CAMP HILL – February is Heart Health Awareness Month and Holy Spirit is celebrating by hosting its 8th annual Day of Dance. The free event will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at Cedar Cliff High School, 1301 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill. Area fitness instructors will lead dance demonstrations with lots of audience participation.
“Dancing is a great way to get your heart rate up, drop extra body fat and a few pounds, and build lean muscle—plus, it’s fun,” says Megan Atticks, Spirit of Women coordinator. “You can learn a variety of dance steps and workouts that get you moving and your heart pumping.”
Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women over age 25. It kills nearly twice as many women in the U.S. as all types of cancer, including breast cancer. Regular exercise can help prevent heart disease because it helps to maintain a healthy weight and can lower blood pressure and cholesterol. “Our hope is we inspire women and their families to incorporate something fun like dance into their regular exercise routine,” Atticks says.
In addition to the dancing fun, adults 18 and older can sign up for free health screenings, including blood pressure checks, body mass index (BMI), bone density scans, cardiovascular risk assessments, non-fasting glucose and cholesterol tests, and sleep assessments. Holy Spirit staff will have heart health information available as well.
Day of Dance is Holy Spirit’s largest annual community event and always draws a crowd. Children are encouraged to attend with adult supervision. The first 500 pre-registered attendees through the door will receive a commemorative T-shirt at check-in.
To register and sign up for health screening appointments, visit www.hsh.org/Spirit-of-Women. If you have questions, please call the Spirit of Women event office at 717-972-4149 or send an email to CommunityEd@hsh.org.
Holy Spirit – A Geisinger Affiliate is a member of The Spirit of Women Hospital Network, a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities joined together to advance the cause and business of women’s health. Day of Dance events will take place in more than 80 cities across the nation, presented by affiliate hospitals of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network.
DAY OF DANCE SCHEDULE
1:00 p.m. Warm Up—Om My Yoga
1:15 p.m. House Party Fitness—Fun Fitness Studios
1:40 p.m. Zumba—Harrisburg Area YMCA
2:05 p.m. Soul Line Dancing—Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
2:50 p.m. LaBlast Dance Fitness—Always Time for Dancing
3:15 p.m. Sh’Bam—Momentum Female Fitness
3:40 p.m. Cardio Kickboxing—Fit For You
4:05 p.m. Bollywood Dance—The Asian Indian Americans of Central PA