Make the City Your Gym Panel Discussion
New York may be well known for its expansive parks, pedestrian lifestyle, and greenmarkets, but many residents also cope with food deserts, prohibitively expensive gym memberships, and limited access to well-maintained green space – as well as to quality healthcare. How can New York offer world-class health and wellness opportunities for all its citizens, not just the wealthiest? Join us for a discussion with fitness writers, physicians, and leaders of the city’s public health initiatives to explore the free and low-cost fitness resources that already exist in the city, and how best to take advantage of them. This program springs from our exhibition, The New York City Marathon: The Great Race.
Thomas W. Farley, Former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene & Chief Executive Officer, The Public Good Projects
Adena Long, Assistant Commissioner, Public Programs, NYC Parks & Recreations
Nancy Easton, Co-Founder, Wellness in the Schools (WITS)
Anahad O'Connor, Reporter, New York Times
Jordan Metzl (moderator), Sports Medicine Physician, Author, and Fitness Instructor, Hospital for Special Surgery
Co-sponsored by the New York Road Runners and Harlem Run.