The Wellness Your Way Festival kicked off on October 11th at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, bringing people together to assist in the start of their healthy lifestyles.
The 3-day-event, spearheaded by mental health advocate and country star Jewel, compiled a group of experts in fitness, nutrition as well as a few celebrities and influencers to provide important information, in their respective fields, as well as tips on how to maintain health and wellness.
Day 1 of the event, presented by Kroger, was jam-packed with activities and panels for the attendees.
On the Inspire Stage, Carolyn Tastad, leader of P&G’s North America business and operations, covered Equality and Wellness in the workplace. A panel of five people, including former soccer player Cobi Jones and Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, discussed managing anxiety in high performance sports.
Miyoko’s Kitchen gave a cooking demo about easy plant based foods on the Food As Medicine Kitchen Stage as musician Redfoo provided the entertainment.
In the fitness arena, an explosive cardio session took place followed by a yoga class catered to all fitness levels, body types, and ages.
Attendees of the event also had the opportunity to witness a glimpse of professional trainer Da Rulk and local Cincinnati First Responders extreme workout regimen which featured challenging workouts like hose pulls, crawl tunnels and fire blanket drills.
Fans of “American Ninja Warrior” were able to tap into their inner ninja and pretend they were contestants on the show with the Ninja Warrior Course at the venue.
The importance of mindfulness and meditation was emphasized throughout the day with multiple opportunities provided to participate in a session as well as brain breaks to briefly step away and regroup from the hectic schedule.
The festival’s activities were spread out throughout the course of the day, which started at 11 a.m. and ended at 7 p.m. Day 1 ended with a viewing of the film The Mindfulness Movement, executive produced by Deepak Chopra and the event’s founder herself, Jewel.
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