Join the YMCA for Just $5 – Save $45 on Your Entry Fee

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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YMCAThe Northeast YMCA is celebrating their 5th Anniversary. The anniversary is being marked with a great deal for us!

To celebrate, they are offering a $5 entry fee for those who join by September 30, 2012.

The fee is normally $50, so join now and save $45!

To see the deal, head to the YMCA of Dane County Facebook page.

Free Jazzercise Classes in September

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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JazzerciseIf you’ve been wanting to try Jazzercise, now is a great time to check it out because classes are free every Monday in September!

Not sure what Jazzercise can do for you? Read this description found on their website:

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today!

There are six locations within 25 miles of Madison. Head to their website for find a location near you!

The actual day that is free may vary by location–contact the location near you to verify. This offer is valid for new customers only and one class per customer.

Thanks to Madison Consumer reader Kathie for the tip!

Meet Donald Driver – Green & Gold Training Camp 2012 @ Henry Vilas Zoo

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Green & Gold Training CampBring kids (ages 5-12) to the 2012 Green and Gold Training Camp at Henry Vilas Zoo from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 14.

This free mini training camp will be led by a few Green Bay Packers including Donald Driver!

The kids will get a work out, and 10 kids will win an autographed football! Physicians Plus will also be giving away prizes–those who participate are automatically entered to win.

Physicians Plus started the Go! Get Out campaign in 2005 to encourage kids to be healthy and active.

To register for the training camp, simply complete and bring this form with you. NOTE: Registration closes at 11:30 a.m.

Thanks for the tip Green Bay Consumer! :)

Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps Ignite Physical Activity – #eatlikeapacker

May 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Green Bay Packers Youth Football CampsThe Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps are coming to Madison this summer. These camps run for five days throughout Wisconsin.

There are two sessions available in Madison this summer:

  • Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22
  • Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27

Summer is a great time to get our kids outside burning energy and enjoying the freedom that comes with summertime!

Camps and workshops offer a great experience for the kids and for the parents. It lets us gauge our children’s interest and ability.

Frankly, I don’t really care how talented my child is in her sport as long as there is passion and drive. I played college tennis and would LOVE my kids to go that route, but I’ll be happy with whatever they choose as long as it gets them moving.

I don’t want my kids to sit around the house watching TV, playing video games, or reading all day. Physical activity is so important for the body, mind, and spirit! Exercise does wonders for our kids–just as it does for us older people. 😉

The camps are designed for kids ages 6-14, and all campers are divided into groups based on experience level and age. They run the camp with stations so the kids are able to learn a variety of football skills such as throwing, catching, defending, and form tackling.

The great thing about this camp is the kids will have a blast while reaping the benefits of physical activity. Kids (and some adults, ahem) won’t even realize the workout they’re getting because it’s disguised as fun activities. This concept really hits home for me. I can’t stand working out, but put me on a tennis court and it’s no longer a workout–it’s fun and competitive.

Stations are really great for the kids too. If a kid doesn’t like one of the stations–no big deal–he or she will get to move to a new one soon enough!

Getting kids to be physical through fun activities will help them develop a lifelong love of fitness. The camps run for five days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They focus on not only introducing the kids to sports, but also instilling a passion for being healthy.

The camps offer off-field learning opportunities as well. During this time, the kids will learn about nutrition through games and interactive classroom activities. One of the activities is called “Eat Like a Packer” (#eatlikeapacker). Check out the online game “Eat Like a Pro.” Kids will learn which foods will provide energy and help them feel great. Likewise, they will learn about foods that slow them down and provide little to no nutritional value.

Learn more about the Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps on their website.

You could win a Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps prize package:

  • 2 G-Force Water applied tattoos
  • 1 G-Force beaded necklace
  • 1 G-Force Sticker
  • 1 “Return to Titletown” story of the 2010 Super Bowl Packers (soft cover)

To enter, complete the form below. One entry per person–duplicate entries will be deleted. One winner will be randomly selected via Random.org.

This giveaway has ended–stay tuned for future contests!

Entries must be received before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

*Camp description courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps (#eatlikeapacker):

The Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps are safe, non-contact instruction for kids ages 6-14 and are very suitable for any kid that just wants to learn the game. They provide a station-based training format that allows campers to be divided by age and experience level so each receives the right level of instruction and support. Kids will learn to run, throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle and explode out of their stance with proper technique and improved speed. The camps, which each run for 5 days from 9am to 3pm (that’s 30 hours active learning, instruction and fun!), do more than just introduce kids to sports, they make kids passionate about being healthy and help develop a lifelong love of fitness.

**This post was written in partnership with the Wisconsin Mom Squad.**

Get a Free Pedometer from Golf Digest & Humana

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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WalkIt with GolfDigest + Humana is giving away pedometers. If you sign up for their free pedometer, you will also be entered to win a trip to the 2013 Humana Challenge.

The Humana Challenge is a PGA Tour event in La Quinta, California from January 14-20, 2013.

I just signed up for my pedometer, and I should receive it within 60 days. This is a great offer for me as my pedometer just broke!

I love wearing a pedometer every day–I appreciate seeing how many steps I’ve taken in a day; however, I mainly wear it to remind myself to make healthy decisions throughout the day.

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