It’s easy to get caught up in taking care of everyone else and forget to prioritize your own health. That’s why we’re observing Women’s Health and Fitness Day today—to remind women to make time for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
“Our goal for this national event is to encourage women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and to make time for regular physical activity,” explains Patricia Henze, executive director of the Health Information Resource Center.
In Marion County, the Active Marion Project (AMP) is making it more convenient for women—and men—in our community to incorporate fun and fitness into their routine by offering free exercise classes as well as a variety of free digital wellness tools.
“Living healthy is no longer about fad diets and exercise crazes; the focus is now on behavior changes that will last a lifetime and help women feel empowered physically, mentally and spiritually,” says AMP Program Director Brianna Liles. “Health encompasses the entire wellbeing, inside and out. Active Marion Project aims to help our community move toward small changes that make big impacts in the lives all Marion County residents.”
AMP’s Pop Up Fitness classes are a fun way to get more active.
“Pop Up Fitness is free for anyone that would like to attend,” says AMP’s Community Coordinator, Rebecca Tull, C.P.T., C.E.S., A.S.S.D.N. Nutrition Specialist. “No registration is required. Just show up and have fun!”
If you can’t make it to class, follow @ActiveMarion on Facebook for new at-home bodyweight workouts—no equipment needed—every week, and find instructions on Active Marion Project’s YouTube channel. For the most interactive AMP experience, download the free Active Marion Project smartphone app on iTunes or Google Play.
Here’s to your health this Health and Fitness Day! Like AMP says, “a new, healthier you is just waiting to get out.”