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 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.
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."...
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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...
The Muskingum Recreation Center is introducing a new way to help people reach their new years resolutions.
From January 11th until March 6th the Muskingum Recreation Center is hosting their first ever "Thinner Winner Challenge." each team will consist of 4 to 6 participants and there must be at least one person who is non-member, the team that loses the greatest percent of body weight on average will receive one thousand dollars. Health and special populations coordinator...
For some the holidays can feel like a lonely time of year, leaving you with a bad case of the holiday blues.
One way to keep from feeling down in the dumps is to get to the gym.
"The holidays are really good about giving, and sometimes it's really good to focus on yourself too," said Exercise Specialist at the Muskingum Recreation Center, Lauren Parker. "Physical activity promotes a release of endorphin in your body which leads to a trigger of a very positive...
This year there has been a bigger push than ever before for Americans to get out and get active.
However, it seems as though these efforts are not working. Data recently indicated that there has been an increase in obesity this past year. The United Health Foundation stated that a quarter of people interviewed in 2014 reported no physical activity in the past 30 days.
"More states now more then ever are obese, there's I think about 20 states that have an obesity rate...
The much anticipated holiday season is rapidly approaching. Most of you are probably excited about seeing family and friends, but that delicious holiday food could mean problems for your waistline.
The average person gains five pounds during the holiday season. Foods like stuffing and mashed potatoes are only part of the problem, empty calories hide in those long awaited holiday beverages like eggnog, and the seasonal favorite pumpkin spice latte.
Summer may being coming to a close, but the heat and humidity hasn't taken the hint.
With some area pools already closed up for the summer, the pool at the Muskingum Recreation Center is the perfect place to cool off. Lifeguard and swim instructor, Drew Smith says that the enclosed area and life guards make it a safe environment for kids to have some fun without that summer humidity. Smith even takes advantage of the pools basketball hoops himself.