Snapshots: 4th Annual Wellness Fair for Webster Community

Sep. 18, 2015

Webster Hosts 4th Annual Wellness Fair
Tai chi demonstration was one of many exciting activities at the 4th annual Wellness Fair.

Fitness, health and overall wellness were the words of the day as the Webster University community at the Webster Groves campus  came together for the 4th annual Webster Wellness Fair on Sept. 16 in Grant Gymnasium.

An estimated 200-250 students, faculty and staff participated in activities or gathered information from 37 on- and off-campus vendors who offered different perspectives on living a healthier life. Attendees explored booths that showed new ways to eat, live and be well.

Every 15 minutes during the three-hour event, attendees qualified for attendance door prizes including: health sports bracelets, resistance bands, water infusers and much more. Of the attendance prize participants, seven percent were faculty, 38 percent were staff and 55 percent were students -- a great cross-section of Webster community members interested in wellness. 

Demonstrations and Activities

Along with the variety of information, some booths offered interactive components and demonstrations. Activities included: jenga at the YMCA table, foursquare, stress relief coloring and spine analysis. There was a tai chi performance and a self-defense demonstration by Public Safety.

The vendors at the event promoted different wellness, health and fitness considerations. Some booths featured informational pamphlets, educational information and health product samples. A time-old college tradition also proved true: offer food, and they will come. Some of the most popular tables offered healthy snacks and smoothies.

Special events coordinator Heather Arora operated the Webster Works Worldwide booth, reminding Webster students and staff to sign up for Webster Works Worldwide 21 on Oct. 7.

Other participating vendors included:

Fitness

  • Anytime Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness featured information on gym memberships and also gave out free 7-day trials
  • Gorfit Club offered the opportunity for attendees to play foursquare

Health

  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center informed attendees about the benefits of donating blood locally
  • The Natural Way featured a large selection of health products, vitamins and supplements

Wellness

  • Live Well STL showed attendees various ways to eat healthy, lose weight and exercise
  • Back to Work gave attendees back and neck massages

Grand Prize Winners

Winners of the grand prize drawings were:

  • Dorci Nance, Ocala Campus Staff - AAA 66-Piece Safety Kit 
  • Sara Boyd, Global Marketing & Communications - DriveC Exercise Peddler
  • Anaya Rhiney, student - DriveC Exercise Peddler
  • George Craig, student - Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Gift bag with Gift Certificate
  • Francine Case, Academic Affairs - United Healthcare Deluxe Rolling Backpack 

Webster Wellness on Facebook

Check out photos of the event at the Webster University Facebook Page.

Interested students, faculty and staff can now keep up with Webster Wellness activities and information through their new Facebook page.

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