2019 Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge
Eleven 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 2019.”
The 8-week challenge begins on Saturday on February 2 and runs through March 30, 2019.
The Challenge also includes a “Great Weight-Off” component. The individual top weight loser (calculated by percentage of weight lost) during the 8-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 21 and Feburary 1st. You may also weigh in at one of the kickoff locations on February 2.
All participants must register online. (T-shirt deadline has passed.)
Week One Results
Congrats to the City of Palm Bay! A big factor is that they maximized bonus points (250) for the children participating! Sign up kids here!
Participating Mayors and Cities
City of Cape Canaveral
Mayor Bob Hoog
City of Cocoa Beach
Mayor Ben Malik
City of Grant – Valkaria
Mayor Del Yonts
City of Indian Harbour Beach
Mayor David Panicola
City of Indialantic
Mayor Dave Berkman
City of Melbourne
Mayor Kathy Meehan
City of Palm Bay
Mayor William Capote
City of Rockledge
Mayor Thomas Price
City of Satellite Beach
Mayor Frank Catino
City of West Melbourne
Mayor Hal Rose
City of Cocoa
Mayor Jake Williams, Jr.
This portion of the Mayors' Fitness Challenge is an individual weight loss competition among adults 18 and over.
▪ Registration is free
▪ All participants must be weighed in at a participating Health First Facility (*) between January 21 and February 1, 2019. Click here for times and locations.
▪ Calculations to determine the winner of the weight loss competition will be determined on a percentage of total body weight lost
▪ Register for the Great Weight-Off competition by completing the registration form for the Mayors' Fitness Challenge and selecting the box marked "Yes"- joining the Great Weight-Off
Cash Prize For the Great Weight-Off Competition!
$500 for the individual who loses the highest percentage of body weight during the 8-week challenge.
Based on percentage of body weight
Must be weighed in at the Kick-Off Event or at a Health First Facility click here for times and locations.
February 2, 2019
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!
Palm Bay Walk at 10 am
Fred Poppe Regional Park
1951 Malabar Road
Palm Bay 32907
Melbourne Walk at 10 am
2301-2499 Irwin St
Melbourne, FL 32901
Satellite Beach Walk at 10 am
1089 S Patrick Dr
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
City of Cape Canaveral Walk at 9 am
106 Taylor Avenue (corner of Taylor and Poinsetta)
This will also be your last chance to get weighted in for the Great Weight-off competition! Click here for the Kick-off Flyer
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. 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 8-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.
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 Events on February 2?
A. Yes, we encourage all members of the community to come out and get moving!
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, March 29.
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.