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Kelly Kisell

One Word Resolution

By | Fitness Fun, Group X, Membership, Personal Training, Uncategorized

The New Year is upon us, and with that comes people reevaluating their life style and setting new goals.  We have all heard them- New Year’s resolutions that involve losing weight, eating healthier, spending more time with friends or family, quitting a bad habit- you name it. The question is, are these “resolutions” actually effective? The answer is usually no.

Three years ago for Christmas, I was given a book, One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page. This book explains how to simplify your life by choosing just one word to focus on throughout the entire year. It was an easy read, and upon finishing it, I was inspired and decided to choose a word to focus on for the upcoming New Year. I found this to be extremely helpful in several aspects of my life, not to mention it was not short-lived like most New Year’s Resolutions.

It is not too late to pick a word for the year. Here are some tips:

  1. Think of an aspect of your life that you would like to improve and make sure it is If you do want to lose weight/get to the gym more often, your word could be “healthy.” There is less pressure and it targets not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional health as well.
  2. Write your word down. I personally wrote mine at the top of my calendar each month so I was reminded of it.
  3. Be intentional. Once you have picked your word, do not hesitate- start incorporating it into your life immediately!

 

Ditch the New Year’s Resolution and focus on just one word– you will see success!

Good luck and Happy New Year!

Jenna Andre

Refer and Receive

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For the month of January, we are offering a referral deal that you don’t want to miss. Everyone knows that it’s easier to work out with a friend so why not bring them in and you will BOTH get credit.

Refer a friend and receive a credit to the amount of their first month of membership, PLUS they get their first month free! Best part? There’s no limit – refer as many people as you want!

For example, if your friend joins as a single, you will receive a credit of approximately $50. If they join as a family, you could receive up to as much as $100 in credit. There is no limit to how many referrals you bring in so realistically you could end up with an entire year’s membership in credit just by referring your friends, family, coworkers, etc. What a way to ring in the New Year!

For more information please call the front desk at 701.237.4805 or email Logan Cossette.

 

 

Supplements are Coming Soon

By | Fitness Fun, Group X, Membership, Personal Training, Uncategorized

Courts Plus is happy to announce that we will be selling supplements at the club in the new year. When it comes to supplements, the word itself has a very simple meaning but some of the products these days could not be more complex. There are so many different supplements out there that are honestly just unnecessary. What we decided to do here at Courts Plus is provide our members with quality supplement products that have been proven to help get the most out of your workouts!

Whey Protein Powder: This is the one you probably have heard the most about, but you might not really understand the benefits behind it and not to mention many people lack proper amount of protein.

  1. Promotes muscle growth/strength
  2. Whey is absorbed quickly and easily
  3. Reduced blood pressure
  4. Promotes weight loss by reducing hunger
  5. Boost metabolism
  6. By the WHEY, it tastes great

Amino Acids: put simply the building blocks of protein that are required for muscle growth.

  1. Improved muscle growth
  2. Increased endurance
  3. Reduced fatigue
  4. Improved recovery
  5. Reduced muscle soreness

Creatine: The most tested supplement that is found naturally in muscle cells.

  1. Helps muscle cells produce more energy
  2. Increases muscle mass
  3. Speeds up muscle growth
  4. Increase muscle strength
  5. Increased energy

Pre-Workout: My personal favorite because it provides you with a little more motivation to get to the gym and provides the energy to push out those extra reps!

  1. Increased energy
  2. Increased workout performance
  3. Improved concentration/focus
  4. Reduce protein breakdown
  5. Decreases fatigue
  6. Increase strength
  7. Enhances blood flow to muscles

Glutamine: The most common amino acid found in muscle and plays a big role in maintain muscle mass while dieting!

  1. Promotes muscle repair
  2. Prevents muscle loss
  3. Boosts immune system
  4. Important nutrient for digestive tract

Fish Oil: A pill filled with Omega-3 fatty acids that a lot of people are missing in their diets!

  1. Lower blood pressure
  2. Good for your heart
  3. Reduce likelihood of stroke or heart attack
  4. Support healthy skin
  5. Supports metabolic health

Multi-Vitamins: offers a way to get most of your daily vitamins in one pill helping you reach optimal health!

  1. Prevents vitamin deficiencies
  2. Lower risk of heart disease
  3. Overall better health

As you can see we are sticking with the basics and with what we believe are the most important supplements to help our members with their fitness goals. Our members and guests will need to be 18 years of age or older in order to purchase supplements from our staff. If you have more questions please stop in or contact either Kelly Kisell or Logan Cossette. We hope you all are as excited as we are to be a one stop shop for all your health and wellness needs.

Get FIT with Intermittent Fasting

By | Fitness Fun, Membership, Personal Training

There are a lot of trends these days in the fitness industry. Many looking to shrink your wallet more than your waist but every so often some stand above the rest and show actual results. One of these trends that’s becoming increasingly more popular is intermittent fasting. At first glance those words may look intimidating but with a little bit of practice and patience you can get in shape fast with fasting.

The first thing you must know is that intermittent fasting is NOT a diet. Fasting is simply a tool, another piece of the puzzle to help you achieve your body goals. Intermittent fasting does not change WHAT you eat, it changes WHEN you eat. This is done a couple different ways but the one I am going to specially talk about is the 16/8 method. This involves fasting every day for 16 hours (sleep counts). This will restrict your daily eating to an 8-hour window typically done by skipping breakfast. Wait, skip breakfast you say, isn’t that the most important meal of the day? All it takes is a quick google search to debunk this classic myth but if you truly can’t resist breakfast the window can be adjusted to anytime throughout your day.

Now let’s talk about some of the benefits of intermittent fasting:

  1. Less time to eat means fewer meals which means less calories consumed
  2. Increases metabolic rate, helping you burn more calories
  3. Body reaches “starvation” burning fat as energy
  4. Increased productivity (use energy for other things other than digesting)
  5. Improved brain health by suppressing inflammation
  6. Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  7. Backed by SCIENCE, many studies show the effectiveness of fasting

Let me tell you my experience with intermittent fasting. Last year as summer was approaching I was looking to shed some pounds and decided to try this plan. At first, I was skeptical, not eating for 16 hours? Yeah right, I can barely go 2 hours but as the days went on it got easier and easier. I first noticed the mental focus, never once did the idea of breakfast pop into my head and my energy was used elsewhere. With previous diets without fasting I was ALWAYS hungry but with fasting I never felt that. I was always content during my 8 hours of eating. And of course, burning fat became more apparent than ever.

I understand this may sound difficult but there is a reason why so many people are adopting this trend because it works. Just stick with it and the benefits will show before you know it. If at first the hunger is hard to manage, zero calorie beverages can still be consumed to help suppress that (yes you can still drink your coffee). So, do yourself a favor and give this a try, ditch the breakfast and start fasting! If you need more information or are looking for new ideas with diet and/or exercise, contact one of our certified Personal Trainers.

Logan Cossette

Vitamins for Winter

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We all want to be able to eat healthy nutritious meals all day every day, but let’s face it, life gets in the way and we look for convenience. Because we don’t eat the right foods our body needs supplementation to get the adequate vitamins and minerals. This is especially true during the winter months. Here are a few supplements that you should be taking this winter to keep you happy and healthy.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

The suggested dosage for Vitamin D is 400IU. Some studies suggest that a higher daily intake of 25–100 mcg or 1000 – 4000 IU is needed to maintain optimal blood levels.

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a lowered immune system as it directly interacts with the cells that are responsible for fighting infection. Several large observational studies have shown a link between a deficiency and respiratory tract infections like colds, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Vitamin D has shown to reduce your risk of Multiple Sclerosis, decrease your chances of developing heart disease and helping to reduce your likelihood of developing the flu. Vitamin D also reduces depression and can boost weight loss.

Some Food sources of vitamin D

  • salmon
  • sardines
  • egg yolk
  • shrimp
  • milk (fortified)
  • cereal (fortified)
  • yogurt (fortified)
  • orange juice (fortified)

It can be hard to get enough vitamin D each day through sun exposure and food alone, so taking vitamin D supplements can help.

Vitamin C & Zinc

For many years Vitamin C has been thought as the number one home remedy for keeping colds at bay. However, research within the last decade has found that taking vitamin C everyday does not reduce a person’s risk of getting one, but it does lessen the severity of a cold’s symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness. Therefore, getting sufficient amounts of the vitamin is particularly important during winter when there is a spike in people suffering a cold.

Adults (19-64 years) need 40mg of vitamin C a day, but taking less than 1,000mg of vitamin C supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm. It’s important to note that vitamin C can’t be stored in the body so is needed as part of your daily diet.

Zinc also has a role in reducing the duration and severity of a cold. Taking zinc soon after the onset of symptoms of the common cold significantly reduces both the duration and severity of symptoms.

The amount of zinc you need is about 9.5mg a day for men (aged 19-64 years) and 7mg a day for women. Don’t take more than 25mg of zinc supplements a day unless advised to by a doctor.

Please note taking high doses of zinc reduces the amount of copper the body can absorb. This can lead to weakening of the bones.

Vitamin B

The B vitamins are a group of 8 vitamins sometimes called the “anti-stress vitamins” since they’re essential for combating the effects of stress. They are used to create the feel-good neurotransmitters responsible for maintaining a positive mood as well as being critical for a healthy nervous system.

The role of vitamin B12 in particular, could help us during the colder months as it has been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. This is particular important during winter when people are more at risk of feelings of depression and getting the winter blues.

Vitamin B is found almost exclusively in animal protein sources – meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, and eggs – therefore vegans are at risk of deficiency as it’s unlikely they will be able to obtain sufficient amounts through diet alone.

Folate (vitamin B9) is important for mood management. Findings show that many people with depression have lower levels of folate in the blood. Folate is found in green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, peanuts, and other legumes, and citrus fruits.

 

As you can see, a healthy balanced diet can get you the nutrients you need to stay healthy but if you are like the majority of people who live off of convenience then you will need to look at supplementing these few vitamins to get you through the flu season and the winter blues. Diet is important but don’t forget about exercise! Check us out at courtsplus.org for programming and membership information.

Difference between training and running shoes

By | Fitness Fun, Group X, Personal Training, Tennis

Now that summer is in full swing, chances are high that you’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors than usual. If you’re like my family, some days the great outdoors is just too hot or too humid to play comfortably in, and we’d rather get our sweat session on with some lovely air conditioning behind us!

Regardless if you have been spending most of your summer exercising indoors or outdoors, we cannot overestimate the importance of dressing appropriately for your workout. Sometimes the right attire — clothing and shoes that fit your body well and that respond adequately to your body’s needs while exercising — can be the difference between an exercise that actually transpires and one that you put off for “tomorrow,” if you catch my drift.

In particular, I want to spend just a little bit of time elucidating the difference between running shoes and training shoes and help you decide what should be on your feet this summer. I’ll describe the differences between these two types of footwear below.

 

Running shoes

Perhaps this goes without saying, but if you’ll be spending most of your exercise time actually running — or jogging, or walk-jogging, or jog-walking — you should likely be wearing running shoes. Running seems to be enjoying a huge boost in popularity right now, which is great for you, as a consumer, insomuch that it means you have choices.

The most important detail to remember when you’re on the hunt for running shoes is to search for shoes that fit your feet well and that respond well to your stride and gait. So many runners often go to a running store — or simply go online, hoping for the best — and pick out a shoe based on its appearance. This couldn’t be more detrimental!

Instead, take the time to go to a specialty running store in your community, one that is presumably staffed by avid runners who have been trained to professionally fit people for running shoes that are good for their body. By going to a local store, not only will you be supporting local business — which is good for the soul — but more importantly, someone who has a lot of experience in the business will be able to watch you run and help assess and determine which type of shoe would be best for you.

Be sure to share with the shoe fitter what type of running you plan to be doing — lots of long, slow mileage each week; trail running; all-out sprints on the track; or some combination therein — because that can also determine which type of running shoes will be best for you.

 

Training shoes

In contrast to running shoes, training shoes — often called “trainers” or “cross-trainers” — are often designed to be used for a variety of activities and exercises. If you think that you’ll be exercising by walking, weightlifting, cycling, taking some exercise classes, using the elliptical, and maybe doing a tiny bit of running, then training shoes will probably fit the bill for you.

In general, the more specific an activity you’re doing — and the more often you’re doing it — the more likely you will want to invest in that type of specialty shoe. If you envision yourself exclusively running or exclusively cycling, then it’d make sense to get shoes that are designed specifically for those activities. If, however, you think that you’ll be doing an assortment of different activities, it’s more financially prudent to buy a pair of shoes that can handle and respond to a variety of different activities and stimuli.

As is the case with purchasing running shoes, you may find it worthwhile to take the time to go to a local store that sells trainers so that you can try them on for size. It’s hard to base a decision solely off online reviews and word of mouth, and there’s really no replacement for actually putting a shoe onto your foot to see how it feels.

 

When the shoe fits

After you’ve secured a pair of shoes for your exercise this summer, have at it! Remember: you can extend the life of your shoes by wearing them only when you’re doing the particular exercise for which you have purchased them. In other words, though it may be tempting, I’d discourage you from wearing your running shoes or trainers around all day, every day, even during the times when you’re not exercising. In doing so, you’ll be taking time off their life and may find that you have to replace them sooner.

Have a safe and healthy summer, and let your feet take you places! You’ll be glad you did.

 

AUTHOR’S BIO: JANE GRATES

A certified fitness guru, hiking enthusiast and co-owner of Rockay. Making at the intersection of design and purpose to craft experiences both online and in real life. She also writes reviews and recommendations on Runnerclick, ThatSweetGift, NicerShoes and GearWeAre.

Tips for Strength Training Plateaus

By | Fitness Fun, Membership, Personal Training

Does this sound familiar? You have about an hour before your workout. You start thinking about what routine you are going to do. You take your pre-workout drink and even add a little extra. You’re getting yourself jacked up to lift more than you did last week. Today’s workout is going to be great! You get to the gym and find your favorite bench, squat rack, or whatever it may be. You throw plates on, do a couple reps and think to yourself, “OMG, this feels super heavy today.” This happens to almost everyone. It’s deflating, it’s frustrating and it downright sucks. I want to give you a few tips that might help you get over that frustrating plateau.

Change up Your Routine
There are 2 different types of lifters. There are the people who write everything down. They have a set routine that they will do for 8-12 weeks, nothing changes. Then there are people like myself, who just kind of wing it. We go in kind of knowing what muscle group to work but have no clue what exercise will be done and in what order. Neither one of these is right or wrong, it’s a personal preference. Whichever lifter you are, try to change something up. If you are constantly in that 8-12 range, try 6-8 weeks at 15-20 reps or 3-6 reps. If it’s not the reps you’re changing, try slowing down. Take 3-5 seconds both on your up and down motion. You will definitely need to lower your weight, which also means throwing your ego out the door. There are many studies done that getting more “time under tension” has really helped in gaining strength and size. Your body needs a change, it adapts quickly to the routine you are in.

Overtraining
This can be controversial. There are some experts who don’t believe in overtraining as long as you are taking at least 48 hours before working the same muscle group. If you are already strength training 6-7 day per week, maybe scale back a bit. Try 4 days by working out Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday. If you just must get into the gym then do some light cardio or abdominal training on your “off” days. It may also be beneficial to take a whole week off from all training. Another issue may be that you are spending too much time in the gym. There is no reason to workout for 2 hours at a time. Stop the chit chat, checking out social media and everyone’s favorite, the selfies in the mirror. Keep track of your rest time and then get back to work. You will be amazed how good your workout can be in less than an hour if you stay focused.

Rest
There is a new study out that says we need 9 hours of sleep to fully give your body the rest it needs. Now, as we all know, this is very unrealistic in today’s society. We are busy people. Especially if you have young kids. There is already no time for you to relax and destress from the day so how in the world can anyone get this much sleep. If you are one of the lucky ones, good for you! If you are like me, I function quite well with 6-7 hours of sleep. Anything over that makes me draggy. The key is to take advantage of the sleep you do get. Try not to drink much water after supper. There is nothing worse than getting up 2-3 times per night to use the bathroom. There is nothing worse than interrupted sleep. I don’t have the perfect answer for you on sleep as everyone’s situation is different. Do the best you can to plan your day so that you get crawl into bed as early as possible and get yourself a good night sleep.

Nutrition
If the 3 tips above have not helped you break through the dreaded plateau, you might not be eating enough. If you are really dedicated to getting bigger and stronger you should also be dedicated to tracking your nutrition. You should have a pretty good idea how many calories you are eating per day and what the breakdown is with your protein, carbs and fats. I would suggest upping your calories by as little as 100 calories per day. The best way would be to get those from carbs. 25grams pre and post workout. You want the majority of your carbs eaten around your workout. If you start breaking through, great, keep the calories where they are. Once you get stuck again, increase a little more. The bigger and stronger you get, the more you will need to eat. Also, don’t forget to hydrate. I find that the more hydrated I am the more energy I have. Your body is made up of mostly water so keep pumping the fluids.

I hope at least one of these tips helps you in your strength training journey. If you need more help or would like to talk to one of our Trainers please visit our website or call us at 701.237-4805.

Have You Lost Your “Why”?

By | Fitness Fun, Membership, Personal Training

By: Rhys Geske, Personal Trainer

 

What is your “Why”?

Are you much too comfortable in your routine?  Are you not reaching the goals you once set out to get?  Have you hit the wall and plateaued?  If this is you, I have some advice and strategies that have helped both clients and myself.

When you enter the gym, have you misplaced your “why”?  Ask yourself where you are in your fitness journey.  It should be just that, “a journey”.  Health and fitness is not just seasonal or monthly, its’s a life-long journey.  Something as simple as reminding yourself why you’re walking into the gym.  Getting into shape, or even just staying in shape can be very difficult. It can be time consuming, tiring, your muscles may get sore, and even eating healthy can be confusing, but if you know the reasons why you’re doing it, then you’re most likely to keep doing it.

Change is good.

How’s your training intensity?  Are you really putting forth a high enough heart rate to get the results you’re seeking?  Some training tactics I’d implore would be to check out some different fitness classes that you’re not used to.  Mix things up a bit. Instead of always “zombie walking” to your favorite treadmill, make a quick turn to the step mill.  That rowing machine isn’t all sunshine and rainbows either!  Change your volume or the number of reps you normally get at the weights.  Instead of doing cardio for a “x-amount” of time, change it to distance ran, floors climbed, or meters rowed.  Most likely you’ll pick up the pace because you can see that finish line!

Exercise selection should be varied for lots of reasons.  The body is incredible at adapting and gets used to the same old  routine of weight training.  A simple change of moving past the machines and getting into some free weights or cables.  (Insert “Morgan Freeman’s” voice here / ad promotion to hire a trainer for instructions on programming and proper technique for free weights.)

Go heavier.

Breaking a plateau can be done by shorter rest breaks in between sets.  Again, that’s the training intensity I mentioned above.  Get it out of your head that you need to do reps that are divisible by “5”!  Instead of stopping at 15 reps, push yourself to do a few more. If you are always staying in that higher rep range, it might be time to increase your weight, even if it’s only by 5 or 10 pounds, even if that means doing less reps. I’d venture to guess you might see some increase in strength and muscle size.

To wrap this up, mix things up.  Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.  There are many more ways to get you to your goals and break plateau’s.  Stay the course and be patient. Try hiring a Personal Trainer to help with a new routine.  With consistency in your training you will reap the rewards.  Just perhaps remind yourself “why” from time-to-time.

Courts Plus Pool Passes

By | Fitness Fun, Membership, Youth

Most people have heard of or have been members of Courts Plus Community Fitness but didn’t realize that we are owned and operated by the Fargo Park District. Because of this we are able to take advantage of some great resources. Not only can we use the great parks for classes and gatherings but we can also offer our members FREE pool passes to all 5 Park District pools. These locations include Davies Recreational Pool, Southwest Recreational Pool, Island Park Pool, Northside Recreation Pool, and Madison Pool and Splash Pad.  In the winter our members can also use the Fargo South and Fargo North High School Indoor Pools during lap swim. For more details on location and hours of operation please click here. In case you were wondering, the slides are included! Your kids are going to thank you for being members of Courts Plus.

The money you will save is crazy! For example a family pass for the summer is worth $156.25. Daily fees to Davies, Northside and Southwest Recreational Pools are $3.25 for kids, $4.50 for adults or $9.50 for a family pass. To check out the full list of fees click here. If you are members and your kids only use the childcare, you can simply add them onto your account for a small fee. It will be well worth it this summer.

Some of our member’s put their membership on hold for the summer because it’s nice out and they can participate in activities outside. By keeping your membership active you now get double the benefits. You are able to get the FREE pool passes plus you can still use the facility for weights, cardio, the playground, etc. There will be many days when the sun is crazy hot and you will need air conditioning. Plus, why work so hard in the gym for 9 months and then just let it all go. At least maintain your hard work a couple times a week, your body will thank you.

If you haven’t already joined Courts Plus, we hope this will strongly encourage you to stop in and check us out. For all of our members, thank you for choosing us and please stop by the front desk to get your pool passes for everyone on your membership.

Fargo On the Move

By | Fitness Fun, Youth

Fargo On The Move

Fargo Park District, Courts Plus Community Fitness, Family Wellness and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties team up to encourage community activity

FARGO, ND- (April 26, 2018) Fargo Park District, Courts Plus, Family Wellness, and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties are teaming up to issue a challenge to our community: let’s see you move!  As part of this challenge, the partnering organizations are encouraging community activity through the new Fargo On The Move initiative. Through creative play and social connection, participants can expect to find fun new ways to be active. Whether you’re taking your first step or are already active, Fargo On The Move is about encouraging you and your family to get out this summer and find your move!

 

To help you find your move, Fargo On The Move is presenting a week of free activities and events throughout the community June 11-15. All events run 5:30-7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Events include:

  • Monday, June 11 at Woodhaven Park (4406 44th Ave S, Fargo): Join us at Trout Fest (geared for ages 15 and younger) and bring your rod to do some fishing. Also at Woodhaven Park, take part in an Outdoor Circuit class, wear an inflatable bubble suit to tackle the Knockerball Challenge (geared for preteen plus), and bring your little builder to tackle the Imagination Playground.
  • Tuesday, June 12 at Centennial Park (4101 25th St S, Fargo): Come out to Party in the Park to dance to the karaoke, play in the bounce house and enjoy a hot dog. This Party in the Park is even better with the addition of the Knockerball Challenge, Outdoor Circuit class, Imagination Playground and Yard Games.
  • Wednesday, June 13 at Island Park (302 7th St S, Fargo): Join us for Yoga in the Park (geared for ages 15 plus) to experience the energy and benefits of taking your yoga practice outside at this Vinyasa-style class. Check out the activity throughout the park with the Knockerball Challenge, Imagination Playground and Yard Games.
  • Thursday, June 14 at Urban Plains Park (5050 30th Ave S, Fargo): Check out a tasty way to enjoy healthy veggies at the Sizzlin’ Skewers Cooking Demo. Stick around the park for lots of activity with Outdoor Circuit class, Imagination Playground and Yard Games. Bike rentals are also available for a small fee.
  • Friday, June 15 at Island Park (302 7th St S, Fargo): Finish the week with us at Midwest Kid Fest, a family-friendly event offering a whole day packed with awesome booths, activities and inflatable games that encourage you to get out and move. Be sure to join the Fargo On The Move crew on the Entertainment Stage at 2:30 pm for a fun workout that everyone can enjoy.

 

“We’re incredibly excited to team up with these outstanding organizations and welcome them to our parks,” said Joel Vettel, Executive Director of the Fargo Park District. “We hope that this week of activities and events demonstrates that there are easy and fun ways to be active. If you’re finding yourself struggling to switch up your own routine, we want to showcase that there are different ways to move.”

 

In addition to the fun events held throughout the week, Courts Plus Community Fitness, Family Wellness, Fercho YMCA and Schlossman YMCA are making it easy for community members to visit their fitness facilities June11-15. Anyone who stops in to one of the four locations during the week of June11-15 and mentions “Fargo On The Move” will get free access!

 

“Promoting healthy lifestyles is a central part of the mission of each of our organizations,” included Jenna Johnson, Director of Family Wellness. “By teaming up with the other clubs in town to provide access, we’re hoping those individuals who might be interested in making steps towards a healthy change will take advantage of the opportunity to include an active component to their life.”

 

Whether you join us in our facility, take part in one of the Fargo On The Move events or get out and find your own way to be active, Fargo On The Move organizers encourage you to show us using #FargoOnTheMove when you post on social media.

 

“Fargo On The Move is about activity through creative play and social connection, shared Steve Smith, President of the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties. “One very real way people are social today is through connections made on social media. We’re embracing that and encouraging people to follow our organizations on social media and use the hashtag #FargoOnTheMove. We’ll be following along and offering some fun prizes to those who post their move with the hashtag throughout the summer.”

 

For complete event details or to learn more about Fargo On The Move, visit FargoParks.com.

 

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