Most Friday nights are spent watching a movie as a family, perhaps going downtown for dinner and a night out, or enjoying time with friends and family. Several Alpine physical therapists and staff chose to spend their Friday night at the first annual Health Fair at the Peak Health and Wellness Center on Blue Mountain Road. Joining the fitness and training staff from the Peak, Alpine Physical Therapists helped spread the word of wellness to the Missoula community.
Brace Hayden was joined by several University of Montana PT students providing free balance testing at the event. Morgan York-Singer and Leah Versteegen educated participants of the importance of their core, and Matt Schweitzer was joined by Ana Soulia providing postural guidance for daily life and exercise. Participants ranged from young to old; some were current members at the Peak, while others were simply interested members of the Missoula community.
Kayli Julius, the coordinator of the event and a Health Coach at the Peak envisioned a community gathering to promote the concept of Health and Wellness. Vendors included local businesses such as Great Harvest and Lolo Peak Brewery. Fitness instructors from the Peak provided free 10 minute classes, such as Oula , Spinning, Pilates, and Yoga. Staff members from the Spa at the Peak were present to give massages and free wax services.
The night was a success with participants finding new ideas and approaches to living a healthy lifestyle. Special thanks to Alpine physical therapists who led the way with their guidance on improving overall wellness. We at Alpine are already looking forward to next year’s Health Fair!