I love outdoor events and encourage friends and clients and whomever is interested to participate

– and some events are free!

Get Out & Play


Sometimes I plan walks and/or hikes in Cottage Grove, Woodbury or Afton.  Below are examples of events.  Check out my MeetUp group Get Out & Play to see what’s currently scheduled.  Hope to see you at these events!


Sometimes I lead walks or hikes through my Facebook page:  Annie Elmer, Personal Trainer.  Please like the page so you can hear about the events.

Hamlet Park Walk

For walks scheduled at this park, sometimes we meet at Annie’s and walk to the park or meet at Hamlet Park and then walk around the trail at the park.  Afterward we cool down and stretch.  This walk is designed for beginners to advanced walkers.  The total distance is approximately 2-4 miles (depending on starting location) with one small hill.

Woodridge Park Walk

For walks scheduled at Woodridge Park, we start there and walk up to Cottage Grove Ravine Park if you’re up for the full challenge!  This walk is designed for beginners to advanced walkers.  It will last from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how far you want to walk.  We walk around the pond and take 5 minutes to stretch.  Walkers up for a bigger challenge can walk up 90th Street to the CG Ravine Park.  If you’re not up for that much of a walk, you can take another loop around the pond or go up 90th Street until you’re almost tired and turn back.  The goal is to have walkers with different energy levels have an opportunity to get outdoors, be active and meet others with similar interests.

Afton State Park Hike

Hikes at Afton State Park are on very hilly terrain.  The pace is strenuous (approximately 3 miles per hour).  You ought to be in good physical condition to handle these hikes.  The hills are a great way to challenge your heart rate, so feel free to bring your heart rate monitor.

Colby Lake Walk

We’ll meet at the picnic shelter at Edgewater Park and walk around the lake (approximately 45 minute walk), and if we’re up for more, at the half-way point, we can cross over to the Colby Lake Park trail. Another option is to continue under Valley Creek Road and to the trail system around that neighborhood and lake.  This is a mostly flat trail. This walk can be designed for beginners.

2015 Red Ribbon Ride

July 16-19, 2015 Want a great cycling goal for next year? I’m going to ride the 2015 Red Ribbon Ride, and you’re welcome to join me! It’s a 4-day bike ride that goes for nearly 300 miles.

For more information or to register, go to: www.RedRibbonRide.org, you can see all the details about the ride, training, etc.

What’s really cool is they hold free training rides and sometimes free spin classes to help everyone get ready for the challenge.

If you’ve never participated in an event this big, don’t be afraid! Start with a free personal training consultation with me (call me at 651-470-8060 or email me at annieelmer@comcast.net), and if you want a more personal training program, hire me to help you get fit before the training rides begin this spring.

2015 Minnesota AIDS Walk

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Minnehaha Park

Come join me for the Minnesota AIDS Walk. I’m leading “Annie’s Team” on this 10K (6.2 mile) walk. It begins and ends in Minnehaha Park following the Mississippi River. There are fun activities before and after the walk, and it’s a great fitness goal!

Hundreds of walkers have helped raise money to support the Minnesota AIDS Project. When you register, you’ll get your own customizable fundraising webpage with tools and tips to help you raise money for the Minnesota AIDS Walk through email and social networking. The minimum is $20 and there is no registration fee.

To register, go to: http://mnaidswalk.org/CompleteRegistration.asp for more information, to register and sign up for Annie’s Team or contact me if you have any questions. Looking forward to having you on my team!

Schedule of Events

8:00 am AIDS Walk Registration and Pledge Drop-Off Opens

9:00 am Park tents open and HIV Testing begins

10:00 am Opening Ceremony and Entertainment

11:00 am Minnesota AIDS Walk

We’ll meet at Minnehaha Falls at 8:30 a.m.  Parking can be a challenge so arrive early.  Please take my phone number 651-470-8060 with you so we can find everyone.

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to call me at 651-470-8060  or annieelmer@comcast.net

2013 Annie's Team 1


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