ISSUED: 10 February 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Wellness Center is sponsoring its Second Annual Health Fair on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wellness Center. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will offer the opportunity to consult with a variety of wellness and healthcare providers and offers some unique activities and class sessions.
“This health fair is geared toward providing a comprehensive forum to increase overall well-being by hosting a one-stop-shop for wellness,” said Jennifer Seeley, group exercise/personal training and wellness coordinator. “The event focuses on all the pillars of wellness including physical, spiritual, emotional, occupational, intellectual, and social.”
The health fair will have more than 30 vendors and will offer several scheduled activities, including:
- American Red Cross hands only CPR certification classes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Swing dance lessons with instructor Kyle Pullen, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Yoga with kittens, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- Essentrics, a strength and flexibility workout, 1-1:30 p.m.
- Meditation, 1:30-2 p.m.
Seeley said yoga with kittens, a 30-minute yoga class where adoptable kittens run loose around the room, is a new addition this year.
“We added an animal track to our health fair to not only promote awareness and the importance of their well-being, but to educate on how adoption can enhance the health of both the person and pet,” Seeley said.
Other services offered include injury screenings, therapeutic massage, blood pressure readings, body composition analysis, and oral hygiene and whitening education. Seeley said the health fair offers the opportunity to learn about various health and wellness services available in the community.
“Instead of driving around town visiting all these different locations, people can come to one place and discover the most beneficial pathway to their personal wellness,” Seeley said. “We are so excited to give the gift of wellness to our campus and community by hosting new and returning local businesses who all share the same goal of optimizing the health of others.”
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