Step it Up
Step It Up! 2023
Step it Up!
May 2 - June 24
This free program is designed to help you stay active and explore new parks. Participants of all fitness levels are invited to join. Simply track and report your activity each week to be eligible for weekly raffle prizes.
Any exercise activity carries risk. Participation in these programs is entirely voluntary and at your own risk.
Participants can look forward to:
- Setting & achieving fitness goals!
- Discovering new parks in Ottawa & Allegan counties
- Physical & mental health tips
- Healthy eating ideas
- Incentive prizes
- Motivation & accountability by logging activity
Strength & Fitness Tips
The Step it Up! program has partnered with EcoTrek Fitness to provide participants with flexibility and strength training tips. EcoTrek Fitness created these great videos that demonstrate a variety of techniques!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to sign up?
Yes, you must sign-up to participate in the program. Please click here to sign-up.
What is the cost of the Step it Up! Fitness Challenge?
The challenge is completely free. It is covered by grant funding secured by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.
Do I have to participate in the group activities?
No, the group activities are optional. Join us for one or all of them as your schedule and interest allows. Beginners are encouraged. All of the activities are free.
How fit do I need to be to participate?
All levels of fitness are welcome. Various pace groups will be available at the group walks. Beginners are encouraged to try all of the activities. This is the time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!
How do I track my activity?
You will login to track your activity.You can log it daily or weekly. Each week that you track your activity you will be entered to win a prize.
Do I have to track my activity?
We encourage all participants to track activity. It helps keep you accountable and consistent participation ensures the continuation of grant funding. You must be an active participant in the challenge to register for the Group Adventure Activities. Plus, you might win a prize!
How do I know what's happening each week?
Every Monday morning, you will receive an email from Ottawa County via GovDelivery. That email will have the link to record your activity, the week's group activities, and other news.
Stay Active Year Round
Here are several resources to stay involved with Ottawa County Parks & Recreation as well as get involved with other local walking and nature opportunities:
- Ottawa County Parks & Recreation program calendar
- Sign up to receive parks information
- Spectrum Health's Healthy Habits walking group
- Northern Ivy's Walking Fit group
- Outdoor Discovery Center
- South West Michigan Land Conservancy public preserves
Contact Rajvir Kaur at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.