You’ve seen the weight-loss shows on television, but this campaign to better health and fitness is happening locally in Lakewood. GO Lakewood is a community-wide campaign to promote healthy lifestyles. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to set goals and report their progress throughout the year. Participation can be measured by activity minutes or pounds lost, you choose! Walk with your friends, jog a mile or take a healthy cooking class; it all counts! Join your community in getting active in 2008!
Start the year off right at the GO Lakewood kick-off celebration and registration event at Fort Steilacoom Park on Saturday, January 26th from 10 am – 1 pm. You can register on-site and be on your way to a healthier 2008. Entertainment, demonstrations, vendors, games and activities will be free for this event and a one mile walk/run will be held at 11 am around Waughop Lake. Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day.
The highlight of the kick-off celebration will be SNOW and attendees can try one of the fastest growing winter sports; snowshoeing. Snowshoes and poles will be available for people to try a new activity. It is one of the best activities for a cardio workout and one that does not require any previous experience.
Pierce County has been a leader in the state for healthier living with the passage of the “no-smoking in public places law”. Inactivity and poor diet cause at least 300,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and for the first time in history, kids born today are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to inactivity and diet. Lakewood decided it was time to take action in our own community and strongly promote health and fitness in this Olympic year.
Enjoy a fun-filled day with games, activities, and entertainment on your way to a healthier New Year! The entrance to Fort Steilacoom Park is located near the corner of Steilacoom Blvd. SW and 87th Ave. SW. We hope to see less of you in 2008.
For more information contact the City of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Department at 253-589-2489. Point of Contact: Dennis Higashiyama, Recreation Coordinator.