Spring 2016 Registration is OPEN!

“It’s Time for RoCo Fit – Registration for Spring Session Now Open”

RoCo Fit is a FREE fitness training program for anyone age 13 years and older who wants to get healthier with a fun mentored group. We will help you walk or walk/run your way to becoming more fit. If you have a goal to lose or maintain weight, lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk for heart disease or diabetes, relieve your arthritis pain, get out and enjoy the outdoors, or to meet new people and have fun, we are here to show you the way!

The RoCo Fit Information Meeting will be on Monday, March 7th at Northeast Technology Center-Claremore, 1901 N. Hwy 88 at 6:00 p.m. The hour long information meeting will explain details of the program, present testimonials, answer questions, and register those excited to get healthier with a fun group. Past RoCo Fit participants are not required to attend the information meeting and anyone may register online at www.rocofit.org. RoCo Fit is part of Rogers County Health Department and Healthy Community Partnership ongoing efforts for free opportunities to be physically activity and create a healthier environment in Rogers County.

We have mentored fitness groups for all levels from beginner walking (no to very little physical activity) to advanced running with everything in between (several intermediate levels of walking and walk/run). All RoCo Fit groups welcome anyone at least 13 yrs. of age who lives, works, plays, and/or learns in Rogers County. Minors will be required to have a parent or guardian in the same group.

The best people to describe this program are past participants:
“Before I started RoCo, I found it hard to workout on a consistent basis, it was too hot, too cold, boring, my knees always hurt, no time…Since joining RoCo, I have more energy, I have someone to walk with, my knees no longer hurt, and I’ve lost 20 lbs.!!! This is a wonderful program and I am so thankful for the support and encouragement. Thank you.”
“RoCo Fit has been so great!!!! There are nights that I didn’t want to go (wanted to be lazy instead), but left feeling so proud and in such a better mood after making myself go! It has been so wonderful making new friends and receiving so much encouragement from not only the mentors but other fellow runners. Everyone is so friendly!! I never thought that I would be one of those runners that you drive by and see running on a Saturday morning, but I am one now and I love it!!! It’s a great feeling completing this fitness program. I tried something similar last year and due to injury wasn’t able to complete. This has been a huge accomplishment for me and I have RoCo Fit to thank for helping me along the way!!!
“RoCo Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why would you want to do anything else! The people, the program and everything associated with this great activity are the best thing I have ever participated in, and want to continue to do so.”
“Thank you to all the mentors and leaders of RoCo Fit . This program is wonderful! My husband and I have done this together the last two sessions and what a great thing for us. He has lost almost 20 pounds and I recently had a complete physical and numbers that were better than ever! I would encourage couples to try this together! It’s awesome!”
“I have been with RoCo for 2 years now and to date have lost a total of 50 pounds, cut my blood pressure medicine in half and am no longer considered a Type II diabetic. I have been so blessed by the people of RoCo whether it is the mentors, my group participants, or even other group members, everyone is always so supportive and encouraging and I truly appreciate that. It is the best love/hate relationship I’ve ever had!”

If you are interested in finding out more, please attend the Spring Information Meeting on March 7th at NTC-Claremore, 1901 N. Hwy 88, 6:00 p.m. If you cannot attend and/or you are interested in mentoring, you may contact the coordinator, Renetta Harrison, Health Educator for Rogers County Health Department at renettah@health.ok.gov or call 918-341-3166 ext. 208 or 918-698-7903 for questions and registration information. Also, please visit our website at www.rocofit.org for more information and online registration. It is that simple! Don’t wait, come join a free fun group and improve your health this year!

Rock the Mock-Racing through the Decades 5k

RoCo Fit invites the public to join the free fun end of the season Mock 5k, Thursday, October 29th at Claremore Lake. No registration needed.

They will begin the rocking and racing to music through the decades at 5:30 p.m. with a 1 mile fun walk/run and then proceed to the 6:00 p.m. start for the 5k walk/run. This event is family friendly and for anyone wanting to have fun being active and listening to music from different decades along the 5k trail route. They encourage everyone attending to wear a costume/outfit showing off their favorite decade (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond)-however, it is not required.

The Healthy Community Partnership will be Growing the Good and giving t-shirts to the first 150 kids, as well as participation medals and water bottles for all participants (as supplies last). Tatur Racing will be graciously donating their time and equipment and Chameleon Sounds will be helping with rocking out at the start/finish line. With the help from a great many wonderful partnerships, Rogers County is celebrating a healthier community!

Rogers County has several fun, free opportunities to get healthier. RoCo Fit will begin their next free training session for beginning to advanced walking and running in March of 2016. However, there will be members still moving throughout the winter as we strongly encourage. To find out more visit their website at www.rocofit.org or follow them on Facebook – RoCo LoCo Motion.

For more info on Racing through the Decades contact Renetta Harrison at renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166.

Fall 2015 Registration is CLOSED!

Due to this being a progressive scheduled workout program, we have to close registration. We normally close the end of the 2nd week, however with the holiday we extended fall registration.

Please watch for dates of Spring 2016 registration.
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Fall RoCo Fit Registration Closes Tues., Sept. 8th

If you want to join in the free fun – do it soon by registering for our fall session. Registration form is on this website!

Come out to Claremore Lake for the workouts at 6:00 p.m. SHARP every Tuesday and Thursday for 10 weeks – our goal is a 5k, but you can set your own goals in addition to ours.

Hope to see you at the lake – TRAIN FUN!

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For questions, contact Renetta Harrison, renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166

FALL REGISTRATION OPEN! FREE FITNESS FUN!

Join us for fun workouts and educational health info via emails and professional presentations.
Register online here today!

New participants are highly encouraged to attend the RoCo Fit Information/Orientation meeting on Tuesday, August 18th, 6:00 p.m. at NTC-Claremore, 1901 N. Hwy 88. This meeting will last an hour and give all the details and answer any of your questions.

All participants will begin workouts Tuesday, August 25th. The first workout is a Pre-Pace Activity held at Claremore High School Track. Workouts will continue every Tuesday/Thursday at Claremore Lake for 10 weeks (ending with a fun Mock RocknRoll 5k- “Run/Walk thru the Decades”). More information on the program will be sent via email after you register (or in hardcopy at the info meeting and workouts).

Come have fun with us while you get healthier! (Incentive tech shirts given to all participants who finish 70% of the program requirements). It’s ALL FREE!

If you have questions, please contact Renetta Harrison, Health Educator for Rogers County Health Department, 918-341-3166, or renettah@health.ok.gov.

Summer Session Concluding–Mock 5k Tuesday, August 4

The Summer Session is winding down.

The traditional Mock 5k is Tuesday, August 4. We’ll meet at the South end of the Claremore Lake Trail, near the water fountain, and be ready to go at the usual 6pm.

Plenty of good plans for healthy completion are in the works. Bring your smile and your favorite RoCo Fitness shirt to wear.

PUBLIC IS WELCOME–there is no charge for this event, not timing chips, no big prizes, … just an opportunity to have a mock 5k race, and see how you summer training helped you.

Don’t forget Thursday, either: the “Pace Night” at Claremore High School Track, to really measure your improvement over the last ten weeks.

TRAIN FUN!

Tuesday, July 28–no official session tonight

What is is about Tuesdays in July?

With the heat-stroke potential of the High-Heat Warning, there will be no mentored RoCo Session at the Lake tonight.

Someone will be on hand to pass out shirts for those who have earned them so far. If you are in that group, stop by.

There may be a few peeps on hand to do a lite workout, if you want to come dressed for that, but don’t count on your regular group or mentors being there as a group.

HYDRATE! Train Fun, not crazy.

Tuesday, July 14 Lake Sessions Cancelled

Heat indices for today are predicted to be 105 to 113.

They hit the predictions yesterday, so that will probably happen.

RoCo Fit Sessions at Claremore Lake for Tuesday, July 14, are CANCELLED.

Please get your exercise in, in some cooler location.

Hope we can get back at it on Thursday.

TRAIN FUN!

Hydrate!

Thursday, 18 June: All Workouts Cancelled

Since Rogers County is under a flash flood warning, we have determined to CANCEL RoCo Fitness sessions for tonight, Thursday, June 18.

Stay safe, and be smart.

Remember your honor workout this weekend, and “if the creek don’t rise” more by Tuesday, we’ll see you back at Claremore Lake.

Train Fun!!!

Summer Session sign-ups are closed

Summer Session registration is CLOSED. This is also the last week to fill out the Pre-Health Survey and get an incentive point towards your summer program shirt. We are excited to have over 200 registered summer participants! Summer Session will be lots of fun in the heat!

Fall Session will begin in late August – watch this website and Facebook (RoCo LoCo Motion) for more information.

As always, if you have questions regarding RoCo Fit please contact Renetta Harrison, renettah@health.ok.gov, 918-341-3166 ext. 208.

Let’s Train Fun!