What is Fit City Tyler?
Our Mission: To make Tyler a Fit City one step,
one bite and one health-conscious decision at a time.
We are always looking for fresh faces and new ideas to help promote health and wellness in Tyler.
Come to one of our upcoming events or email us to learn about ways you or your organization can participate.
Our next community meeting is set for Wednesday June 29th at the UT Tyler Health Science Center at Tyler.
Street address is 11937 Hwy 271 North in Tyler, and we will meet within their School of Rural and Community Health.
The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Attendance is open to the public.
RSVP by sending an email to JoinFitCityTyler@gmail.com
In the summer of 2010, Fit City Tyler began as a shared initiative between various businesses concerned with the nation’s escalating obesity epidemic. The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NETHealth), the Tyler Moring Telegraph, the City of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, and many others joined to focus on the one thing impacting us all – obesity and poor health.
Fit City Tyler has evolved into an organization led by community leaders volunteering their time to create ideas, programs and campaigns to promote health. Events are held year-round to promote fitness, nutrition, workplace wellness, children’s health and disease prevention. These events and programs are carried out by Fit City Tyler’s steering committee, led by NET Health CEO George Roberts and retired Tyler Morning Telegraph Editor Dave Berry.
Our coalition meets once per quarter, to carry out the organization’s mission statement:
Making Tyler a healthy community one step, one bite and one health-conscious decision at a time.
A seed was planted in 2010 and it has grown into a strong group of companies, cities, churches, communities and citizens who have joined us in eating healthier, getting more physical activity, drinking more water and making sure that Tyler can remain a Fit City by encouraging everyone to live healthier "one bite, one step and one health-conscious decision at a time.