Healthy Happy Holladay on June 22
With the second oldest population in the state of Utah, Holladay residents have good reason to concentrate on health and their quality of life. Holladay city officials created the “Healthy Happy Holladay” committee to promote healthy lifestyles in the city, and the first endeavor is a summer solstice event on June 22 at 8 a.m. at the Village Center Plaza (corner of Murray Holladay Road and Holladay Boulevard).
Partnering up with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Holladay Councilmember Pat Pignanelli formed a committee to highlight physical activity and healthy lifestyles for Holladay residents.
“We are excited about this program that Pat has put together, and hope our residents participate,” Holladay City Manager Randy Fitts said.
Health department representatives did comprehensive research, seeking possible deficiencies in healthy living in the city’s boundaries.
“The state has a database that has a ton of indicators for health data—anything from arthritis rates, to smoking to physical activity rates to fruits and vegetables consumption, and so many others,” Salt Lake Valley Health Department Health Educator Linsey Miller said. “We have compiled this, and once it is analyzed, we will present our findings.”
In the meantime, Pignanelli and her committee began planning the first of many anticipated health events for the city. To kick off the summer in a healthy fashion, organizers have planned an 8 a.m. yoga session on the plaza and a 9:30 a.m. Zumba dance class. Local fitness experts from The Yoga Center and Gym Jam Fitness will be instructing the sessions at no cost to Holladay residents.
Interested residents are asked to bring a yoga mat or large towel if they want to participate in the yoga sessions, and plenty of water for both sessions.
Residents can expect light refreshments from local Holladay businesses and information on many other ways to enjoy a healthy, happy summer.
The Holladay-Lions Recreation Center has also joined the effort to offer healthy activities on the event day. Residents can enjoy 50 percent off a day pass on June 22 from 3:30 to 6 p.m., which would allow residents access to the fitness facility, the gymnasium and the swimming pool.