'Be Fit in Bay' kicks off Sept. 27

Bay Village is launching a healthy community initiative, "Be Fit in Bay," starting with an 8-week fitness challenge. The challenge includes programs on health-related topics each Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Nov. 18, in the library at the Bay High School (Oct. 28 meets at the Dwyer Senior Center) at 7 p.m. followed by a walk with a health professional with gradually increasing mileage, and before-and-after screenings of cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index (for adults only).

Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants based on participation in walks, screenings and improvement in personal health numbers. Participants will receive a starting kit that includes a Cleveland Clinic wellness journal, pedometer and water bottle. Be Fit in Bay is open to adults who live or work in the city of Bay Village. 

The Healthy Community Initiative is a collaborative effort between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness.

The kickoff with an initial health screening is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Dwyer Senior Center. Registration is required. Appointment times for the health screening will be scheduled. Adults must fast for 2 hours before cholesterol screening on Sept. 27. Call Jennifer at 440-356-4362 to register for the Sept. 27 health screening. At the end of the 8-week challenge there will be a follow-up screening Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Dwyer Senior Center from 8 a.m. to noon.

Walgreen's will have flu shots available at the Sept. 27 screening. Please bring your insurance card.

The cost to participate in the Be Fit in Bay challenge is: $10 for adults, or $5 for those over the age of 60 (cash or check only; please make check payable to the City of Bay Village). Registration fees collected will go back into the community and benefit the Village Project.

The title of the program, Be Fit in Bay" was suggested by Marla Seicean, who won a Heinen's gift card for her entry in the naming contest.

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