Gila River Wellness Days are on Fire

September 2, 2016


Submitted by Janice Jaicks

Fitness Fest Gila River


The energy from our Saturday groups feels incredible and the changes people are participating in and experiencing are truly remarkable.


The proof is in the inspirational community members who are attending! People like Lavonne, for example. She attended a Gila River Wellness Kick-Off Camp in July and started a regimented exercise program that she’s continuing to follow successfully.


Daisy is another Wellness Camp participant who got on board last year and has lost 50 pounds!


Hoping to encourage others on the same journey, Gayle is a participant who has already lost 30 pounds and is powering ahead!


Olena is another part of our group who is excited about all of her personal progress, and Tiffini completed our Passport to Wellness challenge in only a week! Carol also continues to push forward with her health and exercise plans, and finally visited her doctor after three years of avoiding it.


Way to go!


This past Saturday, we felt the love as we listened to stories from attendees and from Joseph, our trainer from the Wellness Center who has been a part of our group every step of the way this year.


We had an awesome functional training workout and learned how to use the fitness center with Garrett from the M.O.V.E. program, and Frances never disappoints when she leads everyone in a little Zumba! Of course Stephanie (our program leader for the past several years) was on-hand as well, sharing her knowledge on setting goals (and keeping them), how to use the ‘Myfitnesspal’ app, and how to make overnight oats.


It’s evident that the community is making big changes toward a healthier lifestyle, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of those changes.


We can’t wait to see all of the amazing men and women of Gila River at our next event on Sept. 17 at District 2 Service Center.


Could you be the next Fit Bit winner?! Could it be the day you change your lifestyle?


We will give you all kinds of nutrition information, recipes and meal plans, plus some fun (yes, FUN!) exercise workshops like POUND, Tai Chi, and circuit training.