Get Strong with Mayor Ron is spearheaded by the Mayor’s Fitness Council in conjunction with San Antonio Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Office. The mission of the Mayor’s Fitness Council is to lead San Antonio to be one of the healthiest and most active communities in the nation which residents, groups, and organizations work collaboratively to achieve targeted health and fitness goals.
Since 2017, Get Strong with Mayor Ron events have taken place across San Antonio in nearly all of the City Council Districts with the goal of shedding light on health and wellness initiatives and elevating fitness and nutrition programs throughout the city. At each Get Strong event Mayor Nirenberg interacts with participants for a fun, physical, or hands-on wellness activity.
The San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department is an integral part of the Get Strong series, providing support through venues, instructors, and popular classes that showcase the Mayor setting a healthy example.
The Get Strong series doesn’t only focus on getting stronger by being active, but also highlights opportunities to eat better for a strong and healthy body. The Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program worked with Mayor Nirenberg in 2018 to host a virtual cooking class that garnered a large online audience who tuned in to learn about the preparation of healthy meals.
In 2020, Mayor Nirenberg is looking forward to finding new ways to engage with the community to promote good physical health, mental health and nutrition.
Stayed tuned for the details on the next Get Strong event.