Garrett County In Motion

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Individuals Participating In Physical Activity Pass Access Programs

Individuals Participating In Physical Activity Classes and Community Events

Individuals Educated on Community Resources + Free Community Events

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About This Campaign

The community of collaboration is the headliner of this wide-open wellbeing tour, strengthened with unique genres of radically different paths that lead to greater access to fitness. It’s a festival of glorious partnerships rooted in gratitude meeting people right where they are on their journey! 

Our best idea was to open this opportunity up to everyone and invite them to think freely while we issued a full creative license to dream big. What we received blew us away – people who are deeply passionate and fully committed to elevating the community by sharing their craft through Fitness & Fun awards. Holding HUNDREDS of FREE events over the summer gave people a wide variety of options to find fitness and create supportive pods in the community to address issues relating to well-being, especially weight and diabetes. An additional level of partnerships evolved as a new community calendar was utilized by additional partners: medical providers, state parks, county government, chamber of commerce, state office of outdoor recreation, and community action to further increase access.

Check out Jessica Mae Wilson’s compelling story on the Wall of Love as you watch her video and learn about how she’s working in her Habitat for Humanity Community to create a safe and accessible space for fitness and social gatherings.

Conversations are happening around how we as a community can provide better experiences and improve access to fitness for people with disabilities. A convening of interested stakeholders is scheduled to thoughtfully consider our environment, the strengths we have, and ideas that we can begin formalizing as a group.

Check back often as the tour continues and new leaders with meaningful projects emerge!

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TREMENOUS ? Thank You To All Of Our Partners!

Garrett County Health Department, Maryland State Parks, Beach to Peak Yoga, Habitat for Humanity, Deep Creek Lion’s Club, Oakland Jazzercise, Garrett County Community Action, Fit With Jen Studio, WildWood Athletic Club, Garrett County CARC at Garrett College, Garrett Growers, Garrett County Government, Western Maryland Food Council, +More!

 

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Applications For Summer Programming Are Posted

Applications For Summer Programming Are Posted

Join our dynamic team of talented individuals who continue to provide opportunities for people to be physically active. If you are interested in leading an activity for our GC In Motion Series this summer, please fill out the application below: GC In Motion Summer...

Enjoy Spring Temps On The Pickleball Court

Enjoy Spring Temps On The Pickleball Court

The CARC Senior Fitness Club group is enjoying the weather and will play pickleball on Tuesday, March 5, 2024! This is an incredibly encouraging group and perfect for beginners. It's a great way to get the necessary physical activity minutes we need. Experts say we...

We’re Skating Winter Away, Sign Up Today!

We’re Skating Winter Away, Sign Up Today!

You all are crushing it; both sessions are filled for this week! Thank you for taking advantage of the events designed for you; it's a winning scenario for everyone! This season, our Winter Activity Series is featuring the Joint Training Facility. This local business...

Celebrating Our Heart Health In February With Recipes & Fun!

Celebrating Our Heart Health In February With Recipes & Fun!

On Go!GarrettCounty.com, there are so many ways for you to get involved! Here are a few reminders so you don't miss anything! Free Special Events for Families & Friends We've added an additional time slot for ice skating in the next two weeks to meet the demand!...

Free Skate! Sign Up Today

Free Skate! Sign Up Today

https://youtu.be/S_CXPCyhSDo We're so glad you are interested in ice skating! It's part of our winter activities series to keep people connected and active! If you have an account on GoGarrettCounty.com you can sign up to reserve your free spot on the rink ( ice...

Let’s Skate Into February! A Free Session Added This Thursday

Let’s Skate Into February! A Free Session Added This Thursday

Sign up today to join us on Thursday, February 1st, for an evening skate! Let's cure our cabin fever, grab the kids or grandkids, and get out of the house for an evening of fun. There's an outdoor observation area for those in your party who don't want to skate and a...

Free Ice Skating Tomorrow During Our Winter Activity Series

Free Ice Skating Tomorrow During Our Winter Activity Series

https://youtu.be/s0JOLbS8Va0 Sign up today to join us tomorrow for an evening skate! Even though it's chilly outside, skating is one of those outdoor activities that keep you warm because your body is constantly moving! Mike from JTF is a wonderful teacher and a big...

2024 Winter Activity Series Launches! Free Ice Skating This Week

2024 Winter Activity Series Launches! Free Ice Skating This Week

ADDITIONAL FREE ICE SKATING NIGHT TICKETS ADDED @ 10:07AM - JCTickets are FREE for any registered Go! Garrett County User and will deduct 0 (zero) prize points from your total balance. New users can sign-up for a free account and participate. Join us as we kick off...

Boost Your Mood On This Sunny Day!

Boost Your Mood On This Sunny Day!

Every step counts! Engaging in any form of physical activity, whether fast-paced and intense or slow and intentional, can help boost our mood as our body releases endorphins. On Go!, we've been running a community step challenge for over a year. We have people who...

Winter Events on GO! Garrett County – Let’s Embrace It!

Winter Events on GO! Garrett County – Let’s Embrace It!

https://youtu.be/zX5GqbW2FpI Winter is just starting in Garrett County! Some of us are so excited, and others despise the season. Casual conversations about being a snow lover or hater are common on days like today and can have a big impact on our mindset and general...

Fitness & Fun On The Pickleball Court!

Fitness & Fun On The Pickleball Court!

Let's find 2 hours and 30 minutes this week to engage in moderate-intensity physical activity for our well-being! We need to get moving and find ways that help us sustain fitness. There's a group from the CARC Senior Fitness Club that has taken it on the road. When...

Get Your Movement Minutes By Playing Pickleball This Week!

Get Your Movement Minutes By Playing Pickleball This Week!

If you have a flexible schedule or are retired, this may be something you can try! Join the friendly crew that plays Pickleball twice a week when the weather is nice, and wow, what a forecast for the end of October! This morning at 10:00 a.m., they play in Grantsville...

Get Outside!

Get Outside!

As our season shifts, it's the perfect time to get outside. More movement means better health. According to the National Institutes of Health, REGULAR physical activity reduces the risk of and/or improves many diseases and conditions, including arterial hypertension,...

Celebrating Friendships & Fitness

Celebrating Friendships & Fitness

That's a wrap; another season of practicing yoga at our cherished Herrington Manor State Park has concluded for the season. So far, over 300 people have participated in yoga classes through GC In Motion! We had some familiar faces every week, but most were newcomers...

Hike Is Postponed Tonight

Hike Is Postponed Tonight

Due to the over 80% likelihood of rain this evening, we are postponing our hike until next week, Monday, Aug 21st at 5:30! We keep our events calendar up-to-date, so keep checking it out for things to do! https://gcinmotion.garrettcountyapps.com/community-calendar/

Hiking For Health, Our Summer Series Treks On…

Hiking For Health, Our Summer Series Treks On…

On Monday, we'll start the week with purposeful movement as we work toward achieving the goal of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week with a group hike! This is the third in our summer series led by Ranger Luke. We'll leave from the Lakehouse...

The Calm After The Storm

The Calm After The Storm

Yesterday was very hectic and dangerous for many, with an uncommon Tornado Warning issued in Garrett County. Whether it's an external threat like weather or internal unrest, we invite you to seek ease from stress. This evening we will cultivate a sense of calmness...

Soaking Up Summer Vibes

Soaking Up Summer Vibes

Join us today for another incredible afternoon at Herrington Manor State Park! We will be on SUPs and no previous experience is necessary. The lifeguard on duty provides basic tips and helpful instructions for new participants and offers modified positions to ease...

Yoga @ Swallow Falls State Park

Yoga @ Swallow Falls State Park

Let's start the week with a gentle twist! Sheri Kosh will teach at Swallow Falls State Park starting at 4:00 on Monday, July 31st! This class is great if you are new to yoga or want a slower, gentler practice. Students bring their mat or towel. Wear loose clothing....

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!

Locally grown produce will be available in Friendsville, MD, on Tuesday and the Meadows on Wednesday evenings to make healthy foods more accessible.  Through our current SPINE grant and partnerships, which includes Garrett Growers, Western Maryland Food...

GC In Motion – Guided Activities Resume Next Week

GC In Motion – Guided Activities Resume Next Week

This week the weather is hard to work around. We are postponing the third hike of our Summer Hiking Series for this evening. We encourage you to stay active, and we hope to see you all on Monday, July 17th when we will trek the green trail! Gentle Beginner Yoga will...

Summer Hiking Series – Don’t Miss #2 Tonight!

Summer Hiking Series – Don’t Miss #2 Tonight!

Let's keep moving! Build purposeful movement into every day! The aim is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, such as brisk walking. If you need a little extra motivation or just like hiking with a group of people, this activity may be for you! Ranger...

Free Stand Up Paddle Boarding @ Herrington Manor State Park

Free Stand Up Paddle Boarding @ Herrington Manor State Park

Do you want a fun way to play on the water with the added benefit of getting a full-body workout? Join us on Friday, June 16, 2023, for Stand Up Paddle Boarding! The lead lifeguard will provide you with a few helpful tips for your first SUP outing and demonstrate some...

Summer Of Fitness & Fun Is Underway

Summer Of Fitness & Fun Is Underway

Making exercise an enjoyable part of your everyday life may be easier than you think! Especially with the fun-filled week, we have planned on Gogarrettcounty.com. We all know exercise is good for us, and research tells us that self-compassion increases the likelihood...

FREE Gentle/Beginner Yoga @ Herrington Manor State Park

FREE Gentle/Beginner Yoga @ Herrington Manor State Park

Spread out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors for an hour of gentle/beginning yoga with Sheri Kosh, RYT 500. This is a great class if you are new to yoga or want a slower, gentler practice. Students bring their own mat or towel. Wear loose clothing. Extra props are not...

Put Yourself On The Map

Put Yourself On The Map

Join us tonight for the first hike of our series! We have beautiful weather to enjoy and extra points to gain. Remember, this time, we are meeting at the Ranger Station, not the Lake House, and will begin at 5:30pm to hike the Yellow Trail! June 5: Yellow Trail:1...

Summer Hiking Series Begins Tonight!

Summer Hiking Series Begins Tonight!

Join us for our first hike of the series tonight at 5:30! We are starting with the Yellow Trail and meeting at the Ranger Station or Herrington Manor State Park Office. This is the easiest hike of the series to ease us into a summer of activity! Thirty Prize Points...

Summer Hiking Series

Summer Hiking Series

We all know that time in nature coupled with physical activity has many health benefits.  Let's put it to the test and set a goal to hike all of the trails at Herrington Manor State Park. Each scheduled hike will include a different trail segment ranging...

Quick & Easy Recipe For A Smoothie

Quick & Easy Recipe For A Smoothie

We found a delicious recipe for a blueberry smoothie and then remembered we had a timeless video demonstration in our archives from Haley, so this time you get both! I make smoothies for a refreshing treat and use a combination of affordable basic ingredients. I start...

Enjoy A Free Hike @ Herrington Manor State Park & 25 Bonus Points!

Enjoy A Free Hike @ Herrington Manor State Park & 25 Bonus Points!

Join us for an outdoor adventure tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8th at 4:00 p.m. We meet at the Lakehouse and hike for about an hour with Ranger Luke. We had such a big turnout for cross-country skiing that we built a way for us to register for events! Please help us...

How Many Sunny Days Do We Average in Garrett County?

How Many Sunny Days Do We Average in Garrett County?

Garrett County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 164 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. For precipitation to be counted, you must get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure, according to Sperlings's...

Celebrating Fresh Snow With New Friends!

Celebrating Fresh Snow With New Friends!

https://youtu.be/JFBQq-M_rMI We celebrated fresh powder and mild winter temps over the weekend at Herrington Manor State Park with FREE cross-country skiing and lessons for beginners! A nice fire in the lakehouse welcomed community members as they waited for free...

Have You Ever Wanted To Try Personal Training?

Have You Ever Wanted To Try Personal Training?

Personal trainers are excellent teachers and supportive and enthusiastic champions of physical fitness. Their overall goal includes not only teaching their clients, but helping them develop confidence by providing them with the encouragement to stick with the programs...

FREE Cross-Country Ski Lesson This Saturday!

FREE Cross-Country Ski Lesson This Saturday!

Bring the whole family and learn how to cross-country ski with a free lesson from Ranger Luke. Equipment is also available for free for GO! Garrett County participants with an account. Don't have an account for Go! Garrett County, signing up is easy and free! Boot...

15 MILLION+ Steps Submitted So Far In The Go! Fitness Challenge!

15 MILLION+ Steps Submitted So Far In The Go! Fitness Challenge!

SIMPLY INCREDIBLE! We are so proud of our community's commitment to movement, activity, and embracing healthier lifestyles this holiday season! In just eleven weeks, our teams have collectively logged 15,885,632 STEPS! We began the challenge with realistic...

Go! Challenge Rankings Reveal An Upset

Go! Challenge Rankings Reveal An Upset

After quite a streak as reigning champions, the Swanton High Steppers have been overtaken! Brenda T has won the Challenge for week 8, and the Fitbit Challengers, just 1,591 steps behind, receive second place! Great job, everyone! 1Brenda T79,9202Fitbit...

Honoring Big Achievements Of A Local Veteran

Honoring Big Achievements Of A Local Veteran

Our Go! Fitness Challenge, supported by CareFirst, kicked off in October with excitement! It's a movement challenge designed to encourage physical activity for Garrett County residents. Both individuals and teams participate by engaging with the online community of...

Only Three Weeks Left In The Go! Fitness Challenge

Only Three Weeks Left In The Go! Fitness Challenge

Stay strong, keep moving, and visualize yourself bringing in 2023! Do you feel confident and strong? Do you want to bring in the new year with more energy? It's your vision, be detailed as you think about what you want to feel like moving into 2023. It's a great time...

Explore More This Weekend & Celebrate Our Challengers!

Explore More This Weekend & Celebrate Our Challengers!

Congratulaitons Again! Our participants continue to do well and have stayed relatively consistent throughout the Challenge. Most individuals submitting their steps get between 30,000 to 50,000 a week. The Swanton High Steppers have one person on their team that skews...

Ten Million Steps!

Ten Million Steps!

Witnessing the northern lights is one of my bucket-list experiences that I'm sure would be transformational! The conditions need to be perfect for this spectacular display to take place. December through March is usually the best time to observe this elusive...

Movement Standings

Movement Standings

It's officially the holiday season! A time when our focus tends to shift toward others. It's easy to forget to prioritize the gift of movement for ourselves. Let's use all the proven tips and tools we've been learning along the way to stay in a grateful and motivating...

Every Day Counts

Every Day Counts

In response to comments from yesterday's post, SAME! We feel you; our entire team has slowed the pace this week.  At the track, a waving yellow flag tells the drivers/riders that there is an obstruction on the racing surface, and it prepares them to slow down and...

Grateful For You

Grateful For You

In our sixth week of this Fitbit Challenge, we want to let you know how grateful we are to each of you for sharing part of your movement journey with us! Collectively we've made it to the west coast and headed north into Seattle, where it happens to be 49 degrees and...

Healthy Competition On Go! Garrett County

Healthy Competition On Go! Garrett County

Four weeks in a row, the Swanton High Steppers are the team with the most reported weekly steps! You all are incredible, and we are collectively moving a lot more to catch you! Team DZ came close last week (10/31-11/6) and is our second-place winner with just a...

Let’s Celebrate 5 Million Steps In Four Weeks!

Let’s Celebrate 5 Million Steps In Four Weeks!

Taking a moment to reflect upon our successes is so essential for our mental health. Life is full of things that keep us busy and every once in a while, let's pause and think of all that we've accomplished and just how far we've come in such a short time! What was...

Reigning Champions, Swanton High Steppers!

Reigning Champions, Swanton High Steppers!

Our Swanton High Steppers are on a winning streak, great job! There has been some shuffling of our leaderboard, many moved up in place while a few dropped down. Wherever you are today, know you are supported and celebrated in this online community! Movement and...

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