Free Fitness, Health Tests At Springfield College Fit FestFebruary 19, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 19, 2009 -- Take a free test to learn your percentage of body fat, have your facial skin analyzed for sun damage, see a demonstration of the impact of second-hand smoke on air quality, test the strength of your legs and hands and the range of your flexibility, learn the pros and cons of different types of home fitness equipment, be screened for kidney disease, and more at the Springfield College Fit Fest Friday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Springfield College Wellness Center and Field House.
More than two dozen exhibits and activities will address how to achieve personal wellness. They include blood glucose testing, a demonstration of gluten-free foods, alcohol and drug education, and more. Information will also be available on alternatives and cost effectiveness for health and nutritional products and services, online health resources, HIV/Aids prevention, addictions counseling services, and more.
Springfield College students will compete for the titles of King Fit or Queen Fitness through a bench press, agility course, vertical jump, and 40-yard dash. Students will also sample group exercise classes and indoor rock climbing.
Students and faculty members in health and education fields of study and campus clubs have designed the day in conjunction with the college’s longstanding emphasis on exercise and fitness and its commitment to personal wellness.
This year’s Springfield College Fit Fest coincides with National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, an event of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The theme for the college’s event, Healthy Living, Healthy People, Healthy Pride, is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010, a national health promotion and disease prevention agenda.
Expresso Fitness is a supportive sponsor of the event, and contributors of door prizes are Optimum Massage, Hot Table, Shaker Bowl, and the Springfield College Office of Marketing and Communications. More information on the Fit Fest is available by calling 748-3421.