Mayor Demaria Launches Everett Fitness Challenge

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett has joined the PHIT America Initiative, a national organization aimed at fighting the obesity and sedentary crisis through education, legislation, and local programming.  As part of the initiative, the Mayor, along with Energize Everett and the new Everett Community Health and Wellness Center will be hosting the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, a 10 week, fun fitness program.

The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge is designed to get residents moving, active and fit!

The goal is to have city residents lose as much weight as possible and improve their health during a 10 week time period…or “challenge.”  Every Everett resident, no matter what their condition, is encouraged to sign up and get involved.

“Many of the citizens of our great city are struggling with the obesity and sedentary crisis,” states Mayor DeMaria, “This Fitness Challenge will help people jump start their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.”

Once participants officially sign up, they will be asked to “weigh in” to establish their baseline. Then, they will be offered a series of fun, fitness activities over a 10-week time “self-improvement” challenge.  These activities will give every participant the opportunity to lose weight, get fit and improve their health.  The Challenge will also cover healthy eating, as well as conduct body fat analysis and blood pressure testing.

The registration fee for the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge is $25 per person. Awards will be given in several categories such as, Male losing the most overall weight, Male losing the greatest % body fat, Female losing the most overall weight and Female losing the greatest % body fat.

The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge will kick-off with the initial weigh in on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00am at the Everett Health and Wellness Center (548 Broadway), and culminates with a final weigh in on Saturday, June 27th.  Residents can sign up, pay the registration fee, as well as see a complete timeline and description by visiting the Everett Community Health and Wellness Center website at everettfitness.org or by visiting the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Facebook page at Facebook.com/everettchallenge or the Energize Everett Facebook page Facebook.com/energizeeverett.

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