Upcoming Events at The MarshMay 16, 2013 --- Growing Through the Narrow Spots with Ruth Bachman
May 18, 2013 --- Alexander Technique and Beyond
May 18, 2013 --- Recreational Bike Ride
May 20, 2013 --- Ruth Stricker: Informal Chat
May 20, 2013 --- Planting: A Marsh Tradition
May 20, 2013 --- Founder’s Day Celebration
May 21, 2013 --- Marsh X Spring Fling
May 23, 2013 --- Marsh Social Group: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Tour and Mill Valley Kitchen
June 01, 2013 --- New! Paddle Fusion, Stand Up Paddleboarding
June 03, 2013 --- The Marsh’s Summer Ironman Challenge begins June 3
June 05, 2013 --- Aquatic Workshop: Back Pain
June 14, 2013 --- For the Love of Nia! - White Belt Training
Growing Through the Narrow Spots with Ruth Bachman
May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 16
Ruth Bachman, author of the newly released, Growing Through the Narrow Spots, shares a timeless message about the one constant in life— change. Ruth’s story is one of resilience, faith and grace that will inspire, uplift and give you hope. Join us for this special afternoon. Book signing follows presentation and refreshments will be served. Complimentary. Register by calling 952-935-2202.
Alexander Technique and Beyond
May 18, 2013
Saturday, May 18 - June 15, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Many people’s posture causes a plethora of medical maladies, including headaches, chronic back, neck and joint pain, fatigue, and even breathing and digestion issues. Alexander Technique can help!
Babette Lightner has been teaching Alexander Technique for 25 years and is one of four LearningMethod™ instructors in the United States. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator, has a degree in Dance, is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and the pioneering movement program called Wholeness in Motion™.
Explore the benefits of Alexander Technique in a four-week series, Saturdays, May 18 - June 15, Noon - 1:30 p.m. (no class May 25). Series cost: $50/$70. Register in advance below or call the 952-935-2202.
Recreational Bike Ride
May 18, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m.
We’ve been dreaming about the outdoor cycling season and it is finally here! Join Marsh Exercise Specialists and cycling enthusiasts for a recreational bike tour. The ride follows the LRT Trail beyond Excelsior where we will make a coffee stop before heading back to The Marsh. The round trip ride will be 13 miles. Meet at the Marsh at 8:30 a.m. Complimentary
Ruth Stricker: Informal Chat
May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of reminiscing, anecdotes, laughter and friendship. Ruth Stricker, founder of The Marsh, shares stories about our past, a bit about her vision, aspirations, challenges and successes. She will also share her personal approach for resilience... the essence of Tai Chi. We will have a visual display of our rich history and social hour following the presentation.
Complimentary; please register in advance at TheMarsh.com or by calling 952-935-2202.
Planting: A Marsh Tradition
May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20
Founder’s Day Celebration
May 20, 2013
Cake and Refreshments
Marsh X Spring Fling
May 21, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 p.m.
Marsh X Spring Fling kicks off the outdoor fitness season (we hope!). Join the fun…
• You’ll experience a high intensity cardio and strength class utilizing the TRX equipment, bikes, BOSU, medicine balls and more!
• After class, gather with other class participants and the instructors to socialize and re-fuel... breakfast after Saturday, May 11, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. class and happy hour after Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. class.
• We will also have some great prizes and other surprises.
$15/$20 (first timers get their first class free). Call the Marsh X hotline at 952-930-8597, ext. 5555 to reserve a spot; space is limited to 20.
Marsh Social Group: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Tour and Mill Valley Kitchen
May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
New! Paddle Fusion, Stand Up Paddleboarding
June 01, 2013
Meet and Greet, Saturday, June 1, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Marsh’s Summer Ironman Challenge begins June 3
June 03, 2013
You have all summer to complete The Marsh’s Ironman Challenge. Swim (or row) 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles or run/walk/elliptical 26.2 miles. Our exercise specialists will be leading Team Marsh in several community events (such as local 5Ks, and the Tour de Tonka), as well as hosting an opening night packet pick-up party.
Aquatic Workshop: Back Pain
June 05, 2013
Wednesdays, June 5 - 26, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Marsh Member Deb Cornell recently completed our aquatic back pain program and reports, “You don’t have to suffer with on-going back pain… after the first class I noticed a big improvement in my back pain and the numbness in my leg was less.”
This four-week program, offers a low-impact, supportive environment for increasing function and reducing pain. We will provide education in postural awareness and core stability, customized exercise routines that incorporate stretching, strengthening, conditioning, and relaxation.
For the Love of Nia! - White Belt Training
June 14, 2013
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16 & Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Explore the joy of movement and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live on a daily basis! Nia is more than exercise – it is a way of dancing through life. The Nia White Belt Training is for anyone interested in delving deeper into the Nia practice. You will learn the 13 fundamental principles through lecture and movement.
No experience necessary. Contact Liz Anema at 952-930-8528 or instructor Barb Wesson, MS (www.nianow.com/b-wesson) 414-467-5862 for more information and to register.