Kids Fit-n-Fun Program Begins June 7
FORT SCOTT, Kan. (May 18, 2018) – Your kids have no reason to complain about being bored this summer. At Mercy Health for Life, children ages six through10-years olds can remain physically active by participating in the Fit-n-Fun program.
The four-week program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to participate in physical fitness with a variety of fun activities in a safe environment.
Dates for the 2018 Fit-n-Fun program are Tuesday and Thursday, June 7 through July 3. Class sessions are 45 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per child for Health for Life members and $25 for nonmembers. Sessions will be instructed by Brianna Culbertson, certified youth fitness specialist, and personal trainer.
“The goal of the fit-n-fun program is to teach our youth the importance of daily physical activity, eating right and that exercise can be fun,” said Kirk Sharp, Mercy fitness center manager.
“We hope to see the kids take something that they have learned from the program and incorporate it into their lives, spring-boarding a lifetime of healthy habits,” Sharp added.
On the final day, kids will participate in special activities and compete for prizes.
To register, call Mercy Health for Life at 620-223-7073.
Mercy Hospital Fort Scott is an acute care hospital with 46 licensed beds, offering comprehensive medical, surgical, OB/GYN, pediatric, home care and hospice services. Inpatient care is provided with 24/7 physician coverage. In 2017, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott received The Leapfrog Group’s prestigious A rating. Mercy Clinic Fort Scott is located on hospital grounds as well as Mercy rural health clinics in Arma and Pleasanton.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy’s IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.
supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.