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May 31, 2014

Clarksville parks launching fitness challenge

CLARKSVILLE — A little goes a long way when it comes to weight loss. Research has shown that losing 10 percent of your body weight — or less — can have big payoffs for health. Clarksville Parks and Recreation is doing its part for our residents by offering the first Clarksville Fitness Challenge, sponsored by the Louisville Athletic Club.

During this free program, residents will meet every weeks for special exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, healthy eating tips, and more. The six week program begins on Tuesday, June 3, with a run/walk through Clarksville’s Ashland Park. This also will be the first time participants will weigh-in as part of the weight loss contest. Everyone’s weight will be kept confidential. The person who records the highest percentage of weight loss after the six week program will win a free one-year membership to the Clarksville LAC.

The Clarksville Fitness Challenge is open to everyone, not just Clarksville residents. To learn more about the program, visit the Clarksville Fitness Challenge page on our website:


Initial Weigh-In and Walk/Run in the Park

• Join us for a brisk walk along the Ohio River Greenway in beautiful Ashland Park. This will also be the first time we weigh-in. Your weight will be confidential!

Tuesday, June 3,  6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Ashland Park Shelter House

Gym Tour and free workout.

• Not only is our sponsor giving us a prize for this program, they are also inviting us to get an inside look at their facility. We will spend this evening getting a tour and some exercise at the Clarksville location of the LAC.

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Clarksville LAC - 951 E Lewis & Clark Parkway

Zumba Class

• Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of music styles to help tone and sculpt the body. The dance steps are easy to follow and it’s fun and addictive! No dance experience is necessary to enjoy Zumba!

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.n., at Clarksville Community Center - 2311 Sam Gwin Drive

Water Aerobics Class

• This workout will challenge those who need to get into shape, have arthritis, or have had replacements or challenges with their joints. This class incorporates low cardio, muscle toning, strengthening and balance work.

Date: Tuesday, June 24 Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Clarksville Family Aquatic Center, 800 South Clark Boulevard.

Healthy Eating/Cooking Demonstration

• In this class, a local chef will teach us how to cook good food with health in mind. We will also share some easy and healthy recipes.

Date: Tuesday, July 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets 3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, New Albany.

U-Jam Fitness Class and Final Weigh-In

• U-Jam Fitness is an athletic hip-hop dance fitness workout that combines dance and high energy music for a fun and exciting workout. U-Jam fitness is a program for all ages and fitness levels.

Date: Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Clarksville Community Center , 2311 Sam Gwin Drive.

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