Amida Care Hosts “A Day for PRIDE” Family Fitness Event in Brooklyn with Support of NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
June 18, 2018
Free Community Wellness Event Promotes Healthy Living
New York, NY – On June 16, Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan, hosted a free community family and fitness event at Brooklyn Stuy Dome. The event included a fun fitness class with instructor Nakisha Ross of Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe in addition to face painting and activities for kids in solidarity with Brooklyn’s LGBTQ Pride Month’s celebrations. This event is part of Amida Care’s “Live Your Life” program, a concerted effort to keep healthy and active lifestyles at the center of people’s everyday lives. The event was made possible with support from Brooklyn Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
“At Amida Care, we believe that a holistic approach is necessary for healthy living. To live a healthy life, you need more than medication and doctor’s check-ups. We feel it is extremely important that our members’ social, physical, and emotional needs are being met. Our ‘Live Your Life’ events were created exactly for that purpose: to encourage people to be physically active, eat healthy, and to take care of their social and mental wellbeing. We’re thankful to have the support of Council Member Cornegy to help Brooklynites live healthy and active lives,” said Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care.
Amida Care holds monthly Live Your Life wellness events throughout the five boroughs of New York City, where members and their guests learn about ways to get and stay healthy. In addition to fun and active fitness classes, the events cover topics such as healthy cooking, art therapy, dance, meditation, aromatherapy, and more.
“Health is extremely important for our community, and we are glad to be able to support Amida Care with this Life Your Life wellness event. It is a great way to bring the community together during Pride Month and get everyone, from young to old, to celebrate while being active and having fun. Amida Care is truly going above and beyond to make sure its members and our community meet their health needs with a holistic approach,” said New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.