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Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

April 28, 2022 Click to view Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

Tune-up your bicycles, pump up the tires, and make plans to attend the Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle invites young and old alike to join him for his annual family-friendly, four-mile bike spin around the downtown area’s historic neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at Church Street in Big Spring Park, in front of the YMCA building. Part of the [more]

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Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

April 28, 2022 Click to view Fitness in the Park returns, offering free classes in a fun environment

The annual Fitness in the Park program is back for 2022 with new workouts, new energy, and new faces but the same goal – helping everyone discover the fun side of fitness. Mayor Tommy Battle, in collaboration with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and his Healthy Huntsville initiative, is proud to offer these free one-hour group fitness classes, at 9 a.m. each Saturday in May and June. “Great instructors, a beautiful [more]

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Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

January 6, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

City of Huntsville municipal offices, including Municipal Court, will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, due to the possibility of early morning icy road conditions. Fixed-route Orbit transit and Access paratransit service will also operate on a two-hour delay. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications via the City of Huntsville’s website or follow the Huntsville Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter for road closures and other traffic safety information.

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‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ helping keep Huntsville healthy through the holidays

November 12, 2021 Click to view ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ helping keep Huntsville healthy through the holidays

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many people are already thinking about their favorite seasonal dishes. To help promote a healthier holiday season, the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital are partnering up for the seventh annual “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge. The six-week weight maintenance program kicks off Monday, Nov. 15, as part of the City’s Healthy Huntsville initiative to help educate citizens on wellness and good physical health. “Working with our local health organizations, [more]

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Grab your dancing shoes! Dancing for Diversity kicks off Friday

September 16, 2021 Click to view Grab your dancing shoes! Dancing for Diversity kicks off Friday

Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation will host Dancing for Diversity from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805, 2610 Clinton Avenue SW. The goal of this event is to expose people to new types of dance and instructors and promote dance as a form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. “Part of the Healthy Huntsville initiative is to provide free fitness opportunities to Huntsville citizens, [more]

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Free Fitness in the Park Classes with Healthy Huntsville Start Saturday, May 1

April 28, 2021 Click to view Free Fitness in the Park Classes with Healthy Huntsville Start Saturday, May 1

Spring is here and Healthy Huntsville is ready to get outside and exercise! 2021 brings a new group of instructors and classes to the annual Fitness in the Park program. Join us each Saturday in May and June at 9 a.m. for a FREE one-hour group fitness class in Big Spring Park. “The City of Huntsville is excited to continue Fitness in the Park, offering a variety of group classes that [more]

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Healthy Huntsville partners with Scale Back Alabama to Help Residents Reach Health Goals

February 9, 2021 Click to view Healthy Huntsville partners with Scale Back Alabama to Help Residents Reach Health Goals

This year, Healthy Huntsville’s partnership with “Scale Back Alabama” is going virtual. Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free, statewide wellness program for adults, ages 18 or older, who live in Alabama or work for an Alabama-based organization. It is designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and have fun while doing it. In years past, there was only one goal of Scale Back Alabama: To lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. [more]

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Healthy Huntsville wants you to ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ this holiday season

November 12, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville wants you to ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ this holiday season

Maintain, Don’t Gain is a partnership with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Health System to encourage people to maintain their weight over the holidays. Throughout the six-week program, Healthy Huntsville will post tips and tricks on Facebook to help participants stay on track during a time of year when it can be challenging to get exercise and make smart food choices. In 2019, 959 people weighed in throughout Madison County. Of [more]

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Dance for Diversity at Butler Green on September 18

September 15, 2020 Click to view Dance for Diversity at Butler Green on September 18

Join Healthy Huntsville for Dancing for Diversity, a free socially-distanced dance fitness event to promote health and diversity on Friday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805. During the event, attendees will experience a different dance instructor every 15 minutes to include Zumba, cardio hip hop, Bollywood, line dance and more. Physical activity is key to long-term health for everyone. Regular movement [more]

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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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