“I am 72 years old with a replaced hip and knee,” she said. “I want people to be able to see me so that it may encourage them.”
Three months ago, Fonda got the idea for World Fitness Day. She said she wanted to do something that would inspire people, and that was affordable and life-changing. She chose May because it is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
Georgia is the third-highest state in obesity and overweight children between the ages of 10 and 17, according to Fonda.
The goal is to have at least 3,000 participants inside the Dome this year, and participants in other cities and countries through a live stream on UStream.tv. Individuals can participate by paying the $75 registration fee, or groups can register at a discounted rate.
“People can be responsible for their own health by just getting up and moving,” Fonda said. “My hope is that people will realize, ‘Oh, I can do this,’ which will then result in groups of people planning their own workouts once a week or just walking.”
To register or for more information, click here.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (GCAPP), which Fonda founded in 1995.