LANCASTER – Thanks to a grant received through Kaiser Permanente, the city of Lancaster will host a 12-week, multi-faceted free campaign that challenges residents to eat healthy, exercise and make healthy lifestyle choices.
The BLVD Project Get Fit Campaign is being held in conjunction with the city’s weekly Thursday Farmers Market, so participants won’t have to worry about a boring fitness experience.
Musclemania Fitness Universe Champion Ruby Carter-Pikes will lead weekly distance walks around the Market, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The “BLVD Project Get Fit!” distance walks kick-off Thursday, March 20.
Participants will be loaned fitness devices that track steps, distance walked, and calories burned. The devices synchronize individual and group stats to a computer and select smart phones.
The distance walks promote physical activity as part of one’s daily routine. The BLVD Project Get Fit Campaign is also comprised of a youth focused fitness program, health workshops, cooking demonstrations and Farmers Market voucher distribution.
Social groups, friends, families and individuals are invited to participate in the free program and challenge each other to become healthy and fit.
The program objectives are patterned after three evidence-based nutrition and physical activity strategies recommended by the Center for Disease Control:
- Decrease prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases in our community among all age groups.
- Increase physical activity.
- Improve dietary behaviors
BLVD walk participants can pre-register by calling the City of Lancaster at 661-723-6077 or sign-up Thursday on The BLVD at the check-in table outside of the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH). View the “BLVD Project Get Fit!” poster here.