News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Mayor Henry participates in public weigh-in for Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort
(October 7, 2014) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today participated in a public weigh-in to demonstrate his commitment to the Operation F4 – Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) program. The event took place as part of Development Day at the University of Saint Francis.
OPF4 is a community wellness initiative to encourage individuals to implement lifestyle changes that include fitness, nutrition, wellness, and activities. OPF4’s mission is for residents to lose a collective 500,000 pounds by the end of 2016. OPF4 was created by Fort Wayne resident Chris Blake and endorsed by Mayor Henry. To date, more than 600 individuals have signed up to participate in OPF4.
Mayor Henry today committed to increase his physical activity, eat healthier, lose 15 pounds, and participate in next year’s Fort4Fitness event.
Two upcoming events will provide opportunities for the public to get involved in the OPF4 program.
- “No Sweat” will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Parkview Field. The free event will feature tips about getting fit, eating smart, and feeling good.
- “Walk a Mile with the Mayor” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Rd. Participants are asked to meet at Pavilion 1.
How OPF4 works:
- Sign up as individuals or teams and enter current health information as directed.
- Individuals will learn how to structure exercise and eating for healthy results.
- Individuals/teams will be able to log in and track progress. Calculators will automatically tabulate the City’s collective results.
Resources for individuals/companies to get connected with OPF4: