that involve specific steps and turns to very beautiful music. All dances will be taught and beginners are welcome. Wear low-heeled shoes.

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Ballroom, Swing and Latin Dancing Jan. 23, 7:30-

11pm; Jan. 31, 3:30-6pm • St. Mary’s Community Center, 1812 Lynn Ave. • $8 • 833-1879 • Ballroom, swing, and Latin dancing to music by DJ Dave & Karen Goggin. Sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Dance Club.

Health & Fitness 2010  

Volume One's Guide to Health and Fitness in the Chippewa Valley

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