Daily activities and free seven-day passes to facility offered in conjunction with 'Medical Fitness Week'

Newport News, Va — The Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center on the Virginia Peninsula will celebrate "Medical Fitness Week" from April 20-26 by offering free seven-day passes to anyone who attends one of its many events held daily.

This year's 11th Annual Medical Fitness Week is focused on the "MOVE150 Challenge," encouraging participants to be physically active for at least 150 minutes per week regardless of their abilities. The Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center in Newport News on Jefferson Avenue has a goal of helping participants reach 150 minutes of physical exercise per week.

The Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center has MOVE150 cards at the fitness desk to help participants begin a path to wellness. Participants who complete a row or column of activity challenges — which don't have to be completed in order — by the end of the week and submit the MOVE150 card to the fitness desk by April 27 will be entered to win prizes.

"We want to encourage everyone to participate in Medical Fitness Week and think this is a great opportunity to visit the Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center on the Peninsula to see how our combination of traditional fitness and preventive care can help you enjoy a healthier life," said Director Bob Kane. "From the fitness beginner to the expert, our dynamic facilities are designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals."

The fitness center's free seven-day pass is available to anyone age 18 or older who attends any of the daily events scheduled during the week from Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24. The fitness center is offering free exercise classes, massages, or blood pressure and body composition screenings. Offer valid at the Newport News location only.

The schedule of events include:

On Monday— "Body Composition Analysis &Blood Pressure Screenings" from 9 a.m. to noon;"Foam Rolling Demonstration" from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;"Injury Screenings" from 11 a.m. to noon;

On Tuesday — "Smart Snacking" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.;"Running Analysis" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.;

On Wednesday — "Osteoporosis Exercise Class" from 11 a.m. to noon; "Body Composition Analysis &Blood Pressure Screenings" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.;

On Thursday — "Body Composition Analysis & Blood Pressure Screenings" from 9 a.m. to noon; "Test Your Memory" from 10 a.m. to noon;"Balance Screenings" from 11 a.m. to noon;

On Friday — "Chair Massages" from noon to 3 p.m.

In addition, Riverside Fitness & Wellness Center is offering membership discounts for joining during Medical Fitness Week.

For additional information on Medical Fitness Week, go here: http://riversideonline.com/rwfc or call 757-875-7525.

About Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center

The Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center has something for everyone with healthy kids' programs, personalized services, nutrition counseling and corporate programs in the 70,000-square-foot facility. Programs include fitness and exercise, aquatics, racquet sports and wellness programs such as diet and massage therapy. The facility is located in Newport News at 12650 Jefferson Avenue. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information call 757-875-7525.

Published: April 20, 2015