Tacky Light Run with Team Henrico

Register for the Tacky Light Run with Team Henrico!

Event: Starts at 6pm on Saturday December 14th

Location: Midlothian Mines Park in Midlothian, VA

Parking options: There are several locations around the Midlothian Mines Park that are available for parking including John Tyler Community College and Midlothian High School.

Meet Up: Fitness & Wellness staff welcomes any participants to park and meet us at Midlothian High School and take the complimentary shuttle to the event. We will be waiting from 4:15-4:45 pm and then boarding the shuttle promptly at 5pm to head down to the event.

Packet Pick-up: Fitness and Wellness is offering to pick-up participants race packets on Friday (12/13) and bring them to the meet up to distribute. If you sign up and would like your packet picked up early to avoid lines on event day, fax over a copy of your Henrico County I.D. badge to Fitness & Wellness at 501-7200. If you are planning on coming to the meet up and do not make it prior to the 5pm departure your packet will be returned to the event packet pickup location for you to pick-up upon your arrival.

Any questions can be directed to Joey Pacelli at PAC037@henrico.us or 804-501-5408

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Holiday Fitness Challenge Starts

Fun Holiday Challenges and competitions help keep you motivated through November and December. Exercise is a great way to stay healthy and relieve stress, but it can be challenging to fit in movement around the HOLIDAYS! During the holiday season, festivities will try their best to pull you away from your workouts and regular routines, but don’t let them WIN! Commit to this quick and easy Fun Holiday Challenge workout that will deliver oxygen to your whole body, increase your immune system to fight off colds and increase the release of your “happy hormones!” Focus on eating well and moving more! Don’t wait until January 1 to act on your New Year’s Resolutions! Get in better shape and lose some weight before the NEW YEAR!

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Let’s face it, we all know we need to change certain habits to live better. The problem is putting our desires for better health into action by taking that big step from knowing what we need to do to actually doing it. Through Power Henrico, the Human Resources’ Fitness and Wellness Division offers Health Trip programs addressing two key healthy lifestyle habits – eating and exercise – to help you live well and stay healthy. 

The challenge to lose weight and keep it off is familiar to many. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can be a struggle – and for some, the struggle is lifelong. Because “healthy weight” is such a challenging issue that affects so many people, there are programs that take advantage of individuals by offering quick, effortless weight loss. Perhaps you have tried one or two. Perhaps you have found success with a quick weight loss plan, only to find your success is short-lived.  

Unlike fad diets and get fit quick schemes, the Power Henrico Health Trip Healthy for Life plan focuses on making lifelong behavior changes to help you reach a healthy weight that you can maintain the rest of your life. The ideas shared and the programs offered are simple. They’ll provide modifications you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. Healthy for Life is also different from other quick fixes in that it is not one-size-fits-all. Instead, it’s individualized, focused on your specific challenges.  

Yes, you will be asked to invest some planning and effort into making changes, and you will need to open yourself up to new ways of eating and being active. But if you’re willing to make the necessary changes, your risk for lifestyle diseases will decrease, your weight will improve, and you’ll feel better 

The Power Henrico Health Trip Healthy for Life plan will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make important lifestyle changes. Each month the County Connection will feature a Health Trip Healthy for Life article with relevant behavior change information.  You can practice the highlighted healthy behaviors by participating in nutrition, exercise and well-being classes to empower you to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.  

Together, we become partners for change. Power Henrico Health Trip Healthy for Life will encourage you to change food and health attitudes and behavior – equipping you with new skills and habits to practice.   The articles that follow and the programs to come are based on clinically tested techniques that put you in charge of reshaping your lifestyle by adopting healthy habits and breaking unhealthy old ones. Step by step, you’ll learn how to reshape your lifestyle in a way that’s realistic for you.  

Starting Tuesday, August 6th, join the Power Henrico Health Trip Healthy for Life plan to start living your healthiest life! For more information, check out the Nutrition Page of Power Henrico and start your Health Trip to be Healthy for Life

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The Battle for the Public Safety “Throne”

The 4th annual Public Safety Games brought new opportunities and several unexpected yet exciting twists. The addition of 4 new individual competitions – the 10K run, 10K row, relative strength and CrossFit competitions – brought new energy and excitement to this annual event.  The result was a record setting 43 public safety employees from all three public safety divisions (Police, Fire and Sheriff) showing off their tactical athlete prowess, proving the 2019 Public Safety games the most anticipated competition in the game’s history thus far.

Visit us on the web to view specific results of the “Top Tactical Athlete” and “Fittest Public Safety Division.” 

Congratulations to FFs Ethan Huey, Tyler Brown, Tyrell Austin & Kelsey Thomas for winning the battle for the “Public Safety Throne and the bragging rights of “Fittest Public Safety Division” of 2019 for the Division of Fire!

You can view
the recap video through the Henrico County Public Relations & Media Services YouTube channel here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1HWUR7ER6w) 

If you are sworn public safety personnel and are interested in either the Public Safety Games or joining any of our sworn only fitness programs please contact Joshua Gaskins at gas001@henrico.us or 501-7218. All sworn personnel can view the Public Safety Share Point site here 

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