Urban Active’s 10-City "Get Active Challenge" Ends in Atlanta
The tour traveled to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Omaha, Louisville, Lexington and Nashville, with the final destination being Atlanta. The challenge, led by Urban Active’s Quality Control Director, Josh Bowen, was “aimed at inspiring communities” to be active, and provide a free boot camp, educational session and tips for staying motivated all year long.
“Discipline is what separates those who set and achieve goals,” said Bowen. “Get out of the mindset of simply setting goals — marry your goals, own them and crush them! More often than not, you get in the way of your results, and this year Urban Active seeks to break that cycle.” Bowen was inspired by the stories of everyday individuals, such as Rosemary Walton from Columbus, Ohio, who used Urban Active as to tool to lose 100 pounds.
Celebrity athletes collaborated with Urban Active on the tour, including former Ohio Buckeye football players Branden Joe, Joshua Harris, Jimmie Bell and Jamal Luke, along with Atlanta’s R&B recording artist Q Parker of 112, the Georgia Force Cheerleaders and Omaha’s Olympic hockey medalist Joe Gimaldi.
“The challenge is not only for fitness but encouraging others along their journey of wellness,” said Bowen. “We want to show the world that together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in the communities that our fitness clubs call home.”
The “Get Active Challenge” will continue to encourage communities to support and promote a fit lifestyle throughout the year. For more information about Urban Active and the challenge, please visit www.getactivegourban.com or www.urbanactive.com.
By Rachel Zabonick