Wellness, Zoomer-style

Edna Levitt, certified personal trainer for the 50+

What’s more important than our health? Learn more about the health, aging and longevity issues Zoomers face today at ZoomerShow2009.

What are the most important health issues Zoomers face today? Find out the latest information, tips and techniques for healthy living at Toronto’s only consumer expo dedicated exclusively to Zoomers — the Aspirin® 81mg ZoomerShow. And courtesy of 50Plus.com, you can attend the show for free! (Go here for tickets.)

To give you a sampling of what’s on offer, here are a few highlights:

First Annual Zoomer Active Zone

Watch, learn and participate in Fitness Techniques and Routines specially designed with today’s Zoomers in mind! From Thai Chi, to yoga and even Pilates, our experts are here to teach you safe and efficient ways of getting and staying in fabulous Zoomer Shape! Here are a few highlights:

— Join Sifu Jim Liang, head instructor and director of Ji Hong Thai Chi (Toronto) for a revitalizing morning Thai Chi lesson in the Active Zoomer Zone.

— Edna Levitt, a certified personal trainer for 50+ fitness focuses exclusively on personal training for muscle toning, strength building and enhanced physical performance for people in her own age group – 50+.

–Gary & Charlotte Chaney, a dynamic duo and true ambassadors of dance, give workshops at the Active Zoomer Zone. Come swing by for some lessons!

–Artho-Pilates incorporates standard Pilates exercises with modified movement in order to protect joints, both original and artificial, while respecting your limitations.

— Elaine Dembe, hailed as “The Passion Doctor”, is a sought after best selling author, celebrated chiropractor, life coach and international authority on health and wellness, conscious aging and stress resiliency.

Classes and demonstrations in the Zoomer Active Zone will take place between 9:45 & 5:00pm on both October 31st & November 1st. For details, visit Zoomershow.ca.

Patient Association & Wellness Lounge Visit The Wellness Lounge to learn more about important health issues facing today’s Zoomer population. Attendees are welcome to visit and speak to experts from the following groups:

— Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation –Canadian Diabetes Association — Medic Alert — COPD Canada — Canadian Lung Association — Order of Victorian Nurses — Osteoporosis Society — Lymphoma Society — March of Dimes — Arthritis Society — Colon Cancer Association of Canada

And The Giant Colon will be visiting the ZoomerShow! The CCAC’s latest initiative, The Giant Colon Tour, is on the road and you are invited to experience something truly memorable. An astounding 40 feet in length and eight feet high, The Giant Colon is a multimedia exhibition for all ages that features all of the pathologies that may be found inside the human colon, including colorectal cancer.

About ZoomerShow 2009 Zoom! Zoom! It’s a lifestyle expo that’s all about Zoomers, featuring over 200 exhibitors covering everything from health and fitness to investing and retirement.

And while you’re learning and exploring, you’ll be thoroughly entertained with a full Main Stage schedule: Take in scenes from the lavish London farewell production of The Sound of Music, sing along with your favourite Beatle’s songs, find out about the latest Zoomer fashion in the fashion show, and enjoy professional ballroom dancing. Click here for more events.