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Health First Mayors' Fitness Challenge

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Twelve mayors in Brevard are challenging their citizens to get involved in a healthy competition – the Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. Each Mayor will assemble the largest possible group of people from the community to form a city team. Everyone who joins for a municipality is considered part of that mayor's "team."  All you have to do is start moving and track it! The winning team will be determined by the total number of minutes exercised by the members of each team. The municipality with the most points will win the challenger trophy, “Most Fit City 2018.”

The challenge begins on Saturday on February 3 and runs through April 28, 2018. 

The Great Weight-Off Competition
The Challenge also includes a “Great Weight-Off” component.  The individual top weight loser (calculated by percentage of weight lost) during the 12 weeks will win a $500 cash prize. There will be a top female winner and a top male winner. All participants of the "Great Weight-Off" must be weighed in at a Health First facility between January 19 and the 26th or at one of the community walks on February 3. Click here for locations and times


While you can sign up at any time, Great Weight-off Participants must register online before January 15, 2018 (T-shirts are no longer available.) Click here to register 


Participating Mayors and Cities

City of Cape Canaveral       
Mayor Bob Hoog
City of Melbourne
Mayor Kathy Meehan
City of Cocoa
Mayor Henry Parrish III
City of Palm Bay
Mayor William Capote
City of Cocoa Beach
Mayor Ben Malik
City of Rockledge
Mayor Thomas Price
City of Grant – Valkaria
Mayor Del Yonts
City of Satellite Beach
Mayor Frank Catino
City of Indian Harbour Beach
Mayor David Panicola
City of West Melbourne
Mayor Hal Rose
City of Indialantic
Mayor Dave Berkman 
City of Titusville
Mayor Walt Johnson

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February 3, 2018 - 9 am
Community Kick-off Events

Join your fellow participants in one of four community walks hosted by local Mayors  to kick off the Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge.  Wear your team t-shirt and show your pride for your community!

Gleason Park 5K Walk
1233 Yacht Club Blvd • Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

Riverview Park 3K Walk
2301- 2499 Irwin St • Melbourne, FL 32901

Palm Bay 5K Walk begins at Harris Corporation
1395 Troutman Blvd NE • Palm Bay, FL 32905

Xeriscape Park 3K Walk
104 Taylor Avenue • Cape Canaveral, FL

This will also be your last chance to get weighted in for the Great Weight-off competition! 

  


WHERE TO MOVE

Indian Harbour Beach
Every Sunday 6:30am: Fun Run/Walk at Oars and Paddles Park in Indian Harbour Beach
Hosted by Running Zone (contact: info@runningzone.com)

Melbourne
Every Monday 6pm: Fun Run/Walk Pizza Gallery and Grill the Avenues in Viera
Hosted by Running Zone (contact: info@runningzone.com)

Every Wednesday: Fun Run/Walk Long Doggers on Post Road in Melbourne
Hosted by Running Zone (contact: info@runningzone.com)


WALK WITH FLORIDA TODAY
Bob Gabordi, Executive Editor of FLORIDA TODAY, will be hosting walks across Brevard County during the Health First Mayors' Fitness Challenge!

(dates and locations for 2018 to be announced soon)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How do I register myself and my family for the Mayors' Fitness Challenge competition?
A. All registrations for the Mayors' Fitness Challenge and Great Weight-Off must be submitted online by January 15.  Click Here!  

Q. How much does it cost to participate?
A. There is no fee. We encourage everyone to invite their family, friends and co-workers to join in the fun and become more active.

Q. What types of activities can we engage in to track our minutes each week?

A. Most municipalities will be providing their teams with a list of activities happening in their community.  In addition, families can walk, run, bike, swim or participate in their favorite games or sports together.  During this 12-week competition, it is important for everyone to track all minutes spent doing any physical exercise to give their team the best chance at winning.

Q. How do I report the number of minutes I exercised?
A. You will receive a survey by email every Friday.  YOU MUST REPLY TO THIS EMAIL EVERY WEEK.  The link will expire every Wednesday.  If you do not reply before the link expires, your exercise minutes will not count toward your team total that week (with once exception, below)

Important Note: Every city has the option to track the minutes of their participants independently.  This option was created for cities who do not have a large percentage of their population online or connected by email.  The team captain will track and report minutes independently and report the numbers by submitting an excel spreadsheet weekly.


Q.  How will you know I actually completed the minutes I am reporting?
A. Minutes spent exercising will be reported on an honor system.  This is a friendly competition between municipalities and we encourage members of our community to be honest about their achievements.

Q. What team do I join if I live in an unincorporated part of Brevard County or live in a city that has chosen not to participate?
A. You may join the municipality that is closest to you or you may join in another municipality you are associated with.  For example, if you live in an unincorporated part of Melbourne and work for the city of Palm Bay, you may choose to either join the Melbourne team or the Palm Bay team. 

Q. Can everyone attend the Kick-Off Event on February 3?
A. Yes, we encourage all members of the community to come out and get moving! Please make sure to let us know you plan to attend when you register.  

Q.Can I register my child for the Great Weight-Off competition?
A. No. Although children under the age of 18 are encouraged to participate in the Mayors' Fitness Challenge, they are not eligible to be part of the Great Weight-Off competition.

Q. What are the cash prizes for the Great-Weight Off?
A. There are 2 winner categories: The man who loses the largest percent of body weight and the woman who loses the largest percent of body weight.  Each winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

Q. After registering for the Great Weight-Off, when is the first weigh-in and do I need to make an appointment?
A. Initial weigh-ins will be held at Health First facilities or at one of four kick-off events.  Click here for times and locations  

Q. How often do I need to weigh in?
A. There will be two weigh-ins, the initial weigh-in and the final weigh-in.  The final weigh-in will be held at the same locations.  The last date to weigh-in before the Awards Ceremony will be Monday, April 30.


Special thanks to the Get Healthy Brevard Team.  This committed group is the planning committee for the Health First Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.  They work in conjunction with United Way of Brevard to advance our efforts to improve the health of our community. This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:30-9:30am. Any member of the public is welcome. 

Thank you to our title sponsor Health First. 

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click Here for Details Or contact Keith Heinly at 321.631.2740 or Maggie Dickinson at 321.806.9718. 

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