Keep your resolutions alive at NBC4’s Health & Fitness Expo

Now in its 27th year, the annual health and fitness convention will feature workout demonstrations, local vendors and plenty of ways to live a healthier life.

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Attendees participate in a Zumba class at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (Photo courtesy of NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo)

A New Year’s resolution we can get behind: Spend 2020 being happier and healthier. 

For DMV residents, that resolution just got a bit easier with the return of NBC4 and Telemundo 44’s Health & Fitness Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this weekend, Jan. 18-19. 

The entire weekend of the 27th annual expo is filled with things to learn, see and try from local vendors, from dancing your way through a Zumba demonstration, to learning how to cook in order to promote your everyday health. 

The expo gathers an estimated 85,000 residents annually who are looking to improve their health each year, and repeat attendees will recognize some of this year’s favorite exhibits. 

Expect the return of free group workouts, rock climbing, healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga and meditation sessions and a job fair throughout the weekend, according to the website. 

Attendees can also explore the Sustainability Learning Lab to learn more about how your health is influenced by your home and the region’s climate, and can visit the Hazte Contar Be Counted Space to learn about the 2020 U.S. Census and to register to vote. Information on health insurance, as well as health screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure and breast health will also be available to all attendees. 

Previous notables who attended the event in years past included local and national television personalities, such as Dr. Oz, Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and Sully, the TODAY Show’s service dog from 2019. This year’s attendees have yet to be named. 

The event is family friendly and will include interactive activities for children of any age, and the opportunity to learn more about their overall health.  // Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC; Jan. 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; free

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