• English

    Google Translate Disclaimer

    The Maryland Department of Information Technology (“DoIT”) offers translations of the content through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, DoIT does not control the quality or accuracy of translated content. All DoIT content is filtered through Google Translate which may result in unexpected and unpredictable degradation of portions of text, images and the general appearance on translated pages. Google Translate may maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by DoIT and are not associated with DoIT’s privacy and use policies. After selecting a translation option, users will be notified that they are leaving DoIT’s website. Users should consult the original English content on DoIT’s website if there are any questions about the translated content.

    DoIT uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. Google Translate is a third-party service and site users will be leaving DoIT to utilize translated content. As such, DoIT does not guarantee and does not accept responsibility for, the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files like PDFs and graphics (e.g. .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).

    DoIT provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but DoIT does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution available to users. All site visitors may choose to use alternate tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use DoIT content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. DoIT is not liable for any loss or damages arising out of, or issues related to, the use of or reliance on translated content. DoIT assumes no liability for any site visitor’s activities in connection with use of the Google Translate functionality or content.

    The Google Translate service is a means by which DoIT offers translations of content and is meant solely for the convenience of non-English speaking users of the website. The translated content is provided directly and dynamically by Google; DoIT has no direct control over the translated content as it appears using this tool. Therefore, in all contexts, the English content, as directly provided by DoIT is to be held authoritative.

    The Maryland Advisory Council on Physical Fitness

    UPDATE: Meetings of the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness have concluded for 2017. Effective October 1, 2017, there will be a new State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness. This Council will include a Physical Fitness Committee.


    The mission of the Maryland State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness is to educate, advise, and encourage the citizens of Maryland to gain health benefits and enhance the quality of their lives through regular physical activity.


    The Maryland State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness began as the State Commission on Physical Fitness in 1963 and is the oldest State Physical Fitness Council in the United States. The duties of the Council are stipulated in Health - General Article, §§ 13-401 through 13-412, Annotated Code of Maryland.  The Council is composed of a multidisciplinary, volunteer group of 25 Governor-appointed Maryland citizens. The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention provides staff support to the Council.

    Roles of the Council

    The Council on Physical Fitness acts in an advisory capacity to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Council works collaboratively with a broad range of agencies and organizations to accomplish the following goals:
    • Collect and assemble physical activity-related information
    • Disseminate information among Maryland citizens to promote regular physical activity
    • Maintain liaisons with state and local agencies (e.g., education, planning and transportation) to improve opportunities for regular physical activity among all Maryland citizens.

    Council Membership

    The Advisory Council consists of 25 members appointed by the Governor. Member terms are for four years.
    Picutred above, left to right: April Quigley, Meghan Ames (DHMH), Surina Ann Jordan, James Dorf, Lillian Green-Chamberlain, Rhonda Hearns-Stewart, Arnita Hannon-Christmon, Tammy Ann Shelley, Deborah Grinnage-Pulley, Jay Seidel, Yusef Battle