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Valley Health Coalition offers Free Fit at local parks and facilities in the summer 2019

 

Last updated 5/16/2019 at 4:53pm



TEMECULA ─ The cities of Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar announced their collaboration this summer for their regional health program. The collaborative organization, Valley Wellness Coalition, will provide free fitness activities titled “Free Fit” at the local parks of all the participating cities during the summer throughout the week for the residents of these local communities. The program seeks to inspire healthy living, motivation and community engagement amongst all members of the valley communities.

Temecula will offer Summer Family Fun Nights at the Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Bring the whole family for an hour of unplugged fun. On Wednesdays, they will revamp their popular Sunset Yoga in the Park at Harveston Community Park, 28582 Harveston Drive, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 8 and

up. Saturdays will offer high-intensity Deep Water Power Hour workouts for ages 13 and up from 9-10 a.m. at Chaparral High School, 27215 Nicolas Road, which combines jogging, kickboxing and water activity. All programs will run June through August. For more information, visit http://www.TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD or call (951) 694-6410.

“Last summer’s Free Fit Program was more popular than we ever anticipated, so we have collectively built on that success by offering even more options in additional locations this year. Collaborating with our neighboring cities adds to our sense of community, makes activities accessible to all ages and stages of life, and provides a family-centered way to promote healthy lifestyles,” Temecula’s Mayor Pro Tem James ‘Stew’ Stewart said.

Menifee will offer Mental Wellness Mondays, an hour of coloring and relaxation to start the week at the Kay Ceniceros Center from 6-7 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Come try one of the fastest growing recreational sports on Pickleball Wednesdays, which will be offered at La Ladera Park from 8-10 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Unplug on Family Fun Fridays hosted by Rec ‘N’ Trek at Central Park in Menifee from 6-7 p.m., which will offer fun free games and activities for all ages. These programs will run in the month of July. For additional information, visit http://www.cityofmenifee.us/register or contact (951) 723-3880.

Murrieta will start the week with meditation for body and mind, with Tai Chi in the Park, at Murrieta Community Center on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for all ages. This program will be followed up by Tuesday ZuZu Fit, which is an energetic workout at Antelope Hills Sports Park from 6:30-7:15 p.m. for all ages. Parents are required to accompany children. Lastly, the week will be rounded out with Thursday morning Water Exercise to keep residents cool while breaking a sweat at Cal Oaks Sports Park from 8:15-9:15 a.m. for ages 16 and up. Programs will run June through July. For more information or to register, visit http://www.MurrietaCA.gov/classes or contact (951) 304-7275.

Lake Elsinore will be hosting Fit After 50 which includes low impact exercises at the Senior Activity Center on Mondays from 8:30-10 a.m. for ages 50 and up. In addition to this activity, the Senior Activity Center will also hold Friday Night Zumba from 7:30-8 p.m. for ages 14 and up. For the younger children in the community, the Lake Community Center will offer Toddler ABC Sports for ages 3 to 5 years old on Wednesdays from 9-9:45 a.m. where children will learn the basics of baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Also, residents and members from surrounding communities are welcome to partake in the Fit Trail Tour Fridays in July from 7-8 a.m. to tour Lake Elsinore’s five fitness trails. Programs run June through July. Visit http://www.lake-elsinore.org/freefit for additional information or contact (951) 245-0442.

A new edition to the Valley Wellness Coalition, Wildomar will offer a unique class for parents and children on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon at Vitality Zone Fitness. Start the week off right by meeting and sweating with other mothers in the community. Mothers and children of all ages are welcome. Visit http://www.lake-elsinore.org/freefit for additional information or contact (951) 245-0442.

To follow along with what is going on at each location, follow FreeFitParks on Instagram. For additional information on any of the programs, contact the city hosting the event.

Submitted by city of Temecula.

 

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