City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert invites Miami Gardens residents to join him for The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL –City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert is challenging his City to get active, fit and healthy together by joining the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge! Residents are invited to attend the kick-off event on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199th St, Miami Gardens, Fla., 33056. Registration is open until Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

During the Challenge, residents will have the opportunity to work out with Mayor Gilbert up to three times a week for 60 days. Registered participants will also receive a free health assessment, meal planning tips, online support in a private Facebook group, and more. There’s a healthy prize at stake for participants. The winner of the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge will receive a Fitbit Activity Tracker and workout kit. The challenge is funded by Simply Healthcare and Health Foundation of South Florida. It runs from Sept. 22 to Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. Participants can expect a diverse fitness agenda including Trap Yoga. Aqua Fit, Boot Camp, Power Walk, ZUMBA and Healthy Cooking Demonstrations.

“I am pleased to be hosting another Mayor’s Fitness Challenge this Fall. The success of the earlier Challenge proves that there is indeed strength in numbers for many on their fitness journey. Maintaining a healthier lifestyle takes patience and determination and when we join together we can hold each other accountable as we work towards our goals. I look forward to welcoming returning and new participants to the Challenge this Fall,” said Mayor Oliver Gilbert.

In conjunction with the fit-ness challenge, Mayor Gilbert is asking his residents to take a pledge. October is, “Take your loved one to the doctor” month, and Mayor Oliver Gilbert has partnered with Tom Joyner from Hot 105FM and Health Foundation of South Florida to encourage City of Miami Gardens residents to stay on top of their health and support a loved one as well by taking them to the doctor.  Residents who do not have a regular primary doctor will receive a FREE doctor visit during the month of October at any two City of Miami Gardens health centers:  Center for Children and Family Enrichment and Jessie Trice Community Health Center.

It only takes three steps to join the challenge: register online at as an individual or a team; attend the Kick-off Event on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex show up and exercise with the Mayor up to three days per week.


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