The evening will begin with a light & healthy supper of a sandwich, salad & dessert at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to dress in comfy workout clothes and shoes if they would like.
Wendy Slaughter, a personal trainer who has her home-based business, Mission Control, in Cherokee will inspire with a "Why Get Fit?" special feature, including a demonstration with one of her clients as well as a good explanation of the mind-body connection in fitness.
The evening's 'Fitness Fair' will be an opportunity to check out the displays offered by area resources and businesses, which may have services or information to enhance guests' personal fitness plans. The displays will be open at 5:45 p.m. until 6:20 p.m. and again at the end of the evening's program.
Participants to this writing are both the Cherokee and O'Brien County Conservation Commissions, the Cherokee Regional Wellness Center, Primghar's Baum Harmon Health & Fitness Center, Dr Tim Aberson's wellness and fitness center in Paullina, Sutherland's Willoway Pool & Fitness Complex, Curves of Cherokee, and Cherokee's Mission Control.
Guests will also have the opportunity to win several gifts generously given by the 'Fitness Fair' participants.
Guest speaker for the evening is Cheryl Gerdes from Cedar Falls. Presenting "From Striving for Perfection to Peace," she tells her personal story about becoming a disillusioned perfectionist, failing to achieve her desired self-image, and finally looking beyond herself to find true fulfillment and lasting peace.
Tickets are $9 paid for at the door, but reservations/cancellations are necessary and will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 23 or until full. Contact Sue (376-4405), firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirley (436-2637).
To cancel after Sept. 23, please find your own replacement or call/e-mail to check for a waiting list or to arrange for payment of your ticket.