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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – An interesting and educational free program is being offered in Strongsville to help keep you, our residents, healthy and strong. You are invited to take part in this fall fitness competition, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, the Strongsville Rec Center and local businesses. The goal is to educate and inform you on current health trends as well as motivate you to start and stick with a fitness program this autumn.

The program is called Stay Strong in Strongsville and is free and open to all Strongsville residents. It will last eight weeks and each week there will be a health-related topic presented and discussed. Participants will receive Meatless Monday recipes, and walk increasing mileage on the indoor track to improve stamina and endurance. You will receive initial screenings for blood pressure and BMI as well as exercise screenings, and a final weigh-in.

It starts Tues., Sept. 5 and runs successive Tuesdays through Oct. 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center. The prize for the top three participants, based on weekly participation, exercise minutes, weight loss and diet changes, is a free one-year membership to the Strongsville Recreation Center.

Partners in this program will be offering different services as well. The Cuyahoga County Library will be displaying health and fitness books in a display for each week’s topic. Key Bank will discuss financial health; St. Joseph Parish will cover spiritual health; Heinen’s will present nutritional health; the city’s safety forces will talk about personal safety and the Cleveland Clinic will have providers talking about various aspects of physical health.

To register, go to clevelandclinic.org/staystronginstrongsville or call Rosemary Miles, RN at 440-331-0618.

This program was developed by the Healthy Communities Initiative, a collaborative effort between the Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness. Based on the Community Health Needs Assessment and utilizing combined resources within our local communities, Healthy Community Initiative programs will be customized around three core areas: education, nutrition and physical…


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