Accel Texas Heart Challenge in Partnership with Memorial Park Conservancy


This May, three civic-minded Houston institutions – the Texas Heart Institute, Accel Lifestyle, and Memorial Park Conservancy – are aligning their respective resources in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month for a multi-faceted campaign that is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness and to emphasize the importance of keeping heart health top of mind.

Dubbed the Accel Texas Heart Challenge in Partnership with Memorial Park Conservancy, the campaign is built around four limited in-person fitness sessions to be held at Memorial Park as well as four virtual fitness sessions, all of which will be led by top Houston-area instructors. Each of the eight sessions will be free and open to the public. Three ways to get involved!

In-Person Sessions at Memorial Park

Registration Required, limited in accordance with the City of Houston’s COVID-19 guidelines and are limited to 35 attendees each.

Saturday, May 8 – AJ the Cardio Killer | Boot Camp; 10 AM, Picnic Loop

Saturday, May 15 – Angie and Carmen from Live.Breathe.Retreat | Yoga; 10 AM, Clay Family Eastern Glades

*Class participants must bring their own yoga mat.* 

Thursday, May 20 – Fitmix Communities hosting a Zumba class | Cardio; 6:30 PM, Memorial Groves

Thursday, May 27 – Sphere | Cardio; 6:30 p.m., Picnic Loop

Downloadable Map with Event Locations & Parking 

Virtual Sessions

Virtual class registration will be made available via Accel Lifestyle’s Instagram page – @accellifestyle.
Interested parties are encouraged to follow Accel Lifestyle to receive updates on the virtual classes being held every Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, May 4 – Bar Method | Barre Class; 6:30 PM, Virtual
Tuesday, May 11 – Nicole Hoffman of Quar Fitness | Pilates; 9 AM, Virtual
Tuesday, May 18 – Teresa Nguyen | HIIT Session; 5:30 PM, Virtual
Tuesday, May 25 – Jessica Ann | Yoga; 9 AM, Virtual

Instagram Challenge

For those looking to become involved in the month’s festivities without attending a class, the Accel Texas Heart Challenge also invites the entire community to participate on social media and be physically active in quick and easy ways.

Share brief clips on Instagram performing exercises or dance-related movements that incorporate one or more heart-healthy foods.

Tag your friends, co-workers, and family members to encourage everyone to embrace a month full of heart healthy activity.

Be sure to include hashtag #acceltexasheart when you participate in the challenge when uploading video clips to social media!

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