By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anastasia Puscian
SAN DIEGO (September 3, 2009) - Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Health and Wellness Department hosted a Fitness Expo Sept. 3, to advertise the variety of fitness and health classes offered to staff and beneficiaries.
The expo was part of the continuous effort to improve the health and well being of active duty service members and beneficiaries. NMCSD Deputy Commander Capt. Joel Roos kicked off the Fitness Expo with welcoming remarks.
“The Navy is moving toward a culture of fitness to help Sailors get healthy and remain healthy all year round,” said Roos. “The purpose of today’s event is to introduce you to the available services to learn how you can become healthier. I invite everyone to take the opportunity to do so.”
There are more than 30 health and fitness classes offered at NMCSD. The combat fitness, cross training and sport move exercise classes were just a few showcased at the expo.
“This was a good way to get people educated on fitness and being healthy,” said Hospital Corpsman Seaman Alexander Watkins.
Educators and department representatives manned nine educational booths which included a healthy cooking demonstration, diabetes awareness, stress management, healthy eating, ask the dietitian and ask the exercise physiologist.
“Our goal is to promote overall fitness and wellness for active duty and all other eligible beneficiaries. This event specifically targets our active duty service members at NMCSD, to help better prepare them for physical readiness,” said Medical Administration Officer for the Health and Wellness Department Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Michael Farmer. “We seek to provide them with the tools for life style changes that will ultimately enhance their health and well being.”
The Fitness Expo is scheduled to be a semiannual event to coincide with the 10-week notice for NMCSD’s Physical Fitness Assessment. Fore more information on the Health and Wellness Department visit: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd/patients/pages/healthandwellnessdept.aspx.
SAN DIEGO (September 3, 2009) – Massage Therapist Claudette Robbins with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Muscle Vacation gives a therapeutic massage to Petty Officer 2nd Class David A. Cheatum during the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Fitness Expo. The Expo featured educational booths on health and wellness and demonstrated various exercise classes offered at NMCSD. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sean Evans/HIPAA complete)
SAN DIEGO (September 3, 2009) – Fred Fusilier, Lead Personal Trainer at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) leads a fitness aerobics class during the Fitness Expo hosted by the Health and Wellness Department. Participants had the opportunity to test several exercise routines to find which ones best suited their fitness goals. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sean Evans/Released)
SAN DIEGO (September 3, 2009) – Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Michael L. Farmer conducts an interview to promote Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Fitness Expo and stressed the importance of physical fitness throughout the Navy. The Expo featured educational booths on health and wellness, as well as demonstrating the various exercise classes offered at NMCSD. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Berenguer / released)