“Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” Offers New HIIT Camp and Free 5K This Saturday
Texas A&M-CC Islanders Women’s Beach Volleyball Exhibition on Magee Beach
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Ready to try a new workout? “Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” is hosting a HIIT Camp and a free 5K along the scenic bayfront this Saturday, October 17, 2020. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. and is limited to 300 participants. All fitness activities and 5K participants will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Facial coverings are recommended for ages 10 and older. Participants will have their temperature checked at sign-in.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Women’s Beach Volleyball Team will conduct exhibition practice from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Magee Beach to prepare for this season. The volleyball nets will remain on the beach following their practice for the public to play and enjoy.
New this Saturday! Participants in the HIIT Camp will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a 32” Roku TV. Participants in the other fitness classes and 5K will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates and other prizes. CSL Plasma, a local plasma collection center, will be distributing information on benefits and incentives for donors.
Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront is offering free fitness activities for all ages and skill levels. The community is invited to take advantage of the FITNESS LANE, join Wellness Sessions and play in the Kids Zone. The Kids Zone includes an obstacle course, noodle hockey and scoop ball. Our community partner, H-E-B is providing fruit and water for all participants.
The FITNESS LANE is open for people to “get moving” in a safe, vehicle-free environment. No registration is required. Walk, jog, run, or bike in a designated 1.25-mile fitness lane from Cole Park to Lawrence Street! The FITNESS LANE is available every Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The fitness lane will help to reduce the overcrowding of the sidewalks and enable social distancing of at least six feet while exercising.
In coordination with Victor Betancourt of VFit Productions and the City’s Park and Recreation Department, the City will offer “Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” exercise and wellness events for ages 8 and older, of all abilities, on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at The Water’s Edge, 402 South Shoreline Blvd.
Check-In, Fitness Moves session and the Children’s Activity Area will be held at McCaughan Park. Zumba and Yoga will be held at the Islanders Pavilion next to the playground. Participants are also eligible to receive give-away rewards. The Kids Zone, for ages 8-12, begins at 9 a.m.
The 40- to 60-minute fitness sessions:
- Walk the Bayfront (7 – 11 a.m.): 2-mile walk along the bayfront at your own pace.
- 5K Run/Walk (7:30 a.m. start): timed 5K (3.2 mile) run or walk from The Water’s Edge to Cole Park then turnaround; at your own pace.
- HIIT Camp (8 – 8:40 a.m.): Fitness training, burn more calories in a shorter time, increased metabolic rate hours after exercise, reduce heart rate, blood sugar, blood pressure and overall cardiovascular endurance.
- Yoga (9 – 9:40 a.m.): Learn how to improve physical and mental strength through a series of poses.
- Zumba (10 – 10:40 a.m.): Aerobic fitness infused with Latin American dance moves.
- Kids Zone (9 – 11 a.m.): Obstacle course, noodle hockey, scoop ball or other games. No registration required.
Class sessions are limited to 20 participants per class. The public can register for classes and the 5K through the online registration link www.cctexas.com/safefunfit.
Measures will also be taken for appropriate physical distancing for the safety of participants. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and water, as appropriate, for their workout.
“Everyone in our community is strongly encouraged to use all preventative measures and that includes exercising. Our goal is to have a community of healthy residents who will reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by taking advantage of our natural environment and options for their outdoor fitness,” said Peter Zanoni, City Manager.
Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call 361-826-3460, in advance.
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For more information about Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront, visit www.cctexas.com/safefunfit.