Team Decatur and Get Active Atlanta Kickoff Next Tuesday!

Join Decatur Active Living for the Team Decatur and Get Active Atlanta Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24 from 6-8pm in Harmony Park. Mayor Bill Floyd will give the official welcome and Olympian Jeff Galloway will be on hand to talk about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. Doc Broc will be there too!

Visit the Health and Fitness Expo and learn about leading a healthy lifestyle from local businesses. There will be drawings throughout the evening for chances to win prizes such as gift certificates for fitness and swim classes. Join in as instructors demonstrate Jazzercise, African Dance and more.

New this year! Ride your bicycle to the event and have it registerd by the Decatur Police Department. This will aid in its safe return if it is recovered after being lost or stolen.

Learn about Team Decatur and meet your team mates.

Be sure to stop by one of the great restaurants in Oakhurst before or after the Kickoff Event to enjoy a tasty dinner.

Team Decatur is sponsored by the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association, Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program, DeKalb Medical Center, Dynamo Swim Club, Adams Realtors, CORE Body Decatur, UJoint, Vision Properties, One Step At A Time and the Courtyard Marriott.

For more information visit or contact or call 678-553-6541.

Casting Call: Want to be on Television?

From Olympian Jeff Galloway:

Jeff is now taking his training program to television! We are shooting a pilot program February 28 – 29, 2012 and are looking for a few Atlanta area runners/walkers to be a part of this exciting new adventure taking place at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.  If you are available these two dates (the entire two days) please send in information on why you would like to and possibly need to work with Jeff.  We are asking for a few things from you to help us pick our runners:

1) Why you run or would like to begin running
2) How frequent and far are your run/walks
3) What challenges have you faced recently
4) What are your fitness/health/life goals
5) Confirmation that you are 100% available
6) Recent picture

We ask that you allow the camera crew one or two follow-up visits to your home or recreation location after this primary shoot is over to check on your progress.  There will be no compensation for your participation but you will receive one night of accommodations at Lake Lanier Islands Resort if you choose to stay there.  Food and beverage will also be provided.  We will be looking at runners of all ages and abilities.

If you are interested, please send your response to

If you are chosen, we will contact you by February 1, 2012. Thank you!

-Jeff Galloway Productions

From Olympian Jeff Galloway, organizer of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk that Team Decatur participates in:

What goal will help you stay motivated for this next year?  Getting started, a longer distance, a faster time, a great trip?  Join Olympian Jeff Galloway at Phidippides-Ansley Mall on Thursday, December 29, as he offers some suggestions to help you enjoy running more and stay injury-free.  Over the years, Jeff has helped over a million runners through his retreats, running schools, seminars, Training Programs, Ecoaching and books.   In addition to being the Race Director for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk, he is the founder of Phidippides, a Runner’s World columnist and the author of 21 books on running and walking.

Top 10 Motivating Goals for 2012 

 5:30-7 p.m. – Booksigning/Meet & Greet

6:30 p.m. – Weekly run/walk from Phidippides/refreshments

7-8 p.m. – Clinic/Q&A 

* Ask your questions–Jeff has answers!

* Register to win a Free Trip to the Athens Marathon (Greece in 2012) drawing.

* Draw prizes include free tuition/lodging for a Jeff Galloway Beach Retreat.

* Galloway Training Program Directors will be on hand to answer questions, plus Jeff and Barbara’s friend Maria from Greece will be there to talk with you about trips to the Athens Marathon (November) and Rome Marathon (March).

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Olympian Jeff Galloway sends along some advice for staying healthy over the holidays:

“I encourage you to keep up your fitness plan through the holidays and then get the new year started off with a bang.  It’s easy to get distracted with holiday festivities and goodies, but you can remind yourself of how far you have come and how far you want to go to help keep things in line.  Here are just a few simple ideas that might help, but I would also love for you all to post some of things that work for you on our Facebook page.  Your tip might be just the thing that would help someone else.  

* Sign up for a holiday run/walk. (Sign up for Decatur Booster Club’s Run With the Dogs on January 7th)

* Run or walk through your neighborhood and look for decorations.  A family member, friend or neighbor might enjoy going too, and, hey, why not make it a regular thing?

* Eat before you go to a party so you won’t be hungry and will be better able to resist overdoing it with the always-tasty-but-not-necessarily-healthy refreshments.

* Make a plan for 2012.  Do you want to run more events?  Go further?  Lose some weight?  Improve your cholesterol level or blood pressure numbers?  Reduce your stress level?  Be specific on both your goal and the steps to accomplish it.

Team Decatur Wins Most Fit City!

Go Team Decatur! Team Decatur took home the “Most Fit City” award for the second year in a row at the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk 5K. We had 256 members ranging in ages from 10 to 81 who enjoyed the cool evening event.  Thanks to everyone who came out and participated. 

 A special thanks goes to Active Living Board Member Michael Harbin who did a fabulous job rallying the Decatur community and businesses.

Commissioner Patti Garrett accepted the award from Olympian Jeff Galloway.

Team Decatur and Get Active! Atlanta Kickoff July 28th

Join us on the Old Courthouse Square on Thursday, July 28 from 6 until 8pm for the Team Decatur and Get Active! Atlanta Kickoff for the KP Corporate  Run/Walk. We have a lot planned and want YOU to be there!  Olympian Jeff Galloway and Mayor Bill Floyd will be joining the fun. Singer songwriter Morgan Rowe will be performing. There will be a fitness expo featuring local businesses giving you tips on how to get and stay fit as well as drawings throughout the evening for free memberships and classes, personal training, fitness “goodies” and more. One lucky attendee will win a free beach retreat weekend with Olympian Jeff Galloway on the Florida panhandle, near Seaside!

The event is free to the community and everyone is invited. For more information and to register for Team Decatur, visit

Win a Free Beach Retreat with Olympian Jeff Galloway!

The Team Decatur and Get Active! Atlanta Kickoff for the KP Corporate Run/Walk will be held on the Decatur Square on Thursday, July 28,6-8pm. Join Mayor Floyd, Race Director and Olympian Jeff Galloway and local singer/songwriter Morgan Rowe  for this fun event. There will be a Health and Fitness Expo featuring local businesses that will have information on getting and keeping fit, as well as drawings for prizes and information on registering for the run/walk. The event is free to the community and everyone is invited.

One lucky attendee will win a free beach retreat weekend with Olympian Jeff Galloway on the Florida panhandle, near Seaside!

KP Kickoff, Before the Rains!

Jeff Galloway, Mayor Floyd, and Susan and Dr. Luke Beno from Kaiser

The KP Kickoff got off to a great start on Monday night, but was cut short by the threat of heavy rain and lightening. But, before the rains came, over 15 fitness businesses gathered on the Old Courthouse Square. Mayor Floyd and Jeff Galloway were on hand to welcome the attendees and talk about the importance of fitness in our daily lives. Dr. Luke Beno from Kaiser Permanente and Doc Broc welcomed everyone and encouraged folks to sign up for the KP Corporate Walk/Run to be held in downtown Atlanta on September 16. As you may know, we are forming “Team Decatur” to walk together.  Click here for information and to sign up as a member of Team Decatur. All members will receive a specially designed Team Decatur t-shirt. Sign up before August 16 to not only receive the early bird rate, but to guarantee your shirt size.

Part of the Team Decatur Get Fit program includes free training. Click here for a schedule of walks and runs held throughout the city.

Singer-songwriter Morgan Rowe was able to get in part of a song before the lightening came.