get fit palmetto bay - 2016

“Get Fit Palmetto Bay,” is a year-long series of events, programs, and seminars focused on wellness, nutrition, and fitness, including the Mayor's Fitness Challenge.  The Village has partnered with other organizations to bring you a holistic program, full of informative seminars and fitness programs. 

Check out the upcoming events below, including health and wellness activities sponsored by Baptist Health, and let the Village help you reach your fitness goals in 2016! 


Get Ready to Get Fit!

 The Village of Palmetto Bay is launching its “Get Fit Palmetto Bay” program in 2016, a year-long series of events and programs promoting wellness, nutrition, and fitness for residents, employees, and business people who work in Palmetto Bay.

Mayor Flinn personally invites everyone to participate in the Get Fit 2016 program with the goal of developing awareness of health-related issues affecting the workplace and the community in general, and adopting new habits for a healthier lifestyle.

Get Fit Palmetto Bay is a multi-faceted initiative with different programs, events, and program partners all working together throughout the year. Components include:

Click on the chart below to learn more about the multiple aspects of the Get Fit program:


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Upcoming Get Fit Events

We bring you several FREE workshops and activities to keep you active and motivated.

Baptist Health South Florida is also providing other wellness workshops at various locations.

Join Baptist Health on Sundays at 4 pm at Deering Estate for a 3.5 mile run as part of the Old Cutler Run Club. No registration required. For more information, please email

Get in shape with a dynamic and fun workout, where participants use Latin-influenced music and kayaks to burn calories at the beautiful Coral Reef Park. This complete workout includes 1 hour of Zumba (turf) and an hour of water-based exercises aboard kayaks (surf). Bring your buddy, kids and partners and have fun with us! Pre-registration is required, click here to register.

Every Monday & Friday, beginning Feb. 26, Meet and Walk at the Park to "Get Fit."

Join us as we Walk With a Doc on March 13 at 8:30 am at Coral Reef Park and take steps to a healthier lifestyle.

Don't forget to regularly check out the Get Fit Calendar for information on all new and upcoming activities, workshops and programs to keep you motivated and provide new insights in health and nutrition.

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Mayor’s Fitness Challenge


Congratulations to our top winners for losing over 25 lbs combined in just 7 weeks! The Mayor's Fitness Challenge winners are: Top female & overall winner - Jacqueline Leon and top male: Ahmad Tavakoly. Thank you to all of our Mayor's Fitness Challenge participants for all of your hardwork and dedication. Just because the challenge is over, doesn't mean you can't stay fit with Palmetto Bay. Be sure to keep an eye out for all of our upcoming events.

Mayor Flinn continues to challenge everyone to use Village programs & park amenities as well as sponsor/partner resources to lose weight and reach their individual health goals.  

The Mayor's Fitness Challenge is a 7-week program that started on January 10th that required participants to register by January 16th and follow their progress for the 7-week period, recorded in a final health assessment by Baptist Health.  Program participants received an initial wellness assessment adminstered by Baptist Health, which included weigh-in and body composition measurements.  About 35 registered residents also received a "goodie bag", a Health Passport to track measurements, two passes to Yoga-by-the-Bay; and discounts and freebies from program partners. Please see the Mayor's Fitness Challenge Rules for more information.  

During the 7-week Mayor's Challenge program, additional programs are being offered including Sunday Beach Volleyball at Coral Reef Park, Sunday Bike Rides with the Mayor, and Friday Kickball at Palmetto Bay Park. At the conclusion of the Challenge, the top male and female participants will be honored by Mayor Flinn during an award ceremony and will receive prizes during the Village’s Annual Celebration Picnic on March 5.

Check out the Mayor's Challenge Rules.

Get details on the entire year-long program.

Get Fit Goodie Bag for Mayor's Challenge Participants

All participating who enrolled in the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge by Jan. 16 received fitness & wellness items in an exclusive free Goodie Bag, which included:

  • Health/Wellness Passport *
  • Waterproof Phone Pouch
  • Sling Backpack
  • Water Bottle

Additional Items provided by our participating Get Fit program sponsors and partners included:

  • Bicycle lights from FDOT
  • Discount Coupons (apparel & bike gear); $25 cash card for every $100 spent & FREE Bike Check from Mack Cycle
  • 50% off one acupuncture Session from Affordable Acupuncture
  • Discount Coupons from Fit2Run
  • Discounted Membership from CrossFit Demand
  • Better Bag Totes with samplings from Whole Foods
  • $5 off Race Registration to the Voices for Cerebral Palsy Bows & Ties 5K at Coral Reef Park

*Participants are encouraged to use this handy Health & Wellness Passport to track progress toward their fitness goals and to serve as a personal diary in tracking their participation in Get Fit programs, seminars, events, etc.

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Media Coverage

See news media and social media coverage of "Get Fit Palmetto Bay:"



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Special Thanks to Program Partners & Sponsors






* Please review our sponsorship package if interested in supporting the 2016 Get Fit Palmetto Bay program



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