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  • Healthy Lombard's Fitness February Fair will have those who attend getting up and active -- and maybe even using a purse as workout equipment -- with interactive presentations, demonstrations and more meant to encourage healthy lifestyles.

    Healthy Lombard's Fitness February Fair will have those who attend getting up and active -- and maybe even using a purse as workout equipment -- with interactive presentations, demonstrations and more meant to encourage healthy lifestyles.
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  • Visitors can learn about the classes, products and services offered by 36 vendors taking part Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Fitness February Fair in Lombard.

    Visitors can learn about the classes, products and services offered by 36 vendors taking part Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Fitness February Fair in Lombard.
    Courtesy of Jay Wojcik

 
By Jay Wojcik
Health Lombard Foundation

The sixth annual Fitness February Fair sponsored by the Healthy Lombard Foundation will feature free screenings, displays, demonstrations and stage performances.

This year's event will be 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in Yorktown Center mall on the lower level near Home Goods and Marshall's. The most convenient doorway to use to attend the fair is the mall entrance by Forever 21 (near the Streets of Butterfield).

In addition to the health-related displays and free health screenings, the fair offers the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations and a raffle. Visitors may pick up a sticker sheet at any of the exhibit tables.

As they visit any of the 36 exhibits, they will receive one sticker for their sheet. When they have collected 16 stickers, they can enter their name into the raffle for prizes.

The fair also will feature stage performances. Demonstrations will include fast-paced exercise workouts by ESSENTRICS of Lombard, martial arts moves by Sky Center students and a yoga demonstration by Glenbard High School District 87 students. Kids can take part in jump rope and hula-hoop competitions.

Health Hero Awards will be presented at 1 p.m. to four individuals who have made healthy lifestyle changes in 2015 and to two business that have supported the mission of the Healthy Lombard Foundation. Supernova, the Red Stars women's soccer team mascot, will assist in the award presentation.

Healthy Lombard is a 501(c)3 Foundation established in 2009 to address childhood obesity and promote healthy living for everyone.

For information, visit the Fitness Fair page at healthylombard.com or email Healthy Lombard Foundation founder and board President Jay Wojcik at jay@healthylombard.com.