Active Adventures

Active Adventures: Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

Adrenaline Rush On The St. Louis River Whitewater Rafting With Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

SCANLON, Minn. — With the recent heavy rainfall across the Northland, the river levels are high and the water is rushing! This makes for a perfect wild whitewater rafting experience! Join Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for this week’s Active Adventures at Minnesota Whitewater Rafting in Scanlon, as she takes us head first into the rapids! LOCATION: 3214 River Gate Ave, Cloquet, MN 55720…

Active Adventures: Safely Lighting Fireworks

KG Fireworks Warehouse on the South Range Offers Safety Classes

SOUTH RANGE, Wisc. — KG Fireworks Warehouse teaches us how to safely light fireworks in this weeks active adventures. From a slow burn safety fuse to home made quick and easy stands, to help make your fireworks experience a safe and memorable one. Join Meteorologist Brittney Merlot and Owner Jason Detherage of KG Fireworks for tips. Safety classes are also…

Active Adventures: Stand-up Paddleboarding

Summertime Active Adventures on Lake Superior With Day Tripper Of Duluth

DULUTH, Min. — In this weeks active adventures Meteorologist Brittney Merlot tries stand-up paddleboarding with Day Tripper of Duluth Jake Boyce. Enjoy the video above for more information on this sport! If you would like to book a trip with Day Tripper of Duluth, just click the link. They also offer … KAYAK ICEBERG KAYAK BIKE SHUTTLE BIKE – MOUNTAIN…

Active Adventures: Starting Line Etiquette

FOX 21's William Seay Speaks with the Starting Line Coordinator from Grandma's Marathon

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21 Meteorologist William Seay speaks with Two Harbors Chamber President Janelle Bianco Jones. Jones is also the Starting Line Coordinator for Grandma’s Marathon. She tells FOX 21 it’s important to make sure you don’t bring any bags with you to the starting line because you’ll be asked to discard them. Jones say…

The Duluth Experience Adds New Tours for Summer Season

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we went out to the lake with The Duluth Experience. The organization has many news tours this year including a late-night kayak tour, a walking tour of the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth and more. For more information or to schedule a tour head to theduluthexperience.com. Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Features, Links,…

Duluth Hosts First Paddlers and Rowers Week

DULUTH, Minn. – With seemingly endless fresh water available throughout the state of Minnesota, several Northlanders are passionate about human-powered watercraft sports. This morning we learned more about the newly established Paddlers and Rowers Week. It’s all to celebrate human-powered watercraft. The fun starts on Saturday, June 2 with a “learn to row” event. On Sunday, June 3 there will…

Fast-Paced Fitness with Destination Fitness

Active Adventures: Destination Fitness

DULUTH, Minn. –  Destination Fitness is a one-stop shop for fitness. The workouts can be done at home, in the office, outdoors or the studio. Destination Fitness offers programs for all ages and fitness levels. If you would like more information call (218) 260-6562. For more information head to www.destinationfitnessmn.com. Destination Fitness is located at 4966 Rice Lake Road, Duluth,…

Climbing Ely’s Peak with Vertical Endeavors

Active Adventures: Rock Climbing

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather begins to warm Northlanders are venturing outside to enjoy the nature and all the activities that come with it. For this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21 went rock climbing with Vertical Endeavors at Ely’s Peak. Vertical Endeavors offers several outdoor climbing options and can be reached at (218) 279-9980, or www.verticalendeavors.com/outdoor. The Duluth Climbers…

Fitness Group Focuses Workouts on Moms-to-be

Active Adventures: Fit4Baby

DULUTH, Minn. – A Northland fitness group is focusing their health knowledge on local moms. Twin Ports Fit4Mom offers several different classes and for this week’s Active Adventures franchise owner Lisa Filzen showed us what to expect in a Fit4Baby class. This class focuses on prenatal women. All exercises are approved by doctors. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare…

Working Out with XMT-3 Training Studio

Active Adventures: Why Weight and Resistance Training is Vital for Runners

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather begins to warm, more and more people are heading outside to enjoy the nice days. Many are doing their first runs outside, while some are training for Grandma’s Marathon. One local personal trainer believes private training can be a game-changer for those looking to get in shape. Eric Franklin, the owner of XMT-3 Training…

Strength Training on New Duluth YMCA Equipment

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. -As Spring weather continues to evade the Northland, FOX 21’s William Seay went inside the Duluth YMCA to work with a personal trainer. Emily Ranta, the Associate Executive Director of the Duluth YMCA says during the “mud season” the center sees an uptick in people and need for personal training. The Duluth YMCA recently got rid of 15-year-old…

Health Professionals Give Tips to Runners

Active Adventures: Gearing up for Grandma's

DULUTH, Minn. – There may still be snow on the ground, but it truly is Spring and Grandma’s Marathon is just over two months away. As runners get ready for race weekend, local health professionals are giving advice to the athletes. Essentia Health is teaming up with Grandma’s Marathon for the prerace seminar Gearing up for Grandma’s. It’s taking palce…

Custom-fit Clubs Result in Better Golf Game

Active Adventures: Nevada Bob's Golf

DULUTH, Minn. – Although the Northland is seeing snow once again, Spring is here and warmer weather is on the horizon. This makes it the perfect time to prepare for golf season. Nevada Bob’s Golf is the only spot in the Northland that custom-fits club. Manager Dan Szymczak says getting a custom-fit club can dramatically help your golf game. Nevada…

The Duluth Experience Offers Ice Kayaking Tour

Active Adventures: Ice Kayaking

DULUTH, Minn. – True signs of Spring, the snow is slowly melting and this ice is thawing as ships begin moving in and out of the harbor. For this week’s Active Adventures, the FOX 21 morning crew took advantage of the slightly warmer weather to get outside. The Duluth Experience team is giving ice kayaking tours beginning in April and…

Duluth Rowing Club Nears Fundraising Goal and Boathouse Completion

Active Adventures: Icebreaker Party

DULUTH, Minn. – Over the last few years, the Duluth Rowing Club has worked to build a new home for their club. Now, a fully funded and finished new boathouse is nearly a reality. Northlanders have the chance to help with the final stages of work. More than 90 percent of the $1 million goal has been attained, and the…

Bodyweight Circuit Workout with The Strength Factory

Active Adventures: Strength Factory

SUPERIOR, Wis. -With Spring and Summer around the corner, several people are working to get into shape for the warmer months. One place to do that is The Strength Factory in Superior. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay did a circuit bodyweight workout with CEO Kelly Kellar. The gym focuses on strong bodies and strong minds with…

Local Curling Club Encourages Athletes of All Ages to Join

Active Adventures: Two Harbors Curling Club

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tried curling for the first time. The morning crew drove up the North Shore to learn about the sport from curlers at the Two Harbors Curling Club. Kay Libby, a club member who’s been curling since she was a teenager, says curling is a great lifetime sport….

Duluth YMCA Offers Opportunity to Stay Active During the Cold Winter

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – New activity sessions are starting up at the Duluth YMCA. Winter session II is beginning next week which includes pretty much all of the YMCA’s programs such as gymnastics, swimming, rock climbing, taekwondo, pickleball, and much more. The Duluth YMCA is located at 302 w 1st st, Duluth, MN 55802. They can be reached at (218) 722-4745….

Keeping Your Body Healthy in Cold Weather

Active Adventures: Safety for Muscles and Joints in Cold Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we spoke with Annita Winkels, DPT of In Motion Therapy. Winkels gave advice for staying healthy while out in extremely cold weather. In Motion Therapy is located at 2701 W Superior St #112, Duluth, MN 55806. They can be reached at (218) 727-1180 or www.inmotiontherapy.com. Categories: Active Adventures, News, News – Latest…

Scaling the Ice with Duluth Climbers Coalition

Active Adventures: Ice Climbing

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures the FOX 21 morning crew visited Duluth’s newest city park. Quarry Park is a secluded haven for climbing enthusiasts. Athletes with the Duluth Climbers Association can often be found on the rocks. Some of these climbers taught FOX 21’s William Seay about ice climbing. Board Member of Duluth Climbers Coalition Dave Pagel…

Circuit Training with Fitness Edge North

Fitness Edge North is Located in Hermantown at 5237 Miller Trunk Highway

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21 Meteorologist William Seay stopped by Fitness Edge North in Hermantown to give circuit training a try. Fitness Edge North has been in business for the past 12 years. Circuit training at the facility helps customers become more physically fit through combining flexibility, balance and core strength. Click here for more information on…

Spirit Mountain to Feature Fat Tire Biking at Annual Race

Active Adventures: Third Annual Frosted Fatty

DULUTH, Minn. – As many Northlanders know, it’s possible to ride bikes all year, even when there is snow on the ground. Spirit Mountain is celebrating that fact with the Third Annual Frosted Fatty Weekend this weekend. Festivities start up on Saturday, January 20 and run through Sunday, January 21. There will be two days of fat bike races, bike…

Personal Trainer Helps Turn Resolutions into Reality

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA Personal Training

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders have made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2018. The FOX 21 morning crew joined Director of Healthy Living Alisha Bradley for a personal training session. Bradley says it’s important to start small and ease yourself into a workout routine if it’s been away since you hit the gym. She took FOX 21’s…

Saturday Morning at the Races Kicks-off

The races give kids an opportunity to exercise away from the cold weather.

DULUTH, Minn.– Friday was a day for the races over at the college of St. Scholastica. Kids of all ages took part in the first Saturday Morning at the Races of this winter. Around 400 kids had a chance to exercise and take part in a friendly competition at the St. Scholastica gym. The races vary from 1/8 of a mile…

Fat Tire Biking Trails Expand in Cook County Ahead of Annual Race

Active Adventures: 2nd Annual Norpine Fat Tire Bike Classic

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Cold temperatures and snow covering the ground in the Northland means fat tire bike enthusiasts are hitting the trails. The second annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic is being held Saturday, January 6. Approximately 200 cyclists are expected from across the United States and Canada. Racers can compete in a 24-mile race or 16-mile race. Racing begins…

FIT4MOM Twin Ports Demonstrates Quick Workout for Busy Moms

Active Adventures: FIT4MOM Twin Ports

DULUTH, Minn. – The holiday season is extremely busy for families and sometimes it can be easy to pass on a regular workout routine. One Northland mom, Lisa Filzen, says there are ways to work something no matter how busy you may be. Filzen is the Owner of FIT4MOM Twin Ports. She says they offer a wide range of classes,…

Mont du Lac Offers Major Discount on Season Passes

DULUTH, Minn. – Snowfall this week has excited winter sports enthusiasts all over the Northland. Mont du Lac Resort is offering a special on season passes through the weekend. Season passes are priced at $99, which amounts to about $250 in savings. Passholder Perks include Passholder Tuesday – bring a friend for $5.00 (rental not included), 10% off cabin rental,…

Active Adventures: Positive Energy Outdoors Winter Camp

Winter Camps will be Available for Children in December, January and February

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures Steph Love with Positive Energy Outdoors stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about upcoming winter camps. Positive Energy Outdoors looks to encourage people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors. Winter Break Day Camp will give children three days to explore and play outdoors. In addition to snowshoeing and learning…

Expert Tips for Sticking to a Diet and Exercise Plan During the Holidays

Active Adventures: Anytime Fitness Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – -Sticking to a diet and exercise plan can be difficult during the holiday season. FOX 21 spoke with a personal trainer from Anytime Fitness in Duluth. The trainer, Andy Schobert, says it’s important to manage your portions when at holiday events. Schobert says using a fitness tracker can help because people can know how many calories they’re…

Spirit Mountain Offers Kids’ Camps and Cyber Monday Deals

DULUTH, Minn. – Winter is almost here and a local ski hill is ready to take on winter sports. Spirit Mountain offers winter kids programs for all ages and skill levels. There are varying winter kids’ programs from ages 4-12. There are Learn to Ski and Ride packages for ages 13 and up, as well as lessons starting at age…

Working Out with Kettlebells

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth YMCA in downtown offers several options for exercise. They have offerings from group classes, rock climbing, racquetball, to swimming lessons, pickleball, basketball, and much more. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay learned how to work with kettlebells. Alisha Bradley, Director of Healthy Living for the YMCA, says it’s a strength training device…

Gearing Up for Cold Weather

Active Adventures: Proper Dressing for Frigid Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – Below average temperatures have been keeping the Northland cold throughout the week. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay got advice for dressing for the cold weather. Eve Graves told William how to dress if he’s interested in skiing, jogging, or doing some other active activity in frigid temperatures. Graves tells FOX 21, “there’s no…

Duluth Trampoline Park Offers Fun for All Ages

Active Adventures: Jumping Around at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

DULUTH, Minn. – A trampoline park is open in Duluth, but it’s much more than what you might think. Planet 3 Extreme Air Park offers extreme dodgeball, trapeze, launchpads, foam pits, dunk zones, a ninja obstacle course. All ages are encouraged to jump at the park. Planet 3 Duluth is located at 101 N 46th Ave W., Duluth, MN 55807….

Searching for Geocaches at Jay Cooke State Park

Active Adventures: Geocaching

CARLTON, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, we went on a nature treasure hunt. FOX 21’s William Seay went geocaching with Park Naturalist Kristine Hiller at Jay Cooke State Park. The state–wide geocache hunt will go through Tuesday, October 31. Another state–wide geocache will start in the Spring. To learn more about visiting Minnesota state parks, head to the…

Local Expert Gives Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy While Bicycling in Cool Temperatures

Active Adventures: Twin Ports Cyclery

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures begin to cool down during the Fall, outdoor athletes adjust their gear to stay healthy and safe. One group that needs to make gear changes is bicyclists. This morning, Denis Sauve, the owner of Twin Ports Cyclery, visited FOX 21 to give some tips. Sauve says the most important parts of the body to…

Mountain Biking Through the Fall Colors

Active Adventures: The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – Colorful leaves are filling trees throughout the Northland. So, for this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21’s William Seay took in the view from a mountain bike. Dave Grandmaison, Co-owner and CEO of The Duluth Experience, took William on the Duluth Traverse Trail. The Duluth Experience offers several tours to experience the Northland with outdoor sports tours, brewery…

Active Adventures: Keeping Your Body Healthy in Cool Weather

In Motion Therapy Physical Therapist Gives Exercise Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – As Fall ushers in cool weather, many Northlanders may feel a change in their body. Annita Winkels, DPT, visited FOX 21 to give some tips on keeping the body feeling great throughout Fall and Winter. Winkels says in temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees the body needs an extra 10 minute warmup before any type of exercise….

Find Your Inner Bliss on Superior Street in Duluth

Inner Bliss Studio Opened September 8, Located at 1434 Superior Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX 21’s William Seay found his yoga matt and picked the perfect place on the floor at Inner Bliss in this week’s Active Adventures. Inner Bliss opened September 8 in Duluth, located at 1434 Superior Street. From yoga, meditation, float and massage therapy, there’s something offered for everyone at the new business. Click here to learn more, schedule an appointment…

Health Center Offers 24-Hour Fitness Center and Physical Therapy

Active Adventures: Bodies in Balance

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A fitness center in Two Harbors is promoting fitness and wellness. Bodies in Balance offers physical therapy services as well as a 24-hour gym. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay worked with a physical therapist in the fitness center to get his body moving. Bodies in Balance is located at 1451 Highway 2, Two…

Moving to the Music with Sterling Silver Dance Studio

In This Week's Active Adventures, Meteorologist William Seay Practices His Dance Moves with Sterling Silver Studio in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tackles the dance floor with Sterling Silver Dance Studio in Superior. The friendly staff taught William a few basic moves to the music, and from there, the rest was history. The crew rehearsed a short routine, and told William he was on his way to becoming a professional….

New Duluth Fitness Center Features “9 Rounds”

9Round is Latest Kickboxing Gym to Open in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – A new fitness center has opend in Duluth. 9Round Fitness is a kickboxing gym. It features a nine round, 30 minute workout to help clients get a good workout in during a short amount of time. The workout is a for the entire body, and trainers are on hand to guide clients. The fitness center also offers…

Duluth Personal Trainer Stands Out from the Crowd

Active Adventures: XMT-3 Training

DULUTH, Minn. – A new studio with the focus on the individual has opened in downtown Duluth. XMT-3 Training is run by personal trainer Eric Franklin. Other than 30-minute group classes throughout the day, Franklin only hosts individual personal training sessions. It’s part of his focus to branch off from the crowded gym atmosphere. Franklin says after working as a personal trainer…

Duluth YMCA Fall Open House Offers New Member Deal

New Programs to Begin at YMCA this Fall

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth YMCA is hosting its Fall Open House September 6-9, 2017. This week is open to the public and free for all. Several activities are being held daily during this week. The sign-up fee will be waived during the open house. There will also be activities held at the Gary New Duluth and Woodland locations. For…

‘Light and Low’ at Gary New Duluth Recreation Center

FOX 21's William Seay Caught Up With the Organizer's of Duluth YMCA's Light and Low Fitness Program

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay caught up with the coordinators of ‘Light and Low,’ a program put together by the Duluth YMCA. The program takes place at the Gary New Duluth Recreation Center. Participants have the chance to work on increasing mobility, balance, range of movement, strength and conditioning by using light free weights,…

First Annual Bowfest to take Place at Mont du Lac

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Although it’s not quite hunting season, archers will be working hard in the wild this weekend. It’s all for the First Annual Bowfest at Mont du Lac Resort. Here’s a rundown of what to expect this weekend: BowFest has three Archery loops – all open at noon Friday, 10:00 a.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. Sunday. Prizes will…

Active Adventures: Swimming Safety with Duluth YMCA

Duluth, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Katie Dailey, Marketing Director at the Duluth YMCA and Sara Eder, Aquatics Director at the YMCA visited the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the upcoming Woodland Barbecue and the importance of swimming lessons as summer rolls on. The Woodland Barbecue will be happening August 29, and is free for the public…

Paddle Board Company Finds New Home in Superior

Active Adventures: North Shore SUP

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A Northland company providing opportunities for families to enjoy the lake has moved to a new location. North Shore SUP has found a new home at Barkers Island. The company offers hourly and day rentals and also gives guided tours and host parties. They also have boards for all ages and sizes. They are open 10 a.m. –…

Inside the Boundary Waters

Meteorologist Brittney Merlot Takes Us Deep Into The Vast Wilderness To Prepare For All Types Of Weather.

The vast wilderness of the Boundary Waters  is in our backyard with thousands of visitors a year. It has the highest point in Minnesota and some of the oldest rock on Earth. But what about the weather when you head into the wilderness? How can you prepare? Our very own Meteorologist Brittney Merlot recently spent a lot of time in…

Summer Camps Beginning at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – Several parents throughout the Northland are looking for ways to keep their kids busy while they’re off from school for the summer. Spirit Mountain in Duluth is hosting several camps to encourage kids to stay moving and try new activities. The following is a sample of the camp programs offered in July at Spirit Mountain, based on…

St. Luke’s Doctor Speaks on Staying Safe in the Sun

Sun and Heat Safety for Summer Months

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer is offically here and with the holiday weekend coming up several folks will be spending time in the sun. This morning, Dr. Chris Delp of St. Luke’s Regional Trauma Center stopped by FOX 21 to talk about sun and heat safety. Dr. Delp says it’s important to always wear sunscreen, because research shows just one bad…