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Love Fidalgo 2021

Love Fidalgo?  February is the month to Love Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center and to Love Yourself!  Watch Friends on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofFPFC for daily health and fitness challenges (listed below) to get you going or keep you moving.  Find links to online classes led by FPFC instructors and learn how to sign up for a spot in the pool, fitness center, or group exercise room.

 

Love Yourself!

28 Days of Health and Fitness Challenges:

1          Get moving! Sit less and move more.  Start small, set reasonable fitness goals for yourself, and celebrate every success!

2          Get physical 30 minutes a day.  Aim to do some type of physical activity for a least 30 minutes every day in February.  Make a plan and find a time that you can stick with.  Walk, run, bike, or just get up and move around the house for 5 minutes every hour.  It adds up!

3          Take a class.  Take an in-person class (current guideline limit classes to 5 participants) or try an online fitness class at FPFC via Zoom.  You will get an e-mail confirmation when you register and pay for a class with a link to the class.  Go to the Self-Service Portal through https://fidalgopool.com/ or call the front desk to book an appointment (360) 293-0673.

4          Get in the pool!  Schedule a time slot for lap swimming or water walking by calling the front desk, or sign up and book online at the Self-Service Portal at https://fpfc.ezfacility.com/login.

5          Hit the gym!  The gym is open at FPFC!  Up to 3 people at a time for 45 minutes sessions.  Masks required.  Call and book now.

6          Get fresh!  Eat five to ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

7          Take it outside.  Mask up and try a socially distant walk with a buddy.  If you’re not comfortable meeting in person, find an accountability buddy and check in with them regularly by phone or text to share your goals and your progress towards them.

8          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.

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

10        Be kind to yourself.  Practice self-compassion.  Speak positively to yourself if you find you are struggling.  Times are different and difficult.  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.

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

12        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).

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

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

15        Rest.  Aim for 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night.

16        Try something new.  Explore the many online exercise options available beyond FPFC –  dance and yoga, boxing and bootcamps, and everything in between!  Try to incorporate both aerobic and strength building exercises in your routine.

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

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

19        Train.  Need a bigger challenge?  Train for the 5K or 10K walk/run you’ve always wanted to do and look for virtual runs to take part in.

20        Bad habits?  Quit a bad habit that bothers you.

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

22        Dance!

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

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

25        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!

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

27        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 once in a while just for fun.

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, 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.

 

Shop AmazonSmile Charity Lists at smile.amazon.com/gp/ch/list/91-1618285 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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com. It’s just like shopping on amazon.com.

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 through PayPal.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2094702

Contact

Friends can be reached by emailing friendsoffidalgo@hotmail.com.