Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County 26th Annual Soul Fitness Weekend

Friday September 24 - Sunday September 26, 2021


You can still assist Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County,  Inc  in reaching their fundraising goal by clicking the donate button on the upper right corner of this race page. 

This year, our Annual 5K Walk/Run Soul Fitness Weekend will be offered as a hybrid option. The in-person event will be held at Watkins Park on Saturday, September 25th, starting at 8:30 am or you can choose to complete the walk/run virtually.  On behalf of the 5K Committee, thank you to everyone who participated in, donated, sponsored, and/or volunteered their time for our hybrid weekend event.

We are not finished yet, we hope you will join us on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 6:30 pm for our Virtual Closing Happy Hour.  During the Happy Hour, we will announce the winners of the various soul fitness weekend challenges.  Join us for the fun! Look for an email with details on how you can join this fun event.

Kindest Regards-

Rosalyn Rice-Harris,  Co-Chair

Donna Herring, Co-Chair

Miriam McKinney, Co-Chair

Check out the below wellness resources:

The mission of Park Rx is to enable healthcare providers to prescribe patient visits to parks and other natural areas in real-time in the clinical practice setting. The VISION of the program is to strengthen the connection between natural areas and improve the human condition via healthcare providers recognizing and embracing nature as a resource for improving our physical, mental, and societal well-being. 

Park Rx America is the only Park Rx program to link a "park formulary’’ (searchable database of parks) directly into the electronic health record (EHR) granting medical providers the ability to prescribe parks "in real-time" to their patients.

Program Overview
The Department of Parks and Recreation has joined the national park prescription initiative (Park Rx). Park Rx is a program that uses the connection between health care professionals, parks and recreation specialists and organizations, to public lands to improve the physical and mental health of the individuals and communities they serve. The Department of Parks and Recreation is excited by this new partnership and is dedicated to utilizing this new avenue to connect patients/customers with our parks and services in order to improve their quality of life. We believe this will encourage overall behavioral change, improve health outcomes, and foster new stewards and advocates for public lands.

Benefits of Park Rx
Substantial research has already been done regarding the therapeutic benefits of being in nature. For instance, spending time in green spaces lowers cortisol levels and blood pressure. Park Rx America is collaborating with academics to further the effectiveness of the Park Rx America park prescription model.

Goals of Park Rx America 

Help doctors and other health professionals "prescribe nature" to patients and families during routine delivery of health care
Change patient and family behavior through increased time spent outdoors (subsequently reducing the effects of chronic disease)
Create the next generation of environmental and park stewards through outdoor exploration and experience
Evaluate the effects of Park Rx on park utilization, overall park experience, and measurable health outcomes
Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and publications pertaining to health and wellness, public lands, outdoors, nature, and recreation.

The Department of Parks and Recreation was recently awarded a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association to implement Walk With Ease, a free six week exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that aims to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve overall health for our Prince George’s County residents. 

Program Overview
Experience the Walk With Ease program. 
Arthritis Foundation certified. Doctor recommended. 

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program is a walking program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. 


Walk With Ease will help you:

Walk safely and comfortably
Improve your flexibility, strength and stamina
Reduce pain and feel great
Motivate yourself with improved fitness

Want to grow fresh produce or flowers in a community environment? Check out our 4 plot locations where county residents can come together to garden and connect with the environment.
Community Garden Plot Rentals for the 2021 garden plot season will open to the public soon!  Follow the link for additional information.

The Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to visit the QR FiT Trail at Tucker Road Athletic Complex and Watkins Regional Park for a workout that combines the outdoors and technology. The QR FiT Trail can help improve your fitness through self-directed exercise outdoors.
Program Overview

Explore the trails and improve your fitness level using only your smartphone! QR FiT combines fitness and technology to provide you with a new way to exercise while spending time outside. Along the trail, you will find QR FiT Trail signs that you can scan for exercises to do right on the spot. Depending on your goals for the day, you can choose between core, flexibility, upper body, and lower body exercises or choose to do a combination of all four! Scan all 5 signs along the trail to create your own personalized workout for the day. 


Enjoy the benefits of physical activity and spending time outdoors using QR FiT, regardless of your fitness level and goals! 

REDUCE stress by spending time outdoors
INCREASE muscle strength and bone density with upper and lower body exercises
IMPROVE stamina and longevity with core and flexibility training
LEARN new exercises and create your own workout

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Get ready for your Soul Fitness Weekend with a FREE one-hour Yoga class with Schalette Poteat is a yoga therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Schalette embraces students wherever they are in their evolution of practice. Her aim is that classes inspire the restoration of peace and balance by inviting students to explore and connect with several aspects of their being. Schalette also works with individuals privately to address various concerns ranging anywhere from emotional distress to physical ailments such as back pain.

For yoga sessions and yoga parties contact Schalette at www.Graced4This.com or via email at info@graced4This.com.



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Whether it's your warm up, exercise for the day or dancing just for fun; kick off your Soul Fitness Weekend with our FREE one-hour Zumba class led by licensed instructor Shawnita Pair!! 



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Check her out on:

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themixwithshawni
Zumba at https://www.zumba.com/en-US/profile/shawnita-pair/453169



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