Working out is basically exactly that: work.
Many have the desire to exercise and get healthier, but it’s really hard to get excited about wearing yourself out. That being said, there wasn’t a single frowning face at Lowdermilk Park on Saturday.
This is the third year Shape Up has happened in Naples. The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida has sponsored and hosted the event, which has become quite their pet project.
“Every year it gets bigger and we get more trainers and gyms and health food specialist from the area. We’re just happy people are having fun,” Sarah Hawes, marketing and community relations director for the Healthcare Network said.
“We’ve had closer to 200 people sign up for the short form courses, we’ve filled every run and paddle boarding class, the parking lots been full since we opened, it’s just been crazy.”
Everything from boot camp styled workouts to yoga to spin classes were on site, with paddle boarding and yoga on the beach side of the park.
The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is a non-profit healthcare provider founded in 1977, and has always driven themselves to helping the community out, be it through affordable health and dental care providers or community events like Shape Up and the upcoming golf tournament in April that benefits the Ronald McDonald House.
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