Showing posts from January, 2016

Join EPRD's February Fitness Passport Challenge

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women? It's true. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices. So let’s spend the month of February committing to caring about our bodies.
To encourage you to try out as many different fitness classes as you can during the month of February, EPRD is offering the February Fitness Passport Challenge at Buchanan Park and Wulf Rec Centers.
How It Works Obtain your official fitness passport at the Wulf or Buchanan front desk It allows you to travel from class to class. You will receive a stamp from each workout you complete. You will have the chance to win one of many great prizes and healthy rewards at the end of the month.Last but not least, feel fantastic!
Participate in your favorite class, try new classes, switch up your workouts and wake up your body!

If you have any questions, email Kendra Lind, EPRD's Recreation Supervisor - Programs, at

Got the Hunger to try a Tri?

Want to try a TRI? EPRD is offering the opportunity with its new program Tri-Evergreen, which starts March 6. Train for a multi-sport event with this 12-week triathlon training program designed by Courtney Culligan, a USA Triathlon All-American! Learn more at EPRD's website.

The Benefits of a Tri says triathletes "are some of the most well-rounded athletes in the world." Why? Here's their list of the Top 10 Health Benefits of Triathlons:
Whole-body workout: Triathlons will strengthen all muscle groups in your body. Swimming strengthens your upper body while cycling and running helps you build lower body strength. You will develop lean muscles, build strength and tone your entire body.An ideal weight-loss program: The combination of swimming, cycling and running – known as cross training – will make you fitter than you’ve ever been in your life, as well as burning huge amounts of fat from every area of your body.Enjoy eating healthy and traini…

Healthy Living for December

Happy New Year from Evergreen Park & Recreation District! We know holidays are a difficult time to maintain healthy habits. But Jan. 1, 2016 brought an opportunity to start fresh!
EPRD is offering two Fitness Challenges in January and February to jump-start your winter fitness and help you start the year healthy in body and mind. Join us in the Rec Centers!
Healthy Exercising
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12 Days of Fitmas As the holidays arrive, oftentimes so do the pounds. Here are 12 tips from Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D. on how to eat healthy this holiday season. Healthy Aging
Lonely this Christmas? For most of us, the holiday season is a joyful time spent with family and friends. But for others, it is a time of year when feelings of loneliness can reach their peak. He…