FitCity San Angelo is a community clearinghouse for information regarding health offerings. It is affiliated with Mayor Dwain Morrison's Wellness Partnership, a network of individuals and organizations working toward a healthier, more vibrant community. The alliance's mission is to inspire citizens to live healthier lifestyles by partaking in events and educational programs that promote stronger minds, bodies and spirits.
Events and programs
Every person can find a form of activity that will be interesting and exciting for him or her. Getting involved with the community is a good way to connect with and meet people while working toward a healthier lifestyle. Here are some upcoming events and programs available for San Angelo citizens to participate in:
Trek4Trykes is a fundraiser to provide AMTRYKE therapeutic tricycles to people with disabilities in the Concho Valley. Join them for the first Trek4Trykes event in the Concho Valley. Participants can pick how they choose to join in - by walking, running or pedaling a 5K route on the Red Arroyo Trail. The event will start across from Unidad Park and will follow the trail crossing College Hills Boulevard, continuing toward Knickerbocker Road, where participants will reach a water station serving at the turn-around point. For AMTRYKE riders and children who would prefer a less populated route, the same start/finish line will be used and two loops circling the dog parks will be completed -- a distance of about a mile.
The Trek will be at 9:30 a.m. June 17. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. There will also be two bounce houses, face-painting, a fire truck for kids to explore, a balloonist, a bike repair station, Kona’s Snow Cones, food vendors and more.
Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children younger than 18. “Trekkers” are encouraged to raise $100 or more in pledges from their friends, family and community connections to get more riders rolling. There will be prizes for the top three fundraisers. Every trekker and volunteer will receive an event T-shirt. Day-of-event registration is available. but trekkers who register after May 15 cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt.
The Concho Valley Chapter of AMBUCS, a nationwide 501(c)3 charity dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host the event. All pledges are tax-deductible. Parents, recipients and therapists have noted the AMTRYKE improves strength, tone and coordination, and yields confidence and positive peer interaction. Learn more at Trek4Trykes.org.
Walking is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to get fit. Start now and reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Walk across Texas is a program to help people start moving more and establish physical activity as a lifetime habit. Doing Walk Across Texas with people you know is a great way to help keep you motivated to reach your goal!
Participants create teams of eight people or can choose to walk by yourself. Teams then designate a Team Captain. If you are a by yourself walker you will be your own team captain. The team captain must register the team on the Walk Across Texas website and log their team members’ mileage each week (By Yourself Walkers will register themselves). Each team member will aim to walk 12-14 miles per week or 30 minutes a day at least 5 times a week. Check out the WAT weekly newsletter
Concho Valley team standings
There are 73 teams and 573 people in our community participating in the Concho Valley Mayor’s Wellness Walk Across Texas competition. The county’s total miles as of noon April 17 is 54,172.43 miles! To see your teams standing, click here
Walking is one of the safest and best forms of low-impact cardio. And it offers many great benefits. San Angelo Community Medical Center invites the community to participate and take a step toward better health. Dr. Michael Blanc, M.D., interventional cardiologist, is the leader of San Angelo Community Medical Center's Walk with a Doc initiative. Walk with a Doc begins at the Red Arroyo Trail across from Unidad Park (3245 Vista Del Arroyo Drive), with a five-minute information brief on a health topic, followed by a 30- to 45-minute walk, giving you a chance to ask questions and make new friends.
- When:1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
- Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Where: Red Arroyo Trail, Unidad Park entrance
Click here for more information
Want to help shape your community? If you are an individual or organization that wants to help promote health and wellness in San Angelo, please email us for more information about your programs, your events and how you or your organization would like to get involved.