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Springfield College Fit Fest Offers Free Health and Fitness Information, Exhibits

February 15, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 15, 2012 -- Free chair massages, blood pressure readings, sun damaged skin analysis, body fat percentage measurement, hearing tests, information about food safety, and much more will be available at the Springfield College Fit Fest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Springfield College Field House. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

More than 40 exhibits and activities by Springfield College groups and area businesses and organizations will address how to achieve personal wellness. Informational exhibits will highlight local resources for suicide warning signs and prevention, HIV prevention, stress relief, whole foods, and more.

During the event, Springfield College students will compete for the titles of King & Queen Fit through tests of power, strength, speed and agility. There will be raffles, healthy snacks, and free t-shirts for participants.

The American Red Cross Blood Services will conduct blood donations in Union West (formerly Judd Gymnasium) from noon to 6 p.m.

For years, students, faculty, and staff have come together to celebrate and acknowledge Fit Fest in conjunction with the college’s longstanding emphasis on personal health and wellness.

Other exhibitors are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Planned Parenthood, New North Citizen Council, Better Life Whole Foods, ARAMARK, and Springfield Medical Reserve Corps.

This year’s Springfield College Fit Fest recognizes National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, an annual event of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. Fit Fest is co-sponsored by the department of campus recreation and Bolduc’s Apparel. More information on Fit Fest is available by calling (413) 748-3421 or visiting www.springfieldcollege.edu/fitfest.

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