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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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Join Mayor Battle and turn a Working lunch into a Walking lunch!

March 27, 2019 Click to view Join Mayor Battle and turn a Working lunch into a Walking lunch!

Healthy Huntsville and the City of Huntsville are partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to celebrate National Walk @Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 3 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., in Big Spring Park. Mayor Tommy Battle will lead a kick-off walk at 11 a.m., followed by three group walks scheduled at 30-minute intervals. After the walkabouts, participants will discover more healthy activities, free samples, and enjoy demonstrations from [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Kicks off 2019 with Scale Back Alabama

January 14, 2019 Click to view Healthy Huntsville Kicks off 2019 with Scale Back Alabama

Mayor Tommy Battle joined fellow Healthy Huntsville partners at the Madison County Department of Public Health today to officially kick off Scale Back Alabama. Representatives from the founding members of Healthy Huntsville were in attendance including Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Public Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Carden, Madison County Department of Public Health Administrator Judy Smith and Huntsville City Schools Director of Community Engagement Rena Anderson. “Using the momentum [more]

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

December 21, 2018 Click to view City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville sanitation will not collect garbage on December 24 and 25. View the alternate garbage pick up schedule for the week of December 24. Public Transportation Holiday [more]

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‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ this Holiday Season with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital

November 13, 2018 Click to view ‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ this Holiday Season with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital

Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Corporate Wellness are partnering up this holiday season to encourage people to maintain their current weight and not gain those extra holiday pounds. Citizens are encouraged to weigh-in this week at any of the Huntsville Hospital Wellness Centers or at one of the City’s four recreation centers. Weigh-out week is January 2-6, 2019, and participants must go to the same weigh-in location. All participants who complete [more]

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