Health & Safety

May 31, 2012

Station celebrates national fitness day

Pfc. Zach Scanlon
Desert Warrior Staff

A young military child receives a banana at a fruit stand during the fitness day events on May 30, 2012 at MCAS Yuma. Vendors, such as the fruit stand, were put in place at the event to promote better living and healthier life choices for National Fitness Day.

On May 23, 2012 a fitness day was held at the MCX on MCAS Yuma for Marines and their families. The event was to promote Michele Obama’s fitness month program. At this event there was a Marine Corps Martial Art Program demonstration with Marine Black Belt Instructors and a Zumba dance led by a station fitness instructor. Some chefs from the Sonoran Pueblo were also on hand cooking up healthy foods for attendees to try as well. Overall, the events were all geared towards promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and smart food choices.

A Zumba trainer teaches people a choreographed dance at the fitness day event on May 30, 2012 at MCAS Yuma. All of the events that took place on National Fitness Day were meant to show creative and entertaining ways to stay in shape.

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