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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Winter Warm Up Starts Soon

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Have fun getting fit with the Blue Cross Winter Warm Up. Meet up with friends and family and join in on this great way to meet your 2019 health goals! The 5K training program is free and open to all ages and abilities (a parent or their designee must accompany children).

This eight-week training program involves attending two weekly one-hour sessions with certified Good Form Running and Walking coaches from the Playmakers Fitness Foundation. In addition, participants will receive a weekly communication with training information and nutrition tips.

The 15 instructional sessions will lead to a free goal event - the Blue Cross Winter Warm Up 5K walk/run celebration at Hawk Island Park in Lansing on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Training Program Locations: Charlotte, Delhi Township/Holt, Delta Township/Lansing Mall, Dewitt, Lansing, Meridian Township, Michigan State University (on campus), and St. Johns

Program Dates: January 28 - March 24, 2019

Program Cost: Free - courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

Goal Event: Blue Cross Winter Warm Up 5K Celebration 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Hawk Island

Proper Attire: Most of the sessions will be held outdoors. Layer for warmth.

For More Information: Contact The Playmakers Fitness Foundation - Alicia at (517) 282-5035 (email), or Cynthia at (517) 819-7237 (email)

To Register: Go to MI Blues Perspectives to sign up. Registrations accepted until January 28 or until the program location is full.


More information will be posted as it becomes available.

* The March 24 goal event is open to Winter Warm Up participants and all members of the community. Join hundreds of participants celebrating fitness and health in our community!

2019 Winter Warm Up Information Flyer


** Update 1/11/2019 **

All participants in the Winter Warm-Up will have the option to do baseline measurements, including:

  • Body Composition - analyzes Body Fat Percentage, Body Mass Index, Basil Metabolic Rate, and Muscle Mass
  • Sit and Reach Flexibility Assessment
  • Blood Pressure (provided by Lansing Community College nursing students)

These measurements will be taken for the Delhi/Holt participants before the first practice on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 p.m at the Holt High School (East Entrance). Post-program measurements will be done at the end of program celebration at Hawk Island. 


** Update 1/16/19 **

The Delhi Township chapter of the Winter Warm-Up is at capacity. Registrations are no longer being accepted for this location. Thank you for all the fantastic turnout! If you are still looking to participate, please check with the other locations to see if they have availability.

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