August Wellness Fair set in Kent
Published 11:00 pm, Monday, August 31, 2009
The BINA Foundation will sponsor “It’s All About Prevention,” a wellness fair, Aug. 6-9 during the Kent Sidewalk Festival Days.
“Health education can help prevent disease and help protect our environment,” said Marilyn Gansel, founder of Fitness Matters, a personal training studio in Kent, and of the BINA Foundation, a non-profit organization to help high risk individuals who are underinsured or not insured.
Kent health specialists and retailers will participate in the event around the Village Barn Shops.
Panini Café will serve healthy fruit smoothies Aug. 7-8.
On Aug. 8, a personal fitness professional from Fitness Matters will demonstrate a one-hour sample outdoor boot camp beginning at 10 a.m. on the lawn between Doc’s Trattoria and Panini Café; Alinah Hernandez, a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, will offer a one-hour free restorative yoga class above Progressive Medicine at 11 a.m.; Leana, doctor of Bellydance, will teach belly dancing above Progressive Medicine at noon; information about Kent’s plant community garden will be available outside the New Leaf Health Store from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Dr. Heather Gansel of Head-to-Toe Chiropractic and Ms. Gansel will lead a jump rope competition for children beginning at 1:30 p.m. between Doc’s Trattoria and Panini Café.
Also, Kristin Richards of Kindermusik at FineLine Theatre Arts in New Milford will provide music near Doc’s from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; designer Bartley Johnstone will give advice on how to recycle vintage and antique furniture frames by reupholstering or slip-covering in new fabrics from 1 to 3 p.m. at her store, B. Johnstone Studio; and free blood pressure screenings will be offered at the entrance of Fitness Matters from 2 to 3 p.m.
Also, Kent Apothecary will sponsor a diabetes clinic near Fitness Matters from 1 to 3 p.m.; Dr. Gansel and Ms. Gansel will address back pain and the importance of exercise outside Fitness Matters from 2 to 4 p.m.; free water and Sobe Life Water will be available from 1 to 3 p.m.; Progressive Medicine will be open to the public; Three Monkeys and Me will provide information on organic clothing and products for babies and children throughout the day; and NU SPA+SPORT will offer a 20 percent discount on some products from 1 to 3 p.m.
In addition, demonstrations, presentations and information stations will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. outside the Barn Shops stores.
Ann’s Place will talk about cancer support, programs and resources; Lisa Corrado Nutrition will offer healthy eating tips; Barks 4 Cats will have a special guest speaker to talk about homeopathic remedies and natural healing techniques for dogs and cats; Robin Alexander will offer discounts on certain products; Melissa Dalton will educate the public about Shaklee products; Essentials Day Spa will offer five-minute paraffin hand treatments and hand massage; and Surface Tile Owner will sponsor a presentation on “Vastu” design.
On Aug. 8 and Aug. 9, Flower Empowerment will offer free organic tea samples.
For more information about the BINA Foundation and its future events, visit www.binafoundation.org.