If you live in the Fort Worth area and are looking for free or low-cost healthy opportunities, you’re in luck. Choose Healthier has just expanded into your neighborhood! Choose Healthier is a free mobile app and website designed to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities by presenting them with healthy places, classes, and events, as well as the ability to share and promote these opportunities with their friends and families.
We are partnering with FitWorth, a collaborative that is championed by Mayor Betsy Price, to help us bring Choose Healthier to this great community. Mayor Price strives to ensure that children in the community grow up to be healthy adults through a collective effort being undertaken to address the health concerns of the children and families of Fort Worth. In the five years since the program launched, there has been a 6% reduction in the number of students in Fort Worth ISD schools who are considered either overweight or obese.
FitWorth has great local partnerships within the nonprofit and business communities. They regularly work with Oncor, Albertsons, Cowtown Marathon, Baylor Scott and White, Cook Children’s, the Aetna Foundation, and Fort Worth Parks and Recreation. These organizations are dedicated to helping Fort Worth become an active and healthy community. You can find opportunities hosted by these organizations such as Fitness in the Park Classes, farmers’ markets, and B-Cycle locations on Choose Healthier!
“Fort Worth is a large city,” says Noah Drew, executive director of FitWorth. “We have over 854,000 citizens who call our city home. Choose Healthier presents a way for our community to quickly access healthy activities and places near them. With so many people across a large geographic area, having healthy information at their fingertips removes a barrier to achieving wellness.”
Check out the Choose Healthier website or download the app, available in the Apple Store or Google Play, to find all of the amazing healthy opportunities these partners offer in Fort Worth! If you are a healthy business or organization looking to promote opportunities on the app, register as a partner on the website and begin uploading your healthy opportunities today.