Bye bye yoga pants! As I scrolled through my sweet boy’s first birthday photos, I sat there staring in disbelief. I racked my brain trying to recall the last 12 months, and I couldn’t. I missed it. I was there for what seemed like every big moment, but somehow I wasn’t there mentally. A sick […]
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FitPHX receives 2nd title sponsorship from AARP for Fall into Fitness at Hance Park this Spring!
FitPHX and AARP’s Fall into Fitness returns this Spring at Margaret T. Hance Park. Fall into Fitness is a free, family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. The 10-week fitness series starts Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 7 p.m., on the west end of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St.
Each Tuesday night through May 22, professional instructors will lead calorie-burning classes, such as P90X, Turbo Kick, Insanity, Zumba, PiYo, and HIGH Fitness. Giveaways will be raffled off weekly. Fitness instructors lead workouts set to popular music while fitness motivators assist with moves and modifications as needed. This event will engage the community with FREE energizing workouts and bring people together to support each other through fitness activities. The workouts are fun, interactive, and get people moving.
Register online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/23161
Created in 2013, the FitPHX initiative is led by Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, with the goal of improving health and wellness in the region and making the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation. The initiative has created innovative collaborations between government, private sector, non-profits and universities to develop programming that gives citizens tools and education to be healthier.
Visit https://www.phoenix.gov/fitphx for more details.
FitPHX, the citywide health and wellness initiative, is launching a brand-new walking program on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.) with a proud title sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ).
WalkPHX Wednesdays takes you on a 3.2-mile loop through Downtown Phoenix, and through three gorgeous downtown Phoenix Parks. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting on Mar. 14, you can enjoy a 3.2-mile non-competitive social walk/run through downtown Phoenix with rotating food trucks at Margaret T. Hance Park. Enjoy socializing with other community members who are trying to get fit and healthy just like you.
Park for free at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.) between 5:15-5:30pm, where you will register/check-in. Start your self-led walking/running route via a route guide that you will receive at check-in. This event focuses on fitness, socializing, and community building. The route through downtown Phoenix highlights some beautiful and historic locations that you might miss if you were just driving through.
1. Enjoy Portland Parkway! A part of the route that features green lush grass, benches, local restaurants, galleries, and shops.
2. Enjoy Civic Space Park! Opened in 2009, this park utilizes sustainable design techniques to generate power, keep the area cool, and capture rain water. It has a unique urban design and sustainable construction.
3. Enjoy Heritage Square Park! It has the oldest remaining residential block in the City of Phoenix. Heritage Square has a combination of eclectic museums, unique shopping, and rustic local eateries. A masterpiece and crowning jewel is the Rosson House Museum.
4. U of A Phoenix Biomedical Campus – a premier and dynamic location for 30-acres of biomedical and bioscience activities, and medical education.
5. Arizona Center- Showcases incredible architectural features for an urban-contemporary environment ideal for shopping, dinner, live music and events, and more.
6. Taylor Place- Located in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix Campus. Sits at the center of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building, the University Center, the Student Center, the downtown Civic Space, and walking distance to many restaurants, sporting events, and shopping areas.
7. Roosevelt Row- A walkable, creative district in the urban core of downtown Phoenix that is nationally known for its arts and cultural events, award-winning restaurants, galleries, boutiques and live music.
Return to Margaret T. Hance Park and enter yourself to win a raffle prize. Enjoy a healthy selection of menus from delicious local food trucks. Socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and the community by sitting down at the park ramadas, enjoying music, fresh air, lush green grass, while waiting for the raffles to start. Raffles take place at 6:45pm. Event ends by 7pm.
“WalkPHX Wednesdays encourages residents to get out and get active, and allows all members of the community a chance to get the physical and mental benefits from being outdoors,” says Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. “Along with our partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays will engage thousands of residents to enjoy Hance Park and its open green spaces, and visit with local shops and restaurants. WalkPHX Wednesdays will continue to make downtown Phoenix a prime location for fitness and social cohesion. This event drives the mission of FitPHX by providing the community a free fitness opportunity to improve their health and help make Phoenix one of the healthiest cities in the nation.”
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