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News - August 20, 2014

City hosts downtown fitness event

Booths for more than 30 local fitness businesses lined Santa Cruz Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 13, for the city of Menlo Park's family fitness event, one of many efforts by the city to attract more people to Menlo Park's downtown.

Several vendors led fitness activities right on Santa Cruz Avenue, which was closed to traffic from University Drive to Doyle Street for the three-hour event.

Representatives from Fleet Feet Sports, an athletic shoe and apparel store in Menlo Park, led a group of beginning runners in stretches, correct running form, and a jog around the neighborhood.

Instructors from Urban Combat in Menlo Park, which teaches self-defense classes, taught attendees how to kick box. Instructors from Menlo Pilates & Yoga taught yoga moves.

Other participating vendors included Menlo Velo Bicycles, Jazzercise Menlo Park, and the Palo Alto Run Club.

At the center of the festivities, a main stage hosted performances from Menlo Academy of Dance, Menlo Swim and Sport, and more. There was also a raffle with prizes from participating vendors.

— Tiffany Lam

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