May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month? In support of the mission of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, join us in celebrating this May! 

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County is committed to helping residents get up & get fit by offering a variety of free sports and fitness programs this May! Increasing activity levels can improve fitness and reduce stress and risk for chronic diseases. Whether you are looking for a consistent activity to fit into your daily routine or just want to explore a local park, we’ve got you covered! We have opportunities for all residents to participate with both in-person and virtual options. Let’s all seek to be more active together, as we Live More, Play More! 

Our “live more, play more” philosophy is for all ages. The Department seeks to connect you and your whole family to fun and quality life-enriching sports and fitness opportunities year-round. If you haven’t joined in yet, May is the perfect time. During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, let us all strive to be more active together. Your path to wellness and fun is only one click away!

For more information during May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, send an email to wellness@pgparks.com.

Program Descriptions

Fitness

If you’re looking for your new favorite fitness activity to help you get up & get fit, look no further! Indoor cycling, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), yoga, parkour, and so much more are at the tip of your fingers this month. We have fitness activities for each age group and for the entire family. Try one or try them all on your path to wellness.

yoga in the park

Fitness Center Open Houses 

Looking for a fitness center to call home? Check out which facilities are welcoming you in to try a program or use their facility during the month of May. Find the center that’s closest to you and join in on a demo or an open court! Our fitness center professionals will show you the ropes and answer any questions you may have.

fitness center

Health Education & Nutrition

Engage in fun, interactive activities to learn how to make healthier choices for you and your family! Learn everyday tips for healthy meal choices, discuss the latest updates in various health and nutrition topics, and discuss how to make simple changes to benefit your overall mental and physical health.

tomatos

Outdoor Adventures

Explore the parks and natural areas of Prince George’s County this May! Participate in a hike, bike ride, wetlands tour, or a day of bird watching. Enjoy new scenery and activities while reaping the benefits of exercising in nature. 

a group doing yoga in the park

Senior Programs

Come out and explore all the activities designed for the active aging community. Show off your rhythm at Zumba or Hawaiian Line Dancing, or join us virtually for Exercise with Ease. Increase your step count on Monday mornings with Club 300! From the trails to the dance floor, we have activities to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

senior doing zumba

Sports Programs

Get up & get fit by participating in fun and rewarding sports activities. Youth of all ages are welcome to join us for a variety of sports clinics and competitions which include softball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, basketball, football, futsal, and pickleball, Participants will be introduced to the core skills of each sport from our professional instructors and learn more about future programs.

youth playing soccer on an outdoor field

Water Fitness & Activities

Make a splash this May when you attend a water fitness class at one of our many aquatic facilities. Learn the skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies with our water safety offerings.

swimming instructor with student

Virtual Sports, Health & Wellness Videos

Technique Tuesdays
Click here to join us each week for a new sports skill video to help you stay healthy and keep your sports skills sharp while at home. This is another great resource to keep you connected to your favorite sport and to introduce you to new ones!

Wellness Wednesdays
Click here to join us each week for new fitness, health education, and nutrition videos. This is another great resource to stay healthy and motivated on your path to wellness.