Fuller Hall to host health fair

Fitness, healthy food and fun are planned for Fuller Hall’s Health Fair and Free Fitness Day.

The fair, which will be hosted Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will host a variety of individuals and businesses that will demonstrate and display their products and services. Fitness trainers, dietitians, vendors with aromatherapy products, oils, massage therapy services and more will be on hand at this free public event. Additionally, the facilities at Fuller Hall will be free to use for the day.

“I feel like there’s something for everyone on this list,” event organizer and fitness trainer Leah Feltz said. “Whether you want to have supplements, holistic things, fitness trainers, there’s a little bit of everything.”

Feltz said participants will take part in active demonstrations with fair-goers. Those include short massages, consultations with fitness trainers, free samples and more. Recreation and Public Grounds Director Kent Harfst said the goal for the fair has always been to keep it free and fun for all ages. That includes activities for children who attend.

From 11 a.m. to noon, in the Sampson room of Fuller Hall, children will have access to coloring materials. At noon, there will be a contest for best coloring picture with a prize from Amber Kastler, Hy-Vee Dietitian.

Board games will also be available from 11 a.m. to noon. From noon to 1 p.m. kids can play dodgeball on the racketball courts supervised by Fuller Hall Recreation Technician Mark Glascock. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Feltz and Kastler will host fitness activities for kids in the Sampson room. Kastler will help kids build a healthy snack after working out. For the last hour, the pool will be staffed to lead games for the kids.

“Our goal is that, whether you’re here for an hour, two hours, your kids are having fun and being watched so you can experience what’s going on at the fair,” Feltz said.

The event will also feature door prizes and drawings throughout the day. Fuller Hall punch passes will be given away every hour. Coupons to Leah Feltz Fitness and free entry into the Hy-Vee Half-Marathon in Fort Dodge will also be given away every hour.

Other drawings include gift certificates to Second Street Emporium, rounds of golf for two plus cart access, free rentals of skis or snow shoes at Hamilton County Conservation, and deli-wraps and gift certificates from Whoop-Ti-Doos.