Make fitness fun at any age

June 20, 2008 9:24:28 PM PDT
The Santa Clara County Parks Department has teamed up with Kaiser Permanente San Jose to provide the Healthy Trails Challenge."

Healthy Trails: Your Path to Fitness, Fun and Adventure!

Healthy Trails is a fitness challenge for people of all ages and skill levels. The program challenges people to walk, roll, ride or run at least 5 of the 21 featured Santa Clara County Park trails contained in a trails guidebook. Registered participants have 12 months in which to complete the fitness challenge. The trails guidebook will include a log that participants use to record the trails and miles they've traveled. The log is then returned to the Santa Clara County Parks Department and a completion reward will be issued. The guidebook will also contain tips on nutrition, physical activity and safe play in regional parks.

A promotional brochure, with registration form, is available and will describe the Healthy Trails program and how the challenge works. Interested persons can register for Healthy Trails in person at the County Parks Administration Office, by fax, mail, telephone or on-line. Also, VTA's extensive network of local bus routes make it easy for you to get to these Santa Clara County Parks.

Healthy Trails is presented by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department and is free to the public because of the generous support of the following partners, Kaiser Permanente San Jose, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department - Nutrition and Wellness and Steps to a Healthier Santa Clara County.

To register for Healthy Trails, call (408) 355-2201 or visit www.parkhere.org

Festival in the Park: Where Wellness Meets Fun
June 22, 2008, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hellyer County Park
San Jose

The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Kaiser Permanente - San Jose and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department - Nutrition and Wellness and Steps is sponsoring "Festival in the Park - Where Wellness Meets Fun!" on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 11 am to 4 pm at Hellyer County Park in San Jose. The wellness and recreation festival is designed to inspire, educate and excite local residents to take charge of their health, eat nutritiously and get fit. Admission, parking and shuttle are free.

A host of health care providers from the public, private and non-profit sectors, including the communities of faith, will offer exhibits, demonstrations, activities and performances all aimed at educating and inspiring individuals and families to take action and live well. A large stage will serve as the focal point of the event with performances and physical activity demonstrations. Healthy cooking demonstrations and a visit by the Second Harvest Food Bank Produce Mobile will stop by and give out free fruits and vegetables. Check out the Kids Zone, Zumba dancers, Tai Chi, Hip Hop Hula Hoop Demos and MUCH more! Hands-on activities will take place throughout the park and include bike rides, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and much more.

For more information on Healthy Trails or this weekend's Festival in the Park, go to www.parkhere.org


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