Mayor Menino has challenged the city of Boston to collectively lose 1 million pounds and move 10 million miles over the next year.
To help make this happen, on June 4th, Mayor Menino and Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, kicked off a series of free summer fitness classes offered to the public. They are calling it ‘Fitness on the Plaza’ and it is big part of the launch of the ‘Boston Moves for Health’ campaign.
Boston Moves for Health is a campaign that aims to reduce obesity in Boston by increasing access to free and low-cost fitness (i.e. Fitness on the Plaza) and provide more healthy living resources in Boston. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Partners Healthcare and the Boston Red Sox are all key contributors and partners in this campaign.
Partners of Fitness on the Plaza include Beantown Bootcamp (one of our partners!), Health Yoga Life, South Boston Yoga and The Sports Club/LA. Mayor Menino actively chose the summer months to kick off this part of the campaign. By offering classes every week on City Hall Plaza, people are encouraged to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routines and keep moving this summer.
As a Be Healthy Boston blog reader, we figured you’d be interested in getting involved in this great Boston campaign.
Take the Mayor’s challenge & get out there and be healthy, Boston!