Springfield College Hosts 2016 Fit Fest


At left, Springfield College Fit Fest Organizers Kate (McMahon) Luscombe and Kristen Brosius prepare for the 2016 Fit Fest festivities in the Field House.

The annual Springfield College Fit Fest occurred on Tuesday, April 26, in the Springfield College Field House. The event recognizes National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, an annual event of the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association. Fit Fest is always free and open to the public.

More than 40 exhibits and activities representing Springfield College groups and area businesses addressed wellness topics including mental health, skin safety, nutrition, emergency preparedness, and health care. Attendees had the opportunity to receive a free chair massage, have their body fat measured, participate in a functional movement screening, and learn about self-defense.

Exhibitors in attendance included: Springfield North WIC Program, Melanoma Foundation of New England, American Cancer Society, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Boston Ski and Sports Club, and more!

Springfield College students competed for the titles of king and queen of Fit Fest through tests in power, strength, speed, and agility.