Crow Wing Energized

Your Energized Year

The Your Energized Year lifestyle change challenge that began the week of February 15, 2016. The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills. Crow Wing Energized, a community health and wellness movement, is offering an evidence based lifestyle change program. This program will be led by certified lifestyle change coaches and follows the curriculum developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). There will be 16 weekly sessions and monthly follow-up sessions to support participants for the remainder of the year.

For those wanting to learn more about lifestyle change who are not in the class there are many ways to participate:

Read the Monday Motivator content that appear in the Brainerd Dispatch every Monday or the Healthy Choice Blog

Participate in weekly live discussion session with a lifestyle coach by submitting your questions via email at, Twitter @brd_dispatch and use the hashtag #getfit, or the Dispatch Facebook page.
• Mon. May 23: Guest – Jackie Thurlow Topic: “Make Social Cues Work for You”
• Mon. May 30: Guest – Donn Beaubien Topic: “You Can Manage Stress”
• Mon. June 6: Guest – Jackie Thurlow Topic: “Ways to Stay Motivated”

Attend FREE weekly lunch and learn session at the Brainerd Public Library from noon-1pm on Thursdays.
5/26/2016  Jackie Thurlow        Make Social Cues Work for You
6/2/2016    Donn Beaubien       Stress: What Eats You?
6/9/2016    Jackie Thurlow        Moving Forward with Your Energized Year


Your Energized Year is made possible by support from the following individuals and organizations working collaboratively with Crow Wing Energized:

Janet Bedard Community Volunteer
Donn Beaubien Lord of Life Lurtheran Church
Deb Bergstrom Parish Nurse
Johanna Christenson Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Registered Dietitian
Stephanie Cotton Mills Automotive
Teresa Farrell Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic
Kathy Fleisher Crow Wing County Victim Services, Inc.
Julie Florell St. Croix Hospice
Wendy Froslie Essentia Health Pediatrics, Women’s Specialty and Obstetrics
Tracy Giza Crow Wing County Land Services
Kara Griffin Crow Wing Energized Co-Chair
Heather Hanson Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Hospital
Carol Ann Hoffman Brainerd Park United Methodist Church
Denise Laber Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiology
Billie Linstad Carefree Living
Jennifer Loidolt City of Brainerd
Katie Kaufman City of Brainerd
Marty Mann Union United Church of Christ – Hackensack
Michelle McMahon Takedown Gym
Carolyn McQueen University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County
Brenda Myers Community Volunteer
Joyce Mueller Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic Family Medicine
Karen Peterson Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic Internal Medicine
Katie MacDonald Anytime Fitness
Heidi Rudstrom Brainerd YMCA
Joanna Collins Brainerd YMCA
Melissa Schulte Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Hospital
Sheila Skogan Crow Wing County Community Services
Gail Smith Crosslake Lurtheran Church
Nancy Westerberg Community Volunteer
Kara Staniger Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiology
Jackie Thurlow Essentia Health Your Energized Year Community Coordinator
Jessica Waytashek The Dashing Daisy/Community Champion
Samantha Stewart University of Minnesota Extension Cass County
Kathryn Pietz Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Hospital
Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic
Essentia Health Baxter Clinic
Crow Wing County Community Services
Crow Wing County Land Services
St. Christopher’s Catholic Curch- Nisswa
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Mills Automotive
The Center – Brainerd
Nisswa Lutheran Church of the Cross
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Hospital KERST
Brainerd Park United Methodist Church
Carefree Living Brainerd
Brainerd City Hall
Union United Church of Christ- Hackensack
Takedown Gym
Salvation Army- Brainerd, MN
Crosby-Ironton High School
Trailside Center – Pequot Lakes, MN
Pequot Tool- Jenkins, MN
Pequot Lakes High School
Anytime Fitness – Brainerd and Baxter
Brainerd YMCA
Trinity Lutheran Church
Crosslake Lurtheran Church
CTC – Baxter
CLOW Stamping – Merrifield, MN
Pine River Life Center
Pillager Food Shelf
Fitness Centers
YMCA- Brainerd
Anytime Fitness- Brainerd and Baxter
Fitquest- Brainerd and Baxter
Takedown Gym- Brainerd
Hallett Center of Crosby
SNAP Fitness- Pequot Lakes Area
Essentia Health
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Brainerd Public Library
Lunch and Learn speakers
Howard Hamilton – The Feet People
Gary Walters – Kinship Partners
Deb West – Essentia Health Grace Unit
Dr. Bryan Hedlund – Hedlund Chiropractic
Ed Schulz – CWE Attitude of Gratitude community volunteer