FitCity San Angelo is a community clearinghouse for information regarding health offerings. It is affiliated with the Mayor's Wellness Partnership, a network of individuals and organizations working toward a healthier, more vibrant community. The alliance's mission is to inspire citizens to live healthier lifestyles by partaking in events and educational programs that promote stronger minds, bodies and spirits.
Events and programs
Every person can find a form of activity that will be interesting and exciting for him or her. Getting involved with the community is a good way to connect with and meet people while working toward a healthier lifestyle. Here are some upcoming events and programs available for San Angelo citizens to participate in:
If your New Year's resolutions are to eat healthier and move more, then the IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge is for you! This eight-week competition is completely free and will help you stay on track with your health goals.
The challenge kicks off Jan. 8 and continues through March 4. Register at ittcommunitychallenge.com. Each day, you can upload healthy selfies and submit your physical activity through the website to earn points for your community. These points can help you win individual prizes such as gift cards and fitness accessories as well!
Walking is one of the safest and best forms of low-impact cardio. And it offers many great benefits. San Angelo Community Medical Center invites the community to participate and take a step toward better health. Dr. Michael Blanc, M.D., interventional cardiologist, is the leader of San Angelo Community Medical Center's Walk with a Doc initiative. Walk with a Doc begins at the Red Arroyo Trail across from Unidad Park (3245 Vista Del Arroyo Drive), with a five-minute information brief on a health topic, followed by a 30- to 45-minute walk, giving you a chance to ask questions and make new friends.
- When:First and third Wednesdays of each month
- Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Where: Red Arroyo Trail, Unidad Park entrance
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Walk across Texas is a program to help people start moving more and establish physical activity as a lifetime habit. Participants create teams of eight people or can choose to walk by yourself. Teams then designate a team captain. If you are a lone walker, you will be your own team captain. The captain must register the team on the Walk Across Texas website and log team members’ mileage each week. Each team member will aim to walk 12-14 miles per week or 30 minutes a day at least five times a week.
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Want to help shape your community? If you are an individual or organization that wants to help promote health and wellness in San Angelo, please email us for more information about your programs, your events and how you or your organization would like to get involved.