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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: August 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Canton Leisure Services To Hold Fit Family Challenge

This free Canton community-wide health and fitness initiative aims to promote the importance of regular physical activity while showcasing what participants can do to improve their health and fitness over a ten-month period of time. All ages, abilities and fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Families may include grandparents and other relatives, as well.

Register today to take part in this special program launch, scheduled for Friday, September 18, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road in Canton, MI. During this “Starting Line” event, base-line pretests will be administered in a pressure-free and stress-free atmosphere to document participants’ statistics for each individual’s one-mile walk/run, a wall-sit, and push-ups. In addition, all participants can enjoy some fun games and prizes, just for coming out to this inaugural event. Families will also receive a monthly calendar of events, special programs, and activities designed to keep them focused on participating and moving together.

Enrolled families will also have the opportunity to enjoy special outdoor classes, nature hikes, and Summit pool parties in the months ahead that will be held specifically for participants taking the Fit Family Challenge to help them meet their fitness goals. The more families participate throughout the program, the more chances they will have to win cool prizes, including: Fitbits, Summit Memberships, Workout Gear, and more!

Save the Date for Upcoming Events:
• September 18 - Family Fitness Fall Kick-Off & Welcome Party at Heritage Park from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• October 9 - Twilight Hike at the Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
• November 6 - Family Fun in the Summit Aquatics Center from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• December 11 - Holiday Zumba Party in the Summit Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.

Families can now register for FREE and commit to staying fit together. Program "graduates" will be able to show off their new endurance and stamina next June during the 2016 Liberty Fest 1-Mile Fun Run! Every activity welcomes all abilities, ages, and fitness levels! This program is made possible by a Pathway to a Healthier Michigan Grant from mParks and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

Join Canton Leisure Services and Bartlett T. Beaver in making a New School Year Resolution together and take the Fit Family Challenge. All area families can register online today with activity code #9999.000 and find additional information at or by calling 734/394-5460.

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