WIMBERLEY HEALTHY FAIR: Just for the Health of It
SET FOR MARCH 24
WIMBERLEY, TX – The Wimberley Mayors Fitness Council is teaming up with Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) to bring the Wimberley Healthy Fair to town on Sat., March 24 as part of its ongoing initiatives to make Wimberley the “fittest little town in Texas.”
The Wimberley Healthy Fair will take place at the Community Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. as a day-long event that is free and open to the public with more than 40 exhibitors from the Wimberley community and surrounding areas whose focus is health and wellness. Activities will include exhibitors, speakers, demonstrations and the awards ceremony for the Wimberley Wellness Challenge, which began on Jan. 14 at the Community Center.
The following Wimberley-area health professionals are scheduled to speak during the Healthy Fair:
- Dr. Lane Sebring – “Primal Wellness Program”
- Dr. Mark Gitterle – “Optimizing Your health Experience”
- Mr. Jay Seifert – “LoneStart Wellness Opportunities”
- Meredith Patterson, RN – “Brain Health”
- Jennifer Roe, DDS – “The Importance of Good Oral Health To Your Overall Health and Wellness”
Registration for exhibitors and sponsors is already underway. Interested exhibitors and sponsors for the event are encouraged to make arrangements for a booth now. Wimberley businesses and early-bird registrants will receive a discounted $80 fee for a booth, which goes up to $100 after March 1 and is the standard fee for non-Wimberley businesses.
The Wimberley Mayors Fitness Council was formed in 2008 with the goal of improving the health and wellness of the community of Wimberley. The Council has already successfully launched a monthly Monday Moon Walk program, a twice-weekly $2 Fitness Class and current Wimberley Wellness Challenge. Fitness Council members also participate in and promote other local Walk & Run events as well as the development of Wimberley’s new Hike and Bike Trail and Blue Hole Regional Park.
Currently, more than 100 Wimberley-area residents are participating in the 63-day self-directed Wellness Challenge presented by the Mayors Fitness Council, CTMC and LoneStart Wellness. To date, the average weight loss has been approx. 5 pounds in the first 21 days; however, more importantly, participants have expressed feeling better, having more energy and being enthused by the fact that they can play personal role in improving their wellness.
CTMC recently announced that it had teamed up with local developer Robert McDonald and Tarantino Properties to create the new Wimberley Medical Plaza, a 25,000 sf medical office complex that will be located just past the stoplight at RR 12 and FM 3237 in Wimberley. CTMC will be the anchor tenant of the larger of two buildings that will complete the park-like facility. CTMC’s Dr. Eric Price will be relocating his current Wimberley practice to the new location and outpatient lab and x-ray services will also be included in the CTMC offerings at the Plaza. The first of the two buildings is slated to break ground in March of 2012 with estimated completion and occupancy of it by the end of 2012.
For more information or to sign up as an exhibitor for the Wimberley Healthy Fair phone or stop by City Hall at 221 Stillwater.
About Central Texas Medical Center
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. CTMC was recognized as the first ever “Green Business of the Year” for 2010 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and was named “Best Hospital” for Hays County in the “Best of Hays 2010 and 2011” publications.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 180 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 100 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital.
Adventist Health System (AHS) is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.