There was a great turnout at the 2013 Get Up & Move community fitness event at the A&T campus. The program included tips and stories from Ken Canion, Audretta Hall, and Angela Howard — a trio that has lost a combined 400 pounds! The event was free for the public at the A&T University event center.
There were a nice variety of vendors in attendance, including chiropractors, massage therapists, cruise lines, retail health products, and even Subway sandwiches. In addition to the speaking portions, which were spread out evenly throughout the event, the expo also featured a live Zumba demonstration covering four songs. A good portion of the audience joined in and had a lot of fun doing it.
The speaking segments dealt with the concepts of eating the right things, being careful about how many chemicals we expose ourselves to each day, and making it a point to start. As Canion put it, “if we want something to happen we’ve got to do something.” Simple changes to diet, such as cutting back on soda and other acidic foods, can make a big difference in both health and weight loss. Getting active for even 30 minutes per day is another small daily adjustment that adds up.
Both chiropractors in attendance offered the perfect complement to the event discussions: a heat scanner for the full back to detect problem areas and a fitness machine that calculated guests’ BMI (body mass index). Guests could then use this information to set health goals for 2013.
It was inspiring to see so many members of the community getting involved and resolving to improve their health for 2013. Having been involved in promoting the event, it was also particularly pleasing to see the room get packed.
Some pictures from the event below:
Ken Canion speaking about making changes.
Dr. Susan Sykes giving BMI calculations and advice on healthy living.
Terri and Barbara Ovittore of Scully Travel
Terri and Chere Sorrell of Angel of Hope Therapeutic Massage
Shirley Walker of Above Grade Level
Terri with part of Angela Howard’s Fat Fighter team.
Scully Travel’s booth
Audretta Hall speaking on the importance of natural food and health products.