LiveFitCT Health and Fitness Expo Recap

  The first LiveFitcT Health and Fitness Expo has come and gone, and we want to take time to thank everyone that was involved. Including everyone that came out to support local businesses despite the monsoon style rains we had!

 Thank you to our Sponsors! Click the images for more info

  Thank you to all our Vendors. We had amazing Vendors from all areas of the health and fitness industry. Check out the Vendor Page here and please continue to support these great businesses.

  Thanks again to Irunct. They put together the King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge. Thanks to CrossFit Factory Square for running the workout portion and to Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford for Sponsoring the event! Congrats to the King- Josh Schlafer and Queen- Olga MatSalak

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  Thanks to the awesome folks at Mount Southington. They are always great to work with. They helped at the last minute bring the Expo inside saving the event!

  Thanks to Body Comp Cryo for providing mobile body composition and recovery services and to the other two trucks outside. They provided amazing food for everyone, Brazilian Gula Grill and Creamery Brook Bison

  Thanks to Basement Screenprinting for the cool T-shirts. We also want to thank Fit To Create Photography for capturing the whole event! Including te awesome face-painting by Jennifer Franklin.

  A very special thanks goes out to our very good friends at Endurance For Veterans our charity partner for the event. If you do not know who they are please go to their site and learn about hte amazing thoings they are doing for our Veterans!

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Buy local, Eat Healthy
LiveFitCT

-Keith

2017 CT Powerfit Expo

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                The 2017 CT Power Fit Expo is just around the corner!

                I had a chance to catch up with Dan Jenkins, co-owner of the CT Power Fit Expo.  He is super excited for this years event and for good reason.  They have some really amazing things to offer this year.

                Dan first started by putting on events with the Karate Championship back in 2006.  The success of that event grew and grew and in 2015 the CT Power Fit Expo was born. 

                Since then they hosted a Power Fit Expo in FL and another here in CT in 2016.  Building on the success of the previous expos, 2017 has got a ton to offer participants and spectators.

                This year’s CT Power Fit Expo will feature 4 main events and 25 vendors! 

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·         Black Dragon Martial Arts Academy will be hosting a Sport Karate Competition.

·         USA Powerlifting will be hosting a power lifting competition.

·         Hand Control World Wide will be holding the New England Arm Wrestling Championships.

·         NSPIRE sports league will be running the Amateur National Qualifier body building competition.

All of this will be broadcasted live stream on 360 degree cameras courtesy of BCAST! 

Dan and his team are able to pull all of this together into one family friendly event!

              They are not stopping with the October 28th event either, CT Power Fit Expo is presenting the NGroove Dance Competition November 11th, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Casino.

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It’s safe to say that you can expect great things out of them in the future. 

Buy Local, Eat Healthy
LiveFitCT
-Keith

Gluten Free Connecticut Food Expo

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              In nutrition, diet is the sum of foods consumed by a person or other organism.  The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight management reasons (with the two often being related)- wikopedia.

                For clarification, the following use of the word diet refers to a specific dietary nutrition plan and not a calorie restrictive “diet”.

                If you have ever been placed on or chose to go on a specific diet,  then you know how hard it is to stick to within the framework of an active lifestyle.  A gluten free diet is one of the hardest diets to maintain.

                For those who have had to or chose to eliminate gluten from their nutrition plan, they know how hard it can be.  That stuff is in everything, soups, sauces, dressings, canned foods, cold cuts, and in research for this article, I found it can also be used in hotdogs…say it aint so!  Although I would suggest avoiding hotdogs for multiple reasons, you can see gluten makes an appearance in so many of the foods we consume.

                Even just a few years ago it was extremely difficult for the average person, now with the issue of gluten intolerance getting the attention it deserves, there has been a whole industry that has sprung up around it.

                Not surprising, CT is leading the way with a cutting edge gluten free industry.  Our friends at Gluten Free Connecticut have created the best place to find all that is gluten free right here in CT.

                Gluten Free Connecticut was launched in August of 2016 by Abby Kelly.  Abby took a year to plan, research and launch her website and it shows.  The site is beautifully done with an endless amount of information.  Abby’s goal of connecting “Gluten-Free Folks” with the state’s growing gluten free industry has not stopped at her amazing website.

                Abby also organizes gluten free pop ups to connect vendors and consumers.  As well as partnering with companies like Bakery on Main to provide information and products to families for outreach.  Her passion is contagious and she is making an impact on the residents of our great state.

                On October 14th Gluten Free CT is hosting The Gluten Free Connecticut Expo .  The event will be held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton in Bristol CT. 

                The expo will feature gluten free local and national resturants, bakeries and businesses.  Admission includes a swag bag, coupons and samples.  There will also be raffles and gluten free talks.  Abby was able to round up 40 vendors! With 75% being CT businesses!

                We are all about supporting local businesses and Gluten Free CT is doing that and more.  If you or someone you know (which seems like all of us) has trouble with gluten, then this expo is a must.

Buy Local, Eat Healthy

LiveFitCT

-Keith