Stories tagged with: Muskingum Recreation Center

June 30, 2015 - 4:46pm
5 weeks 7 hours ago

If you want to start your Fourth of July off in a healthy way, the Muskingum Recreation Center has the solution for you.

The third annual 5k "Red White & Run" will be held at the OUZ Collegiate Trail. The entry fee is twenty five dollars through July second. Any date after that is thirty dollars. Health and Special Populations Coordinator, Brooke Smith told us more about some of the new things this year will offer.

"We have [the] National Anthem being sung by...

May 6, 2015 - 5:46pm
12 weeks 6 days ago

United States Congressman Pat Tiberi made a visit to Zanesville and the Muskingum Recreation Center Wednesday.

The purpose of it was to see the results of the New Markets Tax Credits which helped to fund the building of the center. We had the chance to speak to Congressman Tiberi who told us what he thought of the tour.

"This is a shining example of the New Market tax Credit and I know a lot of communities wish they had something like this and there's just a lot of unknowns...

May 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
12 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is offering a Healthy Living Series to the public.

This is the Rec Centers first year doing the event. Exercise Specialist and Wellness Coach Meghan Green gave us an overview of the sessions.

"What the series encompasses is everything that someone needs to make a healthy behavior change and sustain that behavior change. Different topics such as the cognitive aspect of it, mindful thinking, just helping individuals understand what behaviors are...

May 4, 2015 - 4:50pm
13 weeks 1 day ago

Even though race day is still a couple of month away, registration is now open for a 4th of July 5k. 

The Muskingum Recreation Center will have its 3rd annual Red, White and Run race on the morning of the fourth. Health and Special Populations Coordinator at the Rec Center, Brooke Smith explained more. 

"Saturday July 4th will be our 3rd annual Red, White and Run event, and it's a 5k," she said. "It is open to walkers too, so if walking is more your thing...

March 28, 2015 - 7:04pm
18 weeks 3 days ago

According to RAINN, the rape abuse and incest national network -- another american is sexually assaulted every 107 seconds.

To prevent tragedies like this...The Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation hosted a self defense course at the Muskingum Recreation Center. Brad Seward taught the class geared towards high school students...He explains what students learned during the class.

"What we're doing today is just a general self defense class for the Muskingum County...

March 26, 2015 - 6:26pm
18 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center turns a year old next week.

After years of planning, and fundraising, the Rec Center opened its doors on March 31st of last year. As a way to say thank you for the support, anyone can visit the Rec Center during normal business hours without charge Tuesday.

"We want people to see the facility," said the Executive Director of the Rec, Beth Chapman. "A lot of folks have not been here yet, and we want to showcase the facility because we...

February 9, 2015 - 4:15pm
25 weeks 1 day ago

February is heart health month, and the Muskingum Recreation Center wants you to get active.

According to the American Heart Association, living an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid troubles with your heart. The health journal "Circulation" states that men with improved physical fitness experience a 19 percent decrease in risks of heart disease and stroke-related deaths. For women, that number is 15 percent.

"One of the top leading risk factors is a...

January 27, 2015 - 3:53pm
27 weeks 6 hours ago

The Muskingum County Recreation Center is gearing up for its Triathlon in February.

In case you were wondering just what a triathlon is, it's a swimming, biking and running event. Some go on for great distances but the rec center is scaling it down to a less intimidating size. Susan Bowen, Aquatics and Sport Manager told us more.

"The indoor triathlon that we're doing is a 10 minute swim, followed by a 30 minute bike and then a 20 minute run or walk on the treadmill."...

January 15, 2015 - 6:25am
28 weeks 5 days ago

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January 14, 2015 - 5:24pm
28 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is looking for beginner and experienced athletes.

On Sunday, February 1, it will be hosting an indoor triathlon. It's open to members for $35 and non-members for $45 which includes a t-shirt, a water bottle and a swim cap. The first heat starts at 8 o'clock in the morning and heats will start every 30 minutes thereafter.

"We will start with a 10 minute swim, and then participants will have 12 minutes to change their clothes, get dried off...

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