Move60 Challenge gets more than 1,500 participants moving!

The Move60 Challenge, a 60-day challenge to get people moving has crossed the halfway mark.  The free program which has attracted more than 1,500 participants kicked off October 1st and will run through November 29th.  People are walking, running, dancing, swimming or doing Yoga, Zumba or Pilates to get their daily steps and activities.

The fun, friendly challenge has also been popular with corporate and organizational teams.  Nearly 125 teams are participating including ones from Trader Joe’s TLC Engineering, First United Methodist Church, Glenridge Middle School, the Winter Park and

Maitland Chambers of Commerce and even teams made up of friends or family members. (A team from theWinter Park Public Library College is pictured at left and one from Rollins College is pictured at right.)

This fall Challenge offers participants weekly prizes, free t-shirts and pedometers, Fitbits at a 50% discount, free smoothies from Smoothie King every week and free fitness classes from five popular, local fitness studios.

“The goal of the Move60 Challenge is to make getting moving fun, easy and social,” said Jill Hamilton Buss, executive director of Healthy Central Florida. “We offer groups walks, free classes and lots of surprises.”  She added, “When steps or activities are public, or people are part of a team competing for prizes and bragging rights, it helps them be more aware – and more accountable.  We’ve had dozens of people report weight loss, more energy, better health and a stronger sense of connection.  It’s gratifying to witness.”

This Challenge has been made possible by many great partners including Florida Blue and Florida Hospital, plus we had help from the Maitland and Winter Park Libraries, Track Shack, RDV Sportsplex, and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, Trader Joe’s, Smoothie King, Bar Method, Cycle Bar of Winter Park, , Club Pilates, CrossFit Winter Park, Orangetheory Fitness, Fitlife Foods Winter Park and Florida Hospital Marketplace Outfitters.