News | Published February 17, 2020

Join in the fun from anywhere: Centre Moves Fit Families Challenge

Join Centre Moves in March for the fifth annual Centre Moves Fit Families Challenge! The community coalition dedicated to encouraging healthy habits in Centre County is once again hosting this month-long, countywide health initiative to get people moving.

To participate, families – parents, grandparents, children, colleagues or friends – should register at centremoves.org, exercise at least 15 times for 15 minutes each between March 1 -31, and log workouts to be entered to win a variety of prizes. Grand prize items, generously donated by area businesses, include a one-year Centre County YMCA family membership; guided fly fishing trip for two, courtesy of American Fly Fishing Company; two $50 Hoss’s Steak & Sea House gift cards; fitness kit courtesy of Community Engagement Office State College; one-month membership to Kinetik Fitness; four $25 gift certificates to Get Air; and more! Plus, those registered for Fit Families Challenge can sign up for a Centre County YMCA “Be Our Guest” pass for the month of March.

This year Centre Moves is partnering with MoveSpring to make the Fit Families Challenge entirely electronic. With MoveSpring, you'll be able to create a team group (i.e. your family), compete in mini challenges against others, set new goals and watch your progress over time.

Participants can download the MoveSpring app to connect smartphones, smartwatches, and wearable devices to automatically track activity. Tracking can also be manually entered online. Additional information is available at centremoves.org/fitfamilieschallenge.

Mount Nittany Health is a proud partner of the Centre Moves Fit Families Challenge. Chronic disease, including heart disease and diabetes, was identified as a key priority in the most recent community health needs assessment, conducted by Mount Nittany Health, in partnership with Centre Foundation, Centre County United Way and Centre County Government. Because heart disease is impacted by high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which can result from poor diet and exercise habits, healthy weight management is key in improving the health and wellness of our community and Mount Nittany Health’s mission to make people healthier.

Registration for the challenge is now open at centremoves.org/fitfamilieschallenge. For more information, call 814.231.7140 or email info@centremoves.org.