66ers in the Community: Fit Clinic

TULSA Okla. -- Tulsa 66ers players took a timeout on Thursday, Jan. 26, to host a fit clinic at McClure Middle School in Tulsa. Xavier Alexander, Marcus Lewis and Robert Vaden led the children attending the YMCA after school program through a one hour clinic that focused on strength training, cardio/basketball drills and abdominal/core training.

The players also took time to encourage the students to lead healthier, more active lives by teaching them simple and fun ways to be physically active each day.

Ricki Wimmer, executive director of the Tulsa YMCA, was appreciative of the time the 66ers players spent with the students.

“Our students have been looking forward to the 66ers visiting all week,” Wimmer said. “We all had a blast today. The players interacted so well with the kids and we appreciate them taking time out of their days to visit. What a treat!”

Tulsa 66ers players also took home posters and thank you cards that the children handmade in anticpation of their visit. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS.

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NBA FIT is the league's comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families. Through a nationwide network of more than 1,000 community-based organizations, NBA FIT brings programs and events to more than 2 million children, adults, and families annually. NBA FIT also collaborates with the Let's Move! campaign, which first lady Michelle Obama established to provide communities nationwide with resources to help kids eat healthy and get active. In partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and Nemours' KidsHealth.org, NBA/WNBA FIT also provides health and fitness information to children and families through newsletters, social media, and interactive online content at NBA.com/nbafit.