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It’s Time Texas Summit set for June 24-25

Pam LeBlanc

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 15, 2013

It’s time, people.

Active Life, an Austin-based non-profit organization that promotes fitness, will (they hope) convince you to kayak, jump rope or cartwheel your way to fitness, inspiring a bunch of other people along the way.

The third annual It’s Time Texas Summit is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 24-25 at the J.J. Pickle Research Center in Austin. The event is designed to unite, showcase and inspire community and school health leaders from across the state.

“It offers sessions for community health champions to share and learn best practices from other Texas and national health champions in order to help expand local initiatives with less financial support,” Active Life leader Baker Harrell said in a press release.

The Summit will feature more than 40 speakers, workshops and a health and wellness expo all focused on sharing, learning and uniting best practices for improving the health of the community.

Fitness expert Samir Becic, CEO of Health and Fitness Revolution, will give the keynote speech. Also on the agenda are a student-led panel about teens promoting healthy lifestyles, a presentation on the Austin school district’s coordinated school health initiatives, students from Spring Branch explaining their student-led health advisory club and group exercise demonstrations.

Full disclosure: I’ll be speaking as part of a panel led by Denise Clarke about how to engage the public in health and fitness events and programs. The session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 25.)

Registration is open through June 23. For more information go to