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Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Health & Wellness Week

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Six Days - Seven Events - Thirty-plus participating local organizations


SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce's Second Annual Health & Wellness Week (January 19-24) features a series of free events open to anyone interested in meeting up with local wellness professionals and exploring how they might achieve their wellness goals in 2016. 


Each of the Health & Wellness Week events includes the chance to meet with a variety of experts in one place while also sampling various activities as well as healthy food, water and juice, wine, and perhaps even a beer. Attendees are advised to dress comfortably to take part in the voluntary activities and to bring a friend to join them. Besides a range of activities, participants will also be able to find a time to chat with health and wellness experts one-on-one. Pre-registration for all these events is encouraged at www.saratoga.org/pages/healthy-saratoga. 


The events are:

Healthy & Happy

Tuesday, January 19, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Saratoga City Tavern

19-21 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs


During this event, you will have the opportunity to sample healthier beer and food options, learn ways to improve your mental health, and how to deal with stress in the moment.


Health & Wellness Expo, 

Wednesday, January 20, 5:30- 7 p.m. at Clifton Park-Halfmoon EMS, 15 Crossing Boulevard, Clifton Park


You are invited to meet members in the health and wellness field at the Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS. On display will be 20 member exhibitors displaying products and services and conducting short demos for those in attendance.


Healthy Activities Circuit

Wednesday, January 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m.at Saratoga Cycling Studio The Washington Building, 422 Broadway, Suite 3 Saratoga Springs


The Saratoga Cycling Studio invites you to come out and challenge yourself to a cycling session while enjoying food and juice samples. Also, you will have the opportunity to receive an alignment and massage to help recovery after the session.


Healthy Food, Wine and Yoga, 

Thursday, January 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa 


Cooking demonstrations with food samples, yoga, and wine samples will be available for those in attendance. For those looking to bring their children, there will be a 4H educator on hand to help lead kids in making an afterschool healthy snack.


Freebie & Discount Friday,  

Friday, January 22


Members of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will partner to offer deals and discounts to the community in an effort to encourage healthy practices.


Event Sponsors Include:

The Joint

Bodywork Professionals

Takaction LLC

Reform. A True Pilates Studio

Family Vision Care Center

Saratoga Regional YMCA

Capital District YMCA- Southern Saratoga

Alpine Sport Shop

Custom Fitness

Medical Thermography Associates


For details on each sponsor’s deals and discounts, visit chamber.saratoga.org/events/details/healthysaratoga-freebee-discount-friday-13168



Saratoga Farmers’ Market and Health Fair, 

Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Lincoln Baths Building, Saratoga Spa State Park


Come out and support local business while meeting with 24 Chamber members that focus on health and wellness while learning more about the products and services that they have to offer.


Hops & Yoga, 

Sunday, January 24, 11 a.m. - noon at Common Roots Brewery, 

58 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls


A $10 suggested donation payable at the door, with proceeds benefiting Moreau Community Center. Take part in a one-hour yoga session and reward yourself with a beer tasting at the completion of the event.


"The mission of the Chamber's #healthysaratoga movement is to ensure that Saratoga County is one of the healthiest places to live and work," said Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. "For us to succeed, we need more individuals to do what they can to improve their own health and wellness. That is why we are again hosting a Health and Wellness Week in January as over 30 participating health and wellness experts look to share their expertise and to help those who attend any of these free events."


The Health and Wellness Week is one of four signature events the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will run in 2016 to encourage and help people living and working in Saratoga County to achieve their health and wellness goals. Besides this Health & Wellness Week, the Chamber will host a #HealthySaratoga HORSE Basketball Tournament, in March; a month long celebration of Employee Wellness, in June; and a #HealthySaratoga Silent Disco, in October. 


The #HealthySaratoga movement is being sponsored in 2016 by the Adirondack Trust Company and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. For more information, visit www.saratoga.org

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