Do you accept this challenge?

Lets put Monona County on the map for Health and Wellness

Monona County Public Health, Burgess Health Center, Onawa Chamber of Commerce, Mapleton Chamber of Commerce and Monona County Economic Development would like to invite everyone in the county to participate in the Live Healthy Iowa 10-week wellness challenge.

This fun and friendly competition will provide an opportunity for everyone to improve their health! The challenge begins January 22 and ends March 30, 2018. This is a great opportunity to get businesses, healthcare facilities, churches, and everyone in the county involved.

3 Easy Steps to Join the Challenge:

1) Build Your Team

Form a team of 2-10 people and elect a captain. Decide if your team wants to track activity minutes and/or weight loss. Select a team name, gather team members’ email addresses, T-shirt sizes and $22 registration fee per participant.

2) Sign Up

Beginning December 11, team captains can register teams at

When registering, use the Monona County code: LHIMONONA.

3) Get Moving, Get Healthy

Track your team and individual progress on your personal dashboard throughout the challenge. With team support, unlimited access to tools and helpful resources, you’ll be on the road to a healthier you.

Participants Receive:

 Challenge T-shirt (Adult small - 4XL)

 Personal online dashboard with the ability to sync Fitbit devices and Under Armour apps

 One-year magazine subscription of your choice

 $10 discount for the LHI 5K in April 2018 at Lewis and Clark State Park, Onawa

 Chances to win weekly prizes

 LHI Access Card redeemable for discounts across Iowa

 Free registration for Winter and Summer Iowa Games, Fitness Walks and ZUMBA events

Last year, Monona County Wellness Coalition set a goal of getting 2% of our county population (approximately 190 people) to participate in this wellness challenge. With your help, we were able to exceed that goal!

This year, we are raising the bar to 3% of our county population (approximately 266 people).

We are small, but Mighty. We can do this!

Please see your personal invitation and a registration guide attached. We are encouraging anyone that lives or works in Monona County, including families, friends, businesses, churches, healthcare organizations, etc. to join in the fun. 

Please forward this invitation to anyone else that may be interested in joining.


For help finding a local team to be a part of, contact:

Monona County Economic Development: 712-433-4493


Monona County Public Health: 712-433-1773


For Registration Questions Contact Live Healthy Iowa:

Phone: (888) 777-8881

Let’s get healthy Monona County!


Dance Into Shape

The MOG at Burgess is now offering Zumba Classes!

These classes will take place at the West Monona Elementary Gymnasium.

Call Onawa: 712-423-9287

Watch for cancellations on the MOG Facebook Page:


Explore Inner Peace

The MOG at Burgess is now offering Yoga Classes on Thursdays and Saturdays.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

Follow the Burgess MOG Facebook page for class updates.

Join The Fight

Wear Pink October 30th For Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, using self-breast exams and mammograms to screen for breast cancer can help detect it early when it’s easier to treat.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Monona County Public Health asks that all individuals and organizations, in Monona County, join together by wearing pink on Monday, October 30th to raise awareness.

Please send a picture of yourself or of a group to Kristin Schmidt, Monona County Public Health Administrator, at These pictures will then be posted on the public health facebook page. We need you and all of Monona County’s organizations and individuals to join our efforts so that we can make our county a healthier and happier place to live, work and play!

For questions, please call Monona County Public Health at 712-433-1773.

Get Your Walk On!

Together, let’s make Iowa the Healthiest state in the Nation! Get Your 30-minute Walk On October 4th! As you are out walking for, take a selfie and send it to Monona County Public Health ( or Onawa Chamber of Commerce ( These photos will be posted on the Healthiest State Walk Website to represent Monona County!