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Get ready for Third Annual Health and Fit Fest
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – A 24-foot rock wall, the Portland Trail Blazers Stunt Team, interactive demonstrations and a bevy of fitness experts will all headline this year’s Portland Community College Third Annual Health and Fit Fest.
Organized by Fitness Technology students and staff at PCC, the Health and Fit Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday to Thursday, March 15-16, at the HT Building of the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. It is free and open to the public. It is designed to help people find ways to get fit and stay that way, even if they have hectic schedules. Health and Fit Fest will feature health and workout sessions, fitness exhibitors, in-line skating, self-defense classes, health screenings, fitness assessments, massages, 40 interactive booths, chiropractic screenings, food, prizes, and much more.
On March 16, John Saito, division dean of Health Professions at PCC, will deliver expertise on the topic of “Living with Coronary Artery Disease and Diabetes: A Health Professional’s Perspective,” from noon to 1 p.m. Other topics covered during the two-day event include “Stressed to Kill,” “Get Fit to Sit,” “Can Money Make You Sick?” “Holes in your Bones?” “Thrive to Come Alive,” and “Sleep: the Underrated Wellness Cure.”
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit scholarships for Fitness Technology students through the PCC Foundation. For more information, call 503-977-4212, or visit our website at www.pcc.edu/fitfest.