Let the Rec Fitness Challenge begin

The Salida Recreation 2013 Fitness Challenge is a comprehensive, multipronged, two-month event and a great opportunity to test your fitness level. It’s also nice to engage in new (and free) fitness classes, fuel your competitive spirit (against yourself or others), learn about diverse aspects of health, join a community of like-minded warriors and win great prizes!

We are all about fun, friendly competition that meets you where you are. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a veteran coach potato, the Fitness Challenge is sure to have something of interest to you. Salida Recreation and a wide variety of community partners will team up this year to offer tons of free classes, workshops and seminars.

Many thanks to our partners who include: Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, LiveWell Chaffee County, West Central Mental Health, The Pilates Studio, The Yoga Tonic, Simple Foods Market, Absolute Bikes, Ploughboy Market, Rebound Physical Therapy, Chaffee County Public Health and Integrate. While the schedule of events will be firmed up in the coming weeks, each of these partners will be hosting a free event and/or providing prizes to participants.

You can find out more about the 2013 Fitness Challenge at www.SalidaRec.com/fitness, where events will be posted as they are scheduled. You can also find a link to the fitness log for tracking your participation, which will in turn make you eligible for those great prizes!

For now, please mark your calendars for Tues., Jan. 1, for the fun and festive New Year’s Day 5K.

This annual beginner-friendly event is a great way to kickoff the new year and your commitment to participating in the Fitness Challenge. Register at the Scout Hut between 9 and 9:45 a.m. and the 5K will start at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume, fastest male and female, and closest guess time to your actual time.

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