For Immediate Release: Dec. 27, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Lighten Up Henderson Challenges People To Get Healthy and Fit in 2012
HENDERSON, Nev. – It’s time to lighten up. This is the citywide weight loss challenge being issued by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department to everyone who lives, works and plays in Henderson.
From Jan. 9 through Jan. 12, participants (ages 14 and up) may visit Heritage Park Senior Facility (300 S. Racetrack Rd.) or Henderson Multigenerational Center (250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.) to sign up for and weigh in to the free Lighten Up Henderson program. Those accepting the challenge can work out on their own, at a fitness club, or at a City of Henderson recreation center, where fitness room memberships are available for as little as $15 per month for unlimited access. The challenge is designed to support people in their efforts to get fit and lose weight.
The final days of the challenge are March 26-29, when participants are invited back for a final weigh in to see how much they have lost. City of Henderson fitness memberships will be awarded and recognition given by Mayor Andy Hafen for the most “lightened up” in each age bracket.
“Two-thirds of the adults in Clark County are overweight, and this can lead to a host of health issues, many of which could be prevented with regular physical activity,” said Sally Ihmels, Recreation superintendent, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “We’re hoping Lighten Up Henderson motivates people in our community to make positive lifestyle changes and turn Henderson into a healthier, more vibrant place to live, work and play.”
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 267-4070.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 53 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 65 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.