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:
Wacky Rad River Race at River Fest 2017
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16
Theme: A Run with a Twist
Teams of two will face 15 obstacles along a 5K route. Teams must complete either a skills challenge or a knowledge-based question to move to the next obstacle. The goal is to complete as many obstacles as you can in the shortest amount of time and complete the course. Obstacles not completed will result in a time penalty. Teams must be dressed in wacky attire or will be assessed a time penalty. Prizes will be given to winners.
Registration details to come.
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:First and third 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
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.
Click here for more information or to register
Tai-Chi in the Park
Come out and enjoy an early morning exercise that is beneficial to your mind, body, and spirit. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art of slow and flowing movements mind, body, and breath are synchronized to create a moving meditation that has profound wellness benefits. It is both an exercise and a philosophy based on mindfulness.
Starting Thursday, March 2, Concho Yoga and Tai Chi offers free stretching and tai chi classes in the park until Nov. 9. This offering takes place at the Old Neff's Way park near the corner of Concho Avenue and Oakes Street next to the banks of the Concho River.
- When: 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Thursdays
- Where: Outside the San Angelo Museum, 1 Love St.
For more information, call 325-212-2558.
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.