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2004 Wellness Fair to Offer Free Demonstrations, Information, and Raffle Prizes January 21

Story posted January 15, 2004

Over the past four months, Bowdoin's Human Resources Department has sponsored "Be Well At Bowdoin," a comprehensive wellness program for employees of the College.

To kick off "Be Well At Bowdoin" for the new year, HR will present the "2004 Wellness Fair" throughout the day Wednesday, January 21 in Morrell Lounge, David Smith Union. Local wellness service providers will be on hand with information and to give presentations and demonstrations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Employees can learn about the services of over 50 vendors, receive a mini-massage, postural evaluation, blood pressure or cholesterol screening, and try Jazzercise, martial arts, hip hop, and more.

Representatives from Anthem, Northeast Delta Dental, and MEMIC will be on hand, and nutritional counselors and experts on aging will be available for consultation.

Representatives from local hospitals and social service agencies will be present to answer questions, as will alternative health service providers (acupuncture, Reiki).

Each Bowdoin employee who visits the Wellness Fair will be issued a raffle ticket, and additional raffle tickets can be accumulated by visiting the various vendors and demonstrations throughout the day. A wealth of wellness-related prizes will be raffled off following the Fair.

The grand prize for the raffle is an "Absolute Heaven" spa package from Beau Bella Day Spa & Hair Salon. This deluxe prize features approximately 5 1/2 hours of pampering, including a therapeutic massage, facial, and spa manicure and pedicure.

Other raffle and door prizes include sports classes, fitness club memberships, massages, fitness consultations, manicures, movie tickets, bowling certificates, and Reiki, hypnotherapy, and acupuncture sessions.

Bowdoin employees attending the Wellness Fair are encouraged to wear sneakers and comfortable clothing so they can participate in the demonstrations that interest them. The schedule of events throughout the day is as follows:


  • 9-10 a.m. Harmonized consciousness with Jack Cole, Healing Wings
  • 10-11 a.m. Meditation with Jane Robinson
  • 11-11:30 a.m. Martial Arts/T'ai-Chi/Self Defense with Eric Peterson, Brunswick Martial Arts
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Manual therapy with Donna Maria Bordeaux, Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy
  • Noon-1 p.m. Beginning yoga with Leslie Joy Simmons
  • 1-2 p.m. Jazzercise with Pam Justice
  • 2-3 p.m. Hip-hop dance with Tami Palmiter
  • 3-3:30 p.m. (demonstration only) Team martial arts by members of Northern Chi Martial Arts Center

Dawn Strout, strength and conditioning coach in Bowdoin's athletics department, will give several demonstrations throughout the day in the Watson Fitness Center (down the hall from Morrell Lounge), and will take registrations for Spring Lifetime Sports. Dawn's schedule includes:

  • 11-11:30 a.m. Free weights demonstration
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Circuit class demonstration
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Stability ball demonstration
  • 1:30-2 p.m. Stability ball demonstration
  • 2:30-3 p.m. Stability ball demonstration

Bowdoin's Dining Service will also offer two healthy cooking demonstrations in Jack Magee's Grill:

  • 10:30-11 a.m. Low-fat breakfast foods
  • 2-2:30 p.m. Low-fat and low-carb entrees
The Wellness Fair is open to all Bowdoin College employees. For more information call Human Resources at x.3837.

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