(KUTV) If you need a little motivation to get into shape, why not turn to an entire community for help? For six weeks now, families, friends and neighbors in Sandy have been getting into shape. One person was Sally Lindsay. “My doctor told me you are ready for a heart attack or stroke.” Sally knew something had to change. She saw an ad in the newspaper for the “Shape Up Sandy” program. It’s a free, 10-week fitness challenge that helps to educate families to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Gordon Johnson is the chairman of the Healthy Sandy Partnership. “Physical is a very important part and that is what we have been focusing on with the Shape Up Sandy program, which emphasizes the importance of exercise and eating properly.”
Here is how the Shape Up Sandy program works: Anyone interested simply enrolls online; you participate in weekly walks at parks all around the city of Sandy; earn points by participating in walks and health seminars.
The city is about six weeks into the program but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Here is a look at the remainder of the schedule:
Monday, May 13, 2013 6:00 pm - Wildflower Park - 9845 S 1835 E
Monday, May 20, 2013 6:00 pm - Falcon Park - 9200 S 1700 E
Monday, June 3, 2013 6:00 pm - Hidden Valley Park - 11700 S Wasatch Blvd
Monday, June 10, 2013 6:00 pm - Lone Peak Park - 10140 S 700 E
For more information on the Shape Up Sandy program, visit: http://www.healthysandy.org/healthysandy/health-promotion/shape-up-sandy.html
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