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Festival Foods 6th Annual Turkey Trot

What: Festival Foods 6th Annual Turkey Trot
When: Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
8:00 a.m.
Where: ShopKo Hall (Next to the Resch Center)
1901 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay
Register Now for this fun event! Register before October 31st for just $18, which includes a bib, timing chip (for 5 milers), post-race refreshments, long sleeved t-shirt AND a pumpkin pie! Visit for race information and other locations.

The Turkey Trot offers two events – a five mile run and a two mile walk – to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. Attendees enjoy the upbeat music, high quality long-sleeved t-shirts and free Festival Foods pumpkin pies at the finish line that they can take home and enjoy with their family. New this year- the Dog Jog, a separate group just for dogs and their humans. The Dog Jog will start at the back of the 2 mile event.

The Turkey Trot benefits the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA in communities Festival serves. Both of those organizations provide volunteers in return for monetary proceeds. In the past five years, the Turkey Trot has donated more than $681,000! Register Now for this fun event! Attached to this e-mail is a helpful training guide for the days leading up to this event! 

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Learn 2 Curl at the Green Bay Curling Club


What: Want to try the sport of Curling? Sign up for a “Learn 2 Curl” lesson! In just one short lesson you will be ready for league play and bonspieling (tournaments)
When: Monday, October 14
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Green Bay Curling Club
781 Potts Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
  It takes about an hour to go through the teaching sequence with an “end” (similar to a baseball inning) or two to practice a game situation.The ice house is about 40 degrees. Please plan accordingly and bring light weight gloves and hats. Wear warm, loose fitting clothing as you will need to stretch while delivering the stone.The Learn 2 Curl program is sponsored by the Green Bay Curling Club and is open to the public, therefore spouses, children and friends are encouraged to attend! Cost is $5/person for adults. Kids are free.Please RSVP to the Wellness Committee at If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Aoki at

Lunch and Learn: ZUM 101: Intro to Zumba

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
ZUM:101 Intro to Zumba
When:  Thursday, October 3, 2013
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: University Union – Phoenix C
Come join licensed Kress Fitness Center Zumba instructor, Kristy Aoki, and other members of the wellness committee in an introductory session of Zumba.  During this time you will learn the basic steps that are often used in many dance based fitness classes (Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue). Each style will be broken down followed by an opportunity to try the step in a song.  This will be a low-impact workout. Comfortable clothes and shoes are encouraged.  Want to give Zumba a try in full swing?  See the Kress Events Center Fall 2013 Group Fitness Schedule for scheduled Zumba classes!

Wellness Opportunity at Shorewood Golf Course


Wellness Opportunity at Shorewood Golf Course: Golf & Lunch for $10.00

Plays three holes – or more if time permits – between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and have lunch too! 

Come and play holes 1, 2, & 3 ending up back at the clubhouse where you can dine in or take out lunch from the extensive clubhouse menu! This wellness opportunity includes the use of rental clubs at no charge, allowing you to get out, exercise and enjoy the beautiful views that Shorewood golf course has to offer.

Shorewood is a seasonal operation that will remain open through October (possibly into early November), closing for the winter and re-opening in late-March/early-April.

For more information on the Shorewood Golf Course visit their website at

Pink Pumpkin 5K Walk/Fun Run


Whether strolling or racing, we’re all moved by the same mission: Prevention. American women have a 1 in 3 chance of getting cancer in their lifetime, with men having a 1 in 2 chance. The Breast Cancer Family Foundation is committed to reducing this risk by educating 7,000+ students and adults in our community each year on awareness and prevention for all types of cancer.
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Pre-Event Activities: 8:00 a.m.
Official Start:  10:00 a.m.
Where: NWTC
2740 W. Mason Street
Green Bay
Visit for more information and registration details for this 5K Walk/Fun Run.

Zumba Day by the Bay

Zumba Day By The Bay
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Have you ever wanted to be a World Record Holder? Here is your chance! Join UW-Green Bay’s corporate team directed by UWGB Kress Center Zumba instructor Kristy Aoki and Fitness Coordinator Chrisanna Colletta on September 14th at 2:00 p.m. as the City of Green Bay attempts to break the world record for the largest Zumba class. The world record Zumba class event will last about 30 minutes followed by more Zumba fun! To sign up as part of UWGB’s corporate team, visit, click “Register Now as a “Zumba Participant”, complete the form, being sure to select Zumba participant. Under corporate team, fitness center or instructor name please enter “UWGB”.

9/11 Remembrance “Walk the Stairs” Event


The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee in collaboration with Vets4Vets present:
What: 9/11 Remembrance “Walk the Stairs” Event
When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Any time between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 2ndFloor Atrium – Cofrin Library 
Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families and service members effected by the tragic events of 9/11/2001.

  • Each step taken represents 48 seconds the building stood burning
  • For each step taken, 20 people lost their lives in the twin towers
  • 16 US soldiers were killed in Operation Enduring Freedom

Join us to pay tribute and show your support! United we stand.

The Wellness Committee and UW-Green Bay Vets4Vets will sponsor a fruit and yogurt bar at the conclusion of the walk for the first 50 participants.

Lunch and Learn: Healthy Potluck


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Gear up for a productive Fall semester by joining the Wellness Committee for a Healthy Potluck!
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
12 – 1 p.m.

  • Set-up available at 12 p.m.
  • Eating will begin at 12:10 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix B
Show off your own personal favorite recipe(s) and shop around for new, healthy inspirations for your own menu! Please feel free to sign-up a menu item and/or to send us a copy of your recipe for us to print and give off to your fans! Please let us know if you need any outlets for your dish or any other special requests. Email Chrisanna at
** Silverware, plates, napkins, cups and water will be provided.

Wellness Committee: Outdoor Yoga for Beginners


What:  Wellness Lunch and Learn
Outdoor Yoga for Beginners
When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: Campus Quad
(grass area between the Cofrin Library, MAC Hall and University Union)
Whether this is your first time to experience Yoga or you are relatively new to this type of mental/physical practice, this is the session for you! Join one of the Kress Events Center’s Yoga instructors to help guide you through some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful Yoga journey geared towards YOUR level of fitness!
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Wellness Committee Upcoming Activities



The Color Run
Sunday, September 29
Sign Up Now @
More information to come


Outdoor Yoga for Beginners
Wednesday, August 7
Campus Quad
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Healthy Choices Potluck
Wednesday, August 21
12:10 – 1 p.m.
More information to come

9/11 Remembrance “Walk the Stairs”
In partnership with Vets for Vets
Wednesday, September 11
More information to come