LEWISTON — Healthy Androscoggin has announced that registration for Get Fit & Win, the annual physical activity promotion program, is open.

The program, which is free, offers participants a fun and effective way to increase physical activity and create a healthier lifestyle. Now in its 12th year, Get Fit & Win provides the flexibility to choose activity goals and tools to monitor progress during the eight-week program.

Participants can choose almost any physical activity they enjoy: walking, swimming, bike riding, gardening, golf, tennis, playing ball, rollerblading.

Healthy Androscoggin supports participants by providing tips on places and ways to get active in the community. As an extra incentive, there are cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50, as well as prizes from local businesses for those who achieve their goals and attend the final celebration at the end of the program.

The program is open to all ages.

“Get Fit & Win one of our most popular programs,” said Erin Guay, physical activity, nutrition and tobacco manager at Healthy Androscoggin. “Last year 568 people from across Androscoggin County committed to getting active. And for this year, we are hoping to have even more people join us and see even more families participate together. The program is a great way to model healthy behaviors to kids and have some fun together.”

The program will run from June 4 to July 31. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 31. To sign up online, visit www.healthyandroscoggin.org or individuals may call 795-5990.

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