Berkshire Health Systems announces the start of the second year of Berkshire 150, a six-week community wellness program promoting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, the number recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, in addition to eating the right foods.

Berkshire 150 runs from Sunday, April 17, until Saturday, May 28. Participants can join as an individual or by forming a team. Individuals can register at any time, even after the program starts, while teams must be registered by Sunday, April 17. 

Participants can keep track of the number of minutes exercised daily on their phone, a calendar or by using a fitness tracking app. Minutes can be submitted beginning Sunday, April 23, using a form that can be found on the BHS website. The final day for submitting minutes exercised is Wednesday, June 1.

For more information or to register, visit or contact the Wellness Team at

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.