Metro Tech Wellness Center Introducing New Fitness Programs
The Metro Tech Community Outreach and Wellness Center, located at 1600 Springlake Drive in Oklahoma City, will re-open on March 6 with more than new and improved workout/fitness programs.
Registration is now open at $10 per program for every six-week session.
Since the Center’s grand opening in September 2022, the Metro Tech Community Outreach and Wellness Department staffers have been conducting their regular fitness programs such as Kickboxing, Line Dancing, Zumba, Swing Dancing and Xtreme Hip-Hop Step within the 2,500 sq. ft. group fitness room.
Now, the Center will offer more fitness programs, including Colombian Salsa, Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping), Pilates, Circuit Training and more, to diversify options. Columbian Salsa and Zumba, specifically, will be led by an English and Spanish-speaking instructor.
The newly constructed center, along with the implementation of fitness programs, was made possible through the 2019 Community Bond Initiative.
Metro Tech Community Outreach and Wellness Director, Valerie McMurry, says the price, along with the addition of new programs, is reflective of how grateful the Department is for the community’s continued support.
“When we founded our department years ago, we did it for the wellness of our community, and so many have stuck by us ever since then,” McMurry said.
“We want to keep serving them in the best possible way with affordable classes and easily-accessible educational resources.”
Along with access to fitness programs of their choice, those who register will also be offered free attendance to a variety of health, wellness and nutrition educational opportunities. These are made possible through a number of the Department’s community partnerships with organizations like the Lynn Institute, ReMerge, LCDA, Integris Health, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic and more.
McMurry believes the additional, free access to the educational programs will continue to support the mission of the Department to provide accessible health resources to the residents of the surrounding community.
“When we speak about wellness I want people to understand what that can include,” McMurry said.
“There’s not just physical wellness. There’s nutritional wellness, mental wellness, financial wellness and so much more. We are striving to provide a holistic approach to improve the overall wellness of the community.”
Those interested can receive more information and register by visiting www.metrotech.edu/metrofit, calling 405-424-TECH, or in person at the student services office located within the Metro Tech District Center at 1900 Springlake Drive.
Keep up with the Center on their Facebook page, Metro FIT Community Outreach & Wellness Center.
Note: One of the largest and most diverse technology centers in Oklahoma, Metro Technology Centers (MetroTech) has four campuses offering short-term, career and customized business training. Campuses are located in South Oklahoma City, Northeast Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Airport and Downtown Oklahoma City. Pat McGuigan and Joan Menton of CapitolBeatOK.com prepared this story for posting, working from information provided by Ashley Strehl, a MetroTech media relations coordinator. CapitolBeatOK.com is an independent, non-partisan and locally-managed news service based in Oklahoma City.