Henderson Wants You to “Lighten Up”

Published On January 15, 2014 | By Christa Schueler | And Guys Too, Community, Health, Weight Loss, Women

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation is offering a chance for residents to get healthy and fit in the new year. Their Lighten Up Fitness Challenge is free and open to anyone who “lives, works, learns or plays” in Henderson. The weigh in starts and ends this week, January 13th – 17th and participants receive a free 1-week fitness room pass at any of the participating Henderson recreation centers. So, are you ready to lighten up?

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The Lighten Up Fitness Challenge starts January 13th and ends April 4th. In order to participate, you must weigh in by Friday, January 17th from 6:00 am – 8:00 am or 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the following locations: Black Mountain Recreation Center, Downtown Recreation Center, Henderson Multigenerational Center, Silver Springs Recreation Center and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. Weigh in at Valley View Recreation Center is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am or 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 6:00 am to 8:00 pm at Heritage Park Senior Facility. Weighing in weekly, after the initial weigh in, is optional but it will help you to accurately track your progress and you’ll be eligible for weekly prizes (or you can e-mail results). You must be 14 or older to participate.

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Final weigh out will be the week of March 31st and ends on April 4th (at the same times and locations of the initial weigh in). Recognition and prizes will be given for most “lightened up” according to each age bracket. An awards reception will be held at the Heritage Park Senior Facility.

For more information about the fitness challenge, please visit the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation’s site or call (702) 267-4070. Good luck to all of those who are participating!

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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