RoCo Fit – in collaboration with the Rogers County Health Department – is offering Rogers County residents a free couch-to-5K group training program as part of its 12-year anniversary celebration. Founded in 2010, RoCo Fit (Rogers County Fitness Training Program) is a not-for-profit fitness collective dedicated to helping Rogers County residents become healthier.
Training sessions for RoCo Fit are suitable for any fitness level, and will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week beginning Tuesday, March 22, at Claremore Lake Park, located at E. Blue Starr Dr. in Claremore.
“If you are an experienced runner, an advanced walker or even a beginner to exercise, this program adjusts to every single individual,” said Chrissy Swift, Health Educator at the Rogers County Health Department, which supports the program. “The program has been developed over time and properly helps participants become well equipped to conquer a 5K.”
The program is free and open to anyone 13 years old or older who lives, works, plays or learns in Rogers County.
Training with RoCo Fit offers health benefits such as maintaining or losing weight, reducing stress, lowering cholesterol, reducing risk for heart disease or diabetes and relieving arthritis pain, as well as just enjoying the outdoors and meeting new people.
“With a group of dedicated, fun, knowledgeable mentors encouraging participants, as well as community partnerships, RoCo Fit aims to improve the health of Rogers County one step at a time,” Swift said. “Participants will be able to complete a 5K at the end of the 10-week season. Make finishing a 5K a part of your goals this year!”