At the July 14 sign-in for the 2011 Lewes Steps Out For Fitness, 87 people registered their steps for the two-week period. This was the second sign-in for this year's fitness campaign. The second sign-in produced 10,721,800 steps which translates into 4,289 miles. A total of 87 walkers signed in with 12 people signing up for the first time. After sign-in, many of the registrants walked to the Canalfront Park in Lewes where they joined Viviana Matthews of The Yoga Studio for a bellydancing demonstration and workout.
The next sign-in event for Lewes Steps Out For Fitness will be Thursday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the public parking lot at Lewes Beach. First-time registrants receive a free pedometer and special card to count and record their steps. Second time-registrants receive a free Lewes Steps Out water bottle.
The Lewes community is seeing how many miles it can rack up - how many times it can cross the United States on the American Discovery Trail - through the fitness program. Those who attend the sign-in events and then walk to the Canalfront Park for various fitness activities also get a ticket for a drawing for prizes such as dinner for two at local restaurants.
At the July 28 sign-in event, Quest Fitness will present a dodge ball demonstration along with other playground games. At the final sign-in event on Thursday, Sept. 8, a special drawing will be held for those who have attended all the sign-in events and there will also be a huge bonfire as well as entertainment and refreshments.
Lewes Steps Out For Fitness is sponsored by Beebe Medical Center, the City of Lewes, Quest Fitness, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Lewes Fire Department, Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the Cape Gazette. For more information, contact Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 645-8073.