Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day with free activities at the HGB Wellness Center

Charlotte, Mich. – Saturday, Sept. 24, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital's Wellness Center will celebrate national Family Health and Fitness Day with a free event and activities for the whole family.

Family Health and Fitness Day is the perfect way to begin a new commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Today's adults are becoming more and more inactive due to the fast-paced lifestyle of modern living and digital entertainment. Children often spend more time immersed in technology than in healthy activities, and this is creates a major health risk.

"There is no better time than now for adults, parents and children to begin a lifestyle change," said Kim Dickinson, HGB director of rehabilitation and wellness services. "One of my favorite quotes is from Lao Tsu, 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' Take that first step on Saturday, Sept. 24!"

The HGB Wellness Center will open at 7 a.m. on Family Health and Fitness Day. Fun-filled activities begin at 7:30 a.m., continuing until 3 p.m. Child care is available for children ages 3 and older.

Schedule of events:
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Group exercise classes*
8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Face painting, tattoos, balloon figures
8 a.m.-2 p.m.: 20-minute sessions with a personal trainer
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Outdoor family games
9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Healthy cooking demonstration
9 a.m.-3 p.m.: "Wheel of Fitness" and craft projects
10 a.m.-Noon: 10-minute massages
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Kids nutrition and safety demonstration
Noon-1 p.m.: Healthy cooking demonstration
1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Chair massages

*Sample the group exercise classes offered throughout the year at the HGB Wellness Center, such as cycling, hula hoop, Pilates and boot camp. A detailed schedule for Saturday is available under Annual Events on the HGB website. Call 517-543-9575 to pre-register to ensure your class spot during Family Health and Fitness Day activities.

The Wellness Center offers several options for family fitness and promoting a healthier lifestyle. Located at 123 Lansing Road in Charlotte the Wellness Center is a state of the art fitness facility featuring a wide array of fitness equipment, classes for all ages and amenities, including a whirlpool, free towel service and locker rooms.

Call the HGB Wellness Center at (517) 543-9575 for more information. Find more details about Family Health and Fitness Day at  http://www.fitnessday.com/family/.