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Local health-focused vendors will be on hand at the fair. Courtesy photo.




Concord Wellness Fair

When: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St., Concord (vendor classes and demonstrations held in the hotel’s Capitol Room and State Room)
Cost: Admission, parking and classes are free.
Visit: concordnh.gov
 
Capitol Room schedule:
Tai chi with Bill Halacy: 11 a.m.
Martial arts with NH Kicks Tae Kwan Do: noon
Self-defense with NH Kicks Tae Kwan Do: 12:30 p.m.
Cardio kung fu with Steve DeMasco: 1 p.m.
Boxing with Title Boxing: 2 p.m.
 
State Room schedule:
Chi walking with Betsy Black: 11 a.m.
Pound workout with Tracy Beaulieu: 11:40 a.m.
Yoga with Valerie Ferland: 12:20 p.m.
Good form running with Runner’s Alley: 1 p.m.
Foam rolling clinic for runners: 1:30 p.m.
Guided relaxation with Concord Hypnosis & Wellness Center: 2 p.m.




Feeling fit
Concord Wellness Fair focuses on health

11/24/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 If you live in the Concord area and are interested in learning about interactive ways to stay healthy and fit, the Concord Wellness Fair will feature more than 30 local vendors offering free classes, demonstrations, giveaways and more.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in downtown Concord.
“The fair is normally held every other year,” said Robin Wirbal, human resources benefits administrator for the City of Concord and fair organizer. “It started initially as an event just for Concord municipal employees and families but has sort of morphed into an event for the entire community and anybody that wants to come.”
Wirbal said the event features Concord-area vendors mostly invested in areas of health, fitness, nutrition or wellness. A few of the more well-known organizations in the Capital City – such as the Concord Food Co-op and Runner’s Alley – will return, but Wirbal said the fair consistently features new and first-time vendors, too, as a way to help them gain exposure in the community.
“[The vendors] kind of do a bunch of different things. … They promote themselves rather than sell things,” she said. “Runner’s Alley, for example, is going to do a runner’s analysis, and we’ll have Convenient MD coming to offer free blood pressure screenings. Some of the other vendors will be doing freebies, samples and other giveaways.”
Wirbal said this year’s fair will feature not only a majority of vendors who have never participated in the event before, but a schedule of several fitness classes and demonstrations that will be held throughout the day in two different conference rooms of the hotel. Although the classes are meant to be participatory, anyone is welcome to simply watch.
“It’s sort of like ‘try it before they buy it,’” she said. “We will have a vendor here teaching a free class in tai chi, and another vendor teaching free yoga classes. … If you are interested in learning about self-defense, we’ll have someone here who teaches a class in self-defense as well. So it’s a nice opportunity to try something for free before you decide whether you want to pay for a six-week class or something longer.”
New vendors include the Concord Hypnosis & Wellness Center performing a hypnosis demonstration, the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire offering information about concussions, and Capital Physical Therapy offering free spine alignment screenings. Raffles will give people a chance to win gift certificates and other prizes to some of the businesses.
Parking is available at the hotel and anyone interested in checking out the fair can walk through the front door, where they will be given a vendor map and a full schedule of the fitness demonstrations. 





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