Palm Coast - You've resolved to get into shape for the New Year, but how do you get started?! Take the first step toward better health with the Mayor's 90/90 Challenge, which is kicking off Thursday, Jan. 10!
"I want to challenge all residents of Palm Coast to exercise at least 90 miles in 90 days," said Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. "That's an average of one mile per day. Whether it's walking, bicycling, tennis, running or another exercise, the important thing is to find an activity you enjoy and make it a daily habit."
"Those small steps, taken day after day, add up to an active lifestyle," Mayor Holland said.
The new Mayor's 90/90 Challenge will start Jan. 10 and continue through April 9. Anyone who lives, works, shops, plays or exercises in Palm Coast is welcome to join in the fun. The Challenge is open to all ages, and families are encouraged to participate together!
Participants can choose their own form of exercise - and will log their success through the City website: www.palmcoastgov.com/healthy. Progress will be self-reported throughout the month. It's free to sign up and participate. The website provides info on mileage for popular trails and info on how to convert certain sports such as tennis to a mileage count. For the Challenge, 2,000 steps will be counted as one mile.
Participants who want a more structured program can choose from any of Palm Coast Parks & Recreation's 18 winter fitness programs - everything from line dancing and tennis clinics to Zumba Gold and yoga. View the complete Winter/Spring Activity Guide at www.palmcoastgov.com/recreation.
Everyone who completes the Mayor's 90/90 Challenge will receive a prize during the Arbor Day Celebration in May. Share your progress on Instagram using the hashtags #Mayors9090 and #HealthyPalmCoast.
"Join up with a family member or a friend and use the Mayor's 90/90 as motivation toward your New Year's goals," Holland said. "You'll see your accomplishments as you log your progress, and we'll encourage you along the way!"
The Mayor's 90/90 Challenge will start Jan. 10. Go to www.palmcoastgov.com/healthy to sign up and begin logging your miles!
For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.