Worldwide Leaders in Health & Fitness Organization Links
To make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm in the United States.
For physical activity to be considered by all healthcare providers as a vital sign in every patient visit, and that patients are effectively counseled and referred as to their physical activity and health needs, thus leading to overall improvement in the public’s health and long-term reduction in healthcare cost.
American College of Sports Medicine
Check out the ACSM’s Fit Society Newsletters.
CC Founder/President Gary Westlund is American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health/Fitness Instructor
CC is an Active Partner with the ‘National Physical Activity Plan
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
CC Health/Fitness & Atletics Partner Organizations
Charities Challenge and/or its Leadership is an active Member of the following Health/Fitness/Athletics Organizations:
Road Runners Club of America
Minnesota Distance Running Association
The MDRA sponsors races and supports good race management throughout Minnesota. The MDRA publishes the Running Minnesota Annual, the most complete race schedule in Minnesota. The MDRA sponsors training programs for marathon training, beginning runners and women’s programs. It also sponsors Dome Running, Grand Prix Series races, has a free Annual Party in January, and offers free sponsored races during the Spring.
Race Walking Links (thanks to middle schooler, Karlie, who found and recommended this link for CC’s links page)
Twin Cities Race Walkers
Rowing Concept 2 Indoor Rowing – Highly recommended as its own sport & for cross-training
Professional CareGivers Actively Supporting Athletes
Dr. Carron Perry has been practicing in St. Paul for 10 years at BodyMind Chiropractic Center. She specializes in athletic injuries and also treats chronic pain. Her patients include athletes of all ages and their families. Most insurance is accepted. Dr. Perry has been an athlete her entire life, playing softball, rugby, running, and now playing hockey.
Carron Perry, D.C.
Lyn Lake Chiropractic Chiropractic Clinic Care Minneapolis, MN
Lyn Lake Chiropractic, strives to provide patients with superior care by using advanced health care techniques and patient education.
CC’s Coach Gary Westlund with Drs Jill Field & Kevin Schreifels at LynLakeChiropractic Clinic, Sponsors of the Challenge Arthritis 5k