Health and Fitness Challenge Begins Wednesday

Posted: March 26, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Challenge yourself and discover a healthier you” at George Mason’s 7th annual Health and Fitness Challenge, March 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

The Health and Fitness Challenge is an expo of vendors, information displays, and free samples. Free and low-cost personal screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, nutritional analysis, spinal health, and vision and hearing will be available. The Red Cross will have a blood drive on Wednesday. This year for the first time, Adult Heart Saver CPR classes will be offered each day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for just $5. There also will be many exhibitors providing demonstrations and information about alternative therapies including acupuncture, Reiki, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, reflexology, and chiropractic.

Faculty, staff, and students can earn a Health and Fitness Challenge T-shirt by visiting the displays. Participants can test their muscular strength, flexibility, and endurance on fitness equipment, as well as on the 30-foot outdoor climbing wall that will be located on the Johnson Center North Plaza. Demonstrations every half hour feature jiu-jitsu, yoga, aerobics, dance, and more.

The event is presented by the Health and Wellness Center, with support from the College of Nursing and Health Science; the Department of Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources; University Life; the George Mason Bookstore; Balance Bar; Fresh Fields Whole Foods Market; and The Chickering Group. For more information, contact Carol Filak at x32831 or visit the Health and Fitness Challenge web site.

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