Announcing our 2018 New Year’s Day 5K and Fitness Challenge Events

NOW is a great time to engage in healthy, fun activities that support an active lifestyle. Salida Recreation has some exciting and motivating ideas for the 8th Annual Fitness Challenge. Our goal is to offer you education and guidance towards setting and achieving goals and feeling healthy!

Our fitness challenge will run through January and February. It’s up to you!! Try to participate in at least one of the following activities, like the NEW YEAR’S DAY 5K. There are some incentives to do so, but the BEST and most REWARDING incentive is to IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!!!

We have some awesome FREE programs, classes and events to make it enticing and easy for you to get involved including a dinner and a lecture regarding healthy foods, habits and eating with Michelle Riggio with Wellspring Nutritional Therapy, a Water Fitness Sampler class with our four fitness instructors at the Aquatic Center, a Tai Chi Sampler class with Jon Fritz from HRRMC, a Park Equipment demonstration clinic let by Matt Sweeney, Salida Recreation’s Event Coordinator, a Fitness Checklist and Fitness Scavenger Hunt, both of which you can do on your own!

Also, as part of of our Fitness Challenge Salida Recreation is partnering with Bev Orrill, Health Educator with Chaffee County Public Health and Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions (CHHS). CHHS is a FREE program that focuses on prevention and improvement of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the #1 killer in Colorado and in the United States. However we know that 80% of CVD is preventable. Through CHHS, Bev’s goal is to screen people for CVD and offer the help they need to reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. The screenings take about 30 minutes, is just a finger prick and includes lifestyle coaching. The best part is that this service is completely FREE. Bev will be at the Aquatic Center to speak to our water fitness classes about this FREE service, to provide more information and to make screening appointments. The general public is welcome to stop by and talk to Bev during these times as well.

For specific dates and a complete list of events and programs, visit our Fitness Challenge Page.