3/9/2018 - Reminder: Health, Fitness and Fun for the Entire Family—This Sunday, March 11th

The Town of Fairfield, in partnership with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, invites the public to attend the Health and Fitness Expo this Sunday, March 11, 11am-4 pm, rain or shine. The Expo which is free and open to the public is taking place at the Fairfield University RecPlex, 1073 North Benson Road. Free parking is available in the University’s new parking garage.

“This year, the Fairfield Health and Fitness Expo will have something for the entire family to enjoy,” states Beverly Balaz, President of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Free, and open to the public, the Expo will feature 65 exhibitors plus special activities for young and old alike. The Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce cordially invites everyone to attend.

Senior Services:
•Virtual Dementia Tour Experience
•Therapy and Comfort Dogs
•Care, mobility and accessibility information
•Senior living options
•Prescription Drug Take Back Program, Operated by Fairfield Police and Health Departments in partnership with the Fairfield Cares Community Coalition.

Fun for Kids:
•Popsicle Stick Run Challenge for Kids coordinated by SoundRUNNER
•Crafts, activities & Simon Says coordinated by Fairfield YMCA
•Face Painting

All Day Training:
•Hands-Only CPR & AED Training: Anyone can learn how to help save a life in just 15 minutes!

Free Screenings:
•Blood Pressure & Glucose
•Skin Cancer Face Screenings
•Cholesterol Screenings
•+ many more

Health Lectures (8):

Track 1: Medical Updates
11:30 am: Alzheimer's: The Basics Shanon Jordan, Alzheimer?s Association CT Chapter
12:30 pm: Healthy Aging-The Tips for Successful Aging Marie Allen, Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
1:30 pm: The Truth About Concussions Dr. Susanna Jalkut, Pediatric Healthcare Associates
2:30 pm: Autism: Autism Speaks And You Jena Schneider, Autism Speaks

Track 2: Preventative Health
11:30 pm: Recharge Your Health Through Meditation and Yoga Techniques Colleen Reilly, Yoga & Meditation Instructor
12:30 am: How to Stay Young for the First 100 Years Dr. Richard Pinsky, Southport Chiropractic
1:30 pm: Organic vs. Non-Organic Dr. Veronica Waks, ND
2:30 pm: Help Your Child Become a Great Sleeper: A Five Step Guide Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg, CT Children's Sleep Center

Free Exercise Classes (9):
Class size is limited. Come early to register.
Suggested Attire: Sneakers & comfortable clothing
Some classes require a mat.
Must be over 18 to participate.

Spin classes: Offered by ZenRide throughout the event. 1:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30
• 11:45 – 12:45 Zumba Gold® Instructor: Laura Dorr, Fairfield YMCA
• 11:45 – 12:45 C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Instructors: Kailen Pirro and Karina Gramesty, DOJO Fairfield
• 12:45-1:45 HIIT High Intensity Interval Training Instructor: Rachel Darden, F45 Training
• 12:45-1:45 Balance & Flex Together * Instructor: Jennifer McGowan, Fairfield YMCA*Please bring a mat to this class
• 1:45-2:45 Boot Camp All fitness levels welcome! Instructor: Jennifer McGowan, Fairfield YMCA *Please bring a mat to this class
• 1:45-2:45 Pure Barre Class All fitness levels welcome! Instructor: Morgan Merklinger, Pure Barre Fairfield and Westport *Please bring a mat to this class
• 2:45-3:45 Yoga For All All Fitness levels welcome! Instructor: Amy Van Buren, Yoga For Everybody *Please bring a mat to this class
• 2:45-3:45 Z-Health Primer Socks, bare feet or minimalist shoes recommended. Instructor: George Gomola, Fairfield Strength

Exhibitor List:
AFC Urgent Care
Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter
American Liver Foundation
Associated Podiatrists of Fairfield
Be Well for Good
Bigelow Center of Senior Activities
Cadette Girl Scout Troop 30151
Carolton Hospital
Collins Medical and Accessibility Equipment
ComForCare Home Care
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Associates of CT
Dermatology Physicians of CT
DNL Dental Associates
Dojo Fairfield
Fairfield Community Cares Coalition
Fairfield Family Physician/House Calls & Virtual Visits
Fairfield Fire Department
Fairfield Police Dept & Fairfield Cares Community Coalition
Fairfield Strength
Fairfield Strength & Movement Center
Fairfield YMCA
Family & Children's Agency
F45 Training Fairfield
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Fit4Mom South East Fairfield County
GP Dentistry Fairfield
Healing Arts NYC
Home Care Assistance
Kempo Fairfield
Law Office of James M Hughes
Liberty Travel
Maplewood Senior Living
Massage Envy Fairfield
Muthersbaugh Chiropractic, Inc.
NAMI Fairfield
New England Institute for Clinical Research
Norma Pfreim Breast Center
Oasis Senior Advisors
Partners In Care, Inc.
Renewal by Andersen
Right at Home of Greater Fairfield County In Home Care
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park
Seacret Direct Deadsea Mineral Health
Senior Helpers
Smile Dental Center
Snappy Dawgs Food Truck
Southport Chiropractic
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
St. Vincent's Medical Center
Sturges Ridge of Fairfield
The Granola Bar Food Truck
Visiting Nurses & Hospice of Fairfield County
Yoga for Everybody
Westport Young Woman's League-2018 Minute Man Run
Whole Foods
Yamuna Ball Rolling

The 2018 Health & Fitness Exposition is kindly sponsored by:
Collins Medical and Accessibility Equipment
Fairfield University
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
AFC Urgent Care
New England Institute for Clinical Research
Fairfield Strength
Dermatology Physicians of CT
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Event information is updated daily, so people should check the Chamber website and its Facebook Event Page for the most current exhibitor listings, lecture series, demos and activities. Volunteers are also needed.

For more information regarding this Expo, please contact (203-255-1011) or visit the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce website,

2018 Health & Fitness Exposition
Date: Sunday, March 11th (Rain or Shine)
Time: 11:00am – 4:00PM
Location: Fairfield University/RecPlex
1073 N. Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824