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  • Welcome to the VT Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

    Who We Are
    The Governor's Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters.

    Our Mission
    To promote health and wellness through physical activity for all people living in Vermont at all fitness and ability levels.

Move More! with Fit & Healthy Vermonters

Move more this winter! Please enjoy the following exercise video created by HOPSports, in conjunction with the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, with an introductory message from Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

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Janet Franz - March 24, 2011 - 11:02 am

Learn Jenny Blake’s moves and teach your friends — Let’s all move together!

Vote for your favorite video!

Vote for your favorite Fit & Healthy Kids Winter Challenge Video!
Go to the Winter Challenge Video Entries page on the Fit & Healthy Kids menu above.
At the bottom of the page find the comment box and write in your vote for your favorite, making sure to include the video title.

On the bottom right of the page, please click on the “Email a Friend” button so the link with all… the videos is emailed so your friends can vote on their favorite videos!

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:32 pm

I vote for stay healthy by Brianna Sevrence

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:35 pm

I vote for stay healthy by Brianna Sevrence !!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:37 pm

I vote for stay healthy by Brianna Sevrence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:38 pm

I LOVE your video. from brayden

Brayden - March 11, 2011 - 2:40 pm

I love Stay Healthy that is the best video in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fit & Healthy Kids Winter Challenge Video Contest

Video Contest

for Vermont kids up to age 18.

Find the contest rules and application on the Fit & Healthy Kids menu tab at the top of this page.

Win a Flip video camera, ski lift tickets or sports gear!

Here’s How:

1) Make one, 30-60 second video announcement showing how to either:

Move More (be more active),

Eat More Colors (fruits and vegetables), or

Turn Off the Screen (video games, computer, t.v.)

2) Upload your video to youtube.com.

On youtube, Sign in with the username: gcpfsvt and the password: 1fitness22. Click on the upload link, and upload button, to upload your video. Name your video with: your title _ your name (example: “snowfun_JaneSmith”). Provide this entire video name on your application. Leave the other fields blank.

3) Complete the application and send by email to:


or mail it to:

Janet Franz, Chair
Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
63 Southview Drive
Shelburne, VT 05482

4) Ask people to vote for your video on the vermontfitness.org contest page.

Do it by March 15 to win a prize!

Prizes will be awarded April 5 at a Vermont Fit & Healthy Kids celebration near you!       If you need help or equipment to make your video, contact your local cable access television station. Find yours at http://vermontaccess.net/members

Questions? contact videocontest@vermontfitness.

Prizes will be awarded April 5 at a celebration near you!

Maintain, Don’t Gain–Winter Challenge

From November 8, 2010—January 29, 2011, Get Moving Vermont will be sponsoring a Winter Challenge so that Vermont residents can enjoy the festivities of the season while learning ways to maintain or even lose weight during this hectic time of year!

Make sure you Log in and start tracking your challenge today.

Click here to view the Winter Challenge Flier!!

Timothy Barre - January 6, 2011 - 1:24 pm

Does this mean that the Governor’s Walking Challenge is no longer in effect?

janet - January 25, 2011 - 3:12 pm

Timothy, I believe that is correct. I will confirm with the Vermont Dept of Health.

quentin - March 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm

i vote for stay healthy by Brianna Severance

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