Tonight: Menlo Park holds downtown Family Fitness event


For the second year, the city of Menlo Park will hold a Downtown Family Fitness Extravaganza on Santa Cruz Avenue, featuring more than 30 fitness businesses, social groups and nonprofits, on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed for the event, from Doyle and Maloney streets west to Crane Street.

"It's a way to bring families and folks of all ages downtown," said Menlo Park Community Development Manager Jim Cogan, as well as to offer resources for living a healthy lifestyle.

The event's major co-sponsor, in addition to the city, is SBM Fitness.

Last year, nearly 800 people attended, Mr. Cogan said.

With a slogan of "Eat, Play, Live," the event will focus on connecting people with resources to improve physical, social and emotional wellbeing, according to the city's website.

The participants who will have interactive displays at the event include: Axis Personal Trainers, Babywearing Fitness Class, Bulldog Sports & Fitness, Equinox, Fire Fitness Training Inc., Fit4Mom Midpeninsula, Crystal Springs Chiropractic, Fleet Feet, Haddad Training, Hi-Five Sports Club, Homemade Cooking, INTENTIO Professional Health and Fitness, Jane Kellam Dance, Jazzercise, Kidz Love Soccer, Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park, Menlo College Cheer & STUNT, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Menlo Park Fitness, Menlo Pilates & Yoga, Menlo Swim and Sport, One Medical Group, New Balance, Palo Alto Run Club, Menlo Park Police Department, Revitalize Integrated Body Systems, Riekes Center, SBM Fitness, SMI Massage, Three Treasures Internal Arts and Vibe Yoga.

Barbara Wood

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