Every BODY, Let’s Move in Dayton

In September Zamzee was contacted by the National Park Service in Dayton, Ohio about a “Let’s Move” event the community was planning. The park service asked if we could donate a few Zamzee meters to inspire participation, and we were happy to help! Leisa Ling, a park guide at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park coordinated the event, and she gave us a recap of how it went.

September 28, 2013 was a beautiful day. Not only was it the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, it was also the day of our event dubbed “Every BODY, Let’s Move!”, a family-friendly event to promote First Lady Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

Held at Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center which is one of the units of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in Dayton, OH, the site offers the perfect spot for an outdoor event with its scenic position at the top of a hill under big, old shady trees. The goal was to create an event to draw people of differing interests and ages and fitness levels to come together at the park and do something active.

With five rangers and seven volunteers we offered many different activities, including…

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….a dog walk, a 3 hour hike…

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…an insect hunt…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…hula hooping, and line dancing! We also invited the Dayton Gem City Jumpers who volunteered their time to demonstrate their double dutch moves and help others get started with this great cardiovascular workout, jump roping!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe counted about 62 participants and raffled off fun prizes, the best being the Zamzee meters donated by Zamzee! It was a great day. Thanks every BODY for showing up and having fun!

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