St. Pete Keeps Getting Healthier!

Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 13:59:20-04

HealthyKids is a year-round program offered in recreation centers across St. Petersburg. The program focuses on healthy eating and physical fitness activities for our school-age children as well as opportunities to engage parents and families in healthy habits. The program is launching its new quarterly curriculum as well as hosting “Fit Family Nights” at each center. Fit Family Nights are free, open to the public, and offer families the chance to engage in fun interactive activities at conveniently located recreation centers. Fit Family Night activities include a one-mile fun walk, healthy cooking demos, and interactive fitness games.

Health360 is a program offered at Campbell Park Recreation Center that is open to anyone wanting to learn more about healthy eating, cooking, diabetes prevention, and childhood obesity prevention. Evidence-based classes are offered by several partner organizations (John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital -First Steps Fit for All Kids, University of Florida-IFAS Extension – Cooking Matters, St. Anthony’s Hospital – Diabetes Empowerment Education Program) at the center free of charge. Participants also receive a fresh produce voucher for each class attended that is redeemable for $10 worth of fresh produce. This is a great incentive for families to try healthier cooking options and experience a large variety of produce, without the fear of effecting the family budget.

Get Fit St. Pete
Get Fit St. Pete aims at making access to affordable physical fitness classes easy for residents. The program offers free group fitness classes monthly and personal training opportunities in exercise zones. Group Fitness classes take place on Saturday and rotate to various parks across the city. Attached you will find the September schedule of classes. Also the Get Fit St. Pete program offers free personal training at our Outdoor Exercise Zones the last Tuesday of each month. Volunteer trainers offer their expertise and the most effective ways to utilize our outdoor equipment. Guest trainers also engage our followers on social media, posting workout videos using the equipment in case residents cannot make it out to a Trainer Tuesday events.  Our next Trainer Tuesday will take place on September 25 at Riviera Bay Park featuring Kelly Carson with “At Home Fitness”. Kelly will focus on offering exercise tips targeted at engaging older adults to maintain mobility and flexibility.

All of our program information can be found online at