Health Quest launches fall health initiative: Get Fit Hudson Valley

Posted: 9/15/2015

There is still time to enjoy the great outdoors and what better way to breathe in the crisp fall air and watch the leaves change than with the extra motivation of getting in shape.

Health Quest’s Get Fit Hudson Valley challenge kicks off this month at both the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Putnam County Trailway.

The program runs from Sept. 26 to Nov. 7 at the two locations. To participate, people are asked to walk, bike, run, skate or stretch out for at least 30 minutes as many times as possible during the six-week challenge.

“Autumn is the Hudson Valley’s signature season and a great time to walk, run, or bike,” said Tim Massie, senior vice president of public affairs and government relations at Health Quest. “Whether enjoying the views from the Walkway or Trailway, or going on a hike in the woods or for a stroll through your neighborhood, it’s a great time to commit to get fit. There are some great prizes for this challenge, but we’re all winners when we eat healthy and exercise daily.”

Participants can post an #hqhealthyselfie taken during their activity and post it on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win some great prizes, including a Nutribullet RX, a Fitbit Flex, gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods, subscriptions to NatureBox Healthy Snacks and Get Fit Hudson Valley T-shirts.

Other ways to log your activity include checking in with the Health Quest U app (available free on ITunes or Google Play), submitting online via or mailing in a paper form. There are different prize levels that increase with the number of entries participants submit. In other words, the more you exercise, the fitter you get (don’t forget to post!) and the better chances you have to win.

Get Fit Hudson Valley is presented by Health Quest, Walkway Over the Hudson, Putnam County Trailway and Putnam County Tourism.

For more details on entering, prizes and special events, please visit

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