REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
for the second annual HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge!
The HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge will be May 1 –
July 28, 2012, when 350 participants will set personal wellness goals,
achieved with the help of a team of professional trainers, a medical
doctor and nutritionist. In partnership with Denver Parks and
Recreation, the Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre’s legendary stage and
steps will turn into an outdoor gym, complete with circuit training
stations, hiking, yoga and more, one morning each weekend for 90 days.
The HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge is a public fitness program
geared towards improving the overall health and wellness of each
participant. A HealthONE medical expert and 10 certified personal
trainers will guide 350 committed participants through a 12-week
program. The program includes pre-and post fitness assessments, a
one-hour mandatory workout each Saturday or Sunday morning at Red Rocks,
at-home exercise plans, ongoing nutrition and health advice.
Registration for the HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge begins
Thursday, March 15 through the program’s Facebook page,
http://on.fb.me/xGakhj. Registration is limited and expected to sell out
quickly. The registration fee for the 90-day program is $150, just
under $2 a day. Each of the 350 participants will receive a t-shirt,
awards, and opportunities to win excellent prize packages. Prize
packages including Southwest Airline vouchers, Red Rocks VIP concert
packages, City of Denver Parks & Recreation memberships, golf
lessons, personal training sessions and more.
The 2012 event will see several additions and improvements, all created to inspire each participant:
- New dates, May 1-July 28, for ideal weather
- Closure of Red Rocks Amphitheatre each Saturday or Sunday from 7-8 am, exclusively for Challenge participants
- 350 participants, up from100 in 2011
- 10 professional certified trainers, up from five in 2011
- 10 groups of 35 people, each led by a professional trainer
- Partnership with City of Denver Parks & Recreation who will
provide personal trainers, access and discounts to local recreation
centers and prizes
With 3,000 acres of parks and parkways, 2,500 urban natural acres, and
close to 8,000 acres of urban forest within the city alone, program
partner Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) adds extensive access to City
recreation centers, gyms and the outdoors for participants to continue
their workouts on their own during the week. DPR will conduct all
fitness tests in order to track each participant’s progress and final
results, based on their pre-assessment test levels and personal goals.
HealthONE physician Matt Lugliani, M.D. will serve as Medical Expert to
the 350 Challenge participants. Dr. Lugliani will oversee the health of
all participants during the 90 days of workout and dietary changes, as
well as contribute blog posts about exercise and nutrition’s impact on
illness, aging, and whole body health; and frequent tips for easy
healthy lifestyle changes.
“As a parent who works full-time, I understand how hard it can be to
manage your health,” said Lugliani. “What I am most excited about with
the HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge is working with the
participants on a personal level to determine the simple daily changes
participants can make to see life-long health improvements.”
Challenge participants will also benefit from the expertise of Holistic
Health Practitioner and LARABAR Representative, Jennifer Tingstad, who
will provide weekly nutrition tips and host a seminar on overall health
for complete details and calendar.