Healthy Fontana

Participants in the Healthy Fontana program march in the Fontana Days Parade earlier this year.  Healthy Fontana will be hosting an event on June 8 at Jack Bulik Skate Park.

A free event will be held in Fontana in celebration of Family Health and Fitness Day on Saturday, June 8.

The event, coordinated by the City of Fontana Community Services Department, will also include a special wheelchair competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack Bulik Skate Park, 16581 Filbert Street.

The city's Healthy Fontana program is teaming up with SoCal WCMX (Wheel Chair Moto Cross) for the Showdown North American Championships, in which participants will compete among the greatest of WCMX and adaptive skaters. WCMX consists of participants utilizing fabricated wheelchairs to perform technical maneuvers at skate parks.

This event spans two days (Friday and Saturday) and includes resources and activities such as a clinic and a trick contest.

Healthy Fontana is leading the challenge to complete a minute of jumping jacks at the WCMX Showdown on Saturday at about noon. For more information about the event, visit www.worldwcmx.org.

Family Health and Fitness Day is celebrated the second Saturday of June and is organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The initiative promotes the importance of local parks and recreation and the role the departments play in keeping communities healthy.

NRPA encourages everyone to “get fit" by participating in the day’s challenge and do a minute of jumping jacks (regular or modified) with family and/or friends at a local park or recreation center.

Everyone can also participate in one of NRPA’s Top Five Ways to “Get Fit” with Community Services:

• Take a walk

• Go for a swim

• Enroll in a fitness program

• Create your own exercise routine

• Play outside

Participants are encouraged to share photos and videos online using #HealthyFontana and #NRPAFamilyFitDay. To learn more about Family Health and Fitness Day, visit www.nrpa.org/familyfitness.

The Fontana Community Services Department offers year-round opportunities for families and individuals to stay active and fit. Residents can learn more about health and wellness opportunities by visiting www.healthyfontana.org, calling (909) 350-6542, or emailing healthy@fontana.org.

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