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Fit Together in Action January
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Fit Together in Action January

Fit Together in Action January 2022 News Fit Together School Highlight: Goshen Center School One of our newest Fit Together Schools is Goshen Center School. They are working hard to share our 5210 message to their students and families.   I reached out to Julia Turtoro, the school nurse and chair of the school's wellness committee to see what they had been up to since signing on to the initiative. “Goshen Center School is so happy to be partnered with Fit Together and to incorporate their mission to build healthy communities in our school. To foster healthy eating and active living,…
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Fit Together in Action- December 2021
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Fit Together in Action- December 2021

Fit Together In Action December News Happy Holidays “Make the healthy choice the easy choice.” It’s the phrase we return to in everything we do at Fit Together 5210. As we move toward the New Year and consider resolutions, it’s hard to get overwhelmed by all of the dreams and possibilities.  Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and look for the easy choices. Commit to an apple a day. Invest in a nice quality water bottle for your work station or backpack. Bundle up and take a brisk walk in the winter sun – even 10 - 15 minutes…
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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News School Updates Vogel Wetmore Plans for Hydroponic Tower Garden Vogel Wetmore School is excited to enhance their school garden with the addition of a hydroponic garden tower.  As one of Fit Together’s fall mini grant awardees this year-round garden will travel from classroom to classroom incorporating hands on learning both about science and about healthy foods.  Peter Michaelson the school principal added “as a community partner with Fit Together 5210, this project will help us support healthy eating choices for our student and families as well as our staff.” Torrington Middle School Community Fitness…
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Fit Together In Action October
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Fit Together In Action October

Fit Together in Action October News Virtual Fall Healthy Habits Class for Kids   Fall HIKING  First Fit Together Hike Fest A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our first ever Fall Hike Fest such a fun and active afternoon! Blue skies and peak autumn leaves were the backdrop for a celebration of all things hiking here in northwest Connecticut, including a kid’s scavenger hunt at the Burr Bond beachfront. Volunteers from the Torrington Trails Network came with maps, guided hike options and even had handmade walking sticks for hikers of all ages. CT DEEP provided information on their…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Torrington Kids Marathon 2021 The kid's marathon program is in full swing at the Torrington schools and it looks a bit different, but our message is the same finishing is winning and winning is finishing. We usually kick off this event in the spring with a final mile celebration in June but since the pandemic our kids have missed out on this special occasion.   This year we are getting kids moving with 13.1 miles or a half marathon in the fall, gearing them up for the full 26.2 miles this spring. Come cheer on…
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Fit Together in Action August
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Fit Together in Action August

Fit Together in Action August News Healthy Habits for Back-to-School It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer and send our children back to school. Transitions can sometimes cause stress and anxiety, but planning and adjusting habits can go a long way in helping kids to manage and thrive. Exercise and stay physically active. Take a walk or bike ride after dinner, sign kids up for a team sport, dance class or swim lessons, stretch out and create a bedtime yoga practice, plan a family hike – the possibilities are endless, but get your family moving. Nothing reduces stress and…
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Fit Together in Action July
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Fit Together in Action July

Fit Together in Action July News Fit Together’s Rock the Greenway Event Thanks to all who attended our first Fit Together event of 2021! Our “Rock The Sue Grossman Greenway Family Fitness Scavenger Hunt” brought together over 50 people (and a few furry friends) who came to search for hidden rocks while experiencing the great opportunities for fitness on the Greenway. Families who completed the full course walked over 4 miles and found 9 different clues! We ended the event with a raffle drawing and sent some happy families home with prizes to inspire more active family fun together. The…
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Fit Together In Action June
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Fit Together In Action June

Fit Together in Action June News FREE EVENT- Rock the Greenway We are happy to announce our first in-person Fit Together fitness event of 2021. “Rock the Sue Grossman Greenway! A Family Fitness Scavenger Hunt” will have participants searching for special painted rocks hidden along the Sue Grossman Greenway and earning chances at raffle prizes for each of the rocks found and marked on a game card. This event will also highlight some of the fitness equipment located along the trail. The event will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Participants should park at RBC…
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Spring Mini-Grant Awardees
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Spring Mini-Grant Awardees

NWCT’s Fit Together awards mini-grants- making the healthy choice the easy choice TORRINGTON, Conn. — June 8, 2021 — Fit Together 5210- Norwest corner’s healthy living initiative is excited to announce six mini-grant awardees.  Fit Together offers two mini grant cycles each year to Northwest CT organizations to help support projects that align with their mission of healthy eating and active living. “We saw the highest number of applicants for this spring’s cycle” stated Fit Together’s executive director Carla Angevine. “I think our re-entry back from COVID has really sparked a new dedication and interest into providing opportunities for physical…
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Fit Together in Action May
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Fit Together in Action May

Fit Together in Action May News Healthy For Life 5k  Litchfield Montessori School ( LMS), one of Fit Together’s newest partners held their first annual 5k run/walk this past Sunday with 130 participants.   Students, families, friends and the community tied up their laces and hit the beautiful course which started on North Shore Road, wound through the shady woods of Litchfield’s White Memorial Conservation center and finished using the new Litchfield Community greenway. Betsy Johnson, LMS’s running coach and Fit Together 5210 liaison, headed up the six-week after school running program which met once a week and geared the kids…
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