Healthy U, Healthy Us: Annual Health Fair A Huge Hit

Posted by on May 31, 2013

The Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth (MSB) campus commons were bustling recently, as students in the health fitness, massage and medical assisting programs teamed up with the Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) to educate the public on healthy lifestyles.

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Attendees of all ages learned about all facets of health at the Plymouth health fair.

Nearly 100 people attended during the 90-minute time frame, according to health fitness instructor Faith Faatz. Attendees moved from station to station, learning about how they can lead healthier lives.

“We have had this event nearly every year since the campus was opened, and I can’t remember a more successful turn out,” Career Services Director Stacey Schmitt, a seven-year veteran of the Plymouth campus, said.

The massage portion of the night was equally busy, according to Massage Program Chair Regina Hughes.

“It was a constant flow of people, which was amazing to see,” Hughes said. “I was really proud of how our students pulled together the massage sessions to give the community some great insight into the massage profession.”

The massage room was buzzing the entire evening with demonstrations and lessons on chair massage, hand treatments, reflexology assessments, trigger point release exercises and electronic postural analysis sessions from Dr. Bruce Pearson of Natural Chiropractic Center of Plymouth.

Health fitness students from Faith Faatz’s Worksite Health Promotion class lent their expertise with stations providing blood pressure checks, heart rate monitoring, healthy eating, exercise demonstrations and Wii fit competitions.  

MSC students contributed their crafts of hair styling, manicures and makeup application to attendees.

You can view pictures from the health fair on our Facebook page by clicking this link.

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