Governor Introduces Initiative to Push for Preventive Health/Wellness Programs

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.  (Government House Photo)

During Monday’s Government House weekly briefing, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced a second program – “Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” – that is part of his Our Best Life Health and Wellness initiative — to improve the health of Virgin Islanders.

“Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” comes on the heels of “Walk Out Wednesdays,” which enters its final two weeks after the governor announced it last month as a step toward creating a healthier and happier community.

“Hundreds of you made the decision to become more physically active and joined us every Wednesday for brisk late evening walks. My greatest hope is that each of you continue to do this beyond Walk Out Wednesdays as part of your health and wellness journey. The goal of this initiative is to give you the tools to begin the work,” Bryan said.

“Work Out Tuesdays and Thursdays” features free fitness and aerobics classes tailored to seniors. It will take place from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning Aug. 23 and will run through Sept. 29.

The classes will be at the Altona Lagoon Fit Lot on St. Croix; Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas; and the Sports, Parks and Recreation Center on St. John.

“Please register online at  to get a free T-Shirt and other goodies, as well. Just bring a big towel, and we will take care of the rest,” the governor said.

For more information or assistance with any of these programs, call the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation at 773-0160.

Walk Out Wednesdays

The St. Croix route will change for the final two weeks of Walk Out Wednesdays.

On St. Croix, the walk begins at D.C. Canegata Ball Park, goes up the bypass, down King Street and then back to D.C. Canegata.

On St. Thomas and St. John, the venues remain the same: Griffith Park to Yacht Haven Grande and back on St. Thomas and from National Park to Caneel Bay and then back on St. John.