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If having coffee with a cop was not exciting enough for you, the Evanston Police Department suggests you try its new program, which could be called “workout with a cop.”

Actually, the official name is “Five-O Fitness,” and it’s a partnership with local gyms and fitness trainers.

The aim of the program is to promote fitness and healthy diet through continued outreach between the Evanston Police Department and the Evanston community. 

Although modeled after the already established “Coffee with a Cop,” this program will allow community members to interact with Evanston police officers in a fitness setting, as well as highlighting local gyms and fitness centers. 

The first event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from  9:30-11:30 a.m., at Centennial Park, at Sheridan Road and Clark Street. 

Providing the workout for the day will be Albert Ferguson, owner of The Fitness Matrix in Evanston. Ferguson specializes in strength conditioning and functional fitness. Healthy eating tips will also be provided at this event.

Admission is $10, and you must be 18 years or older to participate. Don’t forget to bring a towel and water, as they plan to work up a good sweat. Waivers must be signed prior to participation.but you can do that when you register.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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