Commit to Fit is an ongoing health behavior improvement initiative that seeks to mobilize employers, schools, residents, neighborhoods, churches, and the community at-large to support and utilize a common message focused on healthier, more active lifestyles. Thus, the healthy messages of Commit to Fit are reinforced throughout the community, across settings where residents live, learn, work, and play.
The campaign promotes practical ways to increase health and wellness through simple daily choices. The Commit to Fit plan suggests 99 easy ways to better health, outlined in simple tools the community, businesses or your school can adopt and make their own. It also urges proper nutrition, hydration and rest as realistic ways to sneak healthy behaviors into your life.
Available resources include free fitness and nutrition education classes, materials and tools for individuals and employers to promote and maintain good health, and an online health behavior tracking website to monitor your health and wellness goals.
The broad support for the Commit to Fit movement relies on the shared use of the Commit to Fit messages by all Genesee County/Flint organizations or groups that are working to improve the practice of healthy behaviors. Using the common messaging of Commit to Fit, employers, schools, physicians, neighborhoods, churches and residents are all “spreading the word” throughout the community and – together – Commit to Fit is helping to build a more active, healthy community in which we can all live, learn, work, and play.
In 2011, the Michigan Department of Community Health selected the GFHC as one of six local coalitions to expand prevention activities and empower local residents to make healthy choices. The Commit to Fit campaign supports this through a common message focused on healthier, more active lifestyles in Flint and Genesee County.
Since its launch, Commit to Fit has expanded to develop and provide a number of associated community efforts including: Hosting an annual calendar of community-wide health and wellness challenges, Commit to Fit Project Healthy Schools, Commit to Fit Smart Bites, and the Commit to Fit Rethink Your Drink campaign. Additional Commit to Fit developed resources include: the Commit to Fit Breastfeeding Toolkit, the Commit to Fit Physician’s Toolkit and the Commit to Fit Employer-Based Comprehensive Wellness Toolkit. These resources can be downloaded for free at www.commit2fit.com or requested by mail or delivery by completing a materials order form.
Commit to Fit is free to all Genesee County / Flint residents and workers. Visit www.commit2fit.com today to join the movement and access all the resources Commit to Fit has to offer!