FitCity San Angelo is a community clearinghouse for information regarding health offerings. It is affiliated with Mayor Dwain Morrison'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:
It's Time Texas Community Challenge
IT’S TIME TEXAS is having its fifth annual IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge. Texans earn points for their city or town by moving more and eating better! The challenge is a 12-week competition that started Jan. 9 and continues through March 31. Register now and get moving with us: https://ittcommunitychallenge.com/
7th Annual Kids Marathon
Shannon Medical Center is hosting the seventh annual CATCH® in Motion Kids’ Marathon Final Lap Celebration on Thursday, April 6, from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium, 1902 Knickerbocker Road. All students in kindergarten through the sixth grade are invited to attend, run their “final” lap and participate in fun fitness activities and games.
Upon completion of the final lap, students can gather autographs from area collegiate and high school athletes. Parents and students can then participate in activities provided by community-based organizations and learn about programs offered over the summer months to keep students active and motivated. The first 500 finishers will receive medals and finisher T-shirts.
For more information, visit catchinmotion.org or call 325-657-5065.
Walking is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to get fit. Start now and reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. 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. Doing Walk Across Texas with people you know is a great way to help keep you motivated to reach your goal!
Participants create teams of eight people or can choose to walk by yourself. Teams then designate a Team Captain. If you are a by yourself walker you will be your own team captain. The team captain must register the team on the Walk Across Texas website and log their team members’ mileage each week (By Yourself Walkers will register themselves). Each team member will aim to walk 12-14 miles per week or 30 minutes a day at least 5 times a week.
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:1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
- Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Where: Red Arroyo Trail, Unidad Park entrance
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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.