Let's Lighten Up Ocean Springs!

FREE 8 Week Weight Loss Challenge

Let's Go! Gulf Coast partnered with the City of Ocean Springs, the YMCA, and Singing River Health System to launch a free 8 week weight loss challenge.  This program was free to all residents of Ocean Springs and began on February 29th and ended on April 30th!

Individual weight loss goals were set with the assistance of qualified YMCA trainers.  Singing River Health System provided an electronic scale that was located in the lobby of the YMCA for participants to check their progress throughout the 8 weeks.  Every participant who reached or exceeded their weight loss goal by the final weigh in was entered into a raffle to win great prizes!  The raffle drawing was on April 30th after all participants has the opportunity to complete their final weigh in!

We had 376 people register for Let's Lighten Up Ocean Springs!

We want to give a special thank you to everyone who helped make this program a success:


MS Gulf Coast YMCA

Singing River Health System

City of Ocean Springs

Mayor Connie Moran


FREE Events & Programs

Physical Therapy Center of Ocean Springs

Java Jo'z

Ocean Springs CrossFit

Coffee Fusion

Mosaic Tapas Restaurant & Bar

Singing River Health System

FLEX Group Fitness

Greenhouse on Porter Bike Rides

Touch Your Toes Yoga


Raffle Prizes

Leather & Pearls

OS Hospital Gift Shop

Paddles Up!

Java Jo'z


Salon Bella

SafeHeart Health Screenings



What participants RECEIVEd

Daily Activity Calendar

  • List of free activities being offered all across Ocean Springs to participants in 'Let's Lighten Up Ocean Springs!'
  • Nutrition talks & demonstrations
  • Exercise classes & demonstrations
  • And so much more!

FREE Packet

  • Exercise and nutrition information
  • Daily activity calendar
  • Gym bag
  • Water bottle
  • And so much more!


Simply click on the calendar you wish to view and it will open in another screen much larger!

Hope to see you out at all the events!  Don't forget your Participant ID Card!

Event locations/addresses

MS Gulf Coast YMCA

1810 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Ocean Springs Fresh Market

L&N Depot Plaza, 1000 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Fort Maurepas State Park

North of Front Beach Drive; in between Jackson Ave. & Washington Ave.

Want your organization or BUSINESS to get involved?

We'd love for your local business or organization to participate!  We're planning on hosting this event again next year and want to make it even bigger and better!  Start thinking of great ideas and ways to help bring our community together and be healthier together.

Have a class or event you'd like to offer on the Daily Activity Calendar?  

You could offer a paddle boarding demonstration, yoga class, local bike ride, day passes to your fitness center, discount on healthy food options, nutrition talks at the Farmer's Market, walk around town - the possibilities are endless!  We'd love for your fitness center, garden club, restaurant, bike club, etc. to get involved!

Have a prize you'd like to donate for the raffle?

All participants who reach or exceed their weight loss goal will be entered into the raffle - let's celebrate them!  You could donate fitness memberships/passes, gift cards, healthy gift baskets, fitness equipment, etc. - the possibilities are endless!

The City of Ocean Springs is partnering with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition and other to pilot a community wide program to encourage and assist the citizens of Ocean Springs to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
— Ocean Springs Gazette, Feb. 4, 2016
This is an exciting opportunity for our residents and families to have easy access to prime facilities and events to make healthy choices...I personally pledge to lose 1 pound for every 1,000 residents within our city limits by Labor Day - which amounts to 17.5 pounds.
— Mayor Connie Moran
Photo taken on February 2nd, 2016 at the Regular Meeting of the Ocean Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Photo taken on February 2nd, 2016 at the Regular Meeting of the Ocean Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen.


for more information

Email: letsgogulfcoast@gmail.com

Call: Kelsey Keel @ (228) 369-2912