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Mayor announces free fitness program

Mayor announces free fitness program
Mayor announces free fitness program
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Updated: 10/17/2013 10:54 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is kicking off a free fitness initiative.

Shelton, the Parks and Recreation Department, and personal trainers met Thursday to discuss plans. 

The official start of the program will be announced soon.

But, Mayor Shelton says it will be a 50 week fitness plan. Residents will be able to participate in a one hour fitness class, once a week for free.

The classes will be held at different parks, the Aquatic Center, and the Police Athletic League.

"To have the city do this and have some accountability I think is amazing," said Sydney Darnell, personal trainer.

"I want to showcase each of the parks through a healthy lifestyle initiative. I think that we'll have multiple benefits from that," said Mayor Shelton.

This fitness program is in collaboration with a senior project for students at Tupelo High School.

The classes will be taught by various personal trainers.

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