Parks & Recreation
Welcome to Healthier You 2014!
Healthier You Admin
314 Clifton Dr
P.O. Box 307
Valdez, AK 99686
Ph: (907) 835-2531
Fax: (907 )xxx-xxxx
5:00 am - 8:45 pm
9:00 am - 8:45 pm
PWSCC Health & Fitness Center
303 Lowe St
Valdez, AK 99686
Congratulations to our 2014 Healthier You Winners!
During the 2014 Healthier You program, Valdez lost 1147.5 pounds, logged 57,213 activity points, and avoided tobacco for 91 days!
Adult Activity Point Winner
- Jeffery Timberlake, Jr
Youth Activity Point Winner
- Joscelyn Hoppe
Adult Weight Loss Winner-
Team Points Winner-
Don't Eat Cake
Adult Grand Prizes
- Jimmy Barlow and Jacob Hebert
Youth Grand Prizes-
Owen Watson, Kali Petersen, and Samantha Lemieux
Healthier You At A Glance
The Healthier You program runs for 12 weeks, January thru April. The program provides participants with weekly activities, weight loss, and smoke free days tracking. Healthier You is open to all participants age 5 years and older. Families are encouraged to participate together and form healthy lifestyles together. Participants can form teams which create workout groups that often outlast the length of the program. Each week Healthier You offers a special sponsored activity for the community free of charge. These activities range from sample workouts to health and wellness educational opportunities. Participants can also take advantage of free biometric screening, offered by SWAN at the beginning and end of the program as well as special one time Healthier You events such as clothing swaps, health coach workshops, and a 5K race. Healthier You participants earn points for their weight loss, physical activities and smoke free days. Recognition is given to the top point earners, as well, all participants that meet certain point threshholds are entered into the Grand Prize, Second Chance, and Over 25 Under 100 Prize drawings. Returning participants that meet maintained weight loss criteria are entered into the K-TWO (Keeping the Weight Off) Prize drawing.
Healthier You History
Healthier You was started in 2010 as a Parks & Recreation weight loss competition. In the first year, more than 200 people participated for a total of more than 1600 lbs lost.
In 2011, the Sound Wellness Alliance Network (SWAN) was approached by Parks & Recreation to partner together to bring this program back for its second year. SWAN became the program's major sponsor, and helped springboard the program into a more comprehensive healthy living program. SWAN's financial support, guidance, and volunteers significantly impacted the expansion of the program we enjoy today. Seeing the benefits of this community program, Providence Valdez Medical Center and the PWSCC Health & Fitness Center have joined in as current and past partners of the program.
Since 2010, HY participants have lost more than 6000lbs
Since 2011, HY Participants have logged more than 34,645 hours of physical activity
Since 2011, over 690 HY participants received FREE biometric screenings provided by SWAN to Know their Numbers!
Since 2012, HY Participants have logged more than 950 Smoke Free days
Today, Healthier You continues to promote a healthy lifestyle for the Valdez Community. The continued support of SWAN, the PWSCC Health & Fitness Center, and the Providence Valdez Medical Center have been a key factor in many successes of the program.
Thu, Nov. 27
Turkey Trot Family 5K 10AM at Teen Center
Sun, Nov. 30
Annual Valdez Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, events start at 6PM at Valdez Library
Sat, Dec. 13
Run, Run Reindeer 5K Walk, Run, & XC Ski Race 11AM at Teen Center
Annual Valdez Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th at 6PM
Shake your tail-feathers at the Turkey Trot Family 5K on November 27th at 10AM at the Teen Center!
Turkey Trot Family 5K Run on Thanksgiving morning- 9:30AM Registration and 10:00AM Race- starting at the Teen Center.
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