MSRC trainer helps individuals get fit

BY STACIE BOSTON
Reporter – @cp_sguthrie
02/11/2016 04:30 PM
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Nick Kirk, the Primary Prevention Projects supervisor at the Cherokee Nation’s Male Seminary Recreation Center, second from left, talks to his 5:20 p.m. boot camp class in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Kirk said his boot camp is available Monday through Friday. STACIE GUTHRIE/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Primary Prevention Projects Supervisor Nick Kirk works out alongside his 5:20 p.m. boot camp class to help keep them motivated. Kirk said many people use the Male Seminary Recreation Center to help stay or get fit. STACIE GUTHRIE/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Cherokee Nation citizen Walter Pigeon participates in the Male Seminary Recreation Center’s 5:20 p.m. boot camp. Pigeon said his fitness has improved since participating in the class. STACIE GUTHRIE/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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People workout during a boot camp class at the Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The center is open everyday of the week. STACIE GUTHRIE/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – With New Year’s gone, many people are following up on resolutions to get healthy, and some are going to the Cherokee Nation’s Male Seminary Recreation Center to do so.

MSRC Primary Prevention Projects Supervisor Nick Kirk, who is also a fitness trainer, said for gym newcomers, he and his fellow trainers are there to help them learn how to correctly exercise.

“We have a lot of technique-based moves that we have to teach,” he said. “We start them on the basics, how to squat, how to do a proper push-up, how to just get them moving a little bit to just kind of ease (them) from the overwhelming side of it. We want to make sure that we nail the basics first.”

He said it’s important to exercise frequently to maintain longevity and strength as we get older. To help do that the gym offers classes such as spin, Zumba and boot camps.

“Boot camp classes is a lot of cross-training,” he said. “You’re doing various, different types of movements. It’s something different each day. You could be running one day, but doing minimal exercises. There’s probably over 20 moves that we teach and incorporate here for our classes.”

Kirk said the MSRC offers five boot camps, with one beginner class. Regular boot camps take place at 5 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. The beginner class is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday.

Kirk said most early classes average about 25 people, but during his class he often sees 30 people.
He also sees various age groups participating in the boot camps.

“If you come to the 9 o’clock (a.m.) class it’s more of an older population. There’s a few younger ones but typically it’s probably 40s to 60s, and I think our oldest member is 72. That’s the most diverse class,” he said. “Noon is probably more of the people in college and people that are working steady that have to come during their lunch break. Morning classes are kind of a combination. And then the 5:20 p.m. is kind of a combination of it all.”

Kirk said when it comes to his class he knows many participants on a first-name basis, and when new people join he helps them learn the basics before they get to harder exercises.

“You kind of have to introduce the movements and kind of start them down on a very basic movement list,” he said.

Kirk said when it comes to shedding weight his cousin is a “success” story thanks to MSRC classes.

“He started at 315 pounds and now he weighs, I think, 185. He’s in here all the time. He’s had a huge success with classes and stuff,” he said. “There’s just a handful of people that we could talk about that have seen benefits from our classes and kind of gravitate toward different trainers and our regimen that we do here.”

He said a good way to maintain weight loss is regularly going to the gym.

“Just keep coming back,” he said. “Obviously motivation plays a big part of that so they come here and they rely on us. We’re the ones that kind of give them that motivation to keep going and keep pushing.”

Kirk said exercising is important for Native Americans because of high diabetes rates.

“That’s just how it’s always been with Cherokee Nation citizens,” he said. “It’s important to keep that in check by regulating that. It’s (type 2 diabetes) very avoidable by exercising, but a lot of people don’t know how to exercise so they need to come and ask for advice and help and that’s what we are.”

Kirk said he got involved with exercising when he was in the seventh grade. His wanting to learn more about exercise and the body eventually led him to a master’s degree in health and kinesiology.

“After that I just started wanting to know more about the science behind it and trying to educate myself more on the movements and how to eat properly,” he said.

CN citizen Walter Pigeon said Kirk’s boot camps are perfect for him. “It’s just a really intense boot camp. For me, that’s what I like, is a high-intensity workout, basically everything that Nick puts us through.”

Pigeon said he’s attended the gym for about two years and has seen significant fitness improvements.

“I’ve been here for two years and my fitness is awesome,” he said. “Not bragging on myself, bragging on the staff. All the equipment we have here is just awesome. You have a variety, not just boot camp, but the whole gym. The experience is awesome for anyone.”

The MSRC also has treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers and other exercise machines. There is also a free weight room, resistance room, basketball court, outside track and personal trainers.

The MSRC is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Membership is free for CN citizens and employees and their immediate families. The center also offers child watch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.

For more information, call 918-453-5496 or visit http://cherokeepublichealth.org/msrc-gym.
ᏣᎳᎩ

ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ.- ᎢᏤᏃ ᎠᏕᏘᏱᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᎶᏐᏅᎢ ᏥᎩ, ᎤᏂᏣᏘ ᎠᏂᏍᏓᏩᏕᎦ ᏒᏍᏛᎢ ᎤᏂᏚᏍᏔᏅᎢ ᏙᎯᎢ ᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏙᏗ, ᎢᎦᏓᏃ ᎠᏁᎪᎢ ᎥᎿ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎠᏂᏧᏦᎢ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎤᏙᏢᏒᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏰᏃ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᏗᎢ.

MSRC ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏒᎢ ᏗᏓᏅᏗᏍᏗᎢ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏒᎢ Nick Kirk, Z ᎾᏍᏊ ᏗᏏᎾᎯᏍᏗᏍᎩ, ᎢᏳᏪᏓ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᏅᎵᎩᏐᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏤᎢ ᎠᏂᎷᎩ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏩᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏏᎾᎯᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏁᏙᎰᎢ ᏰᎵᎢ ᏗᎦᏳᏂᏍᏕᎸᎡᏗ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᏂᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗᎢ.

“ᎯᎸᏍᎩᏃ ᏂᏚᏓᎴᎢ ᎢᏗᏛᏁᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎵᏕᎸᏂᏓᏍᏗᎢ ᏙᎩᎭ ᏦᏤᏲᏗᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ᏫᏓᎯᏗᏳᎢ ᏙᏣᎴᏅᏗᏍᎪᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᏗᎵᏂᏆᏅᏗᎢ,ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ ᎠᏓᏌᏙᏍᏗᎢ -ᎦᎸᎳᏗ,ᎾᏍᎩ ᏰᎵᎢ ᎬᏩᎾᎵᏖᎸᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᏓᏲᎯᏍᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ. ᎣᎦᏚᎵᎠ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏐᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎬᏱᏱᎢ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎬᎢ.”

ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ Ꮓ ᎢᏙᏳᏃ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏗᎢ ᎠᎵᏖᎸᏂᏓᏍᏗᎢ ᏂᎪᎸᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎪᎯᏓ ᎠᎴᏂᏓᏍᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏟᏂᎪᎯᏍᏗᎢ ᏴᎦᏴᎳᎩ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᎠᎵᏍᎸᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎡᏓᏍᏗᏃ ᎤᎾᎵᎩᏐᏗᎢ ᏧᏙᏢᏒᎢ ᎥᎿᎾᏂᏃ ᎠᎾᎵᏍᎪᏟᏗᏍᎪ spin, Zumda ᎠᎴ Boot camps.

“Boot camp ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏧᎾᏕᎴᎢ -ᎠᎾᎵᏏᎾᏫᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ᎾᏍᎩ ᏅᏛᏁᎲᎢ ᎯᎸᏍᎩ, ᎢᏧᏓᎴᎢ ᎢᏧᏍᏗ ᎠᎵᎩᏐᏙᏗ. ᎪᎱᏍᏗᏃ ᏄᏓᎴᎢ ᎨᏐᎢ ᏳᎩᏨᎯ. ᏳᏓᎵᎭᏃ ᎡᎵᏊ ᏯᏓᎾᏫᏍᏗᎭ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎠᎦᏲᏟᏃ ᏴᎵᎩᏐᏗᎢ. 20 Ꮓ ᎢᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎵᏖᎸᏂᏓᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏙᏤᏲᎲᏍᎪᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏙᏣᏠᏯᏍᏗᎰᎢ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎠᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ.”

Kirk Z ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ Ꮎ MSRC ᏓᎵᏍᎪᏗᎭ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏱᎦᎢ Boot camps, ᏌᏉᏃ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᏍᎩᏭ ᎠᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ. ᏙᏃ ᎣᏍᏓᏭ Boot camps 5 a.m, 9 a.m, 12 p.m. ᎠᎴ 5:20 p.m, ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᎾ ᏧᎾᎩᎶᏍᏗ ᏓᎾᎴᏂᎰᎢ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᎰᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎩᎳ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ 6:30 p.m. ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᎾ ᎠᎴ ᏦᎢᏁ ᎢᎦ .

Kirk Z ᎢᎧᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᎢᎦᏓᏃ ᎢᎬᏱᏱᎢ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ 25 Ꮲ ᎾᏂᎣᎢ ᏴᏫ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎾᎯᏳ ᏓᏕᏲᎲᏍᎬᎢ ᏳᏓᎵ 30 ᎾᏂᎰᎢ ᏴᏫ ᏓᎪᏩᏘᏍᎪᎢ.

ᎯᎸᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅᏗ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏳᎾᏓᏡᎩ ᏓᎪᏩᏘᏍᎪᎢ ᎠᎾᎵᎩᏐᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎥᎿᎾᏂ Boot camps .

“ᎢᏳᏃ 9 ᎢᏳᏩᏂᎸᎢ ᏱᏣᎷᏣ (a.m.) ᎠᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎤᏂᎪᏙᎢ ᎤᎪᏗ ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎠᏁᏙᎰᎢ. ᎯᎸᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏂᏓᎨᎢ ᎠᏁᏙᎰᎢ ᎠᏎᏃ ᏭᎪᏛᏃ 40s ᎠᎴᏱᎩ 60s ᎢᏧᎾᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎠᏁᏙᎰᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᏂᎨᎵᏍᎬᎢ ᏩᎬᏴᎵᏴᎢ 72 ᎢᏳᏕᏔᏴᏓ ᎨᎳ ᎡᏙᎰᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ Ꮎ ᏅᏩᏓᎴᎢ ᏗᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ᎢᎦᏃ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏭᏂᎪᏛᎢ ᏴᏫ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏳ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᏁᏙᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏏᏴᏫ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎠᏎᎢ ᎢᎦ ᎠᏂᏲᎢᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᎾᏟᏅᏓᏁᎰᎢ ᎤᏁᏓᏍᏗᎢ. ᏑᎾᎴᏃ ᏗᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏯᏃ ᏌᏊ ᏱᏗᎬᏁᎸᎢ. ᎠᎴ ᎬᎾᏍᏊ 5:20 p.m. ᎾᏍᎩᏊ ᎤᏠᏱ ᏱᎬᏁᏗᎢ ᏂᎦᏓ.”

Kirk Z ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏚᏅᏙᎢ ᎠᏂᏏᏴᏫᎭ ᏚᎾᏙᎥᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎾᎯᏳᏃ ᎠᏂᏤᎢ ᏳᎾᏖᎳᏗ ᏓᏍᏕᎵᏍᎪᎢ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏫᏓᎯᏗᏴᎢ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎣᏂᏃ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏫᏓᏍᏓᏴᎢ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ.

“ᎬᎯᏃᏎᏗᏃ ᎬᏂᎨᏒᎢ ᏱᎦᎯᏴᏁᏗ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᏗ ᎤᎾᎵᏖᎸᏂᏓᏍᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎴᏅᏗᎢ ᏗᎯᏓ ᎢᎬᏱᏱᎢ ᎤᎾᎴᏅᏗ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.

“ ᎤᎴᏅᎯᏃ 315 ᎢᏳᏓᎨᏓ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏊ 158, ᏄᏓᎦ, ᎨᎵᎠ. ᎠᏏᏃ Ꮟ ᎡᏙᎠ. ᎣᏍᏓᏃ ᏳᎵᏍᏓᏁᎸᎢ ᎠᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ,” ᎠᏂᎦᏲᏟᏃ ᎠᏂᏐᏴᏫᎭ ᏱᏙᏥᏃᎲᎵ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏔᎾ ᎪᎦᏕᎶᏆᎡᎲᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᎵᎩᏐᏗᏍᎩ ᏓᎾᏓᏁᏟᏴᏍᎪᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏄᏩᏓᎴ ᎾᎾᏛᏁᎰᎢ ᎥᎿᎾᏂ ᎠᏏ ᎠᏂ ᎨᏒᎢ .”

ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᎣᏓᎨᏒᎢ ᎠᏲᎱᏎᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᎩᏐᏗᎢ ᏴᏙᎠ ᏂᎪᎯᎸᎢ.

“ ᎢᎮᏙᎮᏍᏗᏊ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ᎠᏕᎳᎰᎯᏍᏗᏊ ᏴᎵᏖᎸᏂᏙᎠ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏂᎷᎪᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎪᎬᎵᏍᎦᏍᏗᏍᎪᎢ. ᎠᏯᏃ ᏙᏥᎵᏏᏅᎯᏍᏗᏍᎪᎢ ᏂᎬᏂᎯᏐᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏙᏥᏌᏙᏍᎬᎢ.”

Kirk Z ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᏴᎵᏖᎸᏂᏙᎠ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏗᏯ ᏅᏁᎯᏴᎢ ᎠᎹᏰᎵ ᏂᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᎭ ᎧᎵᏎᏥ ᎤᏁᎲᎢ.

“ ᏂᎪᎯᎸᏃ ᎥᏍᎩᏭ ᏂᎤᏍᏕᎢ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎠᏁᎳ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏗᏳ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏳᏓᎵ ᎠᎦᏛᏗᎢ. (type 2 diabetes) ᏙᏳᎢ ᏱᏛᏓᏅᏗᏍᏗ ᏴᎵᏖᎸᏂᏙᎠ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎤᏂᎪᏗ ᏴᏫ ᎥᏝ ᏯᏅᎵᏖᎸᏂᏙᎰᎢ ᎾᏊᏃ ᎠᏂᎷᎪᎢ ᎠᎾᏛᏛᎲᏍᎪᎢ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎵᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏲᎦᏛᏁᏗ.”

Kirk Ꮓ ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᎦᎵᏉᎩᏁ ᏗᎧᏂᏙᎯ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎤᎴᏅᎲᎢ. ᎤᎪᏗᏃ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏰᎸᎢ ᎤᏘᏅᏒᎢ master’s degree ᎠᏰᎸᎢ ᏄᏍᏗᏕᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ kinesiology.

“ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏆᏍᏆᏓ ᎤᏓᎴᏅᎲᎢ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᏆᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ science ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎦᏁᏟᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᎪᏗ ᎠᏆᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᏴᎵᏖᎸᏂᏙᎠ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗᎢ ᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏰᏗᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.

CN ᎨᎳ Walter Pigeon ᎢᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ Kirk’s boot camp ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏱᎦᏳᏛᏁᏗ. “ᏙᏳᏃ ᎤᏍᎦᏎᏗ boot camp. ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏯᏆᏛᏁᏗ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᎩᎸᏉᏗ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏍᏓᏱ ᏗᎦᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎦᎥᏊ ᎢᎦᏲᎦᏛᏁᏗ ᏃᎬᏁᎲᎢ Nick.”

Pigeon Z ᎢᎧᎮᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᏪᏙᎸᎢ ᎥᎿ ᎠᏰᎵᎢ ᏔᎵ ᎢᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎪᎭ ᎬᏁᏉᎬᎢ.

“ᏔᎵ ᎾᏕᏘᏯ ᏂᎨᏙᎰᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏂᎦᏛᏁᎲᎢ ᎣᏍᏓ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. ᎥᏝ ᏱᎦᏢᏩᏍᎦ, ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᏥᏢᏆᏎᎭ . ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎬᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎣᎩᎲᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎣᏍᏓ. ᎯᎸᏍᎩᏃ ᏱᎦᎢ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎬᏑᏰᏍᏗ, ᎥᏝ boot camp ᏗᏊ ᏱᎦᎢ ᏱᎩ, ᏌᏎᏅᏃ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎦᎥᏊ ᎠᏰᎵᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏴᎵᏖᎸᏂᏙᎠ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎾᏂᎥᎢ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏓᏁᏗ.”
ᎾᏍᎩᏃ MSRC ᎾᏍᎩ ᏕᎤᎭ treadmills, stationary bikes elliptical trainers ᎠᎴ ᏗᏐᎢ machines . ᎠᎴᎾᏍᏊ ᎠᏎᏭᎢ ᎡᏓᏍᏗ weight room, resistance room, basketball court, ᏙᏱᏗᏜ ᎠᎴ ᎣᏩᏌ ᎠᏓᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ.

ᎾᏍᎩᏃ MSRC 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ᎠᏍᎢᏐᎢ ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᎾ ᏦᎢᏁ ᎢᎦ ᏳᏓ.ᎯᏓ, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ᏧᎾᎩᏕᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏈᏕᎾ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᎬᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎥᎨᎳ ᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏎᏭᏃ ᎢᎩ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎥᎨᎳ ᏱᎩ ᎠᎴ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎾᎥᎢ ᎠᏂᏏᏓᏁᎸᎢ ᏱᎩ . ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏰᎵᎢ ᎠᎵᏍᎪᏟᏗᎭ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏧᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗᎢ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏉᏅᎢ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᏧᏂᎩᏕᏍᏗ, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. ᎾᎯᏳᏃ ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏉᏅᎢ ᏅᏯᏁ ᎢᎦ ᏳᎾᏅᎯᏓ ᎠᎴ 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ᎾᎯᏳᏃ ᏧᎾᎩᏕᏍᏗ.

ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᎪᏗ ᏲᏚᎵᎠ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏩᏟᏃᎮᏗ 918-453-5496 ᎠᎴᏱᎩ http://cherokeepublichealth.org/msrc-gym.

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