BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
The Spring Hill Mayor’s Challenge, a free community fitness initiative in which residents set and stride for set personal fitness goals, saw the weigh-in kick-off event begin on Monday, but will hold extended weigh-ins until this Friday.
After Friday, participants will strive to meet their fitness goals until the weigh-out day on April 8, where individuals, organizations and businesses can win prizes based on their success.
For those who missed the initial weigh-in day Monday, both Power Up Nutrition and Maury Regional Physical Therapy will be holding the extended weigh-ins until Friday during normal business hours. Power Up Nutrition is located at 3011 Longford Drive, and Maury Regional Physical Therapy at 1003 Reserve Boulevard.
The Mayor’s Challenge will see participants measured in areas of body fat, metabolic age, muscle percentage and more from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. on January 7 at Maury Regional in Spring Hill. The city has also partnered with Maury Regional to perform Functional Movement screenings for the challenge, which measures flexibility and coordination.
The Mayor’s Challenge is a part of Healthier Spring Hill, an initiative to promote health and wellness in the city. This is an extension of Healthier Tennessee, an initiative by Governor Bill Haslam to see Tennesseans lead healthier lives through the combined effort of private and public-sector groups such as employers, hospital and school systems.
Last year’s Mayor Challenge saw well over 200 participants, with the city expecting even more this year.