Hot workouts: What to see at the Health & Fitness Expo

From the August 16, 2012 edition

The annual 10TV Health & Fitness Expo is loaded with fitspiration. A kickboxing class? Yes. Free screenings for diabetes and high cholesterol? Yeah, they’ve got that, too. A celebrity doctor who has helped many a lost, unhealthy celebrity? Step right up.

The expo, which is free to attend, features more than 100 exhibitor booths full of freebies and information covering a range of wellness topics — from mental health to chiropractic care, vitamin supplements to prevention of overeating.

But the big draws are the three demonstration stages. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, local and national experts take the stages to talk about fitness, healthy cooking and weight loss. Here are four we think you should hit up.

Hip-Hop Fitness

Fitness Stage

3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Bring your dancing shoes (tennis shoes will work just fine), jump in line and learn how booty shakin’ can make your booty smokin’.

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Donate Life Demonstration Stage

1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Sure, Dr. Drew has celebrity appeal, but his expertise and advice on dealing with and surviving addiction — whether you’re experiencing it yourself or through someone you know — will likely be what moves the audience.

Kyle Maynard

Donate Life Demonstration Stage

1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Kyle Maynard is a speaker, author, entrepreneur and two-time ESPY Award-winning martial arts athlete. Oh, and he is a congenital amputee. Maynard will speak about his inspirational life and how to live your own with no excuses.

Eating on a Healthy Budget

Donate Life Demonstration Stage

12 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug.18-19

Let Columbus Savvy Shopper writer Laurie Dixon guide you through planning your grocery shopping around what’s inexpensive and good for you.