Western Wyoming Community College’s Exercise Science students will host the 25th annual Wellness Challenge from February 25 through April 30, with additional precautions to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
This year’s 10-week fitness program is designed to help community members achieve their fitness and wellness goals – hopefully, for life. Participants of the Wellness Challenge can attend free workout nights hosted by the Exercise Science students, every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30PM in Western’s Fitness Center. Workout rooms are subject to COVID-19 capacity regulations and will be allowed to participate on a first-come-first-serve basis and signups.
Community members can participate as an individual or a family. The Challenge is open to anyone ages six and older. Children ages 6-14 can participate in fitness classes during the free workout nights under the supervision of their parent/guardian. Children 14 and older will be allowed to use the equipment in the Fitness Center under parent/guardian supervision.
Pre-testing will take place by appointment only due to COVID-19 precautions. Visit the Wellness Challenge website page to sign up.
Participants are asked to come prepared with a physician's release for physical activity if they have any cardio, pulmonary, metabolic, or joint issues. Pretesting cannot begin until this is provided.
Prizes at pre-testing, post-testing, and throughout the Challenge are provided by Sweetwater Memorial Hospital, Western Wyoming Community College, and Wyoming Cancer Resource Services.
This event is sponsored by Western, Western’s Exercise Science Program, Memorial Hospital of Rock Springs, the Wyoming Department of Health, and Wyoming Cancer Resource Services.