HealthWatch: Open Streets- yoga on the bridge

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Green Bay (WFRV) – Thousands of people will hop on their bikes or boards and take to the streets of Green Bay without the worry of traffic.

The Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay event closes off a designated route to vehicles as people come out to promote fitness.

There will be  many different healthy activities along the way – including a yoga class on the Main Street Bridge. 

Yoga is good for the body, “Some people are tight, yoga can open up and gain flexibility for some people who’ve never really worked out it’s a way to gain strength in their body. It’s an exercise that can be done for old and young,” said Jennifer Berres, owner, Jenstar Yoga and Dance.

And yoga is good for the mind, “The breath work in it and the re-centering  of the mind is such a big component,” explained Berres.

Now you have a chance to try it for free at Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay, “Open Streets is an event where we close all the streets to traffic and we encourage people to walk, run, bike, skate from station to station so we really just want them to get out move and have fun,” said Regan Kust, exercise specialist, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine. 

Part of the route includes closing down the main street bridge for yoga on the bridge. Jennifer Berres of Jenstar Yoga and Dance is leading the class, “Yoga on the bridge will be a basic class that’s suitable for all levels, families can come out and do it,” said Berres.

The route winds through several streets around downtown Green Bay and  offers six healthy activity zones-including the kid’s zone, rock and roll zone and the new one this year will please your stomach, “We have a new food zone that highlights our new farmers market and all the community grown foods in the area,” said Kust.

They also added a boot camp  on the bridge class, “Our crossfit team is going to be leading it so it’s a high intensity total body workout on the bridge,” said Kust.

And don’t forget to stop by the Info Hub on the Main Street Bridge to get your passport, “And if you take that passport to every event zone you can get it stamped and you can earn yourself a free t-shirt,” said Kust.

And maybe pick up a new healthy habit like yoga, “We just really hope that people can incorporate some of these new healthy activities, lifestyle and food choices into their life,” said Kust.

The route did change this year– and includes a one mile bike route.

Open streets is Saturday, July 15th from 9 am until 1 pm and is free.

To learn more you can call Aurora BayCare at 866-938-0035 or email healthwatch@aurorabaycare.com. 

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