By ALEXANDER WILLIS
To help Spring Hill residents burn off those extra holiday calories, as well as help them reach their 2019 fitness goals, the Spring Hill Parks and Rec department is inviting them to participate in the 2019 Mayor’s Challenge.
The Mayor’s Challenge will see participants measured in areas of body fat, metabolic age, muscle percentage and more on January 7 from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. 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.
Participants can include individuals, groups and even businesses, who will all compete with each other over the next few months for prizes and bragging rights until the “Check Me Out” date on April 8 of 2019, at Maury Regional. Participants will then get to see how they improved in numerous fitness categories, showing them what techniques worked, and which did not.
For those who cannot make the check-in date of January 7, Power Up Nutrition will be holding extended check-in measurements from January 8 – 11 during normal business hours, and will also be holding extended check-out dates from April 9 – 11, also during normal business hours. Power Up Nutrition is located at 3011 Longford Drive in Spring Hill.
The city is also looking for businesses to participate, which could include all employees joining the challenge, or adding a healthy item to your menu from January to April of 2019.
Last year’s Mayor Challenge saw well over 200 participants, and the city expects even more this year.
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.
The Mayor’s Challenge is free for all residents to participate in. Maury Regional is located at 1003 Reserve Boulevard, Spring Hill, TN 37174.