MINOCQUA - A new fitness center in Minocqua aims to give people full-body workouts in just 30 minutes.
Sixel's Circuit Fit is a program that uses high intensity interval training. That type of training requires you to work for several minutes to get your heart rate up then take short breaks that keep you moving.
"Something like this just fits everybody from the seniors to our youth, to our extreme athletes," said Personal Fitness and Martial Arts Instructor Dave Sixel.
Inside, you'll find different stations that have punching bags, ropes, and kettlebells.
"This is like a dream come true for me," said Sixel. "We've had a lot of calling for it [here in] Minocqua. [I have] a lot of clients here already and it seemed to fit just perfect."
Sixel says what makes this fitness center so different is how quickly you can complete a workout. You go to each station for only a few minutes then have an "active rest" in between.
"When you're here you're going to be greeted by a personal trainer and we're here to correct your form, help you out, to motivate and keep you rocking all the way through the circuits," said Sixel.
Sixel also says there aren't any scheduled classes because anyone can walk in and start the circuit whenever the center is open.
"It's a very open schedule for the person that really doesn't have much time, but you know, if they want to sneak over in their lunch hour, before work, after work…'Hey, come on in we're open,'" said Sixel.
Sixel and his team of personal trainers come up with the workouts. The stations can change daily and are all geared towards full body training.
For more information on the center and its fees, click on the link below.
The One for the Heroes lunch at Rhinelander GM-Toyota Saturday, gave people the chance to rub shoulders with first responders while also supporting their agencies.
Fire fighters, police officers and other first responders were treated to a brat or hot dog lunch while community members were able to make a donation for that meal. The money raised will go back to the departments that attended.
Those agencies gave tours of emergency vehicles and demonstrated equipment like drones and diving gear. 97.3 WHDG, a host of the event, attended the lunch with its Hodag Hot Wheel. There was also a bounce house for children who attended.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, event organizers believe they had raised more than $200 dollars.
STEVENS POINT - Emergency calls for help with "poison gas" brought police, firefighters, and paramedics out to a homeless shelter in Stevens Point early Sunday morning. Crews quickly determined there was no danger.
According to our partners at the Point/Plover Metro Wire, police were called to the Salvation Army Hope Center on Briggs Street -- just west of UW-Stevens Point -- around 6:20 a.m. People at the shelter were already evacuating the building.
MADISON - More Wisconsin grocers are asking municipalities for liquor license extensions so they can take alcohol purchased online out to customers' vehicles.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Walmart and Pick 'n Save first started offering curbside pickup of beer, wine and spirits in the Milwaukee and Fox Valley areas in 2017. Other stores quickly followed, but the practice has been met with criticism that it could allow minors to buy alcohol or make liquor access easier in a state that's known to overindulge.
Neenah Alderwoman Marge Bates says curbside pickup could worsen binge drinking in the Fox Valley. The city has been asked to amend retail liquor licenses to allow for curbside pickup of alcohol, though it hasn't happened yet.
Wisconsin Grocers Association President Brandon Scholz predicts online grocery sales will grow rapidly.
RHINELANDER - A flight over the Northwoods brings views of lakes, tree canopies, and small communities. The list of people who have traveled across the Northwoods skies is short, but you could in as little as six months. The Rhinelander Flying Service offers classes to aspiring pilots from all over the Northwoods.
Valerie Dalka is just a few weeks away from being able to fly a plane solo. She says flying is the easy part, landing is where she needs some work.
"Right when you're landing you have to do this thing called a flare and you have to pull back really hard on the controls," said Dalka. "And it's really hard to just continue pulling back that far."
She's been taking lessons at the Rhinelander Flying Service for years.
MADISON - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't support banning abortions as early as six or eight weeks into a pregnancy, and would prefer that states have the power to determine whether abortion should be legal.
Johnson commented on abortion during a news conference with reporters during the Wisconsin Republican convention on Saturday.
Johnson says he supports a national law banning abortions after 21 weeks. Wisconsin has a 20-week ban. Johnson says he would also prefer that states get to decide whether abortion should be legal, rather than relying on the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized it.
Conservatives have been pushing strict anti-abortion state laws in Alabama, Missouri and elsewhere to force the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade.
MADISON - Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't know whether he will seek a third term, but if it was up to his wife he would retire.
Johnson spoke with reporters Saturday during a break in the Wisconsin Republican Party convention. Johnson promised in the 2016 election that it would be his last, but after Republican Gov. Scott Walker lost in 2018 Johnson has backed off the pledge.
Johnson says he's not ruling out anything in 2022, including a run for governor. But Johnson says his focus now is on the 2020 presidential race. Johnson is the only Republican in statewide office in Wisconsin.
Walker has also talked about running again in 2022. As for the possibility they would both be running for office that year, Johnson says "anything's possible."
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