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Work Out with the Healthy St. Pete Fitness Challenge Wellness Champions!

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (February 9, 2016) – Get your weekend off to a great start with the Healthy St. Pete Fitness Challenge during a free morning workout with the Fitness Challenge Wellness Champions this Saturday, February 11. All ages are invited to the 9 a.m. community workout at the Azalea Outdoor Fitness Zone, 1600 72nd St. N. Parking is available near the tennis courts. Register at

Following a warm-up, everyone can work out on the zone’s personal training equipment alongside the Wellness Champions, including Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin - Time Restricted; Jing - Fitness Enthusiast; Leslie and Pola - Weight Loss Warriors; and Stephanie - St. Pete Be Fit Mom. Participants are encouraged to wear workout clothes and bring a water bottle. There is no age limit to participate; waivers will be available for children under 18.

It’s not too late to join St. Petersburg’s free virtual Fitness Challenge! Now through March 31, everyone has an opportunity to get moving by choosing from five fitness categories, online exercises from SmithBuilt Fitness, and motivational tips from our Wellness Champions. Fitness Challenge commitment cards will be available during Saturday’s workout or at In addition to improved health and wellness, Challenge participants who sign the online pledge receive weekly emails with fitness and nutrition tips, local opportunities to get moving, and are entered for prize drawings. Participants may also share their journey by following their category’s Champion on Facebook or share on Twitter using #HealthyStPete. On April 1, everyone’s invited to participate in the community-wide Healthy St. Pete Fit City Celebration in North Straub Park, featuring a 5K, 1 mile walk, fitness demonstrations, wellness vendors and refreshments. More details are available at

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