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Michigan Trails Fund Grant Awards Announcement

The Michigan Trails Fund (formerly known as the Iron Belle Trail Fund) announced today the awarding of 7 grants totaling over $1.3 million in private funds for regional, non-motorized recreation trail projects located throughout Michigan. These private funds will leverage matching dollars of over $15.5 million in mainly public funding. "We are very excited to …

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MDOT and Michigan Fitness Foundation reminds motorists to be alert as clocks “fall back” on Sunday

As the clocks "fall back" to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 7, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan Fitness Foundation reminds motorists to watch out for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists each evening on the drive home. Motorists also should allow a minimum 3-foot distance when passing a bicyclist, according to state law. …

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Video Retrospective Highlights the Evolution of Michigan’s Governor’s Fitness Awards

Lansing, Mich — Since 2007, Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF)  and the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports (Council) have held the Governor’s Fitness Awards (GFA) to recognize Michigan communities, organizations, and individuals who inspire healthy choices. Held each spring with a legislative and gala event, hundreds gather to celebrate those who have given their all to be healthy, while giving back to their …

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Governor Whitmer Announces Appointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

Lansing, Mich — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports pursuant to Executive Order No. 1992-05. “We look forward to working with our new council members and welcome back those who have been reappointed” shared CEO and President Amy Ghannam, Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Governor’s …

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Michigan Students Get Moving on Bike to School Day

Lansing, Mich -- Michigan students from around the state, along with their parents, teachers, and community leaders, will join students around the country for Bike to School Day (B2SD) on May 5th. Organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program staff in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), this …

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Michigan Farm to Family: CSA Provides Access to Farm Fresh Food

Lansing, Mich -- The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant to scale up their successful Michigan Farm to Family: CSA (MF2FCSA) pilot program. GusNIP projects bring stakeholders from distinct parts of the food system together to foster understanding that improves …

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Michigan Fitness Foundation Receives Recognition for Encouraging Health and Fitness

By providing valuable guidance, giving people ways to stay active and get fit, Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) has been named one of the top five Great Organizations Encouraging Health and Fitness by Wiki Ezvid, the world’s video wiki. Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world's first video wiki, and is now among the top …

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