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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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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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