Attendance at the Womenâs Health & Fitness Expo has grown from 500 people in 2000 to over 3,000 people in 2004. In our first year, we attracted 25 vendors and exhibitors; last year we welcomed over 150. Health screenings have more than tripled from an initial 5 to over 20 in 2005. Each year, we welcome local and nationally renowned experts to the Expo: Dr. Max Gomez, Nikki Goldbeck, Liz Neporent, Ric Orlando, Nieca Goldberg M.D. and countless others have shared their wisdom about health, nutrition and fitness with Hudson Valley women.
Kingston Hospital has been our primary sponsor since our inception. Our corporate âFriendsâ and supporters have increased in both volume and scope, and are directly linked to our continued success. We appreciate their support and encourage you to support their offerings to our community.
Each year, the Expo grows and changes but weâre proud to say all of our initial supporters and exhibitors have remained with us. Last year, we added our very well received Food Court and this year we have initiated an Artistsâ Gallery. Our Book Nook has become a popular destination and weâve expanded it this year to include a comfortable and quiet setting for visitors to browse offerings and meet with authors.
The Expo has become a strong magnet for local womenâs groups, and we are proud to have earned the support of the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts of America, Young Womenâs Christian Association and many others.
This is a truly unique, exciting and valuable event, one that helps women and girls develop networks and support systems that transcend health issues. Many women who participate, whether as exhibitors or speakers or just simply as attendees, have gained exposure and established relationships that have helped them in business and the arts as well as in their personal lives.
Please visit the about page and the schedule of events page for information about the 7th Annual Womenâs Health & Fitness Expo. We look forward to seeing you on May 6th!