Nurturing healthy, happy kids in the age of digital technology can be a bit of a struggle at times. Today’s kids would spend hours on end in front of screens if we let them. Thanks to Healthy BR, we have been given a fun opportunity to get outdoors with the whole family and the community. On May 21st from 7:30am to 12:30pm Healthy BR will host their third annual Family Fit Day, a combination health fair and field day with something for every member of the family.
FREE open streets initiative centered around BREC City-Brooks Park to create temporary paved parks for running, walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing on May 21st from 7:30AM-12:30PM and You’re Invited!!
During the event local organizations will offer fitness classes, speakers, healthy cooking demonstrations, kids activities, bike safety classes, runs, bike rides and much more. Fitness classes and fitness events include a Varsity Sports run, Tai Chi, the Mayor’s Bike Ride, yoga, HIIT, karate, hip hop dancing, kid fit events, dance aerobics, circuit training, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and a hula hoop contest. BREC will be bringing their ever-popular Hamster Balls to Family Fit Day this year for people to use in the City-Brooks Community Park, they will also have inflatables, tennis activities, foot golf, land boarding, kids’ relays and much more!
The goal of this initiative is to provide a fun, citywide event for all ages to encourage sustained physical activity, increase community engagement, and build support for active, healthy families in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge joins over 90 other cities hosting Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada. The streets are open to all abilities to encourage everyone in Baton Rouge who wants to improve their mental, physical, and emotional health to come out, bring their families, and even pets too!
TWO winners will win a Family Fit Day Prize Pack – Tumbler, T-shirt and $20 Red Stick Farmers Market Gift Card Giveaway!