The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (GCPFS) plays a vital role in the promotion of physical activity and wellness throughout the state of Louisiana. Established in 1989 by the Legislature (Act 1989, R.S. 40:2451), the mandated function of the Council is to protect, promote and improve the physical fitness of the residents of the State. It is one of the agencies responsible for performing the stewardship functions of Louisiana government.
GCPS is comprised of fifteen representatives from across the state appointed by the governor and are representative of physicians, pediatricians, coaches, Physical therapists, athletic trainers, athletes, educators, and such persons or professions interested in the physical fitness of the citizens of Louisiana. The Council’s vision is that the state and its communities embrace and support a culture that promotes physical activity and physical and health education. We want all Louisianans to value and regularly engage in a healthy level of physical activity and fitness.