Shannon Miller Co-Chair’s Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness
Florida Governor Charlie Crist today convened the first meeting of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Facility in Tampa. The 20 Council members appointed by the Governor are charged with developing a state plan of action to increase Floridians’ level of physical fitness through regular exercise and sound nutritional practices. The Governor’s goal is to reduce the number of Floridians who suffer from chronic diseases resulting from obesity within the next 10 years. Legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller and Derrick Brooks, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, serve as the Council’s co-chairmen.
“I am pleased that the Council has initiated work on the important issue of the overall fitness and healthy lifestyle of Floridians,” said Governor Charlie Crist. “The expertise and experience of the Council members will help them develop recommendations that will assist Floridians in improving their health and overall quality of life.”