Countdown to Fitness program encourages Soundview residents to lead healthy, active lifestyle
Comprehensive 10-week program includes physical fitness classes, nutrition demonstrations and health assessments
State Senator Jeff Klein announced $50,000 in state funding for the Countdown to Fitness program at a luncheon event today at the Shorehaven Community Center
Over the course of the 10-week program, nearly 70 women from the south Bronx have participated in Zumba, kickboxing and dance classes; learned how to make healthy and delicious recipes like baked apples, sauteed cauliflower and cucumber blueberry salad; and learned more about immunizations, heart disease, cancer screenings and stress management. At the luncheon, Senator Klein will present Countdown to Fitness participants with certificates for completing the Fall program. Another session will be held in Spring.
Above - Senator Jeff Klein has lunch with the members of the Countdown to Fitness Program before each participant was given their certificate for completing the 10 week program that Senator Klein funded.
Below - Senator Klein tells of the importance of fitness programs such as the Countdown to Fitness program he funded.
Above - Senator Klein stands with Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez (President/CEO of Urban Health Plan Inc.), and a few Countdown to Fitness participants.
Below - Senator Klein is with all of the ladies who were given certificates as they completed the 10 week Countdown to Fitness program.
Afterwards the ladies got back into the groove of the Countdown to Fitness program by dancing a bit.