Wednesday, September 26, 2012 marks the 11th annual Women’s Health and Fitness Day in the United States. Partnered with the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), it is the largest annual health promotion event for classy women of all ages. Eighty thousand to 100,000 women are expected to participate all over the country. In the future this event will be held on the last Wednesday of September and will become part of a new National Women’s Health and Fitness Week.
The 2012 theme is “Being Active is a Healthy Choice!” To submit a fabulous theme idea 2013 and a chance to win $250 click here.
Where it will take place: More than 1,000 groups will host events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, schools and universities, retirement communities, and houses of worship amongst other places.
What to expect: Activities will include fitness walks and exercise demonstrations. Women will also be educated through health fairs and health information workshops.
How to get involved: Are you part of a confident organization that would be interested in hosting the event? Your organization can pay a $29.95 registration fee and participate in the fun. You will receive an event manual with activity suggestions, posters, press releases, and sample items (t-shirts, balloons, posters) following registration.
For more information contact Patricia Henze, the program manager, at 1-800-828-8225 or email@example.com.
Are you a college student interested in participating? You don’t have to be a part of a group or attend someone’s gathering. On September 26 work out in your dorm and honor this day. For ideas on what to do read Dustin’s article “Dorm Essentials: Fitness Equipment.”