Ariana Kukors, Olympic swimmer and Director of Health Inspiration for Actively Northwest, powered by LifeWise Health Plan of Washington, joined Margaret to preview an exciting six-week fitness series called #FitMob, which is tailored for people of ALL fitness levels and abilities!

Ariana and Margaret were then joined by P.J. Grassey, fitness expert and founder of XGYM. P.J. will lead the first #FitMob event: a stair climbing workout on Saturday, August 24. He demonstrated a warm-up, with help from Ariana and two LifeWise ambassadors, then showed us the proper form to get the biggest fitness benefit from a stair-climbing workout, before closing things out with a post-workout stretch.

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Here's more information about #FitMob (including how to schedule your own!)

Join LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors for #FitMob a series of six free events that offer healthy activities and expert training for people at all fitness levels. No matter where you are on your health journey, #FitMob is a great way to be part of a supportive community, stay active, get motivated, and have fun in the process.

The events will be held on consecutive Saturdays starting August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Healthy snacks will be provided and participants each will receive a lightweight, durable LifeWise satchel to carry exercise gear.


The first #FitMob event will be a stair climbing session at Capitol Hill's Howe Street stairs with PJ Glassey, owner of X Gym and self-proclaimed stair fanatic. PJ is the vice president of the USA Stair Climbing Association and is ranked 5th in the nation and was ranked 39th in the world in 2012 for competitive stair climbing. Check out PJ's website for more information on stair climbing and how to train for them.

Location:Seattle, WA

Start Area:I-5 Colonnade Park/Howe Street Stairs, 1900 Lakeview Blvd E

Activity: Stair climb

Date:Saturday, August 24, 2013

Start Time:8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. workout

Upcoming #FitMob events:

Aug. 31 Zumba at the Queen Anne Bowl Playfield

Sept. 7 Yoga in Lake Union Park

Sept. 14 Tai Chi in Myrtle Edwards Park

Sept. 21 Ravenna Park trail run/walk

Sept. 28 Fitness bootcamp at Garfield Community Center

Check out the Actively Northwest Facebook page for event details and tips on how you can recreate #FitMob on your own or with friends!

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