Community Education Corner: Warm up to winter in Cloquet

New weekly column in Pine Journal features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

Cloquet Community Education offers an Aqua Fit class from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays. (Photo courtesy of Cloquet Community Education)

As we shovel out from the bounties of early winter weather, it is a good time to take stock of our self-care routines. Cold weather can be hard on a body, from shoveling snow to scraping ice off a windshield. As we go through the paces of daily life with the ice, snow and cold, we need to find balance by treating ourselves well.

Community Education offers many opportunities for folks to keep active and well during the winter season.

Indoor walking programs offer a warm, dry place to stretch your legs while chatting with a friend.

Aquatics classes and lap swim provide a workout without the impact on your back, knees and other joints.

Various yoga classes are a great way to destress and find peace of mind.


For the hardy, there are rigorous PiYo, Ignite, boot camp and other high-energy classes. These are sure to get your blood flowing and give you the strength to get out and do what needs to be done!

While classes and activities are a great way to stay physically active if the elements are keeping you inside, they are also a great way to meet people and connect socially. People are social beings, and many studies have shown the value of belonging to a group. Having regular opportunities to meet with others adds to our sense of purpose.

Self-care involves many aspects. We invite you to explore the offerings of Community Education as part of your routine to stay active and connected during the season of much indoor time.

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

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