Health & Wellness

Teacher, father, seasoned river veteran, businessman: owner of River Guide Kayaks Mike Kealy is a little bit of all of these, and more. “I try to get out on the [Kinnickinnic] river every month of the year,” he says. Yes, that’s right, in January and February, too.

With 200 hours of yoga training under her belt, UpLift Fitness yoga instructor Jill Mazanec starts each of her classes helping students quiet their minds and set an intention for practice.

Big Truck Day returns to Woodbury for its ninth annual event packed with ambulances, fire trucks, tractors, mail trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks—you name it.

From outdoor kitchens made for use year-round to play places constructed for adults and children alike, recent patio trends mean families can use their outdoor living spaces well into the fall.

A fun, unique summer pastime for children and families is closing out the season this month. Woodbury’s Puppet Wagon will offer its last shows of the summer August 13 through 16 with its final show of the season at Colby Park.

Laura Funk of Lakeland has been attending classes at Jazzercise Woodbury almost since it opened. “I joined with a friend of mine who wanted to get in shape after having a baby,” she says.

Kids learn best by example. If you’re tired of telling your children to go outside to play (without you or them getting up from the couch), you might want to consider these Woodbury-based family fitness activities.

Happy birthday, Woodbury Days! The beloved summer festival celebrates 40 years this month.

After a long and intense season, the Woodbury High School competitive cheer team took first place at the national championship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida back in February. “It was really exciting to see how thrilled they were,” says coach Andria Mattlin.

Want to enjoy a night of French finery? How about the chance to help preserve an important part of Woodbury’s history? This month, the Miller Barn committee is hosting a traditional French dîner en blanc, or “dinner in white,” to help restore the Miller Barn at Valley Creek Park.

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