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Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, Free State Fitness teaming up for community fitness program

August 14, 2015

Free State Fitness and Tonganoxie Recreation Commission are teaming up to get families out and exercising.

A community fitness program officially will start at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Chieftain Park. The weekly event is available to residents of all exercise levels and will start at the same time through the first Sunday of October.

Free State instructors will lead the activities, which will be free to the public.

“The idea is to get families out and exercising together and getting active,” said Brad Eccles, TRC assistant director.

Volunteers also will be on hand to provide daycare for children 4 and older.

Participants who attend three or more sessions will receive T-shirts.

The program is modeled after Lawrence’s Red Dog Days workouts.

“Hopefully it’s something that’s successful and it can start back up in the spring and continue on through the summer next year,” Eccles said.

Eccles said stretching and some calisthenics likely would be part of the weekly workouts. Some trail workouts also are planned. People can jog or walk for a certain amount of time, or a combination of both depending on their exercise level.

“I think it will be a little different every week,” Eccles said.

Participants can register the night of the first workout.

Volunteers will be on hand to register people and hand out waiver forms.

Eccles said organizers are asking for volunteers to help check fellow workout folks in at the various workouts. Volunteers are welcome to do the workouts also. Volunteers just are needed to check people in to keep a tally of participation.

Anyone with additional questions can contact TRC at 913-845-3502.


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