FitFest Hermosa Beach was a family-friendly contest that highlighted the amazing fitness gyms and restaurants with healthy offerings throughout our city.
Competitors, who ranged in age from 7 to 70, first completed a 1.8-mile timed course featuring fitness challenges at six Hermosa Beach gyms and two outdoor locations along the course. After finishing the course and fitness challenges, delicious and healthy food samples awaited them at seven local restaurants.
Participants earned tickets for various activities during the event, boosting their chances of winning one of over 50 valuable prizes. FitFest Hermosa Beach culminated at Ocean Bar with a special ceremony where winners were announced and prizes awarded.
FitFest Hermosa Beach would not have been made possible without the partnership of-list the six gyms and seven restaurants -, generous grant awards from the Beach Cities Health District and the Pipkin family, and the Hermosa Beach Comedy and Magic Club’s support of a successful class fundraiser.
The FitFest Hermosa Beach project received incredible support from the participating restaurants and gyms in town. FitFest was on a Saturday afternoon when many gyms are closed and most restaurants have minimal staffing. These businesses opened their doors to Leadership Hermosa Beach, provided dedicated staff, and bent over backwards to help make FitFest success.
FitFest Hermosa Beach competitors young and old discovered and experienced the city’s gyms and restaurants, many for the first time. The event was truly a testament to how Leadership Hermosa Beach can help promote our local economy by bringing people out to explore and experience the great offerings of the city’s small businesses.
“Our class went big. It was a lot of work. Few people thought that we would actually be able to pull this off, but we knocked the ball out of the park. Our advice to future Leadership Hermosa Beach classes: Think big, and don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t do it. Good luck! We will support you”. – FitFest Co-Director and Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2015 Member Jeff Raedy.
Arcadia Berjonneau, Ryan Bozsan, Erin Camron, Karen Cron, Gina DeRosa, Misty Fraiser, Broderick Hayes, Mike Judd, Jack Levy, Ed McLaughlin, Mickey McRae, Patrick Mejia, Dave Munoz, Ali Noller, Jeff Raedy, Jayson Repko, R.J. Rieves, Betsy Ryan, William Sasser, James Scott, Robert Smith, Alex Smith, Adam Wald, Peter Yollin, Jared Young