Blink Fitness on Saint Ann’s Avenue and East 156th Street in Melrose contacted us over the weekend to let us know about a program that has been designed in conjunction with the Bronx Borough President’s office. Launching this coming Saturday, Bronx CAN (Change Attitudes Now) is designed to combat the poor health that many Bronxites find themselves in due to obesity and the host of problems that come along with it like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
The program links up a myriad of partners including community gardens, health care providers, elected officials and fitness gyms, to name a few, with Bronxites to foster a healthy and active lifestyle.
Blink Fitness, which opened recently, is one of those such partners and on Saturday, July 14th, representatives from Lincoln Hospital will be on hand to register local residents and collect vital statistic such as blood pressure, weight, measurements and even diabetes screening.
The fitness center will be providing a free trial of the gym for the day as well. Participants in the program will also have a chance at winning a complimentary 6 month membership to Blink for the man and woman who loses the most weight.
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The Bronx CAN Health Initiative, an initiative of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, brings together individuals, elected officials, government agencies, doctors, health providers, places of worship, community gardens, community centers, schools, civic-minded groups and physical fitness center of all kinds to promote the types of behaviors that lead to healthy lifestyles.
The goal of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative is to have all members of our community – young and old alike – build healthier lives, free of ailments like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
As part of the initiative, community members are encouraged to set their own health goals, be it losing weight, exercising a certain amount of times a week or vowing to eat healthier through the
Bronx CAN Health Challenge
The Challenge will be hosted by Blink Fitness, located at 744 St.Ann’s Ave and East 156TH Street, on Saturday, July 14th from 10 am – 12 noon, Staff from Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a CAN partner, will be on site to register community residents, record vital stats and measurements and screen for blood pressure and diabetes. Blink Fitness will be extending free trials to all 18+ participants and will have trainers on site to provide fitness tips. All three check-ins will be hosted by Blink, and they will be providing a complementary six month membership to the top male and female participants with the highest percentage of weight loss.
You CAN make a difference in your health!