In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can…
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“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City Police Department work to build relationships with children in the community.
“Not only are we attracting local and regional teams, but we will attract the best riders in the nation,” said Chad Hodges, OKC Pro-Am Classic founder and race director. “They want to be here.”
A national initiative aims to get people active and renew their interest in public parks and outdoor activities.
“If you get back to the roots of the whys and starting small and backing yourself up a little bit and slowing yourself down, we’ve found that that’s where you find the greatest success.”
Charitable trusts and the YMCA awards money to local, state and national nonprofits.
TapIt helps fulfill multiple objectives, according to Angela Jones, director of health and wellness initiatives at YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. “TapIt is a good way to give people greater access to water, which ultimately encourages people to drink more water. And from an environmental standpoint, this will reduce reliance on plastic bottles,” Jones said.…
This October the YMCA and Oklahoma City-County Health Department are teaming up to bring 5-2-1-0 to Oklahoma. A YMCA program to reduce childhood obesity, 5-2-1-0 stands for five servings of fruit or vegetables, two hours or less of television time, one hour or more of physical exercise, and zero sugary drinks per day. To celebrate…