Local News

June 13, 2014

Fitness event to benefit injured men

OSKALOOSA — Abby Osborn and Bob Drost know a lot about fitness and they want to share their knowledge with the public and raise money to benefit the families of three local men who have suffered debilitating injuries.

Osborn and Drost will hold a fitness and wellness event Tuesday, June 17, at Community Stadium on Second Street at 6:30 p.m. A free-will donation taken at the event will benefit the families of Cole Nilson, Tyler Zickefoose and Brandt Riggenberg

“I’m back to visit and I know of the families of a couple of the men who have been injured,” Osborn said. “I wanted to do something to help these people out.”

“I am very passionate about health and fitness,” Osborn said. “I could do two things at once — educate about health and fitness, and put on a benefit to help these families.”

“This has been put together over the last two weeks,” Drost said. “We will talk about nutrition and healthy habits.”

Drost said his wife, Cathy Drost, who is a registered dietitian, also will participate in the event.

“She lives and breathes nutrition every day,” he said.

Osborn said the Tuesday event will feature a free 30-minute workout at the Community Stadium track and then there will be a 30- to 45-minute talk about fitness, health and nutrition. A free-will donation will then be taken.

Drost said that the event is not Blue Zones-related, “but it ties in really well.”

“Wellness is not just the physical aspect,” Drost said. “It’s about diet, mental and emotional states, and relationships.”

The Tuesday event will touch on the social aspect.

“Ten people may show up or 500. We don’t know what to expect,” he said.

Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com

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