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Springfield College Fit Fest 2012 Set for Next Week

Staff Reports

There will be a new king and queen on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Springfield College Fit Fest, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Field House.

SC students will be given the opportunity to test their level of fitness and compete for the titles of King and Queen Fit by taking on various tests of power, strength, speed and agility at the annual event. All participants will be rewarded for their efforts by receiving a free T-shirt.

In addition to the fitness contest, there will be several other attractions, including chair massages, raffles and healthy snacks.

The free festival’s purpose is to promote SC’s philosophy concerning personal health and wellness, which they hope to achieve by demonstrations of blood pressure readings, sun damaged skin analysis, body fat percentage measurement, hearing tests, information about food safety and over 40 exhibits and activities organized by SC groups, area businesses and organizations.

Local resources will also be presented for suicide warning signs and prevention, HIV prevention, stress relief, whole foods and more.

The event is open to the public. Outside companies participating in the event include the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Planned Parenthood, New North Citizen Council, Better Life Whole Foods, ARAMARK and Springfield Medical Reserve Corps.

While Fit Fest is going on, the American Red Cross Blood Services will be simultaneously hosting blood donations in Union West in Judd Gymnasium from 12-6 p.m. More information on Fit Fest is available by visiting

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