The first annual Get Fit ¡Vive Saludable! International Family Dine Out Festival featured over 30 diverse, local restaurants, fitness centers, bodegas, health and wellness and community-based organizations which offered a variety of food tastings, health and wellness activities, fitness resources, prizes, giveaways, children activities, music and entertainment for the entire family.
La primera edición anual de Get Fit ¡Vive Saludable! Festival Internacional de Cenas Familiarescontó con más de 30 diversos restaurantes locales, gimnasios, bodegas, salud y bienestar y organizaciones comunitarias que ofrecieron una variedad de degustaciones de alimentos, actividades de salud y bienestar, recursos de fitness, premios, sorteos, actividades para niños, música y entretenimiento para toda la familia.
International Family Dine Out Festival
What is the Get Fit Initiative?
In partnership with local supermarkets, bodegas, restaurants, fitness facilities, and community organizations, The Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood is pleased to present Get Fit – ¡Vive Saludable! a health and wellness Initiative. Get Fit aims to increase awareness and promote health and wellness resources, healthy eating, and healthy lifestyles options that are available in our community, with the goal of ensuring that our local residents have the necessary resources and knowledge to live a healthy lifestyle.
Get Fit ¡Vive Saludable! invites local residents to learn and be aware of existent health and wellness, nutrition, and fitness activities (free and discounted) that currently take place in our community and that could help us to live a more active and healthier lifestyle. The Initiative also has the goal to recognize together as a community the importance of offering healthy and balanced food options in our food establishments.
Let’s talk about health:
Recognizing the importance of having a constant dialogue and discussion about health and wellness, the Get Fit ¡Vive Saludable! Initiative will establish a year-round health talk series focusing on health and wellness topics identified by our community.
Small steps can yield bold results. In addition to providing information and raising awareness about health and wellness, the Get Fit ¡Vive Saludable! Initiative will put together a calendar of free and discounted health and wellness activities that take place in our community in order to make this information easily accessible to our local residents and in turn encourage participation.
The Chamber of Commerce is committed to working together as a community in order to raise awareness about the importance of having an active lifestyle while recognizing that a balanced diet, combined with physical activities, can positively contribute to our health and wellbeing and those of our families.
Considering the alarming rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, which pose a community health emergency, the primary purpose of the Initiative is to start a conversation regarding the present and future status of our families' health and lifestyles.