Fit in Fairview kicks off on the right foot

February 10, 2013 by  

Fairview Park’s ‘Fit in Fairview’ program put its best foot forward last month and kicked off with a flying start. The program, which began early last month, will run for eight weeks and end in late February. According to organizers, the number of participants is more than doubled that expected.

Kim Kelly, who serves as the Gemini Recreation Center’s group fitness coordinator, recently reported:

“We’re doing it jointly with the Cleveland Clinic and working with Rosemary Miles, manager of community outreach.”

Kelly added that the Fairview Hospital, the city of Fairview Park, and Straight from the Heart are also sponsors of Fit in Fairview, which is a program within the community designed to get participants pumped up about fitness. The program includes weekly walks scheduled at 6:00 pm every Monday, though other walks have also been scheduled as a result of participant’s requests.

Community activities such as this may choose to advertise the program to the community through poster printing, flyer printing or other forms of advertisement. Such programs may even utilize brochure printers to provide additional information to those participating in the community activity.

Currently, over 225 people have participated in the Fit in Fairview program. On one Monday night walk recently, a doctor was present to provide participants with valuable information about staying fit. Kelly reported that they decided to run the program for a duration of eight weeks because people can develop a habit in that time frame, hopefully choosing to maintain a fitness routine even after the program has ended on February 25.