New Year, New You: FREE Health Expo Jan. 9

Health-Wellness-Expo-PosterStart off the new year right by coming to our Health and Wellness Expo from 1-6 p.m. on Jan.9 at the Osage Centre. The event offers free admission, and is co-sponsored by the Healthy Communities Coalition, 100.7 KGMO, and the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department.

There will be chances to win attendance prizes. The first 200 attendees receive a free t-shirt. More than 60 vendors for all ages will be available, so bring the whole family!

Questions? Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 573-339-6342.

Special Features

  • Free Screenings for all Ages
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Risks
  • Body Mass Index
  • Postural Analysis
  • Vision Testing
  • Hearing Testing
  • Cardiovascular Endurance Fitness Testing
  • Flexibility Testing
  • Muscular Endurance Testing
  • Strength Testing
  • Girth Measurements

Cooking Demos

  • 1:15- 2:00 PM —-with Saint Francis Medical Center
  • 2: 15 – 3:15 PM — with Southeast Missouri State University
  • 3:30-4:30 PM with Chef Pat with Cup n’ Cork
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Raina Childers, MS, RD, LD with Southeast HEALTH


  • 1-2 PM Living an Active Life with a Disability
    by Wayne Elfrink from SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence
    Elfrink has been with SADI nearly 10 years. He was born with Spina Bifia and has been a wheelchair user his entire life. Disabilities does not mean an end to living a healthy life! Come learn why!

Group Fitness Demos

  • 1:15 PM Rockstar Fitness with Tamatha
    If you love to dance and love to rock then come try Rockstar Fitness with Tamatha. Tamatha is an instructor with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and has a blast with every class!
  • 2:00 PM Insanity with Sam
    Sam is a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. Using his background in Exercise Science, he’s guaranteed to get you a great workout you’ll love!
  • 3:00 PM Low Impact Aerobics with Tera
    Tera’s classes are always fun and a good workout at Parks and Recreation. She teaches Low Impact Aerobics up to Step Aerobics and Cardio Sculpting. This Low Impact Workout is gentle on your joints while burning tons of calories!
  • 4:00 PM Cardio Drumming
    If you haven’t tried Cardio Drumming yet with Kelsey then you’re missing out! This class uses drum sticks, stability balls and buckets to drum the beat to the music! You wont even realize your getting a workout with Kelsey from Parks and Recreation.
  • 5:00 PM ZUMBA with Ellen
    The only thing that can make Zumba more exciting is joining Ellen in Zumba! Her classes are available at Fitness Plus and always have a blast at each of her classes! Try it out free to see what fun she can bring!

Kid’s Zone

Parents can go enjoy the Health and Wellness Expo: New Year, New You while the children enjoy the supervised Kid’s Zone!

  • Bounce House
  • Children’s Basketball
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance

Senior Living

We have a whole section just for you! Check out the main floor for tons of great information including AARP, Retirement Living, and Fitness!