St Pete Healthy News


Name: Doug Hatch Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA Affiliation: Owner- Suncoast Martial Arts, 1901 13th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 Years in the industry: 30 Doug Hatch has generously partnered with Healthy St Pete for over five years. He is a true example of someone who continuously gives back to the community without being asked. Doug offers a FREE Tai Chi in the Park class where participants learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi. Be sure to meet Doug and check out his class the THIRD

By Dakota Priest, Community Health Leader   It is with great excitement that Healthy St. Pete is announcing a revamped look for its Get Fit St. Pete program. Starting April 2023, the Get Fit program schedule will be filled with several new classes, all aiming to promote health and wellness and community involvement.   Get Fit St. Pete is also adding a new day to the schedule due to increasing participation. The Get Fit St Pete’s programming will now include Fridays as well as

#fitlot #getfit #physicalactivity By: Justin Daye, Healthy Program Specialist   Are you looking to start a new exercise program this year? If you answered yes, you may want to consider trying our FREE Fit Lot series. Fit Lot is an AARP-sponsored, outdoor, fitness-in-the-park program that brings the community together while you participate in a healthy exercise program. This program is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to get started with a new fitness routine. This Fit Lot series is a circuit style workout that includes

  Ready, set, glow! The annual Fit City 5K and 1-mile walk returns to downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 28, 2023.   Healthy St. Pete, a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, is hosting the 6th annual Glow in the Park themed event with activities for all ages starting at 5:30 p.m. in North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL.   Fit City encourages the community to come together and promote health and wellness in St. Petersburg. Information

St. Pete Run Fest has partnered with Humana Healthy Horizons, Healthy St. Pete and the City of St. Petersburg community wellness initiative, to help address access to physical activity equipment and education.  As a result of the collaboration, Healthy St. Pete distributed 644 Recess Play Packs to 22 elementary schools in St. Petersburg in September 2021.  These Recess Play Packs included frisbees, balls, jump ropes and other play equipment for students to utilize during unstructured free-play recess.   In 2017, Florida legislators

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   Pickleball is a net sport that fuses the components of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and a Whiffle ball. It resembles tennis because a pickleball player hits the ball back and forth over a net to gain points. But the pickleball court is much smaller than a badminton or tennis court.   Brief History In 1965, a family in Bainbridge Island, Washington had a dog named Pickles. Along with their friends the family devised a fun

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   Staying fit and healthy does not require you to go to the gym or practice intense exercise. You can do wonders to improve your health simply by making walking a part of your lifestyle. According to a study made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walking is one of the most famous forms of aerobic exercise in the US.   Power Walking Power walking is a type of exercise that involves walking at the speed of

    Get Fit St. Pete: Neighborhood Walks are on the FOURTH SATURDAY of every month at 9AM.  Walks are located throughout St. Petersburg. The purpose of the Neighborhood Wellness Champion program is to create a liaison between Healthy St. Pete and neighborhoods throughout the City.  Neighborhood Wellness Champions organize monthly walks in their neighborhoods, current walks are indicated on the map below. Interested in becoming a Neighborhood Wellness Champion or learning more?  Email christie.bruner@stpete.org.    

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   Yoga is an ancient practice that involves improving both your mind and body at once. Accomplished yogis cannot only pull off complicated stretches but also possess inner clarity, compassion, and mental peace. Once you start doing yoga, you will find yourself being more reflective and calmer. Along with this, your posture, flexibility, and physical shape will also improve. If you want to start practicing yoga but don't know where to start, don't worry. There are plenty