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Message From The Mayor
April 2017One of the more satisfying moments in my life came when I realized that when I devoted some time and effort to an active lifestyle, my limbs turned out to be more nimble than I ever thought possible. Since becoming Mayor, I've imagined how great it would be if more people in our community could share this same satisfaction. The weather and beautiful amenities we have in Palm Coast makes this a natural place for recreation. So here's what I'd like to propose to you.
I'm really proud to be organizing Palm Coast's Inaugural Healthy Community Challenge. Now don't get skeptical on me. This 40-day Find Your Fitness venture is completely free, with no pressure and no pounds to lose. No striving to look perfect. I simply want Palm Coast to feel better and healthier and if we do this together as a community, who knows how far this could go?
We'll inaugurate Find Your Fitness at the Saturday, May 6 Arbor Day 5K Root Run. Then during May and June, you can participate in any program you wish: biking or hiking on our trails; practicing Tai Chi or yoga in Central Park; playing tennis or golf; swimming or kayaking; learning how to prepare healthier meals for yourself and your family. Our Facebook page and website will inventory all of our scheduled events. You'll be rewarded for your efforts via a point system and we'll all be able to track our activities by taking photos of what we're doing and posting them to the City's Facebook page. At our Independence Day celebration in Central Park, our fitness journey will close with an announcement honoring the healthiest community members in this new Challenge.
I'm really hoping that once we all see the results, wellness will become addictive in Palm Coast and we'll want to continue Find Your Fitness for another round or two. In the meantime, will you join me? Watch for more details in our local media and on the City's Facebook page. I believe that together, our community can make our way of life here even better than ever.