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8th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2019

The 8th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2019 presented by WABC-TV with special thanks to Stamford Health, Exclusive Healthcare Partner, debuts at its new location on the Harbor Point Boardwalk in Stamford on September 14 and 15. Expo 2019 will feature more than 150 exhibitors in addition to Stamford Health, group yoga, dance and fitness classes featuring top fitness instructors from throughout the area, and 11 different zones showcasing pet wellness, healthy restaurants, food and beverages, activewear, organic craft beer, wine and spirits, live music, and a kids zone featuring interactive and educational activities. Admission and parking are free.  

“Stamford Health will offer fun health-related activities for people of all ages,” says Audrey Wise, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Stamford Health. “Our doctors, nurses and other team members are looking forward to engaging with the community in new and exciting ways.”  

The official event beneficiary is Stamford Health’s KIDS’ FANS (Fitness and Nutrition Services) program, which promotes childhood wellness, obesity prevention and physical activity using a hands-on curriculum taught at area public schools, summer camps and after-school programs. KIDS’ FANS is designed to make learning about healthy eating and regular exercise engaging and interactive for children pre-K to high-school age. Attendees can purchase $5 raffle tickets to support Stamford Health’s KIDS’ FANS at the Welcome Tents. 

Throughout the weekend, attendees can look forward to a live, exciting and interactive experience with Billy Blanks of Tae Bo fame and Billy Blanks Jr of Dance It Out, as seen on ABC TV’S Shark Tank. The father-son dynamic fitness duo, presenting together for the first time in more than 20 years, will bring their energy of movement, healing and transformation to Expo 2019. 

This year’s event also will feature the Yoga & Stretching Zone and Dance & Fitness Zone, showcasing a schedule of exhilarating and motivating fitness classes led by top instructors from Support Sponsor Equinox, as well as classes with Dr. Tanvi Yoga, Samurai Fit, Belly and Body, Edge Fitness, Club Sweat, Title Boxing, Enjoy Community Wellness, Exhale and more. Attendees can sign up in advance for classes or just show up. 

  Joining this year’s exciting line-up of talent is Sam Ryan, Emmy-award-winning sports anchor and reporter for ABC 7 New York. Attendees can meet Sam on Saturday, September 14.  

Stamford Health, Exclusive Healthcare Partner, will be on site with their team from the Health & Fitness Institute, providing Stop the Bleed and hands-free CPR education, sports rehab activities, women’s health information and more.

Other weekend highlights include:

Pet Wellness Zone sponsored by Cornell University Veterinary Specialists featuring Pets on Parade presented by Adopt-A-Dog: Creative and interactive activities in the Kids Zone sponsored by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, which includes Code Ninja games and fun with and;

Education on free nutritional services with registered dieticians from Support Sponsor Grade A ShopRite; and Unlocking the KEY to Financial Wellness at the Red Key promotion with Official Bank Sponsor Key Bank: Pick up a key at any Expo Welcome tent and see if it unlocks the Financial Wellness Trunk of prizes at Key Bank’s exhibitor space.  

Visit with Support Sponsors Fairfield University Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies’ nursing students and faculty and learn about Cassena Care at Stamford and their short- and long-term rehabilitation programs to promote holistic wellness.

Finally, don’t miss the Eco-Friendly Wine and Spirits Zone and enjoy samples from Harbor Point Wine & Spirits and Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors. Attendees can also browse activewear fashions from Athleta, Vineyard Vines,, Fjallraven, Peach, Runner’s Roost and The first 100 attendees on both Saturday and Sunday to visit the Expo will receive a free pass from Community Partner RPM Raceway.

For the most up-to date exhibitor list, fitness schedule, music schedule, food offerings and expo highlights, visit Follow the Expo on Instagram @HWLEXPO, and Twitter @hwl_expoAdmission. Location: The Boardwalk at Harbor Point: 1 Harbor Point Rd, Stamford. See Expo Program, pages 23 to 30.

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