Hospital News

Join the 2010 Huntingdon County Fitness Challenge

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and its Fitness Challenge partners, Juniata College, Mutual Benefit Group and MERF Radio, invite Huntingdon County residents to join the kickoff for the 2010 Huntingdon County Fitness Challenge this Friday, May 7 at 12 noon. Walkers will meet outside the Hospitalís main entrance near the flagpole for a ceremonial kickoff walk. Participants can sign up to participate in the 2010 Fitness Challenge at the kickoff. Refreshments will be available for the first 100 participants.

This year, local small businesses and organizations are invited to form teams to participate. Overall competition winner will be based upon average minutes per participant. Participants and teams may sign up now through July 2010, by signing the 2010 Huntingdon County Fitness Challenge Agreement form available on the J.C. Blair website (www.jcblair.org) and faxing it to the J.C. Blair Community Relations Office at (814) 643-8348. Team leaders may contact Chris Gildea at (814) 643-8548 for more information.

Fitness Challenge participants are encouraged to get active and log 3,000 minutes of physical activity between May 1 and September 1. All aerobic activity will be included this year and a conversion is available within the log to give credit for higher intensity workouts. Activity logs should be turned into the team leader at the end of each month to be counted toward the team total.

For more guidelines, participant agreements, log sheets and more information, visit http://www.jcblair.org/community/FitnessChallenge.php or call Chris Gildea at (814) 643-8548.