‘Philly Powered’ offers new way to get fit in the city

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 Elaine Gonzalez Johnson of the group Latinas in Motion is part of 'Philly Powered.' (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Elaine Gonzalez Johnson of the group Latinas in Motion is part of 'Philly Powered.' (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

The city of Philadelphia is launching a new effort to get more people to exercise regularly. 

The goal of “Philly Powered” is to publicize places where anyone can work out, said city Health Commissioner Dr. Jim Buehler.

“It’s a way to share information, to make information available to people about opportunities and options that are here throughout the city,” Buehler said. “To be more active, to be healthy to get healthy.”

Elaine Gonzalez Johnson of the group Latinas in Motion is part of the program.  

“Latinas have a very high percentage of obesity, diabetes, heart disease,” she said. “Each day, we take steps to combat those, each day we take steps to combat all of those statistics.”

The effort includes everything from Zoomba in a church basement to conventional recreation center programs.

Listings are available at www.PhillyPowered.org

 

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