Redlands Community Hospital Physician and
Cyclist Honored Overseas
Doctor Takes Mission of “Fun, Fitness, and Fellowship” to Poland
REDLANDS, Calif. – Dr. Steven Wilson, physician at Redlands Community Hospital and founder of Ride Yourself Fit, Inc., visited Poland to teach to medical students at the Jagiellonian University Medical College Faculty of Medicine about weight loss and exercise in June.
Dr. Wilson traveled to the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest medical schools in Europe, founded in 1364 and one of its top three medical colleges, to speak about weight management and weight loss medication. He was invited by the faculty to meet graduating students. His presentation at the medical university was followed by “The Critical Mass” bicycle event-- a 12-mile bike ride with more than 400 participants.
“It was an honor to speak to future physicians and medical professionals in Poland,” said Dr. Wilson. “The country has a very active lifestyle that involves bike riding and walking for transportation. One of my goals as a physician is to ensure that my patients stay active, so I created a non-profit organization that allows me to work out with them and lead by example.”
Dr. Wilson also introduced the concept of his non-profit organization Ride Yourself Fit, Inc., to the students. The organization consists of members of all ages and provides a number of unique benefits. Weekly routes range between 10 and 40 miles with varying degrees of difficulty. Training circuits, hill climbing, time trial and training for century (100 mile) rides are also available for members to increase cardio endurance and stamina.
“Dr. Wilson is personally and professionally committed to stopping the epidemic of obesity and is an inspiration to all of us to exercise more and make it fun,” said Jim Holmes, president and CEO of Redlands Community Hospital.
On Sunday, September 22, Ride Yourself Fit, Inc. will host a free bike safety event in Redlands for kids ages 3-12. The event will feature a helmet fitting, bike inspection, vendor booths, a one and five-mile escorted ride, refreshments, safety clinic, and giveaways. For more information, please visit rideyourselffit.org.
Dr. Steven Wilson is a family practitioner and has been on staff at Redlands Community Hospital since 1991.
Redlands Community Hospital is a not for profit, stand-alone hospital.