Free couch-to 5K-program starts Aug. 7 in Skiatook

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Beginning Aug. 7, the Osage County Health Department is starting its fall session of LoCo Fit, the free couch – 5K walk/run program in Skiatook. LoCo Fit is a 12-week progressive walk and walk/run program that focuses on individualized pace groups set for all levels of fitness (beginning—advanced). LoCo Fitness was created to provide a way for community members to reach their individualized fitness goals while also learning important aspects of health and fitness.

This program is designed to increase physical fitness over a 12-week session by using a progressive workout schedule with mentor lead fitness groups ranging from beginning walk to advanced run. The program will meet every Tuesday/Thursday for 12 weeks for formal workouts at the Skiatook Central Park at 6 p.m. beginning Aug. 15. The schedule for LoCo Fit is as follows:

Aug. 7: Informational Meeting/registration, Skiatook Police Department board room, 6 p.m.

Aug. 10: Mentor Orientation, Skiatook Police Department board room, 6 p.m.

Aug 15: Pace Grouping/registration, Skiatook Central Park, 6 p.m.

Aug. 17: Regular workout schedule begins, Skiatook Central Park, 6 p.m.

This program held its second official season in spring 2017 and past participants have stated that the program helped them to become more active, meet new members of their community, and reach their individual fitness goals. If you have any questions and/or would like to register for this free program, please contact Morgan Shuping at the Osage County Health Department, 918-287-3740.