Monmouth Medical Center Sponsors Pregame Health and Wellness Event
at Monmouth University’s Annual Kids Day Women’s Basketball Game
January 30, 2017
Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJ Barnabas Health facility, recently served as a sponsor for Monmouth University’s Annual Kids Day Women’s Basketball Game (Monmouth University vs. Quinnipiac University). Attended by more than 1,400 middle and elementary school students, the goal of the January 19 event was to raise awareness of the importance of children adopting healthy, active lifestyles.
Monmouth Medical Center led pre-game and half-time health and fitness activities, and Margaret Fisher, M.D., chair of pediatrics and medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, was on hand to introduce WEforum wellness ambassadors LB Kass and John Nies. Kass, who offers dance body workout classes at her LB Kass Studio in Shrewsbury, and Nies, who operates The Power Center, holistic fitness studios located in Fair Haven and Ocean Township, are among the fitness experts participating in the second annual Fit Crawl on February 4. The Fit Crawl was developed by WEforum to provide an inspiring day of health and wellness sampling up to three classes at the hottest fitness studios in Monmouth County.
At the annual Kids Day Women’s Basketball Game, Kass and Nies led high-energy physical activities on the court and courtside. They joined representatives of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital’s Safe Kids NJ Chapter, who provided child safety tips.
“We’re happy to participate in events like this because it’s important to instill the lifelong benefits of a healthy lifestyle at a young age,” says Dr. Fisher.
In addition to LB Kass Studio and The Power Center, fitness studios participating in the Fit Crawl include 3B Fit, Clementine, Coastal Core Fitness, Even Flow Yoga, MegaCycle, Perspirology, Pilates Blast, Pure Barre Red Bank, Renaissance Pilates, Synergy Hot Yoga, Tandem Cycle, and YOUnique Yoga. Fit crawlers will also enjoy a post-crawl celebration at Detour Gallery in downtown Red Bank, featuring cold-pressed organic juices from Juice Basin of Asbury Park, free giveaways, vendors, and healthy bites. Fee to register is $50.
“Regular exercise, a healthy diet and preventive screenings are among the keys to good health, and we are so thankful to WEforum for partnering with us to educate our community that leading a healthy lifestyle is a life choice – and that the benefits are immeasurable,” says Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center.
WEforum’s Women’s Education Forum is designed to provide an opportunity for participants to gain a fuller understanding of caring for their health and that of their family’s through education and early prevention. In partnership with Monmouth Medical Center, the inaugural WEforum conference was presented in 2016. The second annual WEforum will be held in November. For more information on the conference or to register for the Fit Crawl, visit www.weforumgroup.org.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.