BY AMANDA MOSES
On September 7th, the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC) once again opened its doors for potential members to preview their facility and hosted the third annual HealthyNYC Expo in their gymnasium for the community to enjoy. Both events invited guests to learn how to lead healthier lives.
Attendees were able to tryout the fitness center’s numerous machines and exercise equipment, including the indoor pool, and then interact with the various health-care vendors in the gymnasium. There was even a panel discussion geared towards older adults, which explained the multitude of services included with home care, a brief overview on Medicaid qualifications, insight on insurance open enrollment, and other information on healthcare resources. Some of the panelists who attended the event were: Linda DeJesus from Cooperative Home Care, Andre Richardson from Tobacco Free Kids, Danielle Johnson from Empire Blue Cross, and Melissa Cohen from ModernMD Urgent Care.
Once the panel segment concluded, guests were able to speak directly to representatives from home care agencies and health insurers about issues they are having and other healthcare topics. The entire BSC gymnasium was bustling with visitors as they perused through a plethora of pamphlets from wellness centers, medical instructions, food and beverage industries, and so much more. There were also various exercise demonstrations available for participants.
The fitness center was jam-packed with people of all ages. Children were able to receive free backpacks, which included pencils and miscellaneous materials for school. Adults took part in Zumba, Tai Chi, and stress band exercise demonstrations. There were even raffle prizes available throughout the event, and a live jazz performance.
BSC instructors also held free swim and cycling classes, so that potential members could sample the different types of exercise classes offered at the facility.
The entire event was considered a great success seeing over a hundred people in attendance, and the staff hopes to host similar affairs in the future.
For more information about the Brooklyn Sports Club, contact 718-642-2720 or visit their website www.brooklynsportsclub.com.
Photos courtesy of the Brooklyn Sports Club