Fitness Decathlon to begin at Wellness Center Sept.14

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Fitness Decathlon to begin at Wellness Center Sept.14

September 10, 2009

The J.R. Holder Wellness Center at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is seeking participants to sign up for the Fitness Decathlon beginning Monday, Sept. 14.

The Fitness Decathlon will begin Monday and continue until Sunday, Oct. 18. There will be 10 total events during the five-week competition. Events include a three mile bike ride on a stationary bike, a two mile run or walk on a treadmill, one mile on the elliptical trainer, bench press, 100 floors on stair climber machine, sit-ups, push-ups, 2,000 meter row and a 200-yard swim.

Participants are required to complete two events each week.

Each event performed will be recorded at the front desk of the Wellness Center. Events recorded will be based on the participant’s time or repetition performed. There will be a college student male and female division, and a community male and female division.

At the conclusion of the five weeks, the winner for each division will be announced. Winners for each division will be the participants who have the best combined time and most number of repetitions.

Contact Shawna Copenhaver, director of the Wellness Center, with questions about the Fitness Decathlon or to become a member of the Wellness Center at (580) 327-8105 or