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HEALTHY HUNTSVILLE LAUNCHES 2014 SATURDAYS IN THE PARK
Mayor's Bike Ride joins Healthy Huntsville Super Saturday on May 17 in Big Spring Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - The Healthy Huntsville leadership team announced its 2014 lineup for Saturdays in the Park, a series of free exercise classes and activities for the general public in the heart of the city at Big Spring Park.

Certified instructors will be offering fitness sessions in Zumba, yoga, turbokick, boot camp, boxing, Pilates, Piloxing, TRX, Insanity, interval workouts and Piyo.

Two classes will be offered at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, from May to October, and on each Saturday during the month of June. All sessions and events are listed on the Healthy Huntsville calendar at ourvalleyevents.com/healthy-huntsville.

To get everyone energized and ready for action, Healthy Huntsville is also hosting Super Saturday in the Park on May 17. From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a wide variety of free fitness sessions offered throughout the park. This includes wellness vendors, healthy food options, children's games and activities, a farmer's market and health care screenings. A highlight this year will be the Mayor's Bike Ride at 11 a.m., preceded by a bicycle skills drill session and kids bike rodeo.

"We want to make it fun and easy to try new exercise options, and Saturdays in the Park is an excellent way to get moving," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "I am especially pleased to have the Mayor's Bike Ride join Healthy Huntsville on May 17th, and I encourage everyone to bring their bicycle and helmet and join me for an easy four-mile loop around downtown. Designed to highlight national Bicycle Safety Awareness Month, the Mayor's Bike Ride is cosponsored by the City of Huntsville's Parks & Recreation Department, the Bicycle Advisory Safety Committee and Spring City Cycling Club. Healthy Huntsville's Saturdays in the Park is cosponsored by the City of Huntsville's Parks & Recreation Department and Huntsville Hospital.

Now in its third year, the Healthy Huntsville initiative was created to "reduce obesity by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles." The initiative is led by the City of Huntsville, HudsonAlpha, Huntsville City Schools, Huntsville Hospital, and the Madison County Health Department. Healthy Huntsville works to create at least one free activity per week throughout the year.

"You don't have to be athletic to participate in a Healthy Huntsville event," said Kevin Ready, Director of Huntsville Hospital's Wellness Center. "We want to encourage citizens to get up and move around, choose healthy food options, so they can enjoy a high-quality life."

More details on Super Saturday and the Mayor' Bike Ride are available at huntsvilleal.gov/mayorbikeride, and at huntsvilleal.gov/healthyhuntsville.

Additional Downloads:
Super Saturday Events Program | Healthy Huntsville / Bike Ride Poster | Saturday Classes in Big Spring Park - Schedule

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher
Office of the Mayor City of Huntsville
256-427-5006
kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov

David Delisser
Recreation Superintendent
City of Huntsville Parks & Recreation
256-882-7514
david.delisser@huntsvilleal.gov

Kevin Ready
Director, Wellness Center
Huntsville Hospital
256-265-7100
kevin.ready@hhsys.org

Cheryl Davis
Director, Marketing & Physician Relations
Huntsville Hospital
256.265.8317
cheryl.davis@hhsys.org



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