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Let the competitiveness of the Super Bowl propel you to reach your fitness goals during Stone Harbor’s 8-week Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, Thursday, Feb. 1 through March 29. The purpose of the wellness campaign is to keep locals fit, healthy and active during winter. Presented by Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour, the borough council and the recreation department, events will take place throughout the area, with gyms, restaurants and libraries providing classes, lectures, dining opportunities and more. Go to StoneHarborRecreation.com.

1. Thursday lectures

Thursdays are “Think Health” day, with lectures on the latest health topics. Get started on your fitness and wellness goals at educational talks on topics such as nutrition, diabetes and heart health from local medical professionals at the Stone Harbor Recreation Center, presented by the Cape Regional Health System. The series kicks off Feb. 1 with keynote speaker Dottie Drake, international spokesperson for Miracle Fitness.

2. Fitness classes

Stone Harbor has partnered with local fitness clubs for free class passes or gym visits. Participating locations include Island Aerobics, Miracles Fitness, Muscle World Fitness Center, Stone Harbor Yoga and Surfside Fitness. There will also be many free classes at other participating venues, with yoga, tai chi, qigong, zumba and more options to choose from.

3. Walks with the mayor

If you’d rather get outside, walk around Stone Harbor with Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour 9 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays. The guided low-impact strolls will take place at various locations. In the case of bad weather, the walks will move inside.

4. Kid’s yoga session

From 8:45 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, kindergarteners through fourth graders can join the mayor and Sol Luna Yoga Studio in a yoga routine before heading to school. The 15-minute session, taking place at the Stone Harbor Elementary School gym, will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 1, with former Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs leading families in an Olympic stretch before heading to class and work.

5. Free health screenings

Stop by the Recreation Center for free health screenings on glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. No sign up required.

6. Healthy dining

Fred’s Tavern, Sax Restaurant & Lounge and the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor will offer healthy specials to encourage campaign participants to eat wisely. During the campaign, each venue will have the nutritional content of each special listed, along with the calorie content of the dish.

—Jacklyn McQuarrie

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Contact: 609-272-7415 jmcquarrie@pressofac.com

I interned with a small magazine in Wildwood before starting at The Press in 2013. I currently handle our Hometown and At The Shore calendar of events submissions and enjoy interacting with the local community.

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