Let’s Move Blair County is a spin-off of the nationwide program Let’s Move! Our focus is on helping our community make healthier choices about food, nutrition, and physical activity.

The Let’s Move Blair County Committee is implementing programs/activities to address obesity, encourage physical activity, and impact the incidence of diabetes. One of their goals is to encourage the integration of health and wellness into every aspect of community life by coordinating and collaborating with all other agencies currently working on this effort. Meetings are scheduled the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am.

Accomplishments and Activities:

With the support of the Blair County Board of Commissioners, Blair County became a national Let’s Move Cities, Towns, and Counties site. A launch event was held in five communities with over 380 participants and 85 volunteers participating in educational and physical activities promoting the overall message of eating healthy, getting active, and having fun.

Each of our three local hospitals as well as other community agencies provide classes/programs on healthier eating, physical activity, diabetes education, and stress reduction.

In collaboration with the South Hills School of Business & Technology an interactive Active Living Brochure/Map was developed and 10,000 copies were distributed throughout the county. It includes resources and activities in Blair County.

Sponsored a Let’s Move Lunch and Learn for Early Childcare Providers.

Utilize and distribute the HBCC promotional and MyPlate resource materials and coordinate and collaborate with other organizations that are currently working on this effort.

The third Let’s Move Blair County Day was held at the Altoona Curve in April 2018.

HBCC supports the efforts of the Blair County Planning Commission to increase opportunities for physical activity by creating walking routes through a project called WalkWorks. Their Board adopted a “health in all policies” which is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas.

HBCC supports the efforts of the Blair County Conservation District’s Urban Ag grant to target food deserts in Blair County. They are providing workshops, promoting community gardens, working with farmers markets, etc.

The Annual Healthy Halloween Harvest Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Station Medical Center.

Sponsored a Faith-Based Wellness Networking Session on the role of the faith community in health & wellness. 

Community Parks

Bellwood Community Park
N 3rd Street
Bellwood, PA 16617

Canal Basin Park
101 Canal Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Claysburg Community Park
120 Community Park Rd
Claysburg, PA 16625

Discovery Garden/Legion Park
118 Allegheny St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Highland Park
4719 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Morrisons Cove Park
201 South Walnut Street
Martinsburg, PA 16662

Reservoir Park
1046 Janesville Pike
Tyrone, PA 16686

Ski Gap Community Center
1149 Hillsboro Lane
Claysburg, PA 16625

Valley View County Park
301 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA 16602

For more options visit:
Central Blair Recreation
www.cbrcparks.org

State Parks

Canoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek Road
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-6807

This State Park Offers:
Hiking Trails, Biking, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Watch, Camping

Trails

Rails to Trails – Bells Gap
End points: Bellwood and Lloydsville
Length: 6.3 miles
Surfaces: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Rails to Trails – Lower Trail
End points: Flowing Springs Rd (Canoe Creek) and SR 4014 at Freedoms Way (Alexandria)
Length: 16.5 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Six to Ten Trail System
End points: Allegheny Portage RR and National Park Boundary
Length: 9 miles
Surfaces: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Fort Roberdeau Trails
383 Fort Roberdeau Road
Altoona, PA 16601

For more options visit:

Brush Mountain Running and Outdoors, Inc.
3509 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
Runhikeplay.com
(814) 201-2647

ExplorePATrails.com
Interactive map that displays:
Land Trails, Water Trails, Bicycle Trails, and State Parks

WalkWorks
blairplanning.org/walk-works
A local walking program for people of all ages and abilities

Race Events

AltoonaPaRunners
facebook.com/groups/altoonaparunners

Allegheny Trailrunners
alleghenytrailrunners.com

Blair Regional YMCA Race Series
blairregionalymca.org/raceseries/race-series

Garver YMCA Race Series
garverymca.com

Hollidaysburg/Altoona, PA Moms Run ThisTown
facebook.com/groups/hollidaysburgaltoonapamrtt

Northern Blair Recreation Center Race Series
nbcrc.com/race-series.html

Tipton Run Club
facebook.com/groups/222511007778391

Tyrone Wellness Race Series
joshuahouse.com/races

Gyms

Blair Regional YMCA
1111 Hewit St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-4467

Blair Senior Services Central
1320 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-1235

Blair Senior Services Northern
505 Third Street
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-7853

Blair Senior Services Southern
15229 Dunnings Highway
East Freedom, PA 16637
(814) 317-5181

Blair Senior Services Williamsburg
423 W Second St
Williamsburg, PA 16693
(814) 832-3625

Bloom Yoga & Wellness
1506 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 943-2333

Core Physical Therapy
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 944-4400

Dorman’s Sports Performance
2900 Beale Ave
Suite 110 Entrance E
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 515-9244

Evolution Alternative Physical Therapy & Wellness Studio
1105 18th Street
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 944-6535

Garver Memorial YMCA
820 Grove St
Roaring Spring, PA 16673
(814) 224-5101

Gorilla House Gym
3200 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 944-9412

Groove Fitness Studio
539 E 25th Ave
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 329-3091

Harlequin Pepper Yoga
320 Allegheny St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 931-9815

Heartspace Wellness Alliance
217 Union Ave 2nd Floor
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 943-2022

Jazzercise Altoona Fitness Studio
3000 7th Ave Suite 800
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 207-1087

KNY Fitness
900 Lexington Ave
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 943-7800

Northern Blair County Rec Center
4080 E Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 742-9500

Planet Fitness
3240 Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 283-8899

Point of Fitness
370 Pound Ln
Duncansville, PA 16635
(814) 317-5059

ProCare
7448 Woodbury Pike
Roaring Spring, PA 16673
(814) 224-5904

Real Recess
2900 W Plank Rd
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 931-6344

Revival Fitness & Rehab
3316 5th Ave Suite 300
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 502-3226

Strong Souls
518 S Market St
Martinsburg, PA 16662
(814) 505-5514

Summit Athletic Club
2900 W Plank Rd
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-1668

Tyrone Fitness & Wellness Center
187 Hospital Dr
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-1255

Pools

Bellwood Community Pool
N 3rd St
Bellwood, PA 16617
(814) 742-7662

Blair Regional YMCA
1111 Hewit St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-4467

KNY Fitness
900 Lexington Ave
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 943-7800

Morrisons Cove Park
201 South Walnut Street
Martinsburg, PA 16662
(814) 793-2176

Summit Athletic Club
2900 W Plank Rd
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-1668

Tyrone Community Pool
132 Reservoir Dr
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-1330

Tennis

Gorilla House Gym
3200 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 944-9412

Hollidaysburg Area Jr High
1000 Hewitt St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Mansion Park Tennis Center
340 N Logan Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 946-8289

Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601

Summit Athletic Club
2900 W Plank Rd
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-1668

Tyrone Area Jr Sr High
1001 Clay Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686

Golf

Blue Knob
1424 Overland Pass
Claysburg, PA 16625
(814) 239-5111

Burgi’s Back Nine
1830 E Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 201-2099

Iron Masters
174 Cross Cove Road
Roaring Spring, PA 16673
(814) 224-2915

King Valley
132 King Valley Lane
Imler, PA 16655
(814) 239-0199

Sylvan Hills
221 Larch St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-4769

Scotch Valley
18 Club House Dr
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-1478

Park Hills
219 Highland Terrace
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 944-3313

Sinking Valley
595 Golf Course Rd
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 684-0662

Galactic Ice
750 Park Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 942-7500

Joshua House
926 Logan Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 683-2032

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