Community Foundation Rolls Out Gateway to Fun, Fitness

Mar 15, 2021 | Community

Whether it is a weekend 5k, yoga in the park, an adult basketball league or any other form of active fun, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is now the one-stop-shop for those who want to keep moving and stay healthy in OKC.

“We are excited to launch,” said Nancy Anthony, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “Wellness has been a big part of our mission for many years, and this unique initiative is the most comprehensive fitness advocacy effort we have seen anywhere.”

Through the Community Foundation has created an informational conduit, connecting the entire community with activities, events, venues, clubs, and sports leagues. For those who aren’t into running, biking, hiking or other types of playing around, there’s a list of volunteer opportunities as well.

After spending months in the house, staying safe from the pandemic, it can be hard to get motivated again, but that’s not a problem for The site provides tips on how to get started along with articles, links and other resources on how to keep moving once you are out there.    

The Community Foundation partners with clubs, organizations, and advocates throughout Oklahoma City’s wellness community to create regularly updated calendars full of free or low-cost activities, ranging from group hikes and bike rides to fishing derbies and belly dancing classes. For those who would rather do their own thing, there are lists of parks, trails, pools, water parks and boat houses where they can go do it. Golfers? The site contains courses for everyone, whether they’re hitting balls or throwing frisbees.

Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation Executive Director Marsha Funk said is a wonderful gateway to wellness and quality of life in Oklahoma City.

“KeepMovingOKC is a quality initiative that makes it easy for us to try some new things, improve our health, get together with others and lift our spirits,” Funk said. “Oklahoma City has much to offer, and we are excited to see this program boost our community’s focus on events and connect people with wonderful ways to stay active in our parks and trails.” Starting March 14, the Community Foundation will begin the official rollout with a series of television commercials featuring Oklahoma City actress and fitness advocate Leah Philpott.