You're Invited to a Party

Kick off the 2016 Fit Family Challenge with us on Saturday


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We're having a party and you and your whole family are invited!

Where: Mount Tabor Place CVS located at 3325 Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem

When: Saturday, April 30 from noon until 2 p.m.

Why: To celebrate the launch of our 2016 Fit Family Challenge 

For our launch party, we've planned speakers, special guests, door prizes, wellness demonstrations and face painting. Even the Winston-Salem Dash's BOLT is planning to attend! You'll also have the opportunity to register for the Fit Family Challenge, which is our annual eight-week wellness program. This year's challenge begins May 1 and runs through June 26. To participate, register you and your family and and then track activities online. The more you participate by tracking your exercise and other fitness and wellness accomplishments, the more chances you have to win weekly prizes. At the end of the program, one Triad-area family will be randomly selected to win a trip to Universal Orlando®. 

In addition to weekly prize drawings, Fit Family Challenge participants are eligible for free fitness classes around the Triad. There will also be lots encouragement, tips, recipes and more from our panel of Fit Family Challenge experts. This year’s experts include Donna Burick, a life coach; Julie Luther, a fitness trainer; and Cindy Silver, a registered dietician. Two Spotlight Families, the Griffins and the Hamiltons, were selected to meet with the Fit Family Challenge experts to develop family fitness and wellness goals for the challenge. You'll be able to follow their journeys as they write about their experiences on our Fit Family Challenge blog.

Still not convinced? Worried about being too busy to participate. I hear you. Let me give you some examples of activities that count for the Fit Family Challenge:

Gardening with the family


The threat of frost is behind us, so I know you're out there planting things, cleaning up the yard and making your outdoor space look pretty. The time your family spends outside raking, mowing, planting flowers and vegetables and otherwise sprucing the place up counts. Pulling weeds for an hour is much more enticing when the 60 minutes you log on the tracker boosts your chances of winning prizes.



Playing with the kids


You know how exhausting it can be to play with and entertain your kids. And you know that's because of all the physical activity involved. Play airplane, run around the yard, play catch, join in on a game of hopscotch — playing with the kids counts. So when they scream, "One more time!" go for it. Then enter the minutes on your Fit Family Challenge online tracker! 



Pool Time


Summer vacation is right around the corner. But we're southerners. We don't wait until July 4 to splash around. You know you're going to jump in with the kiddos, whether you're enjoying a weekend getaway or you've gathered at grandma's for her pool opening cookout. Our pool is open and the temperature has finally reached the 70s. I'm already registered for the Fit Family Challenge. I can't win prizes, but I can log minutes. Many of my family's minutes will be racked up in the backyard over games of pool volleyball.


You get the picture. Any and all activity counts. So come on out to our 2016 Fit Family Challenge launch party and celebrate, get registered and have fun! And be sure to ask me for a special code card while you're at Saturday's party. When you enter the code, you'll get extra points. Extra points give you more chances to win prizes. It's going to be a great Fit Family Challenge! See you Saturday.

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