Community Health Improvement Plan brings weekend workouts to Gulf County

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Every Saturday is a new chance to get the fitness ball rolling.

Now through October the Fitness Variety Pack Program offers free fitness programs for Gulf County residents and visitors.

The initiative was created by the Gulf County Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) to individuals and families that want to enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy in the process.

“We all struggle to stay committed to healthy habits,” said Sarah Hinds, Gulf County Community Health Improvement Partner and Health Education Program Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County. “Our New Year’s resolutions are now hitting the sixth-month benchmark and we haven’t lost the weight or kept up our diets. That’s why the CHIP partners decided on the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack.”

The next program, to be held Saturday, June 14 will include a Zumba class at the Washington Recreation Center led by Iris Gathers that will kick off at 9 a.m. ET.

At 9:30 a.m. ET a walking program in Port St. Joe led by Hinds will take participants on a stroll down the Port City Trail, starting behind the elementary school at the corner of Cypress and 22nd St.

Later at 9 a.m. CT, another walking program will be held in Wewahitchka at Lake Alice Park, led by Denise Manuel.

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