Mountain Recreation offers free wellness expo in Gypsum on Saturday |

Mountain Recreation offers free wellness expo in Gypsum on Saturday

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If you go... Mountain Recreation Health and Wellness Expo When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 Where: Gypsum Recreation Center Details: Adults and kids are welcome to attend for an array of fitness classes, activities, discussions and more.

GYPSUM — Maybe the blush is gone from the New Year’s resolutions made three weeks ago, so the Gypsum Recreation Center wants to remotivate valley residents with hours of healthy celebration.

Mountain Recreation’s Health and Wellness Expo is planned Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature workshops, classes, demos, vendors and giveaways at the Gypsum Rec Center.

“What we wanted to do is provide an opportunity for our community members to learn about ways to be healthier and happier,” said Scott Robinson, Mountain Recreation’s director of marketing and communications.

The added bonus, he said, is free events often bring new faces to the facility.

“An important piece of this is to get people through the doors, to see what we are all about,” Robinson said.

Activities schedule

A busy schedule of free activities is slated for the four-hour expo.

“We wanted to have both adult activities and kids activities, in true Mountain Rec style, to make sure there is something for everyone,” Robinson said.

For adults, beginning at 10:30 a.m. there will be 25-minute fitness classes, starting on the half hour. Staff members from Howard Head Sports Medicine will be offering short talks about injury prevention and workout recovery tips. Personal trainers will be on site to answer questions and the Gypsum Rec Center café will offer a number of healthy food options.

The adult schedule will culminate with a massive dodgeball game at 1:30 p.m.

For the kids, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., bounce houses will be set up in the gym and from  11:30 a.m. to noon there will be a relay race on the indoor track.

The expo vendor fair will feature information and products from community groups and various businesses. Giveaways will include a 12-month Gypsum Rec Center membership, free personal training sessions and a pair of shoes from Peak Performance footwear.

“We want people to know there is a ton of information and resources in our community,” said Robinson.

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