Live Healthy Summit Arriving Soon
Aug20

Live Healthy Summit Arriving Soon

If you have been looking for an educational seminar that focuses on a wholistic view of personal health, you should check out the brand new Live Healthy Summit. This summit, created by Live Healthy Hoosiers and corporate sponsors such as Parkview Health, Dr. Rudy Kachmann, Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Dr. Li – Premiere Medical Home, and Fresh Thyme. You can purchase tickets to this unique and new event until August 24th for $125. Your purchase provides you with a completely packed day of sessions to guide you on your wellness journey. The first annual Live Healthy Summit is a wellness summit focused around the individual. Expand your knowledge and come hear from experts in the health and wellness field talk on topics such as nutrition, movement, and mindset. Sign-up today as you won’t want to miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn how to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic diseases! The event takes place on August 28 at the Grand Wayne Center. About the Cause The Live Healthy Summit hopes to provide insight and ideas to live a life to one’s fullest potential. Whether that’s focusing on a plant-based diet, changing your mindset or learning how to incorporate movement into your day. We want to bring the focus back to the individual by taking charge of one’s health and being our own health advocate. ​Through the Live Healthy Summit, we hope to offer an amazing opportunity to two individuals who attend the Live Healthy Summit by entering them into the Fort Wayne CHIP program through Live Healthy Hoosiers. The CHIP program, they will help expand their knowledge even further and kick-start themselves into a lifestyle of health and well-being. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Discuss how an individual can live one’s life to the fullest potential by diet, changing mindset and/or adding exercise. 2. Identify how individuals can take charge of their own health and well-being. ​ The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Speakers Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is an American Physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. Dr. Esselstyn has published over 150 scientific papers, many of them focused around how to prevent and reverse coronary artery disease via plant-based nutrition. He is the author of a New York Times bestselling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. His...

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Wine & Yoga at Sylvan Cellars
Jun21

Wine & Yoga at Sylvan Cellars

Looking for a mid-week stress reliever? Sylvan Cellars in Rome City offers Wine & Yoga every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. all summer long. Instructor Kristi Martin provides a re-energizing yoga experience that can prepare anyone to tackle the rest of their week with confidence. After you’ve found your zen, Sylvan Cellars offers a complimentary glass of wine or beer. I recommend sipping your vino or brewski on the porch for added tranquility. After this week’s session, Martin described the vibe of Wine & Yoga as, “relaxation then afterwards fellowship. You’re in a more relaxed state, you can have wine and chill and have some conversation.” This atmosphere is open to any skill level. My friend and I attended this Wednesday and had no prior yoga experience. After learning the basics and taking in the peaceful scenery, I am certain we will be back for more! “Everybody has always been able to leave super relaxed,” Martin said, “it centers you, it’s just an overall good experience.” Classes are $17 which includes a glass of wine or craft beer of your choice afterwards. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, but if you forget yours at home (like I did) Kristin has extras. Check out this post for more details about the class. For more information about Wine & Yoga, follow Sylvan Cellars on...

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Summer Outdoor Adventures of Northeast Indiana
Jun15

Summer Outdoor Adventures of Northeast Indiana

Northeast Indiana has no shortage of outdoor activities. From Fort Wayne’s three rivers, 86 parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths, there’s plenty to explore. Keep reading for our favorite outdoor adventures in and around Fort Wayne. Visit a State Park Northeast Indiana’s State Parks are the best places to go for hiking, observing wildlife, camping and more! Pokagen Located near Angola, Pokagen is one of Indiana’s original state parks.  With activities for every season, the park is a hot spot all year long. This summer head to Pokagen to enjoy its scenic hiking trails, boat rentals, fishing, horse riding and beautiful sunset views. Chain O’ Lakes Nine connecting lakes make up this state park. With 10 miles of hiking trails, plentiful beaches, the one-room schoolhouse nature center and cabins for rustic overnights, there’s plenty to keep the whole family busy all weekend. Ouabache Easier said than it looks, this park’s name is the French spelling of a Native American word and is simply pronounced “Wabash.” Head here to enjoy the park’s interpretative naturalist services, hiking trails, swimming beaches and paved bike paths. Other Parks While not designated as state parks, there are plenty of natural areas nearby to get your outdoor fix.  Check out Allen County Parks with more info about Fox Island and Matea Park  which offer great activities for the kiddos. Salomon Farm Park is an historic working farm and park for everyone. Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area is designated for hunting and fishing opportunities. Head to the Water There are numerous lakes and rivers surrounding Fort Wayne offering cottage rentals for a weekend (or longer) getaway. There’s no better place to de-stress than near the water. Lake Life Lake Wawasee is Indiana’s largest natural lake, with rumors that Oprah has purchased lakeside property there, and Al Capone used to be a regular visitor. Salamonie Lake has tons of activities to enjoy besides swimming and boating including biking and bridle trails, playgrounds, sports courts and waterskiing. Other nearby favorites are Crooked Lake, Lake James and Tri-Lakes. Looking for a cottage or lake house rental? Try a quick search on AirBNB! River Fun Fort Wayne is home to the St. Mary’s and St. Joseph Rivers which form the Maumee River. Fort Wayne Outfitters offers kayaking and canoe rentalswhile River City Ventures offers relaxing, scenic tours. If you’re willing to travel a bit out of the city, head just an hour to Howe, Indiana for some river adventuring. Mongo River Run and The Trading Post offer boat rentals from four to 13 mile runs down the quiet and scenic river. Hit the Trails Fort Wayne has hundreds of miles of paved bike paths...

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Get out for National Trails Day
May29

Get out for National Trails Day

For my family, going for a walk is an everyday event. While not everyone has the time to go out and enjoy a little nature walk everyday, June 2 is your excuse to make the time and enjoy your local trails. Northeast Indiana has plentiful, beautiful trails that make your walking, jogging, biking and skating safe and scenic. Thanks to many updates around the region, trails are accessible for strollers and wheelchairs so folks of all abilities can enjoy them. You don’t have to live in Fort Wayne to experience the trails. Almost every county in our region boasts a beautiful contribution to the trail system. So grab a friend or your puppy and start moving towards the trail closest to you!   The Trails Angola Trail Counties: Steuben Length: 4.4 miles Trail end points: Commons Park and E. Wendell Jacob Avenue This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. It is located just miles from the Ohio and Michigan borders and pathways connect Fireman’s Park and Commons Park. The trail is also walking distance from Trine University.    It’s a beautiful day for a morning bike ride. ☀☀☀#rivergreenway #lovingthisindiansummer A post shared by Sarah Sexton (@i.am.sarah.sexton) on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:00am PDT Rivergreenway Counties: Allen Length: 30.1 miles Trail end points: Shoaff Park to Historic Old Fort (Fort Wayne); Historic Old Fort and Moser Park (New Haven); Historic Old Fort to Southtown Centre (Fort Wayne) This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. This impressive, 30-mile trail way runs through Fort Wayne, by the rivers, through downtown and connects residential districts. The Rivergreenway serves as an all inclusive and easily accessible trail for any resident of Allen County.     Blue River Trail Counties: Whitley Length: 2.5 miles Trail end points: S. Main St./US 30 north of E. Hanna St. and Morsches Park This trail allows for biking, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. Blue River Trail helps link parks, businesses and residential areas along the Eel River.     Fairy spot on #Fishinglinetrail. A post shared by Roberta Stone, ASID, RID (@stone.roberta) on Jun 3, 2017 at 8:30am PDT Fishing Line Trail Counties: Noble Length: 1.3 miles Trail end points: E 850 N and E 800 N (Rome City) This trail allows for biking and walking. This is a developing and constantly improving trail in Noble County whose goal is to connect the tight-knit communities in the county.     Heritage Trail Counties: Kosciusko Length: 1.8 miles Trail end points: Winona Avenue and Roy Street This trail allows for biking and walking and is part of a larger system called...

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Yoga To Beat The Winter Blues
Feb16

Yoga To Beat The Winter Blues

Yoga is an incredible benefit to one’s physical, mental and spiritual health. With winter weather causing most time spent to be indoors, it’s a great opportunity to give it a try! Feeling a bit intimidated by yoga? Or maybe you’ve got a mat you like to lay out in the living room, but you’re a bit nervous to go to a group session? Fear not! Fort Wayne is home to many studios that are suitable for all skill levels. For The Novice: Fusion Yoga A post shared by • FUSION YOGA • (@fusionyogafw) on Nov 23, 2017 at 9:54am PST Fusion Yoga offers an intro course that has been dubbed “Yoga for Men Who Can’t Bend.” A series constructed around teaching men the basics of posture in a supportive atmosphere. Fusion Yoga offers many styles of yoga, but their most practiced style is “hot yoga.” A variety of yoga that requires their studio be at a high temperature and humidity  to ensure that your lungs and skin do not dry out. There are also many who enjoy the heated environment simply as a way to get out of the cooler temps outdoors. Whatever your reason is for wanting to try hot yoga, Fusion is welcome to any and all! PranaYoga PranaYoga also offers a Yoga Basics course. Whether you are new to yoga, or prefer a milder routine to your sessions, this class is perfect for you. Teachers in this course give tips and training throughout to help casual yoga goers sharpen their basic skills and techniques. They even children’s and teen’s classes! The start of PranaYoga’s mission states, “Our mission is to provide a FUN and HEALING community of learning the ancient art and science of Yoga and Ayurveda! Through the most experienced and educated instructors, our intention is one of holistic health. There is a sharing of ancient wisdom and of community service. Our goal is to meet you where you are, within whatever stage of life you are experiencing.” Simply Yoga A post shared by Simply Yoga Fort Wayne (@simplyyogafortwayne) on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:45am PDT Simply Yoga offers another unique option for yoga beginners. Barre yoga combines elements of yoga, dance and Pilates with a ballet barre at its northwest location. For The Experienced Yoga Lovers: Urban Body Yoga A post shared by Urban Body Yoga (@urbanbodyyoga) on Nov 21, 2017 at 9:20am PST Urban Body Yoga offers a variety of more intense sessions and classes. Hot Power Yoga will apply variations of many advanced poses while pushing to sharpen body, spirit and mind. It is strongly recommended that one have experience in yoga...

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How to Hygge in Fort Wayne
Jan26

How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

About Hygge What is hygge? Aside from being a little difficult to pronounce (“hoo-guh”), the definition has an extremely easy to understand meaning. It encompasses the overall feeling of contentment, well-being, and being cozy. In our fast paced world, we often ignore these important feelings and practices. Lucky for us, it is very possible to hygge in Fort Wayne.   How to Hygge in Fort Wayne Contentment  Contentment is different for everyone. If you want to feel contentment, you should find something that you really enjoy and act on it. This could be catching a show at Embassy or checking out the latest performance from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Promote Your Personal Well Being  It’s a new year and you have new opportunities to do something for yourself. Help your mind, body, and soul by joining a local gym or taking a yoga class. Coziness  Cozy is in the eye of the beholder. It can be going to an amazing coffee shop like Fortezza, or enjoying time with your friends at a warm and friendly bar like JK O’Donnells.   How to Achieve the Entire Hygge Package Winter Cozy is a hygge themed evening brought to you by Riverfront Fort Wayne. Everything about this speaks hygge. According to Megan Butler, this event will stimulate the senses. She uses Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to create a sense of wonder and connection through the taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. The goal is to offer an amazing experience while re-defining winter. The event highlights the positives of winter (like a heated tent, cozy furniture, warm cocktails, food for purchase, live music from Ty Causey, sensory games, ice sculptures, and drink luges). The event will feature local ice sculptors and other local vendors like Mutton and Club Soda. Part of promoting your personal well-being and contentment will be highlighted through adult hands-on sensory activities. According to Megan Butler, you should think about sensory activities for autism. You can play with the activities and take them home. Riverfront Fort Wayne is committed to making people more conscious of the rivers. This event is an example of how people can live their lives around the rivers and have fun all year, even in the winter. Event Details Winter Cozy is a part of Winterval Admission is $10 at the door. Event Runs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event is 21+ Sponsored by Alt 99.5, Riverfront Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Winterval is a Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation event. Contact Megan Butler for additional...

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