Building a Healthier Future

Shape Up Us is a national movement to improve the health of our communities by stemming the tide of heart disease and obesity. On Saturday, April 13 in Tampa, Florida Shape Up Us will kick off its 2019 season of Health & Wellness Expos, a tour that will visit 16 cities over the next 8 months. 

Teaming up with Shape Up Us is Conquer Youth, the nation’s #1 Youth Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, and will feature its Young Lions OCR, an EPIC ninja warrior style obstacle course for youth ages 5-17. Participants will run, jump, crawl, climb and swing through the amazingly fun and challenging obstacles. Each course is around 1.25 miles long and features 10 signature Conquer Youth obstacles. Registration is required for the Conquer Youth obstacle courses. The Health & Wellness Expos are free and do not require registration. 

It is Shape Up Us’ belief that by providing the most up-to-date wellness information and education to children, families and educators, we create awareness and leadership that empowers individuals, educational organizations, and businesses to collaborate and create a support network that provides positive solutions for leading healthier, happier lives. 

In 2012, research in Somerville, Massachusetts found a comprehensive approach including in-school intervention and community health fairs reduced the body mass index (BMI) of children at risk of obesity. Shape Up Us provides support for our communities by bringing access to wellness-related resources, businesses, educational and non-profit organizations directly to the public.  

Shape Up Us’ Health & Wellness Expos will visit the below communities in 2019.

April 13 – Tampa, Florida at Jackson Springs Recreation Center

April 27 – Sandy Springs, Georgia at Hammond Park

May 4 – Aurora, Colorado at Rangeview High School

May 11 – Wichita, Kansas at OJ Watson Park

May 18 – Tucson, Arizona at Reid Park

June 8 – Kansas City, Kansas at Prairie Center Park

June 15 – St. Louis, Missouri at Tilles Park

June 29 – Dallas, Texas at DFW Adventure Park

July 6 – Chicago, Illinois at Dupage County Fairgrounds

August 3 – Midland, Texas at Cimarex Pavilion, Scharbauer Sports Complex

August 10 – Tulsa, Oklahoma at River West Festival Park

September 7 – Edmond, Oklahoma at Mitch Park

September 21 – Little Rock, Arkansas at Sherwood Forest

September 28 – New Braunfels, Texas at New Braunfels Middle School

October 19 – Katy, Texas at Katy City Park

November 2 – Phoenix, Arizona at Horse Lover’s Park

Shape Up Us strengthens communities by connecting local and national businesses, media, sports teams, universities, non-profit organizations and city service organizations with local residents around a focus on wellness. For more information on how to get involved with the Health and Wellness Expos email

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