The annual Boston Health and Fitness Expo is this weekend and you really should go.
Here’s why: Healthy food samples, demos by fitness and cooking celebrities, amazing guest speakers and professional athlete sightings (Aly Raisman, Vince Wilfork, Maria Menounos, and Lauren Sesselmann just to name-drop a few).
The free event, hosted by 7NEWS NBC Boston, is one of the largest fitness expositions in the country. The expo will take place at The Hynes Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Over 100 health and fitness companies will have booths at the expo offering free samples, health advice and information, as well as free medical screenings. Take free health screenings at the Neighborhood Health Plan booth, have a comprehensive wellness checkup from Boston Medical Center (BM), bring the kids to BMC’s fun children’s exhibit collaboration with The Spinners, or learn about chiropractic health at the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society booth.
The expo also has two main stages with featured guests and cooking tutorials throughout the day.
Here’s the line-up:
|Saturday, June 14||Sunday, June 15|
|10:30 am – Hula Hoop for Fitness||10:30 am – BMAX Demonstration with the New England Patriot Cheerleaders, Andy Berler BMAX Creator and Official Trainer of the NE Patriot Cheerleaders|
|11:00 am- BMAX Demonstration with the New England Patriots Cheerleaders||11:00 am- Biggest Loser Runner-up David Brown|
|11:30 am- Daytime talk kings Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos||11:30 am- Team USA Soccer Player Lauren Sesselmann, “Fit as a Pro”|
|12:00 pm- Posture: The Window to Great Health w/ Dr. Chris Quigley, Chiropractor||12:00 pm- World Champion Wrestler Diamon Dallas Page|
|12:30 pm- New England Patriot’s Defenseman Vince Wilfork on diabetes prevention||12:30 pm- New England Patriot’s Defenseman Vince Wilfork, diabetes prevention|
|1:30 pm- NY Times Bestselling Author, Actor, Activist and TV host Maria Menounos||1:30 pm- Team USA Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman on eating disorder prevention|
|2:00 pm- Team USA Bronze medalist Simon Shnapir||2:00 pm- Team USA Olympic Bronze Medal Pairs Champion Simon Shnapir, Team USA Olympic Silver Medal Hockey Champion Hillary Knight|
|3:00 pm – Biggest Loser Runner-up David Brown||3:00 pm – Biggest Loser Runner-up David Brown|
|3:30 pm- Team USA soccer player Lauren Sesselmann, “Fit as a Pro”||Team USA Soccer Player Lauren Sesselmann, “Fit as a Pro”|
|4:00 pm- World Champion Wrestler Diamon Dallas Page||World Champion Wrestler Diamon Dallas Page|
|4:30 pm- Jazzercise||4:30 pm- Jazzercise|
|Saturday, June 14||Sunday, June 15|
|11:00 a.m.- Host of The Food Network’s “Pick of the day” Cooking show Curtis Aikens||11:00 a.m.—Cooking demo: Stawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie with Food Coach/CEO of Glam Foods, LLC German Lam|
|12:00 p.m.- 10 Favorite Kids Snacks! with Culinary/Nutrition Instructor Tracey Burg||12:00 p.m.—Cooking demo: Pollo Guisado and Quinoa with Project Bread School Food Chef Nick Speros|
|1:00 p.m.—Love to Eat Your Veggies! with Culinary/Nutrition Instructor Tracey Burg||1:00 p.m.—Cooking demo: Stawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie with Food Coach/CEO of Glam Foods, LLC German Lam|
|2:00 p.m.—Host of The Food Network’s “Pick of the Day” cooking show, Curtis Aikens||2:00 p.m.—Cooking demo: Orange Ginger Chicken with Brown Rice with Project Bread School Food Chef Nick Speros|
|3:00 p.m.—Cooking demo: Couscous salad with the Chef/Owner of Commonwealth restaurant/market Steve “Nookie” Postal||3:00 p.m.—Cooking demo: Chef Vito’s Pasta Margarita wiith Chef/Owner of Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro Vito Marcello|
Convinced? See you there.Denali can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @DenaliTietjen.