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Healthy Huntsville to Offer Free Fitness in the Park Classes

June 1, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville to Offer Free Fitness in the Park Classes

Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation are offering free, socially-distanced exercise sessions in Big Spring Park each Saturday in June. Fitness in the Park 2020 will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Big Spring Park East near the canal bridge at Spragins Street. If it rains, classes will be taught under the adjacent covered area in the YMCA/Huntsville Utilities building. “We hope these free fitness options will motivate [more]

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Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30

May 26, 2020 Click to view Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 30, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville. The 10 a.m. ride will begin and end on Church Street in Big Spring Park by the Downtown YMCA. Part of the Healthy Huntsville program, which promotes fitness and nutrition, the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride also coincides with Bike Safety Month when the City celebrates [more]

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Healthy Huntsville offering free “Good Nutrition for Busy People” classes starting March 5

March 4, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville offering free “Good Nutrition for Busy People” classes starting March 5

Mayor Tommy Battle’s Healthy Huntsville initiative is offering three free nutrition classes over the next two weeks. On March 5, 10 and 11, citizens are invited to attend a “Good Nutrition for Busy People” hour-long class taught by Juliana Wright, RDN, LD. These classes are a partnership between Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Wellness Centers. The classes are targeted to those individuals with busy schedules, offering healthy restaurant/fast food options and meal/snack [more]

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Healthy Huntsville to Host Nutrition Classes for Busy People

February 26, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville to Host Nutrition Classes for Busy People

Join Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Wellness Centers in March for three opportunities to participate in a free one-hour class on nutrition tips for busy people. Juliana Wright, RDN, LN, will discuss how you can make better decisions at restaurants and even the fast food drive-thru. She will also share tricks for healthy, easy meal/snack prep during the week. Children ages 12 and older are encouraged to join with an adult [more]

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Healthy Huntsville: Success of Maintain Don’t Gain

January 27, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville: Success of Maintain Don’t Gain

By Ashley Polesak, Public Relations Officer for Huntsville Parks & Recreation Maintain Don’t Gain concluded after the New Year’s Day holiday with fantastic results! There were a total of 16 weighing locations in North Alabama, ranging from private employee locations at Huntsville Hospital to public locations at many of the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation centers. These locations saw 1,236 individuals weigh-in with 57% of them beating the [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Kicks-off 2020 with Scale Back Alabama 

January 21, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville Kicks-off 2020 with Scale Back Alabama 

It’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions to shape up in 2020. To help everyone reach their fitness goals, Mayor Tommy Battle and the Healthy Huntsville team partners officially kicked off Scale Back Alabama today at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Scale Back Alabama is a free program that encourages teams of two to lose weight (a goal of 10 pounds each) from the end of January to the beginning of April. The teams must register [more]

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Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019 Click to view Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain over the Holidays

November 14, 2019 Click to view Healthy Huntsville Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain over the Holidays

Healthy Huntsville is partnering for a second year with Huntsville Hospital for the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge. This is a free program that provides tips, tricks and motivation to maintain a healthy weight during the calorie-rich holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. “Last year 70 percent of participants completed the weigh-in and weigh-out challenge, and 84 percent of those that followed through lost weight,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It [more]

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Cyclists gear up for the 10th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 18

May 15, 2019 Click to view Cyclists gear up for the 10th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 18

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 18, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville. The annual Mayor’s Bike Ride will start and finish in Big Spring Park East by the Downtown YMCA. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ride kicks off at 10 a.m. The ride will be led and followed by the Huntsville Police Department and HEMSI, ensuring a [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Fun – Fitness in the Park Starts Saturday

May 2, 2019 Click to view Healthy Huntsville Fun – Fitness in the Park Starts Saturday

Mayor Tommy Battle, Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation encourage everyone to head down to Big Spring Park each Saturday, from May 4 – June 29, for Fitness in the Park exercise sessions. Fitness in the Park 2019, formerly known as Saturdays in the Park, takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in Big Spring Park East near the bridge. In the case of rain, classes will be taught [more]

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