Third Annual Healthy U Wellness Fair Set for Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m.

Interested in a free massage, workout class or health assessment? All students, faculty and staff are invited to the third annual “Healthy U @ PhilaU” Wellness Fair in The Gallagher Center on Thursday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of free activities and events.

The event will offer free health and fitness services, including chair massages, blood pressure screenings, fitness assessments, ZUMBA, yoga and spinning-class demonstrations, a basketball contest and more.

“The primary purpose of this program is to inform our Philadelphia University community about the latest health and wellness issues so we all can continue to make informed lifestyle choices and become aware of resources available to us right here in our PhilaU community,” said Rhonda Davis, director of fitness and wellness.  The fair is sponsored by the Fitness Center and the Athletics Department.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a free raffle for over 40 door prizes, including autographed sports memorabilia, $15 gift cards to Couch Tomato and $50 gift cards to Mad River and Kildares, among others. Prizes will also be given to participants in wellness-fair games, including inflatable twister, a dizzy ball contest and a basketball shoot-out.

Special guests and supporters include local businesses, nonprofits and student groups, including the American Heart Association, Breast Cancer Awareness, Relay for Life and Rita’s. Snack foods and drinks will be provided free at the event. See the list below for a complete list of free events and services.

Third Annual “Healthy U @ PhilaU” Wellness Fair
Thursday, March 24
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Gallagher Center

Free services and information on various health and fitness topics for the entire University community, including:

Health and fitness screenings and wellness activities:
– Chair massages
– Foot screenings
– No phone pledge
– Fitness assessments
– Posture screenings
– Blood pressure screening
– Healthy recipes

Free snacks and goodies:
– Soft pretzels
– Rita’s Italian ice
– Healthy mini-subs
– Yogurt, cereal and granola bars
– Fruit from local community gardens
– Vegetarian treats
– Baked goodies

Fitness/Wellness Demonstrations:
– Self Defense
– Spinning
– Arc Trainer Trial
– Yoga

Wellness Fair Games:
– Cash cub
– Inflatable twister
– Dizzy ball contest
– Hit the ball off the tee into the net and win
– Basketball shootout

– Autographed sports memorabilia
– $15 gift cards to Couch Tomato
– $50 gift card to Mad River
– $50 gift card to Kildares
– Much, much more


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