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5th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2016: Billy Blanks Jr. of Shark Tank Fame Headlines

The 5th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2016, presented by WABC-TV, will feature Billy Blanks Jr. of Shark Tank fame and creator and director of Dance It Out as a special guest. The event takes place October 15 (10am-5pm) and 16 (11am-4pm) at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. Admission and parking are free.

Blanks Jr. will conduct his dance fitness class at no charge at the Chelsea Piers CT Athletic Club on October 15 from 1-2pm and October 16 from noon-1pm. (To register for one of the free classes, download the waiver form at and return to TMK Sports & Entertainment to reserve your space. For questions, call 203-531-3047).

Blanks Jr.’s company, Dance It Out, graduated the Shark Tank show to become a fast growing, fitness-based dance program in America, Japan and beyond. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, VH1, FOX, So You Think You Can Dance, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Style Network and more. Blanks Jr. has also danced in music videos with Paula Abdul, Madonna and Quincy Jones, among many other credits. In addition, he is an accomplished director and choreographer.

Blanks Jr. will meet and greet visitors at Expo 2016 at the Shark Tank Health Zone, a special attraction featuring As Seen on Shark Tank businesses with health, wellness and sports products. He will also make special appearances at a number of exhibits, including ShopRite, where he will whip up recovery shakes with ShopRite’s Cora Ragaini, RDN, and offer post-workout tips.

The expo will offer information about the new Stamford Hospital, blood pressure screenings, hand hygiene tips and chronic disease risk assessments, fun activities for children, special guests and the latest information, products, services and demos from over 95 exhibitors.

All visitors will receive a Passport For Life to record their health screening results.  Those who visit 40 exhibits will receive a complimentary day pass to Chelsea Piers Connecticut. Hourly raffles for healthy prizes will be held and a free ticket for those bringing nonperishable food in addition to a silent auction. These will benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Sponsors include Stamford Health, WABC-TV; Grade A ShopRite; EBMAS CT Martial Arts; Mountainside; Sacred Heart University; Shaklee: Debbie Miron, independent distributor; Healthcare News; News 12 CT; Stamford Magazine/Moffly Media; Star 99.9; 95.9 Fox; The Advocate/Hearst Media Services; Natural Awakenings Magazine; and Fairfield Parent Magazine. 

This event is produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment. For further information, visit and follow on Twitter @HWS_Expos, Instagram @HWS_Expos and Location: Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Rd, Stamford. See ad, page 3.

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