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By: Coach Rob Perry     Sowing Seeds Tennis is a nonprofit dedicated to building great citizens through tennis and education one kid at a time. We tirelessly work with under served kids in a safe, trusted environment to ensure academic excellence. We make sure meaningful values are developed and critical life skills are learned. We empower each student to reach their highest potential to ensure success.   The 13th Annual Sowing Seeds Classic Tournament will be held March 7th and 8th at Lake Vista

  Make healthy Holiday snacks and crafts! Games and Activities One Mile Jingle Bell Walk Register for FREE Health360 Classes Learn more about Healthy St Pete Programs   December 5 - Campbell Park Recreation Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. December 6 - Child's Park Recreation Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. December 11 - Roberts Recreation Center, 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. December 14 - Gladden Recreation Center, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast with Santa) December 17 - Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. December 19 -

  Get Into Fitness Together (G.I.F.T.) ia a free program offered to the community and made possible through BayCare's partnership with the Florida State Department of Health.  GIFT was developed by registered dietitians, nurses and health educators, and uses science-based information to reduce chronic diseases through obesity prevention.  GIFT emphasizes improving your nutrition and increasing physical activity in your daily life, both of which help facilitate weight reduction.   During this 12-week program, teachers provide you educational information and health tools to support

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG Parks and Recreation Department   Healthy St. Pete Launches Healthier Together, Healthy St. Pete Ambassador Programs   St. Petersburg, FL (October 2019) – On Tuesday, October 8, Healthy St. Pete will launch the Healthier Together and the Community Ambassador Program, giving voice to community leaders and providing a new way for community members to interact.   Healthy St. Pete, working towards a culture of health, has created the Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together aims to begin conversations with local health

By: Jenny Miller Owner, The Body Electric Yoga Company Healthy St. Pete Ambassador - October   I see people getting frustrated in my hot classes. They look around the room, like, did she seriously just ask us to do that? Or, it’s too hot in here, right? I understand, because finding that sweet spot between effort and ease is hard for me, too. In yoga we try to balance sthira and sukha; we are firm and resolute in our muscles and minds, but happy

A Family’s guide to slaying the Beast in OBESITY According to the National Institute of Health, “A person is more likely to become obese if a close friend or family member has put on some pounds.” After reading the article Friends and Family May Play a Role in Obesity, I began to reflect on my own weight gain and who in my circle could be affected by it. I realized it was the MVP of my family, my dearest confidant, my mother.

There are plenty of opportunities to add spontaneous play to your day - whether it is dancing around the house or playing at the park. Try keeping a bag of fun in your car including sneakers, towel and a ball of some sort. The city has numerous parks, trails, and beaches to get outside and move around.    If you are seeking a more organized form of weekly play, there are leagues offered for numerous sports for both adults and youth. 

Are you getting enough exercise? Adults need recess too and with a little creativity and planning, even a person with the busy schedule can make room for physical activity. For many folks, before or after work is often an available time to cycle, walk, or play.Think about your weekly or daily schedule and look for opportunities to be more active- every little bit helps. Mix it up! It's good to vary your activities. Choose from aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities to