The Mayor’s Campaign for Wellness is under way! Increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have prompted municipalities throughout New Jersey to become more activity friendly.
The Frenchtown Green Team, at the request of Mayor Warren Cooper, is launching a Campaign for Wellness. “Fit Frenchtown “ is part of a statewide initiative to combat diseases associated with a more sedentary lifestyle. According to the federal Center for Disease Control, about six out of ten adults and nearly four of ten children are overweight or obese – and the obesity rate has doubled since the late 1970s.
“Fit Frenchtown” events and initiatives are intended to help residents get moving by providing activities that are both fun and educational. Nearly all will be free.
Mayor Cooper will lead the first Fit Frenchtown event, a one-mile walk along the bike path on Sunday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. The walk will include a stop at the new sewer plant, under construction between the bike path and Delaware River, for an update on the project and some information about water use and sewer fees, and a visit to the Community Garden. The walk/talk is free. Register by sending name and phone number to email@example.com
On Sunday, April 27 Bonnie will lead a free yoga class at Yoga Loka. Visit the Yoga Loka website and flyer for details. Register by sending name and phone number to bonnie@Yoga-Loka.com
Frenchtown Fit kicks off softball season in May with the first pitch against a team from Milford on Sunday, May 4 at Old Frenchtown Field. Participation details and practice times will be announced soon. Less competitive ballplayers can take part in a family-friendly game open to both sexes, all ages and all abilities on Saturday, May 10. Details to follow.
In June Fit Frenchtown will hold a “Walk, Talk and Eat,” combining a 20-minute walk on the bike path led by Colleen Tomko of Body Betterment, a short talk on the benefits of movement to the body ad brain by Bonnie Pariser of Yoga Loka and a healthy dinner at the Frenchtown Inn prepared by 4-star chef Andy Tomko. Registration can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of $25 covers the three course meal and includes tax and gratuity.
On Wednesday, June 4, Veronica Mausser, Nurse Practitioner at Dr. Liebross’ Frenchtown office, will begin a series called “Women’s Wellness Wednesdays,” tentatively to run from 6-7pm on the first Wednesdays in June, July and August. Topics will include healthy nourishment, movement, and self compassion/self care. ??Also in the works are talks offered by Matthew Branham of the Frenchtown Acupuncture Clinic May 2nd and other local healthcare practitioners. Mayor Cooper’s “Office Hours on the bike path” is set to resume in May.