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Endurance Limits at Steele Fitness

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Excelsior

In June, Minnesotans Ryan Foss and Erin Hammer will compete in the 2016 Great Pacific Race, an epic 3,000-mile journey on the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii. To make the most of their adventure, they are raising money for Children’s Minnesota. Come out to Steele Fitness in Excelsior, 470 Water Street, on Wednesday, March 23, from 6 to 11 p.m., to meet Erin and Ryan, row alongside them, enjoy snacks and music and donate!

The Standard Fitness Challenge

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Sartell

Test your fitness, with friends, for Children’s! The Standard Fitness Challenge is a community fitness event that uses 10 body-weight exercises to measure your strength, power, speed and endurance against your friends, your city or yourself! Run, jump and sweat your way through the 10 exercises with the added motivation knowing each point you earn will go to helping Children’s Hospital. Each exercise is worth 100 points with a total of 1,000 up for grabs. We will be donating $.01 to Children’s Hospital for each point earned. That means, if you score 500 points, $5 will be donated on your behalf. Register as a team or go at it alone, either way, your sweat and effort will go to helping children.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Ways to keep kids active in winter

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to share fun ways parents can make sure their kids are getting necessary exercise during cold winter months.