Children’s Fitness Program Offered at Mercy

May 24, 2013

Fort Scott, KS­– Local youth have no reason to be bored or sedentary this summer.  At Mercy Health for Life, children ages 6 through 10 can remain physically active by participating in the annual Fit-n-Fun program sponsored by the fitness center.

The three-week program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to participate in physical fitness with a variety of fun activities in a safe and engaging environment.

Dates for the Fit-n-Fun program are Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3- 19.  Class sessions are 45 minutes and begin at 9 a.m.  Cost is $10 per child for Health for Life members and $15 for non-Health for Life members.

“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 Health for Life manager.

Fitness activities will include: parachutes, station exercises, musical hula hoops, sport ball day, jogging, circuit training, walking trails, scooter, games, nutrition lessons and much more.

For more information or to register for Fit-n-Fun, call Mercy Health for Life at 620-223-7073.




Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 39,000 co-workers and 1,900 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit

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