The NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this weekend with fun - and with free information designed to keep you healthy and happy.
Thanks for making our 20th anniversary year our best yet!
We started Saturday with a special recognition of the groups that have been with us since the Expo's beginnings two decades ago. And on Saturday, we witnessed a new event: a "flash walk" to encourage walking sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, where volunteers from throughout the Expo took to their feet for health.
On Sunday, we enjoyed a "Harlem Shake," visits from Weekend Today anchor Erica Hill and meterologist Dylan Dreyer, as well as weekend-long information, activities and health screenings from more than 250 participating organizations.
We'll get started planning soon for next year's Expo. Watch NBCWashington for dates to plan ahead for next year.
Meanwhile, here's some of what was featured at the 2013 Expo:
*A chance to audition for your own spot on NBC's hit show, "The Voice" - or just to sit in one of the famous chairs
*Exciting classes where everyone from beginners to experts can work out and learn from the best fitness instructors in the D.C. area
*Demos of the latest ideas in healthy living, from weight loss to workouts to kids' yoga
*Thought-provoking forums on women's and men's health, stress management, and caring for the elderly, all moderated by News4 anchors and reporters
*Our popular walking track, where you can walk for great causes including Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer research (you might even find yourself walking with Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer!)
*The chance to meet NBC4 anchors, reporters and meteorologists
There was truly something for everyone, including exciting Zumba classes, the popular Dancing 4 You and Healthy Cooking 4 You demo stages, and free health tests and screenings.
We even took on the serious issues of bullying prevention this year - and we had a special exhibit designed to remind every driver that texting can wait 'til the car is in park.
The 20th Anniversary NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, was held Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC.