HealthWatch: Yoga at Open Streets Green Bay

Green Bay (WFRV) Yoga is a Hindu discipline which is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Many people practice yoga to help them stay in shape. Now you can try it for free at an upcoming event designed for families.
Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay is a family event that will close designated streets to traffic and open it up for fun.
There will be  lot of different activities along the way- including a yoga class on the Main Street Bridge. 
“Yoga is a mind, body experience, so many people take yoga for many different reasons but it’s a great way to keep the body fit and the mind healthy,” explained Regan Kust, certified personal trainer, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine.
Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine offers a variety of yoga classes geared towards the beginner to someone who has been practicing for years, “Yoga is a strength, body, flexibility combination of so many different exercises,” said Kust.
If yoga looks like fun- you have a chance to try it for free at Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay, “Streets are open free of automobile traffic so we’re opening the streets to active modes of transportation biking, running, walking, rollerblading, skating,” said Nick Olsen, business development specialist sr.Aurora Baycare Sports Medicine.
Certified personal trainer Regan Kust will lead a yoga class on the Main Street Bridge at 9:30 am during the event.
“We’re going to be teaching to young and old, anyone who has started practiced years to someone who’s never done yoga before. We just ask that people bring their own matt and a towel to join us,” said Kust.
The nearly two mile long route starts on Washington Street at CityDeck to Main Street over the Main Street Bridge down Dousman Street to Fisk Park, “We are promoting fitness and wellness and actually offering ways for people to come out and try different ways they can be active,” said Olsen.
Along the way there are 6 activity zones- including a family zone, “The family zone we have a bunch of different activities related to family a squirt a shirt where you can make your own shirt,” explained Olsen.
 Fitfest will be at Leicht Park- featuring vendors and try-it classes, “There is a tai chi class there’s zoomba class so come out and try those two classes, obviously we have yoga on the bridge come try yoga,” said Olsen.
And you might find you like it enough to find yourself taking a yoga class, “Yoga is actually listening to the body and connecting with the body,” said Kust.
Don’t forget to pick up your activity passport at the information hub by Liecht Park on Dousman Street. You could get a free t-shirt and a chance at winning a bike from Stadium Bike. BayCare Clinic is also giving away free bike helmets at the safety zone at Fisk Park.
Open streets is saturday july 16th from 9am to 1pm
To learn more you can call AuroraBayCare at 866-938-0035 or email 

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