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BayCare Wellness Centers Kick Off Play It Forward This Summer

CLEARWATER, Fla. (June 25, 2013) – BayCare Wellness Centers introduce a new summer fitness program, Play It Forward, a six-week physical fitness class geared for children ages eight to 14 starting July 9. The Play It Forward fitness program will teach children about the fundamentals of movement and more than 100 exercises they can perform anywhere to help improve athletic performance, prevent injuries, and give them a strong foundation to develop into healthy adults.

The Play It Forward fitness program will run from July 9 through August 15 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at three wellness center locations:

– Carillon Wellness Center at St. Anthony's Outpatient Center (Carillon), 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL, from 6-7 p.m.

– Cheek-Powell Wellness Center at Morton Plant Hospital's Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater, FL, from 6-7 p.m.

– Palm Harbor Wellness Center at Palm Lake Shopping Center, 32672 U.S. Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration and prepayment are required. The cost is $35 for children of Wellness Center members and $45 for non-members. A T-shirt is included. To register a child for the fitness program, call (727) 953-9877.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

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