Fitness to Host Family Health & Fitness Day and Seat Check Saturday

Friday, September 16, 2011

Augusta Health Fitness will host a combined celebration of Family Health and Fitness Day and Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, September 24 at the Fitness Center on the Augusta Health campus.

In honor of Family Health and Fitness Day, Augusta Health Fitness will be open and free to families all day long. Fitness equipment—weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, the pool and track—will be available. Fitness classes available will be Cycling at 8:15 am, Body Combat at 9 am and Aqua Power in the pool at 9 am. Guests must be 13 years and older to use the facilities. Coffee will be available at the front desk until 10 am, when the Café opens until 2 pm.

Saturday, September 24 is also "Seat Check Saturday"—a day to offer free child safety seat checks to the community. The certified child passenger safety technicians from Preston L. Yancey will be at Fitness' back parking lot from 9 am until noon to offer the free safety checks to area families. They will also display their "Pink Heals" information about firefighters' national fight against cancer in women.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital with a mission to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. In 2011, Augusta Health is the only hospital in Virginia to be recognized as a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters, receive both the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Awards from HealthGrades, and be named a finalist for the Foster G. McGaw Prize from the American Hospital Association for community service. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at (540) 245-7329 or visit the Augusta Health website.