Healthy Strides

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Elizabeth Ittner, M.S.,
Certified Wellness Practitioner

Healthy Strides

Upcoming Featured Events


NOTICE: Join some of your favorite RECenter instructors for livestreamed fitness classes. Check below the normal class schedule for special events leading up to the Healthy Strides 5K/10K!
Healthy Strides Community Classes

Virtual Community Fitness Classes

Join some of your favorite RECenter instructors for livestreamed fitness classes. We’re adding new times and formats to our schedule and can now stream with music!
Healthy Strides is excited to offer NEW virtual classes, starting with FITNESS! Healthy Strides Community classes are LIVE and FREE. The schedule is posted below.  


Joining a class is easy. Follow these simple steps: 

  1. Check out the schedule below to see which class(es) you want to join. Add them to your calendar! 
  2. Come back to this web page on the day and time of the class and click the link to participate. You will be directed to Zoom to join the class. (See below the schedule for detailed instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting.) The password for all classes is HSCC2020!!.
  3. Remember to use your best virtual etiquette. Mute yourself, and use the chat box to ask questions. 

Healthy Strides Community Classes Virtual Fitness Schedule

Please note: No registration required. Classes will be open unless capacity is reached. Schedule is subject to change.

accessibility iconFor accommodations, contact Inclusion and ADA Support at 703-324-8563. TTY Relay 711.

Special Events

Healthy Strides Lunch & Learn Nutrition Series, with Catherine

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines: Making Every Bite Count through the Life Stages
Join the Park Authority’s Registered Dietitian, Catherine, for a lunch and learn nutrition series about the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each week Katherine will review the new guidelines for specific life stages. Bring your lunch, some good questions and join us on Zoom ready to learn. Bonus points if you have already reviewed the new guidelines!

Registration is not required, click here to join.
Meeting ID: 837 5797 7860 Password: HSCC2020!! 

Weekly topics: 

  • Mon. April 19 at 12:00 p.m.  Pregnancy & Infants: chapters 1, 2, & 5
  • Mon. April 26 at 12:00 p.m.  Preschool & Elementary school (age 2-11): chapters 1 & 3
  • Mon. May 3 at 12:00 p.m.  Adolescence, Middle & High school (ages 12-18): chapters 1 & 3 Bring your teens! They will have an opportunity to ask questions without parents at the end.
  • Mon. May 10 at 12:00 p.m.  Adults (age 19 – 59): chapters 1 & 4
  • Mon. May 17 at 12:00 p.m.  Older Adults (ages 60+): chapters 1 & 6

Healthy Strides Starting Line Series

Join us for a limited Zoom series the week before the Healthy Strides 5K/10K, to help you prepare for your best race! Anyone is welcome to participate in these classes. Click the links below at the scheduled time to participate. Registration for the virtual 5K/10K race event is underway.

Directions for Attending Class via Zoom

Directions for Attending a Zoom Class


  • The steps below may be slightly different depending on the device you are using.
  • You do not need a Zoom account to join the class, and you do not need to Sign In if prompted.
  • You may test your device and familiarize yourself with Zoom prior to the class by going to

From a desktop or laptop computer:

  • Click on the link for the class you want to take.
  • If you already have the Zoom Meetings application installed, you will be prompted to open it, otherwise you can install it by clicking the “download and run Zoom” link. If you do not wish to install the Zoom app, you may click the “join from your browser” link instead. For the best experience, we recommend installing the desktop app.
  • Enter your name and the reCaptcha information if prompted, and click Join Meeting.
  • You may be placed into the lobby for a brief period until the host admits you to the class.

From a mobile device (smartphone or tablet):

  • Ensure that you have the Zoom Cloud Meetings app installed. You can install this by searching “zoom” from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Click on the link for the class you want to take.
  • If prompted, click “Open with Zoom”.
  • You may be placed into the lobby for a brief period until the host admits you to the class.
Healthy Strides 12 Steps to a Healthier You

About Healthy Strides

Welcome to Healthy Strides – giving you 12 Steps for a Healthier Year! Don't miss out on this year's great wellness opportunities in the Fairfax County community!

The Healthy Strides program is free* and anyone can participate at any time.

This program is designed to:

  • Help you accomplish healthy goals each month, with tips to keep you going for the duration.
  • Give you access to information - free workshops and a Wellness Book Club are available each month on different healthy topics.
  • Provide an opportunity for you to experience wellness programs offered across Fairfax County, including Mini-Health Fairs, held quarterly.
  • Empower you to make important lifestyle changes... you can do it!
*There is a registration fee to participate in the Healthy Strides 5k/10k.

Contact Us
Healthy Strides Program Coordinator:
Elizabeth Ittner, M.S., Certified Wellness Practitioner
Wellness Program Coordinator, Fairfax County Park Authority
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