Valley Wellness Coalition (VWC)
Valley Health Coalition to offer “Free Fit” in local parks and facilities summer 2019
The cities of Menifee, Temecula, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore are thrilled to announce their collaboration this summer for their regional health program once again! The collaborative organization, Valley Wellness Coalition (V.W.C.), will provide free fitness activities titled “Free Fit” at the local parks of all the participating cities during the summer throughout the week for the residents of these local communities. The program seeks to inspire healthy living, motivation, and community engagement amongst all members of the Valley communities.
Menifee will offer “Mental Wellness Mondays”, an hour of coloring and relaxation to start your week at the Kay Ceniceros Center from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for ages 5 and up. Come try one of the fastest growing recreational sports will “Pickleball Wednesdays”, which will be offered at La Ladera Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and is open to all skill levels. Unplug on “Family Fun Fridays” hosted by Rec N Trek at Central Park in Menifee from 6:00pm to 7:00pm which will offer fun free games and activities for all ages. For additional information visit www.cityofmenifee.us/register or contact (951) 723-3880. Programs will run in July.
Murrieta will start the week with meditation for body and mind, “Tai Chi in the Park”, at Murrieta Community Center on Mondays from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm for all ages. This program will be followed up by Tuesday “ZuZu Fit”, an energetic workout at Antelope Hills Sports Park from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm for all ages (parents are required to accompany children). Lastly, the week will be rounded out with Thursday morning “Water Exercise” to keep you cool while breaking a sweat, at Cal Oaks Sports Park from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, please visit www.MurrietaCA.gov/classess or contact (951) 304-7275. Programs will run June – July.
Temecula will offer Summer Family Fun Nights at their Community Recreation Center from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for ages 5 and up, bring the whole family for an hour of unplugged fun! On Wednesdays, they will revamp their popular “Sunset Yoga in the Park” at Harveston Community Park from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for ages 8 and up. Saturdays will offer a high intensity “Deep Water Power Hour” workouts for ages 13 and up from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Chaparral High School which combines jogging, kickboxing and water activity! For more information visit www.TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD or call (951) 694-6410. Programs will run June – August.
Lake Elsinore will be hosting “Fit After 50” which includes low impact exercise at the Senior Activity Center on Mondays from 8:30 am to 10:00am for ages 50 and up. In addition to this activity, the Senior Activity Center will also hold “Friday Night Zumba” from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm for ages 14 and up. For the younger kids in the community, the Lake Community Center will offer “Toddler ABC Sports” for ages 3 to 5 years old on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in which children will learn the basics of baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Also, residents and members from surrounding communities are welcome to partake in the “Fit Trail Tour” Fridays in July from 7:00 am to 8:00 am to tour Lake Elsinore’s five fitness trails. Programs run June – July, visit www.lake-elsinore.org/freefit for additional information or contact (951) 245-0442
A new edition to the Valley Wellness Coalition, Wildomar, will be offering a unique class for parents and kids on Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Vitality Zone Fitness. Start your week off right by meeting and sweating with other moms in your community. Bring your babies (all ages welcome) and start setting those healthy habits examples as you take an hour, for the ultimate self care and rejuvenation. visit www.lake-elsinore.org/freefit for additional information or contact (951) 245-0442
“This regional collaboration is an excellent opportunity for our communities to get active or maintain a healthy lifestyle, while encouraging engagement amongst members of the local communities. The City of Menifee is excited to be partnering with these cities for the benefit of the valley. Many residents within these area live and work in the neighboring cities, and this partnership gives residents with the opportunity to be involved in each community.” – Jonathan Nicks, Community Services Director.
Pre-registration is not required, but is requested for the activities. There will be registration forms on site. Online registration can be made with the city hosting the desired event. If you are attending multiple events, please register with each city individually. To follow along with what is going on at each location, follow the Free Fit Instagram page @FreeFitParks. We hope to see residents taking advantage of all the Free Fit Programs throughout the summer. For additional information on any of the programs, please contact the city directly hosting the event.