25 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Matthew Capps, Sandy Stimpson, Bess Rich, Gina Gregory, John C. Williams, Fredrick D. Richardson, Jr., Levon C. Manzie, C.J. Small, Joel Daves, Dan Otto, Parks planning dept, City of Mobile parks

Build a Parkour Fitness Playground that everyone can use for the Mobile Alabama community!

Obesity and health problems are out of control. The benefits of movement and exercise are undeniable. Exercise can be fun and enjoyable when exploration, play and alternative movement is incorporated. Calisthenics, Parkour, Ninja Warrior training, and Yoga are all financially sustainable and beneficial programs of movement for exercise that will be useful to the community. Mobile, Al has plenty of space in its public parks but the playgrounds were designed for children primarily. There are extremely limited resources for free community adult fitness training equipment and I am proposing an Parkour Fitness playground available to aduets as well as children where they can run, jump, climb and train natural movements. Children, those with disabilities such as autism and ADHD and the aging community especially will benefit from this kind of exercise! If the City of Mobile will step up to the plate and help sponsor this project, leading the way by showing its interest in the healthiness of it's community, it would be a benefit in more ways than we know creating an environment for using movement as a form of preventive medicine in the fight against obesity and chronic disease and at the same time bringing the community together!

Micaiah Masterson
163 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Mark Rothbart, Dominique Crisden, David Collingnon

Blink Fitness, Make Your Lockers Safe for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Members

Transgender and gender non-conforming people have been target of continuous attacks on their rights to use gender segregated bathrooms and lockers. These limitations not only affect students and the youth but extends to adulthood and beyond the school environment. Many transgender and gender non-conforming people consider spaces such as gyms to be vital for their development and health. Yet, the simple task of walking into the "women's" or "men's" lockers can be panicking, especially when those spaces don't provide safety and protection. The simple task of undressing becomes stressful and forces us to either hide in a corner or in the stall in order to avoid being harassed or physically assaulted.  Blink Fitness claims to be for everyone, this is why we are asking them to put that mission into practice. How Can Blink Fitness Be for Everyone? 1. Create All-Gender Inclusive Signs. Many companies already understand that gender must be inclusive and are taking real actions to support transgender and gender non-conforming employees. By putting these signs up, people will be aware that the space they share welcomes different gender expressions and identities and that harassment will not be tolerated. 2. Create a Gender Neutral Locker. Not everyone identifies as male or female and they shouldn't be forced to use a space that puts them in those confinements. Many trans and gender non-conforming people who may identify with male or female would simply prefer a gender neutral space to avoid harassment. 3. Train Your Crew on Gender Inclusivity. The Blink Crew needs to be trained on gender inclusivity and be a crew that is there to support us. My experience talking to Blink employees, experiencing that blank stare, and being in communication with management shows me that Blink has no gender inclusivity policy and training. Blink Fitness' goal should be to turn their beautiful mission into action.Blink Fitness, be for everyone! Blink will set the precedent for all other gyms to follow what a gender-inclusive space really looks like!

Raffi Ciavatta
196 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Bob O'Neill

Voice Your Support for a "HealthPark" in Grant Park, Chicago

The HealthPark committee and the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) seek your support to incorporate additional health and wellness features into the overwhelmingly successful Grant Park Skate Park - the most prominent urban skate park in the world. The GPC and the public collaborated to bring the Skate Park to Chicago, which upon its launch demonstrated the massive public desire for urban movement spaces. Now a committee comprised of local residents and the GPC are building upon the groundswell of momentum for outdoor movement spaces by incorporating additional features within the Skate Park area to ensure health, wellness, and movement remain at the core of this outdoor space. These additional HealthPark features will be integrated into the existing Grant Park Skate Park area in the southwest corner of Grant Park (Roosevelt St & Michigan Ave) creating an all-encompassing environment for using movement as a form of preventive medicine in the fight against obesity and chronic disease. The additional HealthPark components will be free and open to the public year-round. IMMEDIATE ACTION PLAN 1) Sign the HealthPark Petition! 2) Your written statements are important to this exciting endeavor!  Let us know your thoughts and what your vision is for the HealthPark in the comments below. How would you use the HealthPark? Your input is a powerful, vital component to making the HealthPark a reality. 3) Share the petition via social media using #ChicagoParks and #HealthParkGrantPark hashtags and LIKE the HealthPark on Facebook here. 4) Let’s Make It Happen Together! Learn more: Grant Park Skate Park, has proven to be a successful placemaking model that works and is in a constant state of evolution. The GPC created a collaborative society from the onset of the Grant Skate Park project. The Public, Skateboarders, BMXers, Artists, and many more were integral community members, participants and stakeholders. The Grant Skate Park grew organically through testing new ideas and monitoring outcomes and the park continues to evolve. The HealthPark will take a similar approach integrating the HealthPark into the Grant Skate Park as part of a healthy living public placemaking model.You ask what will your HealthPark be? - A public park that puts health, wellness and education at its center. - An arboretum infused with healthy activities including a wide-variety of exercise - disciplines including yoga, calisthenics, parkour, meditation & much more. - A home for free social events to build a healthy, all inclusive community.- Public Art, plants, trees breathing life and wellness into the heart of Chicago.Your HealthPark will be a public park that brings more green space and trees to Grant Park. Public parks have the power to preserve nature and make nature accessible to city dwellers to heal, renew, and restore mind and body. The HealthPark amplifies a park's natural traits by inviting people to move, be active, be purposeful and learn how to improve their health within a public, outdoor setting. By adding trees and creating more space for social interaction, the HealthPark will positively impact physical + mental health outcomes. The HealthPark will create and strengthen social ties while reducing isolation and depression. How has outdoor exercise changed your life? Why is outdoor exercise important to you? Why does the world need more outdoor public health spaces? Please comment and share your thoughts on this exciting endeavor! Let us know what you think, your vision, and how you would use the HealthPark.  

Grant Park Conservancy
1,101 supporters