SHIPROCK, N.M. — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren will host his second community fitness challenge to promote health and wellness.
The event will be held on Wednesday evening at Shiprock High School in Shiprock, New Mexico. The President’s fitness challenge will be held at the Shiprock Chieftain football field from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The fitness challenge is open to all ages. Stations will be set up for activities like pushups, sit-ups, and a one-minute plank, and a one-mile run.
President Nygren will kick off the event with some opening remarks to emphasize the importance of regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle.
“Events like this are about bringing awareness and empowering our community to take charge of their wellbeing,” President Nygren said.
During the first fitness challenge on Sept. 7 in Window Rock, Ariz., nearly 100 community members came out to take part in the fitness fun.
Community health is a priority of the Nygren Administration. President Nygren hopes to continue hosting the fitness challenge to get more Navajos involved in improving their physical and mental wellbeing.
The next event is tentatively planned for the 53rd annual Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, Ariz. That fair will be held from Oct. 12-22.