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Michigan Students Walk and Wheel Throughout October

Michigan students will be joining schoolchildren from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day (W2SD) on Wednesday, October 7. This year’s theme, “Walk and Bike to the Beat” – encourages students, parents, teachers, and community leaders to engage in fun, themed activities on their school commute or if distance learning, around their [...]
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Proposals Wanted for Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign

Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), is seeking proposals for a pedestrian safety education campaign in Southeast Michigan (SE MI), where pedestrian crashes are highest in the state. The project will engage three SE MI communities as pilot sites for the campaign with the goal to: Educate Michigan [...]
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Staying Active and Socially Distant

According to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, outdoor activities like running, hiking, cycling are fine to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic as long as you stay socially distant from others and avoid groups. “Exercise is essential for physical and mental well-being,” shares Michigan Fitness Foundation CEO & President, Amy Ghannam. “Being active can make [...]
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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the  Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.   Willie R. Burton, of Bloomfield Hills, is a high school athletics program associate for the Detroit Public Schools Community District and a former professional basketball player with the National Basketball Association (NBA). He holds a Bachelor of [...]
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Move More In The Month Of May

MFF and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are launching Walk and Wheel Wednesdays to give  Michigan families opportunities for healthy and fun outdoor activity. Beginning May 6, families are invited to be active by spending at least 20 minutes outside every Wednesday. This includes walking, bicycling, hiking or other outdoor activities with individuals from the [...]
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Safe Routes to School Regional Trainings

Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) program team is adapting to meet the needs of communities as Michiganders follow the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. SRTS regional trainings that were scheduled as in-person events have been transitioned to virtual formats.   SRTS regional trainings are [...]
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The World’s Largest Exercise Class On ACES Day

Lansing, Mich -- Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is providing fun resources for families to continue the tradition of ACES Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. MFF and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan invite families to participate virtually in Project ACES - All Children Exercise Simultaneously Day (ACES) Wednesday, May 6. Since 1989, millions of children from [...]
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