Mayor's Fitness Challenge
Welcome to the Little Elm Mayors Fitness Challenge!
The name says it all. Fitness can be a challenge; it has been a big one for me. Since calling for the first Challenge in 2015, I have had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of residents whose lives have been changed because fitness became a focus in their lives as a result of this program. While the struggle never ends, taking this first step toward a healthier life has made a difference for many and could be the opportunity you have been looking for to embrace fitness as a regular part of your routine.
Whether this is your first Challenge or your fifth, I hope you will join me and others from all over our community as we work together to stay active, get fit, and enjoy all of the health and recreation opportunities our Town has to offer.
Mayor David Hillock
Want to get your body summer ready? Now's your chance! Sign up for the 2019 Little Elm Mayor's Fitness Challenge!
This annual challenge, started by Mayor David Hillock in 2015 is an intensive six-week program that begins on Monday, March 25 and runs to May 3.
The cost to participate is $25 for individuals and $65 for families. The family rate covers six members residing in the same household. Family memberships require one or two heads of household and other participants must be under 23 years of age.
Those participating in the program will set personal goals for weight loss or fitness and will receive weight loss tips, wellness coaching, workout instruction, and nutrition advice. Additionally, participants will receive a 30-minute free personal training session, T-shirt, and swag bag.
Register online or in person at the Little Elm Recreation Center, 303 Main Street, Little Elm. Download registration form here.
After registration, participants will undergo a preliminary fitness assessment and are encouraged to join the MFC Facebook group for support.
What You Get
DAILY work-out moves that can be done at home or at the gym
WEEKLY videos and tips for a healthy lifestyle
WEEKLY coaching sessions by our fitness gurus
ONE free 30 minute personal training session
A TEAM to cheer your on throughout the challenge
A MFC 2019 T-shirt
A starter pack full of healthy recipes, tips, eating out guide in Little Elm, and more
WEEKLY prizes and giveaways
Parties to kick-off and end the challenge
Fun meetups and activities throughout the challenge
2019 Mayor's Fitness Challenge Schedule
March 23 - Kickoff 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Little Elm Recreation Center
March 25 - Challenge begins
March 27 - Nutrition Night, Web Workout Wednesday
March 28 - Social Night at Hula Hut
March 30 - Strength-Core-Balance (for age 50+), Kids Fitness
March 31 - Yoga at the Beach
April 1 - Motivation Monday
April 3 - Web Workout Wednesday
April 5 - Friday Night Flex
April 6 - Touch-a-Truck, Strength-Core-Balance (for age 50+), Kids Fitness
April 8 - March Madness Fitness Area Drawings, Motivation Monday
April 10 - Nutrition Night
April 10 - Web Workout Wednesday
April 13 - Golden Hour 5K, Easter Egg Hunt
April 14 - Yoga on the Beach
April 15 - Motivation Monday
April 17 - Web Workout Wednesday
April 19 - Friday Night Flex
April 20 - Strength-Core-Balance (for age 50+), Kids Fitness
April 22 - Earth Day Scavenger Hunt, Motivation Monday
April 24 - Nutrition Night
April 24 - Web Workout Wednesday
April 27 - Strength-Core-Balance (for age 50+), Kids Fitness
April 28 - Yoga on the Beach
April 29 - Motivation Monday
April 29-30 - Weigh ins
May 1-3 Weigh ins
May 1 - Maintaining an Active Lifestyle Seminar, Web Workout Wednesday
May 3 - Challenge ends
May 8 - Celebration Dinner at Hula Hut
2019 MFC Coaches
Joe Mathias - I have participated as a coach for the MFC since 2017. My specialty is teaching fitness and nutrition for more than 30 years. I focus on strength training, corrective exercise, building muscle, and burning fat. I teach as well as train so clients can eventually continue on their own and maintain changes for the long run. I am NCCPT, ACE, and CPR/AED certified.
Kelli Wilsey - I train a wide variety of levels, from people who have never worked out before to athletes, especially those that just need that little push and accountability.Your health and fitness can never be a quick fix. It must become a lifestyle change because life doesn't stop happening around us. It's only when we intentionally put our health and fitness first that we are prepared for whatever comes our way. Beyond this, being healthy in body, mind, and spirit goes a long way in preparing us for life's challenges.
Lisa Perez - I started as a member of the Little Elm Recreation Center in 2013, and I instantly fell in love with the Group Fitness classes. I began taking many classes like Insanity, Zumba, and Step. The wonderful classes and great instructors inspired me to get my first certification as a Group Fitness Instructor. I got my AFFA (Athletics & Fitness Association of American) certification. My passion, love for fitness, and helping others on their journey with fitness has led me to become a NASM certificated Personal Trainer. Being a Personal Trainer and helping my clients has pushed me to continue to learn and educate myself. I am currently working on certifying in Corrective Exercise, as well as becoming certified in Nutrition.
Connie Elledge - Losing my father after a 15+ year battle with diabetes was my turning point in choosing to live a healthy lifestyle. As “Daddy’s girl,” burying him was the most difficult challenge I had ever faced in life, and I knew I needed to change how I was living and improve my legacy for my children’s sake.
Weighing at over 285 pounds, I was a size 24. I decided to hit the gym. I gradually changed the way I ate, which meant less junk food, more fuel, and proper nutrition. Attending group fitness classes grew my love for fitness. One year later, I became a Group Fitness Instructor! Today I’m thankful for almost eight years in the fitness industry, and I enjoy bringing the best out of each of my students and helping them reach new fitness levels, gain self-confidence, and improve their overall health.
Hilda Liando - I'm a 5th grade Math teacher by day and fitness trainer by night. I've been blessed to share my passion for fitness as an instructor and personal trainer for almost ten years. I teach mostly Cycling and Strength/Cardio Training here in Little Elm. Fitness needs to be a part of our daily lives, and we should make time to exercise! "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going". - Jim Ryan
Do you have questions about the Mayor's Fitness Challenge? Contact the Fitness & Wellness Supervisor Kylie Menocal at 972-731-1467.