Mayor Announces Sites For “Fitness in the Park” Program

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announces the next Energize Evansville monthly “Fitness in the Park” program will offer two fitness opportunities at two different locations on May 17 in conjunction with the Deaconess Healthier U Walks and the annual Pushups for Charity fundraising event.

Fitness in the Park will start with the Healthier U Walk in partnership with Deaconess Health System from 9 to 10 a.m. at Wesselman Park, 551 N. Boeke Rd. The walk will be followed by a Boot Camp exercise session from 10 to 11 a.m. with instructors provided by the YMCA. Participants of all fitness levels are welcome and should exercise at their own pace. The program is free.

The two-hour fitness session is also an opportunity for residents to participate in Pushups for Charity, which benefits wounded veterans and their families. This is the fifth year for the charity event in Evansville hosted by Tony Maslan, Director of Personal Training for Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym, and the third year Energize Evansville has participated in the event.

Individuals will have the option to participate in Pushups for Charity at Wesselman Park or Downtown on the Evansville Riverfront during River Run festivities. To register, or to make a donation, visit or contact Tony Maslan at 812-305-5037. All proceeds will go to the Boot Campaign.

“Fitness in the Park” is a health and fitness program launched by Mayor Winnecke as part of his Energize Evansville initiative to promote healthier lifestyles. The program is held on the third Saturday of each month at a different city park featuring local fitness experts leading group exercises.