Recreation and Parks Wins Big for Fit at the Farmers Market Program
Thursday, November 8, 2018 -- The Recreation and Parks Department is proud to announce that the "Fit at the Farmers Market" program won the "Best Health and Wellness Initiative" award at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society annual conference this week.
The program provides free fitness classes for all levels on Saturday mornings during the weekly Farmers Market. This year the classes are taught by professional instructors from local studios, including Falls Church Jazzercise, Corepower Yoga, Dancing Mind Yoga, as well as fitness classes held at the Community Center, such as WERQ Dance. (More at www.fallschurchva.gov/Fit.)
"We're taking to heart that we are the Healthiest Community in America, as designated by U.S. News and World Report," said Amy Youngs, the City's Deputy Director of Recreation and Parks and creator of the program. "This is the second year of Fit at the Farmers Market, and we're excited to see how it continues to grow in popularity. It's a perfect way to start a weekend: get in a free, fun workout, then shop for fresh food at the local market. That's what The Little City and Recreation and Parks are all about."
Virginia Recreation and Park Society's state-wide awards program honors individuals, departments and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence during the previous year. A jury of peers judged 114 applications for awards in 14 different categories.
Amy Youngs, the City's Deputy Director of Recreation and Parks and creator of the Fit at the Farmers Market program, holds the "Best Health and Wellness Initiative" award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. more about the Fit at the Farmers Market program at www.fallschurchva.gov/Fit.