Start RIGHT, End Strong Challenge Returns to Riverside
Riverside Community Health Foundation (RCHF) in partnership with the City of Riverside, will present a year-long opportunity for Riverside residents to adopt healthy behaviors with health education classes and physical activity opportunities through the Start RIGHT (Riverside Is Getting Healthy Together), End Strong Challenge.
The Start R.I.G.H.T. (Riverside Is Getting Healthy Together), End Strong kick-off on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Ryan Bonaminio Park (5000 Tequesquite Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506) will be an exciting time for participants to learn more about the opportunities RCHF has planned for the year.
“I walk, I hike and bike and there is usually ‘Connect with the Mayor’ in partnership with Riverside Community Health Foundation and others” said Mayor Rusty Bailey during his Riverside Monthly on RiversideTV interview with Terri Akens, Director of Community Health Programs for RCHF and Amia Henderson, Senior Health Educator for RCHF. “I am out there [to] lead by example, [because] we are fit, fresh and fun in Riverside and this [Start RIGHT, End Strong] is an example of that.”
The expo at this year’s Kick-Off event will include vendors from RUHS Mobile Health Clinic, BreckenFit, IEHP, Inland Regional Center, Boys & Girls Club, La Bufadora Food Truck and more. Information on health education classes and physical activity sessions will also be provided.
Anita Inzunza, past Start RIGHT, End Strong participant and winner says the challenge helped her to maintain her health.“It wasn’t about winning for me,” said Anita, “satisfaction came from maintaining my weight. The classes helped me to understand how much and what I am supposed to be eating.”
Classes, events and exercise sessions throughout the year include: Mental Health 101, Stress Management, Diabetes Cooking Class, monthly fitness challenges created by a local physician, Zumba Fitness, RIPPED, POP Pilates, Tai Chi, Aqua Aerobics, a Heart Healthy Seminar. Classes and events are provided at no cost!
Getting fit during this year’s Start RIGHT challenge starts at the tip of your fingers through the new RCHF app, now available for download on all your mobile devices through your iOS App Store or Google Play Store.
Participants will “End Strong” in December 2020 during the Foundation’s grand finale of the healthy lifestyle change program. The celebration will include a recognition ceremony for the milestones reached in health by all participants and a grand prize will be offered to the top three participants with the highest accumulation of points.
For more information about the Start R.I.G.H.T., End Strong challenge or how to register, contact Amia Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 788-3471 ext. 135. Sign-up via Eventbrite at www.RCHF.org/StartRight