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Family Fit means family fun at the Colvin Center

Thu, March 02, 2017
Family Fit means family fun at the Colvin Center

 There are still two Saturdays left in a series of family-friendly group exercise classes at Oklahoma State University, and you just may find there’s no better way to spend time with your kids.

“One of the reasons we created the Family Fit program was to appeal to OSU employees or students who wouldn’t otherwise use the facilities,” said Mary Talley, assistant director for employee wellness.

Family Fit has been offering a different class format each week, including a Dance Party setting, Strength and Stretch, and still to come—Yoga and Pound. This allows children, 6-years old and up, and their family members to experience several different exercise methods.

“I enjoy being able to exercise with my daughter because she sees that it’s something I do and now it’s something we can actually do together,” said Tabi Deal, health educator.

Family Fit attendance doubled from the first to second week and has continued to grow. This week’s class will be held on Saturday, March 4, featuring yoga. The last class in this series is scheduled for March 11 and will feature the energizing fun of playing the drums, which is why it’s called Pound. Classes are held from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Colvin Recreational Center on campus. Registration is not required.

Family-friendly programs are an ongoing focus for the Department of Wellness. Families & Flashlights, Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Run, and Rabbit Run are just a few of the other events created for children and their families within the Stillwater community.

“This is a great time for you and your kids to come have fun together, be active, spend some quality time together and maybe try something new that you haven’t tried before” Deal said.

Story by Cassidy Williams