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Benefits of Leisure

Taking part in regular recreational activity enhances well-being, reduces stress, uplifts mood and overall physical wellness. Studies show having parks and recreation facilities in convenient proximity to home, school and work have many health benefits including lower systolic blood pressure, lower body mass index, fewer doctor visits, lower stress levels, balanced mood, less depression and increased daily healthy activity. In addition, regular activity enhances quality of life and improves self-esteem, feelings of satisfaction and mental health.

Healthy St. Pete

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Healthy St. Pete is an initiative of the City of St. Petersburg and a division of the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department that works to build a culture of health in our city by making the healthy choice the easy choice. The initiative is designed to encourage the community to eat, shop, live and play healthy!

Wellness Programs

We offer several wellness and fitness classes to all ages throughout the year.

Visit Parks & Rec Connect to learn more about our class listings and to find a wellness or fitness class near you.