Family Health & Fitness Day

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Celebrated the second Saturday in June each year, this special day promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy. Agencies everywhere are encouraged to participate by inviting families to get active at their local park or recreation center, or by hosting an event, such as a health fair or family fun run. Members of the healthcare community are encouraged to participate, as well, even as sponsors.

Share your Family Health & Fitness Day ideas, events and photos with us online using the hashtag #NRPAFamilyFitDay.

Senior Health and Fitness Day (National)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is organized as a public-private partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national information clearinghouse for the older adult market. Observed annually on the last Wednesday in May.


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. An annual observance, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a time to highlight the importance of staying active through sports and other fitness activities. Celebrate this observance by promoting the importance of 60 minutes per day of physical activity for kids (and adults 30 minutes per day) and providing opportunities to be physical activity at school and at home.

Medical Fitness Week

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Each year, The Medical Fitness Association highlights and sponsors a Medical Fitness Week. The week is fueled by a promotion of healthy lifestyles.

One popular activity is the “Worldwide Walking Challenge: 10,000 steps in 7 days.” You could also create your own goals to stay healthy, and your flex spending account certainly helps.


The MOVE150 program focuses on getting participants moving, regardless of their abilities. The purpose of this program would allow participants to reach 150 minutes of activity throughout the Medical Fitness Week, utilizing a variety of programs/offerings in your center. This program is perfect for facilities that wish to offer a cost-effective program during the week. Complimentary marketing materials will be provided.

Event hash tag: #MFWmove150

Click here to download the 2019 MOVE150 marketing materials.


The WALK10K is our walking challenge that we have had tremendous success with over the years. New marketing materials will be available along with a guide that offers some tips and best practices guaranteed to make this event a success for your members and your community! The program does utilize wearables and/or pedometers. While the MFA does not supply these items, pedometers can generally be found at reasonable prices from many suppliers.

Event hash tag: #MFWwalk10K

Click here to download the 2019 WALK10k marketing materials.