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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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Fit Together In Action April
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Fit Together In Action April

Fit Together in Action April News Visit the Park Contest May 1- May 31 To welcome spring weather and promote our new Resource Guide, we thought it would be fun to have a visit the park contest! Here’s how to Play: To Enter- follow us on FaceBook @ FitTogetherNWCT Post a Picture of you walking/hiking/biking  in one of the parks on our Fit Together Resource Guide FT Resource Guide Share the post to your page with #fitogether5210 For every new park visited with picture posted- your name will be entered into a raffle to win a Gift Card ! Prizes…
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Fit Together in Action March
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Fit Together in Action March

Fit Together in Action March News Torrington Middle School Awarded Fit Together Mini Grant- Snowshoeing Fun! This winter Fit-Together awarded the Torrington Middle School P.E. program a mini grant to help purchase 50 pairs of snowshoes. Jim Pepper the P.E. teacher who oversaw the program said “the kids really enjoyed the snow showing unit as they trekked around the school’s trails and summited large piles of snow.” The students learned how to get their snowshoes on (and off), maneuver them and to “turtle” which simply means to fall down, roll over on their backs then to their stomachs and get…
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Fit Together in Action February News
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Fit Together in Action February News

Fit Together in Action February News  Healthy Heart February is a heart health month. Make a difference in your community by spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging those around you to have their hearts checked and commit to a heart healthy life. Varied exercise is not only optimal for heart health but is great for mental focus. Find a workout that will keep your body and mind stimulated. Eating well for your heart is so important, healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. Making small, simple changes to your overall eating pattern can help you…
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FREE 6-WEEK VIRTUAL SERIES
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FREE 6-WEEK VIRTUAL SERIES

Fit Together at Home FREE 6-WEEK VIRTUAL SERIES Starts February 15th COOK’N LEARN Mondays @ 6:00 pm with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Carla Angevine Learn to make healthy kid/teen friendly recipes, great for the entire family! Recipes sent to participants the week before. Cook along or just observe- your choice!  FITNESS FUN Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm with certified fitness instructors Caitlin Vinuelas & Jessica Stewart Class geared toward elementary age kids, but adults welcome to join!   CLASSES ARE FREE - Registration Required: Contact: carla.angevine@hhchealth.org or 860-496-6676 Zoom links will be sent out to all participants.
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