LAPORTE | Mayor Blair Milo announced that “Fitness Friday” is back!
The first Fitness Friday of 2013 will take place Friday April 12 with a new starting time of 5:15 p.m. on Michigan Avenue in front of the YMCA.
The Fitness Friday program was started in 2012 as an opportunity to participate in a weekly 5K walk/run in downtown La Porte. This year the program has expanded to include cycling routes of six and 11 miles in and around La Porte.
Attendance cards to track participation will be available each Friday, participants can receive a free T-shirt for participating in 10 or more Fridays. In addition, numerous local businesses will be offering discounts to participants.
Fitness Friday is being sponsored by the City of La Porte, the IU Health La Porte Hospital, the La Porte County Family YMCA and new this year, General Insurance Services and the La Porte Savings Bank.
“I am very excited to get our Fitness Friday off and running again this year. I am especially pleased to be able to offer the option of cycling, we will still have the 1, 2 or 3 mile walk/run on Michigan,” Mayor Milo said. “I feel like this a great opportunity for everyone in the community to get out and walk, run or cycle La Porte.
“I want to welcome our two new sponsors, General Insurance Services and La Porte Saving Bank and thank all of our sponsors including the La Porte County YMCA and IU Health La Porte Hospital. I invite everyone to join us on Friday afternoons through Oct. 11 for some fun, fellowship and a little exercise.”