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Healthy Choices Healthy Communities Hosts Festival of Fitness May 1 -

Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities will host the first Festival of Fitness Friday, May 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in downtown Ashland. The Festival of Fitness takes place in conjunction with the City of Ashland’s First Friday event.

Festival of Fitness will feature more than 30 fitness activities and/or health information opportunities free to area residents. Activities will be geared to all fitness levels, so that beginners and more advanced individuals can participate. Activities available May 1 will include:

  • Crossfit
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Bicycling
  • Health Screenings
  • Medical Reserve Corps Information
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Nutrition Information
  • Arthritis Information/Exercise
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Running
  • Walking
  • EK Bikeway Information
  • Hiking Information
  • Golf Pro Demonstration
  • Geocaching
  • Kayaking
  • Tai Chi and Kung Fu Demonstrations
  • Senior Services Information
  • Canning
  • Health Management for the Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Ashland HeartChase Information

Ashland mayor and Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities representative Chuck Charles said the event is a unique opportunity for area residents to learn of and begin healthier habits. “The idea was to have as many different fitness related activities going on at the same time” Charles said. “The greatest thing we can do as an organization is to provide opportunities that can involve the entire family in physical activity and healthier lifestyles. So our coalition’s members and many others are bringing fitness, nutrition, and wellness-related fun together at a single location. First Friday is the perfect opportunity for us, as so many people are already in the downtown area for the event. We hope everyone stops by and gives a try to as many of the fun fitness activities as they can.”

Organizations to be represented at Festival of Fitness include:

  • Boyd County Public Library
  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
  • Kings Daughters Medical Center
  • Boyd County Health Department
  • Greenup County Health Department
  • Ashland YMCA
  • Firm Fitness
  • Preferred Fitness
  • Bellefonte Country Club
  • CrossFit Countdown
  • City of Ashland Parks & Recreation
  • Ashland Tennis Center
  • Amy for Africa
  • Ashland Cycling Enthusiast
  • Kroger’s
  • Applebee’s
  • Boyd County Extension Office
  • Dragon Fly Outdoor Adventures
  • United Way of Northeast Kentucky
  • O Such Tri-State Race Planners
  • Greenup County Cooperative Extension
  • American Heart Association
  • Boyd County Medical Reserve Corps
  • Kentucky Office for the Blind

Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities is comprised of 46 members throughout the Tri-State region. The mission statement of the organization is “To improve the health of our communities through collaboration, education, prevention and access to healthy choices.” Officials with the new coalition announced the organization’s vision statement is “All area residents will live healthy lives.”

The Festival of Fitness was originally scheduled for April 3, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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