FitDC is a new, fresh health and wellness initiative conceived by Mayor Muriel Bowser to encourage all District of Columbia residents from Ward 1 to Ward 8 to get out, move more and adopt a healthier, more active lifestyle. If you’re excited about health and wellness, then get on board! If you want to get healthier and make better lifestyle choices but need a bit of help or encouragement getting started, there’s support for you! There are lots of resources and programs in D.C. that help empower residents to improve their health and wellness.
Beginning this summer, FitDC is launching the FitDC Billion Steps Challenge. We want to inspire and motivate D.C. residents from across the city to participate in the challenge and join with their communities to walk: One Billion Steps! We know that’s a lot of steps, but by working together with initiative partners, community groups, neighbors and FitDC coaches, it can be done. Let’s take up this fitness challenge and see how long it takes D.C. to walk one billion steps!
FitDC is a joint initiative by the D.C. Department of Health and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation.
I like working with people to help them improve their health and quality of life. I’m especially interested in executive wellness and seniors. Even a modest improvement in one’s physical activity can have a positive life effect.Senior Fitness Coach
As a FitDC Coach I want to help my community learn ways to lead better lifestyles using the resources available to them right in our neighborhoods.Ward 7 Coach
I believe health and fitness is a right and not a privilege. I want to be a FitDC Coach because I see this position as a platform I can utilize to reach everyone, particularly those who feel a healthy lifestyle is unattainable.
Being a FitDC coach will allow me to join Mayor [Muriel] Bowser’s vital initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles by making fitness fun and attainable at all ability levels and ages.Ward 4 Coach
I want to be a FitDC coach to give back to my community and help neighbors in Ward 8 live healthier and more active lifestyles.Ward 8 Coach
A supportive community is essential to reaching one's health and fitness goals. By working together through FitDC, we'll all accomplish more.Ward 6 Coach
I want to be a FitDC coach because health is such an important part of life, and it can be fun! Do you know how much money we can save on those doctor’s bills if we take the preventative measures now? A lot!Ward 5 Coach
I want to be a FitDC coach because it allows the community to come together as one and be happy while being healthy.Youth Coach
I became a FitDC coach to encourage a positive and healthy lifestyle change in my community.Ward 3 Coach
I love sharing my enthusiasm for health and fitness with family, friends, and Zumba students already. I can't wait to be a FitDC Coach so I can share this enthusiasm with the members of my community and help inspire them to live fitter, healthier lives!Ward 2 Coach