A few weeks ago I was super excited to learn about FITWEEK!
“FITWEEK New Haven is a weeklong event that rallies the Greater New Haven community around being active!”
During the week there is free access to fitness facilities and classes and also a 10,000 step a day challenge!
This morning, I headed up to Bishop’s Orchards for the 10K Step Challenge ‘step off’. This was the first in a series of walks that have been planned by the Fitweek organizers. Although the weather wasn’t that great today, we still had fun!
My little guy loved the pumpkins and the tractor (I swear, he loved the tractor and didn’t want to get down!)
We watched a cooking demo by Claire Criscuolo of Claire's Corner Copia and Basta and Dr. Anees Chagpar of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital. They made “Connecticut Slaw” and it was so yummy, the baby even liked it!
We also heard from the community leaders who are participating in the 10,ooo step challenge.
I “borrowed” this picture from the fitweek facebook page because the one I took was unflattering for everyone involved!
Pictured from left to right: Sonia Baghdady of WTNH, Tony Rescigno of Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Claire Criscuolo of Claire's Corner Copia and Basta, Jim Torgerson of The United Illuminating Company, Dr. Anees Chagpar of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital & Shana from the Fitweek team!
Fitweek starts on October 1st and runs through October 7th, there is still time to sign up for a variety of free activities. I am signed up for Intro to Crossfit and Intro to Indoor Rock Climbing! There are so many different things to sign up for. I would really encourage you to look through what they have to offer and give something new a try! What do you have to lose?
Plus, if you participate in one of the events they are holding throughout the week, you can enter to win prizes like a fitbit ultra! I won one today and am so excited!! I can’t wait to wear it to the fitweek classes I’m taking!
Are you planning on participating in Fitweek? What new form of exercise have you been dying to try out?