Mayor's to hold Family Fitness Fun Day on Saturday, June 4

The following is a news release from the City of Lake Charles:

On Saturday, June 4, citizens are encouraged to join Mayor Randy Roach for the Second Annual Mayor's Progressive Park Family Fitness Fun Day at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum and Civic Center grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to encourage family fitness activities that will help further a healthy lifestyle.

The event will kick off with an opening ceremony at the front, outside steps of the Civic Center.  Beginning activities will include an Olympic-like opening of the Mayor's Family Fitness Challenge games with the "lighting of the torch" and a torch run around the circular drive by local dignitaries.  In the event of rain, the opening ceremony will be held in the Coliseum.

Challenge activities will include: Zydeco workout, chicken run, jogging, sit-ups, jump rope, and push-ups.  Participants who complete all of the Mayor's Family Fitness Challenge activities will receive a completion certificate.

Also, inside the Coliseum and on the Civic Center grounds, family fun activities will include:
a hippity-hop race, sports ball relay, egg balance race, basketball shootout, three legged race, tricycle race, scooter race, space jumps, chicken run, bunny flop, balloon darts, obstacle course, ring toss, bowling, egg noggin race, face painting, snow cones, popcorn, and much more.

Another aspect of this special day will be family fitness activities available at each of the 12 recreation community centers in the City of Lake Charles.  Participating families will have the opportunity to do family fitness activities which will follow a fitness course map with fun games and activities.  Each participant will be given a map which shows how to complete the course.

All event activities are free.