Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) will host the “New Year, New You – Health & Wellness Expo” from 9 am to 3 pm on Jan. 4, 2020, at The Mall at University Town Center (UTC). The event will include fitness classes hosted by local instructors, meditation sessions in the LWRMC Lounge and cooking demos with Williams-Sonoma and renowned Chef, Judi Gallagher.
The Health & Wellness Expo will feature more than 50 vendors from Sarasota and Manatee counties, as well as a speaker series by Luke Wren, International Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur; Aneta Lundquist, owner of Kombucha 221bc; Kelli Jaco, owner of Jaco Boxing LWR/SRQ and local physicians Dr. Stelios Rekkas, Dr. Felicia Wagman and Dr. David Buck. Fitness classes will be provided by barre3, Title Boxing, Studio K2G Yoga & Fitness, Jaco’s Boxing + Fitness, Pineapple Yoga Studio, CycleBar, Pure Barre LWR, Orangetheory Fitness University Park, Fit Crew Bradenton, Rebekka Mars Yoga & Coaching, Thavma Yoga and F45 Training and Fit2Run.
The Health & Wellness Expo is presented by Lakewood Ranch Community Activities in conjunction with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. It will feature more than 50 booths with prize drawings, offering attendees a passport for visiting each vendor. The first 100 guests to check in will receive a swag bag filled with exclusive offers. The event is an amplified version of the Health & Wellness Expo that has previously been held at the Medical Center.
Visit the event page to learn more or register for this free community event. Interested vendors can apply here.
“Lakewood Ranch is a community founded in well-being and for the past seven years, we’ve brought numerous health and wellness companies to The Ranch during our annual expo,” said Keith Pandeloglou, executive director of Lakewood Ranch Community Activities. “This year’s expo is an expansion of that commitment; via partnerships with LWRMC and the Mall at UTC, we can showcase our lifestyle offerings to even more people.” Other health and wellness offerings on The Ranch include the Mindful Triathlon and The Market at LWR, which take place in front of the hospital every Sunday morning through April.
Manatee Healthcare System Group Vice President and Manatee Memorial Hospital CEO Kevin DiLallo stated, “LWRMC values our community partnerships, and we are excited to implement a free health and wellness-focused event for residents within the Manatee and Sarasota counties.”
CEO of LWRMC Andy Guz added, “New Year, New You – Health & Wellness Expo is a testament to LWRMC’s dedication to educating our local communities along with Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance.”
Marketing and Sponsorship Director of The Mall at UTC Lauren Clark said, “The Mall at UTC is committed to initiatives that keep our community active. Our partnership with LWRMC further affirms our support of health and wellness within our community by hosting these fitness focused events.”
President and CEO of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Dom Dimaio stated, “The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance assists businesses and their teams throughout the region. Since LWR is built upon a healthy lifestyle, I cannot think of a better way to promote our mission than partnering in the 2020 New Year, New You Expo with LWRMC and Lakewood Ranch Community Activities. Our members and community will benefit from attending such a robust line-up of events.”