SOMC offering free fitness events in September

As part of a continuing effort to improve Scioto County’s health and fitness levels, Southern Ohio Medical Center is organizing Fitness in the Park events to take place throughout the month of September.

Each Fitness in the Park event is free, open to anyone in the community and designed to help generate increased interest in fitness and exercise. The programs will provide the community access to instructor-led exercises and activities, such as Yoga, cardio-dancing, toning, and lifting in a fun and accessible environment.

SOMC has arranged for Fitness in the Park events to be held on three separate dates and in different areas of the county.

“It was very important to us to make this convenient for as many people as possible,” Wendi Waugh, director of SOMC Cancer Services and Community Health and Wellness, said.

The first event is on September 8 and will take place in Wheelersburg’s Porter Township Park from 9am to noon. Then, on September 22, there will be events in Portsmouth’s Tracy Park 11:30am to 1pm and in the parking lot of the Lucasville Life Center from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. On September 26, individuals will have an opportunity to participate in a Kettlebell class at the SOMC Friends Center at 6:30pm.  The Kettlebell class size is limited to approximately 20 individuals.

“There is no pre-registration and no cost involved,” Waugh said. “People can simply come to the park or venue and join in whenever and however they like.”

For more information, contact the SOMC Portsmouth LIFE Center 740-356-7650.