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A healthy new year

Fourth annual Fuller Hall Health Fair to offer fitness opportunities for all ages

January 13, 2017
Adri Sietstra ( ,

Looking to get healthy in 2017? Interested in learning about a selection of health and fitness organizations in the area? Look no further than the

4th Annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day at Fuller Hall Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. The free event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

"We're excited," said Kent Harfst, Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Director. "We have a good sign up this year and still looking for more vendors to sign up."

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Caitlin Larson and Amber Kastler, registered dieticians at Hy-Vee, will be at the event to off tips on eating healthy.

"UnityPoint Health has a wound healing center that they're going to provide information on preventing and healing injuries," Harfst said.

Jody Harms,Van Diest Medical Center will be presenting "Senior Life Solutions." This presentation will explain the differing needs individuals have as they age.

"Leah Feltz, from Leah Feltz Fitness, will have different kids' fitness activities going on," Harfst said.

Nursing students from Iowa Central Community College will be present and will be giving free blood pressure checks. The Dance Connection will have dancers at the event also.

Individuals and families can take advantage of the open weight and cardio rooms as well as free swimming from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is also lap swimming from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

The planning committee for this event is still seeking health related individuals or businesses who want to display or demonstrate their products or services. Examples of items offered include (but not limited to): free fitness evaluation with a certified trainer; healthy cooking demonstrations/samples; use of the weight room, cardio room, and swimming pool; free demonstration by area massage therapists; kids fitness activities; medical professionals present to answer questions, and; various alternative medicine displays.

The following vendors are scheduled to be at the fair: Leah Feltz Fitness, Amber Kastler, Registered Dietitian, Unity Point Health- Palliative Care (Anne Doolittle Cheyne), Unity Point at Home Hospice (Joyce Bianchi), Unity Point-Trinity Wound Healing Center (KC Coleman), Hy-Vee Food Stores (Caitlin Larson, Registered Dietitian), McFarland Clinic Physical Therapy (Jessica Hrnicek), McFarland Clinic (Marcia Kent), Prairie Sun Yoga (Mary-Louise Burt), The Dance Connection (Becky Harfst), Iowa State Hip Hop Club (Hannah Harfst), McFarland Clinic Physical Therapy & Family Medicine (Jessica Hrnicek), Iowa Central -Nursing Department (Betty Daniel), Hamilton County Public Health (Kroona/Hassebrock), Essential Oils for You (Shelley Rethman), Van Diest Medical Center-Senior Life Solutions (Jodi Harms), Van Diest Family Health Clinic (Lori Foster), Windsor Manor (Jodi Berns-Lennon), Central Iowa RSVP (Becky Koppen), Webster County Health Department (Jacque Johll), Webster County Health-I Smile (Cindy Partlow, Beth Albright), Community & Family Resources (Katie Talbot), La James International College (Stephanie Wood), Briggs Woods Golf Course (Russ Appel), SHIP (Joyce Gelhaus), Southfield Wellness Community (Marilyn Middleton), LeVel (Crissann Cambell), Stony Creek Landscapes-Dirt Therapy (Sherry Adams), Bee Inspired CAPP Program (Tiffany Larson), Damsel in Defense (Kristen Ruppel), and Yoli Optimal Health (Sherry Adams).

"The event is heavy into our resolution season. If you haven't been to Fuller Hall before and want to come in and try the weight room or cardio room or swim some laps, it's free as well," said Harfst.

This event is in collaboration with the Recreation and Public Grounds Department, Leah Feltz Fitness, and Amber Kastler, Registered Dietitian.



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