It was an honor for Debbie and I to be on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Wednesday, Feb. 23, representing the National Fitness Hall of Fame for the roll-out of the Surgeon General’s new “Step it Up” National Fitness Program in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine and others.
This historic fitness event featured Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States along with leadership from the United States Congress, the nation’s health care system and the fitness industry.
This program will be a three pronged effort. We will be motivating health care providers to encourage their patients to be active. We will be encouraging municipalities to integrate walk-able and roll-able spaces into their infrastructure.
As chairman of the National Fitness Hall of Fame and a 2012 inductee, I will be leading our iconic inductees to promote fitness both in their communities and on a national level.
Editor's Note: Mr. Crawford is a local business owner and resident of Scottsdale