FHR Kicks off the Get Fit Challenge in North Carolina

Published 06/21/2018

FHR’s Drop In Center, in coordination with the Wake County Humans Services’ Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Section, has successfully completed a 12-week “Get Fit” Program.

During the challenge, each participant met individually with Elizabeth Spender Smith, WCHS' HPCDP Health Educator/Wisewoman Coordinator, and Dana J. Barnes, FHR Drop In Center Program Director.

Members were taught nutrition, created individualized fitness goals, and tracked their weight weekly. The program promoted the theme of being active, which included exercising at the local gym with the help of Assistant Peer Exercise Lead, Fred B. Time at the gym was spent weight lifting, taking part in step aerobics, stretching, cardio, floor exercises, and more.  

At the conclusion of the program, there was a celebration held, with certificates and healthy refreshments.

“Although it may have been the end of the 12-week program, 100% of the members reported wanting to continue,” shared Barnes.

For the next challenge, The Drop In Center is excited to add new fitness components, such as water aerobics, walking groups, and other sports.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

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