May Is Fitness Month

by Ryan Halvorson on Apr 15, 2011

Making News

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and the U.S. government has issued a call to get more Americans moving. Do you want to help your local community “celebrate” health and fitness? Here are some suggested activities courtesy of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition:

  • Fitness Festival. Organize a series of fitness activities involving school, recreation, business and industry, and/or other sports and fitness agencies. Introduce the public to outstanding fitness activities or new fitness programs that can be carried out on a long-term basis.
  • Fitness Talks. Create increased awareness of and participation in local fitness activities by inviting national/state experts, local physicians, health officials and fitness professionals to participate in talk and lecture programs.
  • Sports Day. Schedule a series of sports events, tournaments and other athletic activities, highlighting participation in the celebration.

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About the Author

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the associate editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; a fitness instructor at the Wave House Athletic Club; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of www.RYAN...