Get movin' program kicks off on June 1

get_movin_smLooking for fun things to do this summer? The 10th Annual Get Movin’ program will kick off on June 1 at Alderwood mall.

Get Movin’ is an all-ages, free, summer program aimed at motivating Snohomish County families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities.

Register for Get Movin’ from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Alderwood mall in Lynnwood. The event is free with lots of fun activities, special mascot guests, exhibitors, giveaways and prizes while quantities last. Participants will receive a Get Movin’ Playbook at registration, which will include program details, a tracking calendar, reward coupons and a t-shirt while supplies last. Visit www.get-movin.org for more program detail

The Get Movin’ program has three easy steps.

STEP 1: Get Movin’ – Be physically active 60 minutes a day at least five days a week, all summer long. STEP 2: Keep Track – stay on track and mark your progress on the Playbook calendar. STEP 3: Reward Yourself – use a reward coupon each week that you meet the goal.

Visit www.get-movin.org or call 425-670-5532 for more details. Can’t make it to the kick-off event? A list of community registration locations will be posted on the website.

The Get Movin’ program was established in 2004 by a community partnership of public and private agencies to combat youth obesity in Snohomish County. That partnership has grown into a broad-based community coalition to help improve the health of Snohomish County residents by encouraging them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The participation in Get Movin’ has steadily increased each year, growing from 612 registered participants in 2004 to more than 3,000. The 10th year of Get Movin’ is dedicated to one of its greatest champions, Caroline Brown. Caroline was a passionate, community health advocate who was instrumental in the formation and success of Get Movin’.

Get Movin’ is supported by grants, sponsors and local businesses. The 2013 Get Movin’ event would not be possible without the support of: Swedish/Edmonds, the YMCA of Snohomish County, the Everett Clinic, Molina Healthcare, the Daily Herald, Everett Transit, Edmonds Family Medicine, the cities of Everett, Lynnwood and Marysville and the many businesses and agencies the provide reward coupons and staff.

 

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