Flemington: Organizations and Businesses Launch Health Challenge

Source: NJ.com

The United Way of Hunterdon County, the Flemington Community Partnership, and dozens of local businesses and organizations have joined forces to give area residents “easy, free and accessible” ways to get fit.

Vamos Flemington–Let’s Get Healthy!” is a new, weeklong and town-wide health campaign designed for people of all backgrounds and fitness levels to participate.

The weeklong series of events kicks off with the Vamos Flemington Health Fair on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The street fair, at 20 Fulper Road, will feature free health screenings, interactive games for adults and children, and free healthy snacks.

In the week that follows, the public is invited to track and earn points for their healthy activities. Points can be earned for activities like walking or bicycling, or they can be earned by participating in one or more of the dozens of free activities offered by Flemington businesses, such as yoga, barre and pilates classes, essential oil workshops, massage and acupuncture.

According to organizers, taking advantage of the many free offerings from local businesses does not require registration in the health challenge.

Those who do register for the Health Week Challenge are eligible to receive prizes and awards based on the number of minutes engaged in healthy activities and the corresponding level of exertion. Prizes and awards will be distributed at United Way of Hunterdon’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Turntable Junction.

Bonnie Duncan, CEO of the United Way of Hunterdon County, says, “All are invited to participate in Vamos Flemington as individuals, families or teams. We are offering many ways to take advantage of the incredible local health resources in our community, and look forward to celebrating our individual and collective achievements at our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.” Duncan also noted that the April is the National Minority and Multicultural Health month.

For more information and to register for the Health Week Challenge, visit VamosFlemingon.com.

The United Way of Hunterdon County focuses on poverty prevention, financial empowerment and advocacy to create positive change in the community. For more information, visit uwHunterdon.org.

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