DOWNUNDER HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO TO FEATURE NUTRITION & CHIROPRACTIC EXPERTS, FITNESS DEMOS, FLOTATION THERAPY, CHAIR MASSAGES, HEALTHY SNACKS AND MORE
Downunder CT, Connecticut’s only on-water, full service kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding operation is presenting a paddle on the Saugatuck River to benefit Sandy Hook Elementary School followed by a free health and wellness expo at Downunder Fitness & Surf Studio on Saturday, February 9th.
“Freezin for a Reason” Recreational Paddle & Race on the Saugatuck Departs from 575 Riverside Avenue Shop - 1:30 to 2:30 pm
+ All donations to benefit Sandy Hook
+ Downunder team rider and racer Jim Rothwell will lead a race to the Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge and back, for those looking for speed and competition. Other team riders will accompany recreational paddlers
+ Participants should dress for the elements*
+ Complimentary hot drinks and snacks to follow event
+ Call 203-956-6217 for additional information and to sign up
Health & Wellness Expo – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
The Downunder CT Health & Wellness Expo will take place at Downunder Fitness & Surf studio,15 Ketchum Street, Westport (enter from Franklin Street between Tarry Lodge and TD Bank, first street on the right, park in back).
Wellness Experts Include:
+ Downunder CT – Fitness demos on SurfSET surfing simulator. Meet Downunder team riders and learn about junior elite training programs and upcoming tryouts as well as kids’ camp signups
+ Zatcoff Wellness - Wellness Futurist and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Geri Zatcoff will demo healthy bites using greens and discuss Japanese water technology designed for athletes
+ IFloat – Information and specials on body/mind relaxation services through floatation therapy: the process of being effortlessly suspended in warm, Epsom salt water with little or no light and sound
+ Take Shape Massage Therapy & Fitness Consulting – Certified massage therapist Maria Amendolia will be giving onsite chair massages to relieve tight muscles
+ Embody Fitness Gourmet - Try out healthy and tasty snacks and drinks
+ Physical Synergy – Dr. Matthew Meyers, an Active Release provider and chiropractor, will join us to answer questions about how to exercise safely as well as when you're recovering from an injury or have a restriction
+ Raffles/giveaways from wellness guests
* Equipment for “Freezin for a Reason” is available for rent at Downunder CT and wetsuits for purchase. Some experience paddling is required, given the extreme water temperatures. Cold water emergency gear will accompany paddlers and be available back at the dock.
**If the river is frozen, a makeup date with be scheduled.