Mayor Menino and the YMCA Announce Free Fitness Classes in March as Part of Boston Moves for Health

To help Bostonians beat the late-winter blues, Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined residents and staff at the Roxbury YMCA to kick off four weeks of free classes at YMCA locations across the City March 2. The partnership is part of Boston Moves for Health, Mayor Menino’s initiative to improve the health and wellness of Boston residents. Continue reading

Mayor Menino announces Boston Moves for Health will team with Weight Watchers for innovative pilot program at health centers

On behalf of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, joined Daniel Boockvar, Weight Watchers International, Inc.’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations, to announce a new program that will offer discounted Weight Watchers memberships to eligible Boston residents. As part of Mayor Menino’s Boston Moves for Health initiative, Weight Watchers, a leader in weight management services that has helped millions of people worldwide, will work with Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Mattapan Community Health Center, and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to provide steeply discounted weight loss and weight management services for up to 1,000 qualifying participants beginning in January. Continue reading