Tuesday, June 22, 2021

LiveFit Wellness Challenge – Fitness Fun Day

As part of the 2018 LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge, the City of Southlake is hosting a free Fitness Fun Day on Saturday, February 10th at The Marq Southlake.

With warmer spring temperatures looming and summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to kick-start your fitness journey! Fitness Fun Day is your chance to try out popular group fitness classes like Zumba, Total Body Blast and Gentle Yoga for FREE. You’ll earn 3 points in the LiveFit Wellness Challenge for each class you attend, but more importantly, you’ll start your weekend off right with a great workout in an uplifting atmosphere. We’ll even have complimentary coffee and light refreshments for you to enjoy before or after class!

Fitness Fun Day will also feature a hands-only CPR class led by Southlake DPS from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (no certification cards). CPR is a simple maneuver that can double or even triple a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac event. Whether you’re new to CPR or looking to refresh your skills, this free classroom-style training session will take you through the basics so you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency. This is not a certification class, and participants will not earn certification cards.

Fitness Fun Day Schedule

 Complimentary coffee and light refreshments will be available starting at 8 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Total Body Blast

9:30 a.m.  – 10:20 a.m.

Zumba

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

CPR Training

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You don’t have to sign up or register in advance to participate in Fitness Fun Day—just show up in your workout gear ready to have a great time!

For more upcoming LiveFit Wellness Challenge events, visit LiveFitSLK.com! Please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019 if you have any questions.

 

Mayor Laura Hill Presents LiveFit Southlake Month Proclamation

At the Tuesday, January 16 City Council meeting, Mayor Hill recognized February as LiveFit Southlake Month.

Good health and an active lifestyle are essential to the overall well-being of individuals; and,

Whereas, exercise, through participation in sports and other fitness-related activities, helps to fight obesity among children and adults, which also prevents related medical problems while also reducing overall health care costs; and,

Whereas, a wholesome, well-balanced diet is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle; and,

Whereas, LiveFit Southlake provides an opportunity for citizens to live healthy lifestyles and to recognize the importance the City places on leisure and recreational programming; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake will hold a 9-week community-wide wellness challenge devoted to inspiring families to LiveFit with such free events as a health fair, LiveWell Lecture Series, Events with the Mayor, Couch to 5K, Southlake Superhero 5K and Fun Run, 1 Million Step Challenge, daily challenges, food tracking challenges; now,

Therefore, I, Laura Hill, Mayor of the City of Southlake, do hereby proclaim the month of February as LIVEFIT SOUTHLAKE MONTH in Southlake and encourage our citizens to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise and to take steps towards better overall health.     

Sign Up for the 2018 LiveFit Wellness Challenge

The holidays are here, but there is still no time like the present to start thinking about getting fit and reducing stress in your life.

One way to accomplish this is through the City of Southlake’s LiveFit Wellness Challenge. It’s easy to sign up and each month you’ll find new health-related classes to keep you up-to-date on the latest wellness topics ranging from checking for hormone imbalances, improving circulation, eating healthy and much more.

Let 2018 be your fittest, strongest and healthiest year yet and take the LiveFit Wellness Challenge! The 2018 LiveFit Wellness Challenge kicks off on January 13, 2018. Registration is free and begins December 15, 2017. Participants will compete in daily challenges, track their steps, and have the opportunity to attend ‘lunch and learns’, fitness classes, activities with the mayor and so much more.  Participants will receive a free t-shirt once they have registered and will receive more fun goodies and prizes once they accumulate points!

 Mark your calendar for the following FREE LiveFit events!

January 13: Health Fair Wellness Challenge Kickoff

February 10: Fitness Fun Day

March 15: Wellness Challenge Conclusion

March 17: Superhero Fun Run and 5K Sponsored by Texas Health Resources (FREE with Wellness Challenge Registration!)

 Other activities will include:

  • Events with Mayor Laura Hill
  • LiveWell Lecture Series
  • Couch to 5K Sponsored by Camp Gladiator
  • FREE February Fitness Classes
  • Fitness Workshops
  • Daily Challenges and More

Each activity helps participants earn points toward winning the ultimate prize, but there will be many other amazing prizes as well. 2017’s winners took home FitBits, Apple Watches, Bose headphones and some great LiveFit goodies. The Wellness Challenge concludes with the annual Superhero Fun Run and 5K in Bicentennial Park. Challenge registrants will gain FREE access to the run.

The Southlake LiveFit program also hosts group fitness classes at the Southlake Activity Center at 307 Parkwood Drive. For $20 a month, participants receive unlimited access to all the fitness classes offered in the morning and evening. Classes include Gentle Yoga, Zumba, Total Body Workout, Pilates and Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. Click here for a current calendar.  Register online for your LiveFit Pass today!

Mark your calendars for January 13, 2018, − March 17, 2018, as Southlake continues to live a healthier lifestyle. For more information, please visit the LiveFit Wellness Challenge website.

Five Free Fitness Events in July for National Park and Rec Month

Southlake LiveFit is a community initiative wellness program that encourages healthy lifestyles for both the mind and body! The City of Southlake hosts classes and seminars every month for the community to participate in but, coming this July ALL LiveFit Fitness classes will be FREE. We’re also adding more fun activities throughout the month that will encourage the National Park and Recreation Associations campaign of “Get your Play on”

1.Get fit at the Southlake Activity Center with FREE Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Total Body Workout, and more! Classes are normally $20/month.

Check out the calendar here for all the FREE Class Offerings! Register Here to sign our liability waiver or show up a few minutes before class to have one of our staff register you!

2.July 7 is National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day!  Bring your child(ren) to one of our local parks and take a walk! 

Royal and Annie Smith Park (3045 Johnson Rd.) Chesapeake Park (3150 Union Church Rd.)

3.  The LiveWell Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, July 11 at The Marq Southlake (285 Shady Oaks Drive) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. This ongoing lecture series is presented by Executive Medicine of Texas, come listen to Dr. Judy Gaman as she teaches “10 Tips to Improve Health and Increase Longevity!” Seminars include complimentary child care (must be potty trained) and light snacks will be provided.

4. On Saturday, July 22 come out and walk with the Mayor at North Park (200 E Dove Rd) at 9:00 a.m.

5. To wrap up the entire month of Free Live Fit Classes, we are offering a FREE fun morning of outdoor fitness classes on Saturday, July 29 from 7 AM – 10:30 AM at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square (1400 Main Street)
Gentle Yoga with Tyler at 7:00 AM
Zumba with Rosy at 8:00 AM
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzy at 9:30 AM

This summer, don’t just sit, LiveFit!
For more information on everything LiveFit has to offer visit LiveFitSLK.com or to see all the FREE family fun we are offering for National Park and Rec Month in July, contact the Southlake Community Services office at 817-748-8019.

LiveFit Southlake Month Proclamation

Mayor Laura Hill recognized February as LiveFit Southlake Month at the Tuesday, January 17 City Council meeting.

Good health and an active lifestyle are essential to the overall well-being of individuals; and,

Whereas, exercise, through participation in sports and other fitness-related activities, helps to fight obesity among children and adults, which also prevents related medical problems while also reducing overall health care costs; and,

Whereas, a wholesome, well-balanced diet is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle; and,

Whereas, LiveFit Southlake provides an opportunity for citizens to live healthy lifestyles and to recognize the importance the City places on leisure and recreational programming; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake will hold an 8-week community-wide wellness challenge devoted to inspiring families to LiveFit; now,

Therefore, I, Laura Hill, Mayor of the City of Southlake, do hereby proclaim the month of February as LIVEFIT SOUTHLAKE MONTH in Southlake and encourage our citizens to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise and to take steps towards better overall health.

 

LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge begins on Jan. 14 at Bicentennial Park.

Join us as we kick-off our eight week LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge on Saturday, January 14, 2017!

The first event of this year’s LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge, sponsored by Sprout’s Farmer’s Market, will take place at 9a.m. on Saturday, January 14th as we take a walk around Bicentennial Park with Mayor Laura Hill. We will meet at Aria Amphitheater to get warmed up before we head off. Immediately following that will be a health fair at The Marq Southlake. The health fair will include free health screenings, information about health and wellness and what our local sponsors are doing to support that mission.

The LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge is a city wide program aimed at encouraging community health and wellness for people of all ages. Throughout the free eight week challenge there will be many events to reach out and connect with the city. These events will include free group fitness classes, CPR certification classes, the LiveWell Lecture Series and Low-Calorie Cook-off among others. If you have not already registered for the Wellness Challenge, you can online at LiveFitSLK.com or in person at any LiveFit Southlake event.

Also, don’t forget to also take advantage of the free group fitness classes going on during the month of January. The classes offered include Zumba, Pilates, and multiple types of yoga.

Sign-Up for Adult Programs Today

The kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun. Southlake offers programs for adults (18+) so everybody can get in on the action!

Try the Women’s Self-Defense class. Designed to empower women to fight back by teaching techniques on how to survive an attack from an assailant, several defenses, what to do if tackled, and much more.

Get your groove on with the Bollywood Dance program, where you can learn the dance moves of your favorite movie stars and have a little fun while getting some amazing exercise.

Speaking of exercise don’t forget to sign-up for The Southlake LiveFit Pass which will give you unlimited access to all City of Southlake group fitness classes on an unlimited basis for an entire month.

These programs and more can be found here in The Southlake Scene.

For more information on these programs go to SouthlakeParksandRec.com
or call (817) 748-8019

 

 

Introducing the LiveFit LiveWell Lecture Series

The LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge is being extended to include a series of health talks by Executive Medicine of Texas. The new LiveFit/LiveWell summer lecture series will be offered free of charge to Southlake and surrounding city residents beginning in June.

Wellness has become the focus for many cities throughout the United States. Each program is a little different, but leave it to Southlake, Texas to bring forth a unique program that includes an extra emphasis on health education. Couple Southlake’s strive for excellence with Executive Medicine of Texas’ reputation for world class medical care, and you have a program like non-other.

In 2015, the City of Southlake started their LiveFit Wellness Challenge which included walks with Mayor Laura Hill through their many city parks, a health fair, and a 5k run. The emphasis was on getting outside and increasing physical activity, not only on an individual level, but as a family. The Live Fit program was successful from the beginning, with an end of season run with 300 members. “The addition of lectures, is what makes LiveFit/LiveWell a great partnership that will benefit so many people,” states Mayor Hill.

The lectures are presented by the physicians and wellness experts at Executive Medicine of Texas, a preventative and proactive medical practice that has won awards for their wellness programs and published books. The lecturers also host the nationally syndicated Staying Young Radio Show, where they educate people from coast to coast on a daily basis through Stay Young Medical Minutes and their long form show. They are able to bring that same energy to the LiveFit/LiveWell summer program. Mayor Hill commented, “I am excited to see the lecture series added to our city’s health initiative. LiveFit/LiveWell is a great way to educate – and education is always the best way to drive change.”

The LiveFit/LiveWell lecture series is schedule to start in June and end in August and will be held at The Marq, located at 285 Shady Oaks Drive. The complete list of dates and speaking topics include:

Thursday, June 9th
“Grocery Store Must Haves for Longer Life” presented by Walter Gaman, MD, FABFPYou are what you eat. Our processed and packaged foods are causing serious health issues. It’s time to get back to basics. Learn which foods improve memory, weight loss, arthritis, and make you look and feel much younger.

Thursday, June 23rd
“No Guts No Glory: Understanding Your Microbiome” presented by Mark Anderson, MD, DABFP
New research shows that gut health is the key to preventing most diseases, maintaining a healthy weight, and living a long and healthy life. Learn what you need to keep your microbiome healthy and what things you need to avoid.

Thursday, July 14th
“Simplify – Getting the Penny out of Your Eye” presented by Judy Gaman, BSHS, MSPS
Have you ever over complicated even the simplest things in life? Stress is a leading cause of disease and ultimately death. Learn how to put things in perspective and reduce stress, techniques that may just save your life.

Thursday, July 28th
“Inflammation: Putting out the Fire that Causes Disease” presented by Walter Gaman, MD, FABFP
Inflammation has now been scientifically linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s disease. In order to prevent it, you need to understand it. Learn what causes inflammation, how to reduce it, and what it means to your future.

Thursday, August 11th
“Hormones and Your Brain” presented by Mark Anderson, MD, DABFP
Feeling a little foggy lately? Gaining weight and lacking energy? Too many people are being misdiagnosed and put on medications they don’t need. Learn the symptoms, proper diagnosis, and available treatments for hormone imbalances. This talk is for both men and women.

Thursday, August 25th
“Genetics, Epigenetics, and Mindset: The Secrets to Longevity” by Judy Gaman, BSHS, MSPS
Secrets to a long and healthy life, may be in your genes, but they don’t tell the whole story. Learn what the research tells us about longevity, coupled with the experiences and accounts of multiple people who have lived past their 100th birthday.

As doctor Mark Anderson explains, “Each time we give a lecture, we make it fun and interactive. Medical and health information doesn’t need to be dry, it should be informative and educational. Our goal is to engage the community and help them take control of their own health.”

In addition to the venue, the City of Southlake is also providing childcare from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for parents attending the lectures. Residents of the City of Southlake and surrounding cities are welcome to attend. Refreshments are served and registration begins at 5:30 pm. The one hour lectures begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Other sponsors for Live Fit/Live Well include Southlake Style Magazine and Central Market in Southlake.

For more information visit, www.LiveFitSouthlake.com.

The last Walk with the Mayor is March 26

The 10-week LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge is winding down and there are just a few more chances for participants to add points to their totals. So if you’re just a couple points away from getting that prize you want, now is the time!

The final Walk with the Mayor will take place on March 26 in Southlake Town Square from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Come on out and hit your steps goal with Mayor Laura Hill through the parks located right here in Southlake Town Square. Meet at Rustin Pavilion to get stretched and warmed up. There will be a stop at each park for a quick beginner level fitness activity (i.e. lunges, squats, etc.).

For more information on LiveFit Southlake, visit us here or contact Jared Darnell, Recreation Coordinator, at jdarnell@ci.southlake.tx.us.