Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
On March 1, 1999, the Columbia City Council adopted
a resolution officially establishing the Columbia Mayor's
Council on Physical Fitness and Health. Like us on facebook for all of the latest information:
Mission of the Council
Improve the physical fitness and health and enhance the quality of life of all citizens of Columbia and Boone County.
The Council is charged with the following duties:
Information about applying to be a Council member is available here.
Mayor's Council Fitness Saturdays
Please join us the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings of the month at 9 am at Stephens Lake Park. We have two activities taking place:
1. COMO Kids Challenge 1-mile group runs. See above link for registration.
2. Walking group.
Meet at park entrance off Old 63 near the spraygrounds.
Mayor's Fitness Awards
Photo of 2013 winners below.
Previous Award Winners:
Bike Walk and Wheel Week Breakfast Station
We had a great time serving breakfast at Flat Branch Park with Walt's Bicycle Shop during Bike, Walk, Wheel Week! Thank you to our sponsors including: Sunflower Waffle Company, Focus on Health Chiropractic, Sonic, Anytime Fitness, and Kaldi's Coffee!
Zumba Glow Party!
More than 150 people joined the Mayor's Council and MU students from the Program Development inLeisure Studies course for a night of glow in the dark Zumba! The event took place April 13, 2013 at Stephens Lake Amphitheater and was a huge success. Thank you to the students for planning the event, the MU football team and the ARC for attendance prizes, and the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for use of their sound system. The ladies of Joe Machens Toyota service department won the prize for the "most glowed group." We look forward to putting on another Zumba Glow Party in the future!
True Life Run
The Mayor's Council sponsored an agility station at the True Life Run during the True/False Film Festival on March 2, 2013. Almost 200 runners came through the course, which featured an agility ladder, cone drills, and jump roping. Cold and snowy, but lots of fun! Looking forward to next year.
5th Annual Happy New U a Success!
More than 150 participants braved the cold weather and leftover snow and ice to start 2013 off right with exercise and tips for healthy living! The event, held at the ARC on New Year's Day, featured fitness classes ranging from Spinning to yoga to Zumba. A big thanks to all of our fitness partners and vendors--without them, we couldn't host community events like this!
- Activity & Recreation Center (ARC)
- Key Largo Fitness and Tanning
- Columbia Tai Chi
- FLIPZ USA Gymnastics
- American Cancer Society
- Columbia Track Club
- Becvar Optometry
- Juice Plus
- Windsor Street Montessori
- Focus on Health
- Family First Chiropractic