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.
THREE LAKES - Art teachers constantly strive to think of projects that will let students explore their creativity. Three Lakes Elementary School students are getting to work on something that will end up displayed far beyond their parent's refrigerators.
"I've had my class send letters, notes, nothing as big as this before," said Three Lakes Third Grade Teacher Jessica Noe.
LAND O'LAKES - Eleven years ago, retired Col. Don Hamilton wanted to make sure veterans were appreciated across the Northwoods.
"Me and two other guys, we kind of were having a cold beer one day and said 'You know, we ought to do something fun for the veterans,'" said Hamilton. "Why don't we just put them on a free snowmobile for a day?"
EAGLE RIVER - For Greg Herfindahl, 20 degrees below zero is the magic number.
When temperatures are colder than that, Herfindahl's school buses don't always cooperate.
He owns Schilleman Bus Service in Eagle River, and the thermometer reached 30 below in Land O'Lakes overnight. In the morning, the buses, which serve the Northland Pines School District, just didn't go.
"As soon as we started pulling out of the yard, right away they're losing power," Herfindahl said. "We've got issues."
As the diesel fuel gelled in frigid temperatures, buses stopped running, and Herfindahl told Northland Pines he couldn't confidently get students to school. That led to a day off for students.
MADISON - A power outage impacted terminal operations at the Madison airport for about 2 ½ hours.
The outage at the Dane County Regional Airport happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday, and a backup generator also failed. Airport spokesman Brent McHenry told WMTV that passengers could not get on or off planes.
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