Our first annual Get Active WNY event in collaboration with the Health Science Charter School was held on Saturday, January 30th. People from around the WNY community, some as far as Jamestown, came out to participate in this free event.
Carol DeNysschen, Assistant Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition at Buffalo State College, kicked off the morning with some motivation speaking and interactive demonstrations. Carol’s focus was to show the importance of being active and what happens to the body when it is not taken care of.
Chef Bobby Anderson of F-Bites and his assistant demonstrated that coupling San Marzano tomatoes with baking soda removes the acidity in the tomatoes which naturally enhances the sweet flavor. Everyone was able to sample his delicious crisp take on Gnocchi with San Marzano sauce before heading off for a group stretch with Karen Hall.
Karen Hall, P²’s PHIP Program Manager, led the group through a warm- up before dividing up for Beginner's Yoga and Zumba. We were lucky to have Allison Hoestermann, Physical Therapist for Sports Physical Therapy and Gretchen Guarino, trainer for Terrie's Workout Center, provide free classes for the community. Participants left the event energized and refreshed to begin their weekend!