Women’s “Focus on Fitness” Training Weekend


New this year! Presented by Gear West & Riverbrook.

October 26th -28th (Friday eve – Sunday afternoon)  

To co-mingle the Love of the Outdoors with the enthusiasm + discipline for exercise. 

Activities will be a mix of everything Northwoods fun: You and the weather will determine the workouts: 

active pole hiking / mtn biking / trail running / rollerskiing / outdoor strength / indoor stretching (or yoga)   + the use of BREATH in racing, recovery and stress reduction. 

Location: The Old Chicago House http://www.majestic-escapes.com/properties.htm  (Look under the Chicago House) The distinctive Chicago Club is located on the breathtaking shores of Lac Courte Oreilles.Only 15 minutes from Hayward, Wisconsin, this historic 10,000 square feet lakeside estate is situated on 3 acres and 300+ feet of level, sand frontage. Boasting 15 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, and a therapeutic lakeside 3-season room, this expansive property offers you the finest amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen….

Tentative Schedule: 

Friday aft – evening: Arrive at the Chicago House. Or? Join a group for dinner at 7:00pm in Hayward (location TBD). Otherwise informal introductions at 9:00pm in the living room of the Chicago House. 

Saturday morning: 7-8:30am Breakfast in the Chicago House kitchen.  Morning and afternoon activities dependent on groups’ interests and weather. Bring box lunch. Specific details TBD by participants. 

Saturday late afternoon/ evening: 4-5:00pm hangout, relax. 6-9:00pm informal dinner at Chicago House. 

Sunday: 7-8:00 breakfast. 8:15-9:15 outdoor strength. 10-12 select workouts. Box lunch. Leave for home 1:00pm+ 


  • $225.00 Includes Two Night stay at the Chicago House. Twenty beds available. (You may have to share a room- first come, first pick on rooms)  / two breakfasts / two box lunches / one dinner / Chocolate. You bring the wine
  • $100.00 Stay at your cabin. But, to find out what is going on and to enjoy the group, your presence is requested at the Chicago House from breakfast thru dinner. Still includes: two breakfasts / two box lunches / one dinner / Chocolate. You bring the wine 

Maximum Group Size: 20 women for the full nights stay. 30 women maximum. Would include 10 women with their own cabin stay. Plus, 5 coaches: Jan Guenther. Owner of Gear West in Long Lake MN, master juggler of two much stuff and program creater.  Cindy Kruse, co-owner of Riverbrook Bike & Ski in Hayward, WI and a master of maintaining balance in her life.  Guest Allison Owen Bradley (Ski fans might remember her a Winter Olympian in 1972 and 1980, book marked around her win in the first ever women's World Cup in Telemark, Wisconsin, Alison helped put the United States on the ski world's map – Faster Skier).  Karen Bebchuk, a fast master women’s skier and knowledgeable yoga, pilates and very coordinated dance instructor and Kate Ellis, a top masters ski racer, accomplished xc ski coach and arctic canoe paddler