Well, June 21 is officially summer’s start, but in Rochester, when the frost finally gives way in May, it’s close enough. Our community is a great fitness town and there are no shortages of events to give you fun and purposeful ways to take your exercise outside. Kate Vantucci does such a great job of capturing the spirit of ALL of the different fitness tribes in our town, give it a read and see if you don’t agree, that Rochester is 'kick-ass'. The Teachers’ Challenge 5K, which raises money for much needed school supplies for city schools is back for a fourth year. Presented by ROC City Values, this event aims to raise $20,000 for much needed school supplies in our City schools, Join them Sunday, June 11. I’m proud to present our recurring columns from so many talented and passionate writers, every article has something of value for you, and I hope you’ll keep our magazine where you can read it again and again. At the end of the day, Healthy Edge has a singular purpose, to inform, motivate and inspire you to live your healthiest life and collectively make our community the healthiest in America. I hope that you find us a valuable resource in that regard. Of course, we don’t just exist in this magazine; follow us on social media to be engaged in healthy discussion on many topics that make up our community’s diverse and broad interests. We’ll share thought-provoking content from our favorite sources, as well as original content; check us out at Healthy Edge Media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Don’t forget, our 4th annual festival, the ROC City Health & Music Festival on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 at Charlotte Beach. Save the date and look for our announcements about events, sponsors and vendors all Summer long! Also, if you’re looking to eat healthy, check out our prepared meal line, Healthy Edge Meals by WTF Chef. Fresh, convenient and affordable, we’re changing how Rochester eats. Find details on our website at healthyedgemeals.com. We also have partnered with InstaHealthy, a healthy alternative to traditional vending selections. Contact me at johnh@fitnessedgemedia.com for information on how to have one of our vending machines placed at your work or school. Thank you for your continued support and have a great start to your summer!

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