Saturday events. We have two big fitness fairs on tap this weekend.
Obesity and diabetes rates are especially high in the Hispanic community. With that in mind, an Austin organization is planning a Fitness Feria to help Spanish-speaking families learn how to get their children involved in sports programs.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road, and specifically targets a Spanish-speaking audience.
‘It’s not because parents don’t care about them but because they are largely uniformed about what to do to help their kids,’ says organizer Oné Musel-Gilley.
Families will follow an ‘Olympic pathway’ that leads them through hands-on sports demonstrations and exhibits that explain what it takes to get involved in local sports programs. Parents can learn about free sports camps, training and fitness activities and more.
For more information go to www.FitnessFeria.com.
Another event is at the Texas School for the Deaf.
The 2010 National Health & Fitness Expo is 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 5 until 10 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at the school, 1102 S. Congress Ave. Donations for the School for the Deaf Foundation will be accepted.
Visitors can get free samples, free demonstrations, discounts and glimpses of the newest products.