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FitEx offers motivation for those wanting to get off the couch

If you’re looking for a way to get fit in the midst of this pandemic, and you miss the motivation of team exercise (even virtually), Virginia Cooperative Extension may have the answer for you.

FitEx, an eight-week, team-based health program, is designed to increase physical activity and improve eating habits. For the Middle Peninsula, FixEx launches on Oct. 11 and goes through Dec. 5; registration opens Oct. 1.

Those interested need to find a team of six (could be friends, family or coworkers), choose a captain and a team name. Set a team goal for how many miles/steps you will finish in eight weeks. A “FitEx mile” is one mile walking or running or any 15-minute bout of moderate physical activity, such as an aerobics class.

Captains register online at, starting Oct. 1. Select your county when registering. A link for automated team member registration will then be available on your account. Submit your team registration fee by contacting course coordinator Glenn ...

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