Move With The Mayor

Move With Mayor Broome

In BR, fitness starts at the top! From bike rides to gym class to walking with a friend, join Mayor Broome in promoting movement across the city.

Mayor Broome launched Move with Mayor Broome in 2018 to help promote all of the great ways people can be active here in Baton Rouge and improve their mental health and wellness by moving and connecting more.

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Events include bike rides, fitness classes at the local YMCA, rock climbing, elementary school gym classes, running clubs and yoga, and more. Mayor Broome joins other mayors from across the country in participating in Move with the Mayor through a partnership with the National Forum of Heart Disease and Stroke.

Spark Your Movement

Mayor Broome uses Move with the Mayor™ to encourage residents to protect and improve their health and to make their communities more active and accessible. Mayors are using Move with the Mayor™ messaging, policy recommendations and other tools to empower and protect community members from COVID-19 and improve cardiovascular health and health equity.

Mayor Broome hosts Move with the Mayor at least once a quarter along with different community partners to bring awareness to our city. Through our partnership with The National Forum, we are able to bring the Spark America App to Baton Rouge.

SparkAmerica is focused on building Fit & Healthy leaders all across the country. They do this by implementing programs in SparkCities—urban and suburban localities whose business and civic leaders have joined with us to create community and promote healthy living. Baton Rouge is a SparkCity!!!

Twice a year in the Spring and Fall SparkAmerica hosts the Fit City Challenge. The goal of the Spark America fit city challenges is to bring individuals, organizations, and cities like Baton Rouge together on a mission to get active. The challenges are free, fun, and accessible to all through the Spark360/PeopleOneapp. Within this app, participants will be able to track fitness minutes, see leaderboards of ranking cities, organizations, and individuals and win prizes. The best part is, ALL movement counts in moving up the leaderboards and moving our city to better health. During and following this challenge, participants can continue to use other great FREE features such as joining annual calendar events, a nutrition tracker, and Spark Coach, a digital health assistant.

Join the movement! Visit to learn more and sign yourself (and/or your business) up.

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Move With the Mayor for Mental Health

Being healthy isn’t just about moving your body and eating right—it’s also about connecting with others and taking care of your mental health too. That’s why Move With the Mayor has expanded to include mental health awareness and support to promote social connections, physical activity, and mental health in our community.

You can join in the movement for better mental health by participating in the Move with the Mayor Spring Mental Health and Physical Activity Challenge where we encourage participants to connect with others while being physically active through activities like:

Joining a local sports team

Participating in community events

Walking with a friend

The goal is to improve your physical and mental well-being by fostering meaningful connections.


Message From The Mayor

“I joined Move With the Mayor because I want the citizens and constituents of my community to enjoy an abundant life and that means a healthy life. You see here in south Louisiana we have great food and we love our food. But we also have health challenges like heart disease and diabetes and obesity. I want to lead by example and encourage, motivate and cheer my community on towards a healthy lifestyle.”

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA