HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and the Decatur Family YMCA are offering free fitness classes each month. This month’s first workout class, which includes zumba and toning, will be held Thursday, February 2 in the Assisi Room at St. Mary’s Hospital starting at 6 p.m. A yoga mat is encouraged. Additional classes will be held at the Decatur Family YMCA on February 7 at 9 a.m. for ultimate cross training and 4:30 p.m. for yoga. Registration is not required; you do not need to be a member of the YMCA to participate in the workouts held at their facility.

GO! 217’s goal is to keep community members moving and to improve the overall health of everyone who lives in the 217 area code. The program is geared toward the cities where Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) central Illinois hospitals are located—Springfield/HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Decatur/HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and Litchfield/HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The hospitals are partnering with the Springfield Park District, FitClub, SCHEELS, Decatur Family YMCA and FIT-to-GO to provide community workouts each month in the participating cities.

Obesity is an identified health need in many areas of central Illinois that can result in chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The GO! 217 program will help educate people about the preventive steps they can take to improve their overall health.

See more about upcoming community workouts, receive fitness and diet tips at the GO! 217 Facebook page or at www.go217.org. If you have questions, please email go217@hshs.org or call 217-814-4308.

Media Contact

Andrew Dilbeck

HSHS Illinois
Office: 217-464-5610

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