FitCity San Angelo is a community clearinghouse for information regarding health offerings. It is affiliated with the Mayor'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:
Healthy You Expo
Sunset Mall, Shannon Medical Center, Foster Communications and 94.7 KIXY FM hosts the seventh annual Healthy You Expo, a free event, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sunset Mall. Trauma prevention, oncology, diabetes education, health and wellness, and other Shannon departments will be represented. Shannon will offer a number of free screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. Adult flu shots will be available for $30. Most insurance is accepted.
Several health and fitness industry-related vendors will be present to offer information about their services. Vendors include nutrition and fitness experts, community awareness health groups and more. There will also be a special kids area and fitness demonstrations throughout the day. Plus, guests are invited to donate blood as part of the National Volunteer Blood Donor Month Blood Drive.
The Vitalant - West Texas blood drive will be from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Sunset Mall Community Room. There will also be plenty of chances for mall walkers and guests to win gift cards and other prizes.
For more information visit, sunsetmall.com.
Tai Chi in the Park
Practice the ancient Chinese art of tai chi outside every Thursday morning. Occurring in Unidad Park, 3245 Vista del Arroyo Drive, Tai Chi in the Park is free and open to the public at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday.
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 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:First and third Wednesdays of each month
- Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Where: Red Arroyo Trail, Unidad Park entrance (April-November), Sunset Mall, Loop 306 entrance (December-March and July-August)
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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. Participants create teams of eight people or can choose to walk by yourself. Teams then designate a team captain. If you are a lone walker, you will be your own team captain. The captain must register the team on the Walk Across Texas website and log team members’ mileage each week. Each team member will aim to walk 12-14 miles per week or 30 minutes a day at least five times a week.
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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.