Monday, January 31, 2011

Markoma offers diverse fitness program

Natalie Johnson

The students and community of Tahlequah have an advantage of participating in classes, playing sports or simply watching their favorite shows while breaking a sweat at Markoma Health & Fitness. 
People who sign up have to be Cherokee, when married one could be Cherokee and the other not and still be admitted in for lifetime membership for free. The gym has full facilities, men and women locker rooms, two weight rooms, a basketball gym and members have the luxury of watching television while using the running machines or elliptical machines.
There are many group fitness classes for the one on one help people may want and they are the following: advanced boot camp, step aerobics, body blast intervals, cardio strength circuit, body sculpt, pilates, yoga sculpt, balls and bands, cardio dance yoga flow, ab sculpt, 10 x 10 boot camp, and cardio kickboxing.  These are all taught by four different instructors. 
Every year, Terry Hooper puts together volleyball and basketball teams for members to participate in if they wish so. The player must be 16 years of age, the team register fee is $40 and the deadline for registration is Thursday Feb. 3 and starts Feb. 7. The basketball maximum number on a team is 5, and all players must be 15 years of age. The team registry fee is $25.
“Please bring your sign up sheet and money to me if anyone is interested to play,” said Terry Hooper.  
Contact Hooper at 453-5496 or 316-0744, or e-mail

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