Love Fidalgo 2022

Love Fidalgo?  February is the month to Love Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center and to Love Yourself!  Follow Friends on Facebook for daily health and fitness challenges (listed below) to get you going or keep you moving.  Look for information about free fitness sessions throughout the month of February, and sign up for a spot in the pool, fitness center, or group exercise room.  Also watch for ways you can help FPFC purchase items from the equipment wish list.


Love Yourself!

28 Days of Health and Fitness Challenges:

1        Dance! Start moving by doing something fun!  Shake it and move it while you’re cooking, watching TV, or brushing your teeth.  Bop, whirl, and shimmy your way to feeling good.

2        Set Goals. You can make changes one step at a time.  Set a goal you can accomplish in 28 days or aim to do some type of physical activity for a least 30 minutes every day in February.

3        Think big, start small. Make a plan and find a time for exercise that you can stick with.  Don’t overdo it, just get started. Walk, run, bike, or just get up and move for 5 minutes every hour.  It adds up!  Add on a little more each day.

4        Take a class. Take an in-person class or try an online fitness class at FPFC via Zoom.  Virtual classes are indicated with a “V” on the schedule. Go to the Self-Service Portal through or call the front desk to book (360) 293-0673.

5        Get in the pool! Schedule a time slot for lap swimming or water walking by booking online at the Self-Service Portal at, or call the front desk.  Book half hour sessions with a maximum of 3 people per lane.

6        Hit the gym!  The gym is open at FPFC!  Book 1-hour sessions with a maximum of 15 people in the gym at one time.  Masks required.  Book through the Self-Service Portal or call (360) 293-0673.

7        Become a Friend!  Attend an online Friends of Fidalgo meeting.  E-mail friendsoffidalgo@hotmail for a Zoom meeting invite.  Friends meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and we’d love to have you join us.  This month only we will meet on the 7th.

8         Keep moving!  Sit less and move more.  Celebrate every success! You are off to a great start!

9         Get fresh!  Eat your fruits and vegetables.  Choose colorful food and make healthy snack choices.

10      Take it outside.  Try a walk or a ramble on the beach.  Find an accountability buddy and check in with them regularly to share your goals and your progress towards them.

11      Move it!  Watching lots of television or getting too much screen time?  Break it up by doing jumping jacks, push-ups, or dancing during commercials.

12      Be kind to yourself.  Practice self-compassion.  Speak positively to yourself if you find you are struggling.  Everyone is at a different stage in their fitness journey so try not to compare yourself to others as you work to build a new habit.

13      Hydrate.  Drink water, at least 8 x 8oz glasses/day.

14      Connect.  Reach out to family and neighbors, check in and stay connected.  Send a handwritten note, make a call.  Tell the people close to you that you love them.  Do something romantic for your partner.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

15      Track steps.  Track your daily steps – add more each day.  You’ll be amazed how much more you move when you pay attention.  Aim for 10,000 steps each day (5 miles).

16      Get Intense!  Up the intensity of your walks by incorporating some speed walking sprints, or alternate walking and jogging.  Look for hills to climb.  Try some step-ups on the curb when you reach a corner.  Add a little skip or a hop just for fun.

17      Well done!  Be proud of yourself – you are working hard to be healthy!

18      Rest.  Aim for 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night.  Set a bedtime for yourself and try and stick with it.

19      Try something new.  Explore the many exercise options available at FPFC and online –  dance and yoga, weight training and bootcamps, and everything in between!

20      Step it up!  Take the stairs.  Park further away from your destination and walk.

21      Change it up!  Try a new class.  Ask your friends and fitness buddies for class suggestions.

22      Be more mindful.  Take a walk.  Notice the smells, sounds, and sights around you. Give yourself a break from worries.

23      Slap it on!  Stay sun safe, wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine.

24      Keep Dancing!

25      Strrreeeeetch!  Do exercises to improve your flexibility and balance.  Stretch every day.

26      Yum!  Try a new, healthy recipe you’ve been meaning to make.

27      Feeling good?  Exercise is an important tool for staying physically and mentally healthy.  If you’ve made a good start incorporating exercise into your daily routine this month, chances are you’re feeling better already!

28      Yay!  Keep up the good work!  Health and fitness are a journey, not a destination.


Love Fidalgo!  Equipment Purchases

Community is the heart of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center and together our community can help make FPFC an even better place.  During the month of February, you can help FPFC purchase new and replacement pool and fitness equipment.

This year, you can shop online, or choose a heart with an item of equipment listed on it from the bulletin board and we’ll do the shopping for you.


Bulletin Board:

  1. Scan the bulletin board in the lobby for a heart with an item you would like to purchase for the pool.
  1. Take the heart to the front desk where you will be given an envelope. Place the heart in the envelope with the monetary amount listed.  Pay with cash, or a check made out to Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center.  All donations to Friends are tax deductible.  Tax receipts will be sent to the address listed on your check.  If you pay cash and would like a receipt, please include your name and address.
  1. Look for new items to start arriving in early March. Thank you for your support!


Online Wish List:

 We invite you to shop from the Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center Wish List on Amazon Smile.  Facility staff have provided us with a list of items they would love to have to make your fitness experience even better.  Choose the item you would like to donate, purchase it, and then you can have it shipped directly to the pool at 1603 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221.  Please note that items purchased this way are not eligible for a donation tax receipt from Friends.

Shop AmazonSmile Charity Lists at to donate items to Friends of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center.

If you haven’t already, please consider choosing Friends as your AmazonSmile charity of choice.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Friends of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Friends of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center.

Get started with these easy steps:

1) Visit It’s just like shopping on

2) Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.

3) Start shopping! After you’ve chosen your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout!


Online Donations

Prefer to donate money and have us shop for you?  No problem!  You can donate to Friends Love Fidalgo Equipment Fund through PayPal.  Donations are tax-deductible.