Dear Members,

As Halloween approaches, the CDC and CPH released safety guidelines for low, medium, and high-risk Halloween celebrations.

I was in contact with Olmsted County Public Health, and I would like to reassure you that the Trunk or Treat event at 125 LIVE on October 31, 1-3 pm fulfills current safety requirements.

It is an outdoor event, and the cars will be spaced 9 feet apart. We request participants and volunteers to wear masks, social distance, and use antibacterial gel upon entry. Volunteers will wear gloves and disperse prepacked candies directly into bags to minimize contact.

We have confirmed the attendance of Senator Carla Nelson, Randy Brock, several 125 LIVE Board members, employees, members, and small businesses.

We hope for a fun, kid, and adult-friendly event. 

Sylwia Bujak Oliver
Executive Director
507-361-1732

Trunk or Treat
1-3 pm, Saturday, Oct 31 


125 LIVE is seeking volunteers to distribute candies and decorate trunks as we celebrate the spirit of Halloween.
Interested Volunteers can sign up at the Membership Services desk.

Bring your decorations and candy for a great time interacting with costumed trick or treaters! Members, local businesses,candidates, and volunteers are invited to decorate their trunk/tailgate space for the chance to win a free 6-month membership to 125 LIVE!

There will be drive-in movies after dark for all ages! Movies TBD

Our fun outdoor event and will be done in a safe and socially distant manner. Safe for kids and families.

Candy, toys, and party favors will be handed out from 1-3 pm. Those decorating a trunk/tailgate are welcome to come earlier! Free and open to the public
Strong Nation Fitness Classes
Mondays 5:30 - 6:30
with Megan and Jess
Join the 125 LIVE STRONG Nation™ fitness class on Mondays. We combine body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move.
Swimming Pool News
Effective Monday, October 12, you can enjoy an extra hour of open swim time in the 50 meter pool.Swim laps anytime between 7-10 am Monday- Friday.

Watch for new evening classes and expanded time in the warm water pool starting in November!

Swim meets are back, the 50 m pool will not be available Thurs 10/15, Fri 10/16, Fri 10/23 and Fri. 11/20. Mark your calendars so you can plan on coming a different day.
125 LIVE Personal Fitness Trainers
Have you thought about personal training but didn't know what it would be like or which trainer is best for you? We have you covered! Try it out with our "Workout with the Trainers" series. This 7-week series will feature a different 125 LIVE trainer each week who will lead two small personal training groups, designed with your unique fitness needs and goals in mind!

Get to know each of the 125 LIVE Fitness Trainers
The trainers will also be available throughout the week to answer your fitness questions and offer advice and tips on how to stay active and improve your overall health and well-being. Registration required
Call 507-287-1404 to Register - Learn More - Watch a Short Video
Meet Kevin Rivers
Kevin became a personal trainer because he enjoys the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise makes a positive difference in your life increasing energy and outlook on life. I have always enjoyed meeting and working with new people. I like to create individual exercise programs to help clients meet their needs and achieve their life and fitness goals. I feel fortunate to have a job that I enjoy and makes a difference.

Register today for a session with Trainer Kevin
9 am, Tues., Oct. 13 and 11 am, Thurs., Oct 15

Call 507-287-1404 to register for a session with Kevin
Mapping Out Long-Term Independence
1- 2 pm, Thursday, October 15
What does it take to live independently for as long as possible? A presentation and discussion about strategies and topics ranging from exercise to interior design of your home and how everyone can identify what independence means to them and how they can maintain it for as long as possible. 
Presented by Ken Baerg, 125 LIVE Director of Operations
Free and open to the public Register by noon October 14
Friday Concert Series
10 am, Friday, October 16 and 30
Lively light jazz music with Jeanna, John, Lora, and Ardon the first and third Fridays in October. Friday, October 30, wear your Halloween costume and enjoy some Spooky Halloween Jazz. Join us in the river rooms as we practice social distancing and wear a mask. Let's enjoy the music and have FUN!
Medicare Questions
Senior Health Insurance
10- 11 am, Tuesday, October 20
Medicare Questions: Senior Health Insurance
Join Bill & Molly Pudwell as they cover:
* Medicare parts A B C and D
* Important differences between Medical Advantage Plans and Medical Supplement (Medigap plans)
* How specific plans differ from company to company
* Prescription drug plans, tiers, and co-pays
* Leave with the knowledge needed to enroll in a plan that serves you best.
Free to attend Offered at 125 LIVE or join the meeting on Zoom
Natural Grocers Superfoods Quick Class
10:30 -11:30 am, Wednesday, October 21
The Buzz Behind Bone Broth  Maybe you've heard of bone broth or have seen some of the latest collagen supplements at the health food store. You may have even tried some of these trendy products without knowing what makes them so great. Find out why these products have become so popular, what they are and how to support optimal health.  Presenter: Nutritional Health Coach with Natural Grocers. Presented only on ZOOM.
Free 125 LIVE Member / $10 Non-Member
3rd Times a Charm Fall Festival
5 pm, Friday, October 30
125 LIVE Members who scanned 12 times or more in October are eligible to attend for free. How many times did you SCAN? Check-in with Membership Services to qualify. If you scanned in less than 12 times, you could pay $5 to attend.

Register at Membership Services or call 507-287-1404 by noon on October 29th.
Cardio Drummer T-Shirt
Fall has arrived, but you can still show that Cardio Drumming pride with a new Cardio Drummer t-shirt. Please email info@125livemn.org or stop by Membership Services to reserve yours now. Please note these are the traditional crew neck style this time, no v-necks for this order. Order deadline October 23rd.
Meet Our Members
Lee Taplin
I believe 125 LIVE is the best-kept secret in town. And here's why: It's a very friendly place where, despite Covid-19, people are friendly, yet they respect your right to safety and good health. Over the years, I have been a member of three major health clubs in town. I find 125 LIVE is immaculate and spacious and new! It's uplifting to work out there.
Additionally, the staff has recently instituted some fun activities ranging from Drive-In Movies, live music in the parking lot, and more. Need a computer class? Want to learn more about photography? How about watercolors and art training, to name a few? There are many other educational programs available, too. There are also fitness classes led by talented instructors for any physical requirement you may have and two swimming pools.
 Exercise is far too important to go to any old place. 125 LIVE
 provides the right physical and mental stimulus. I, for one, need all that to get motivated to work out.
 I recommend you give 125 LIVE a try! You will be glad you did. I'll see you there!
125 LIVE Social Member Programs
One Topic, One Hour
on Zoom 10 - 11 am, Mondays
October 12
Absentee Voting with Walter Rothwell

October 19
How the Electoral College Works - Bill Bean
October 26
 Impressions of Living Among the Lakota Sioux - Jim Wills
Tech-Photo-Genealogy Help with the Tech Mates
11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Mondays, Starting Oct 12
The 125 LIVE Tech Mates are available in the Technology Learning Center and on Zoom every Monday. Drop into the TLC or join a Zoom meeting for help with technology, including smartphones, mobile devices, computers, apps, and software. We can also help with organizing, sharing, & adjusting your photos, as well as scanning photos and documents. If you have questions about genealogy software, web resources, or your family research, we are happy to help in the TLC. Monday Meeting ID: 895 9759 8371 Password: 665208
Virtual Tech Help
with the Tech Mates
9:30 to 11:30 am, Fridays
The 125 LIVE Tech Mates Tom Dillhunt and Jean Hust are available on Zoom to help with your tech questions.
Meeting ID: 895 9759 8371 Password: 665208
Membership Questions
 Questions regarding membership dues or renewing memberships, please contact the membership services desk at 507-287-1404.