Join Miami Gardens mayor in his Fitness Challenge

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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, 8am-Noon, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex  (3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056). Registration is open until September 25, 2018.

Three times a week for 60 days

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 September 22 to November 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.

Take a pledge

In conjunction with the fitness 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, September 22, 2018, 9am-Noon, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex (3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056); show up and exercise with the Mayor up to three days per week.

Kick-off Event 8am-12pm Betty T. Ferguson
Trap Yoga 9/25, 10/2, 10/9,10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 Betty T. Ferguson
Power Walk 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14 Carol City Park
ZUMBA 9/27, 10/18, 11/8 Betty T. Ferguson
Boot Camp 10/4, 10/25, 11/15 Betty T. Ferguson
Aqua Fit 10/11, 11/1 Betty T. Ferguson
Challenge Finale 8am-12pm Betty T. Ferguson

To join the Mayor and his 60-Day Fitness Challenge, please visit to sign-up!

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