FitPHX is a Phoenix citywide initiative, led by Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, with the goal of improving health and wellness in the region and making the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation.
The program encourages residents to lead healthier lifestyles, focusing on childhood and adult obesity, nutrition education, active infrastructure, healthy worksites and encouraging the use of public transportation, bicycling and walking.
City Council created FitPHX in January 2013. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department oversees the program, working with the Mayor, Council and a team of liaisons from 14 different city departments. FitPHX also is identifying and creating mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses, nonprofits and other government agencies.