It takes a village to get fit.
Starting Sunday, Jan. 10, that’s exactly what the village of Palmetto Bay will do when officials there launch the 2016 Get Fit program —a yearlong series of events and programs promoting wellness, nutrition, and fitness for residents, employees and business people who work in the village. Registration is $25.
“The goal of this program is to develop a village-wide awareness of health-related issues that affect the workplace and the community in general,” Palmetto Bay spokesman Bill Kress said.
The program will be a multifaceted initiative with different programs, events, and partners all working together throughout the year. Some components include:
▪ A seven-week Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.
▪ Health screenings and body composition analysis by Baptist Health personnel.
▪ Seminars and lectures to educate residents and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
▪ A variety of fitness programs at an affordable cost.
On Sunday, Jan. 10, the village will host a 9 a.m. kickoff event at Coral Reef Park, 895 SW 152nd St. Activities will include:
▪ DJ and music.
▪ A message from the mayor and council members.
▪ Zumba, yoga and boot-camp demonstrations.
▪ Sand volleyball workout.
▪ Sponsor tents with health screenings, chair massages, vitamins and supplements, and healthy food samplings.
Online registration for the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge opened Dec. 28. During the seven-week challenge, additional programs will be offered, including Sunday beach volleyball, Sunday bike rides with the mayor, and Friday kickball.
At the conclusion of the challenge, the top male and female participants will be honored by Mayor Eugene Flinn during an award ceremony and will receive prizes during the village’s annual Celebration Picnic on March 5, Kress said.