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Community Invited to Wellness and Fitness Day at LIU Brooklyn


Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations

WellnessFitnessDayLIU Wellness and Fitness Day, a community event focusing on health, fitness, and nutrition, will be held at the LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, March 23, 2014. The day will include several activities for families and children, including basketball, soccer, and tennis clinics, as well as information on athletic development and aerobics.

Brooklyn Hospital will be giving free health screenings and the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project and Greene Hill Food Co-op will be presenting about good nutrition throughout the day. In addition, representatives will be on-hand to inform the community about upcoming summer camps at LIU Brooklyn, as well as spring sports that members of the community are invited to attend on campus. Other community partners, including the Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU Local 100) and Barclays Center, will also be on hand to discuss and demonstrate wellness.

“The Transport Workers Union Local 100 is thrilled to support this year’s LIU Wellness and Fitness Day. Our union is committed to promoting health and safety not only among our 38,000 members, but also the community at large. We agree that educating our families on healthy eating and exercise habits will create stronger communities,” said Marvin Holland, political and legislative director, TWU Local 100.

“We are committed to improving the health and wellness of the children in our community through long-term, healthy lifestyle activities and physical activity development,” said Gene Spatz, division director, Division of Athletic Training, Health, and Exercise Science at LIU Brooklyn. “Our students are dedicated to achieving this mission, and look forward to participating in LIU Wellness and Fitness Day.”

The event is free of charge and will be held at the Paramount Gym and open to the public from Noon to 4 p.m.

Posted 02/25/2014

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