Unity in the Community hosts health expo

Published 12:48 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Participating fitness instructors are Felicia Hipp, TG Baker and Mandy Hufffman. (photo submitted)

With every New Year, come New Year’s Resolutions and the top resolution is often to live a healthier lifestyle whether that is through dieting, better eating habits or exercising.

The Unity in The Community organization is teaming up with three certified personal trainers and other health-related personnel to bring the New Year’s Health and Fitness Expo. This event will be held Jan. 12 in the Cobb Family Life Center at the Green Creek Missionary from 9:30 a.m. – noon. Green Creek Missionary is located at 2382 Coxe Rd. Tryon, N.C.

Felicia Hipp, TG Baker and Mandy Huffman, will be on hand to conduct three different sample exercise classes, in 20-minute segments. The classes are Zumba, Cardio Zone and the Power of Stretch. Those that complete all three segments will be entered in a drawing of a gift pack of $150 value, which includes gift certificates from Hibbett Sports, Puzzle Creek Outdoor and Fitness, Plum Natural Food Store and Subway.

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Often the male population does not participate in any form of organized exercising, TG Baker will also, give kick boxing demonstrations, as well as self-defense demonstrations, and encourage the men to move more.

Blood pressure and glucose checks will be available. A hospice representative and Carolina Chiropractic Plus will also be a part of the expo. Door prizes will be given away and a free lunch will be provided. The Polk County Community Foundation has funded the expo. For more information, call 828-429-6635.

As a reminder, free Zumba classes are offered each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Grove Church, located at 5620 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, and each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roseland Center, located at Peake St. in Tryon. These classes are also funded by the Polk County Community Foundation.

– article submitted by David Staley