Get Fit Riverside!
We’re always boasting about how wonderful our quality of life in Riverside is. Another great example of the good things that are happening took place last August. Forbes Magazine named Riverside the 8th “Coolest City” in the nation in a survey based on the simple idea of how many options are there for you to enjoy spending a Saturday in your city. The metric they used included “quantifying the availability of professional and college sports events, zoos and aquariums, golf courses, ski areas, and National parks, among others. It also factors in art and cultural options, measuring the presence of theater and musical performances as well as local museums.” Riverside’s public spaces, unique eateries, fabulous theaters and museums and our proximity to great hiking and outdoor activities worked to our advantage. Click here for the full article.
This weekend is the start of a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the 8th Coolest City. As part of a kickoff event for the R.I.G.H.T program (Riverside is Getting Healthy Together), this month’s “Walk With the Mayor” will start at Ryan Bonamino Park and participants will walk from the park up Mount Rubidoux. This is the start of the 3 month challenge through the City of Riverside. The Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge is a city-wide, healthy-living campaign and challenge that aims to increase health knowledge and access to fitness and educational opportunities for Riverside Residents. The Challenge is completely FREE for people who live and work in Riverside to take part in! Residents who participate in the challenge have a chance to win a grand prize of $500. This year those that complete the challenge, by having both an entry weigh-in and exit weigh-out, are entered in a drawing to win $300. We will be giving away two $300 prizes. Click here for more details regarding this program and for details on how to join the challenge.
Let’s get out and get fit Riverside!