Former and current New York Giants will stand shoulder to shoulder this weekend at MetLife as they take part in NBC 4 New York and Telemundo’s Fourth Annual Health & Fitness Expo. The event will be hosted by Rashad Jennings, Steve Weatherford as well as the channels’ lead sportscasters Bruce Beck and Veronica Contreras. Victor Cruz and Mark Herzlich will be joining the hosts for the opening ceremonies which will include a ribbon-cutting.
Aside from co-hosting, Weatherford will use his bodybuilding expertise to lead a discussion on health and fitness while Jennings will lead the popular “Zen in the Zone”, a mega-Yoga event that will take place on the field at MetLife.
Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms will hold a seminar entitled “Game Plan for Health Calk Talk with Phil Simms” in which he will provide practical health and fitness tips and talk about healthy living habits on and off the field.
The Expo will also include appearances by Jasper Brinkley, Larry Donnell, Brad Wing, J.T. Thomas, Dwayne Harris, Zak DeOssie, Jonathan Casillas and Shane Vereen.
Football players aren’t the only athletes participating either. Several Olympians will also be taking part as they will be interviewed by Beck on the Stage of Champions about their experiences and success. These are:
· Steve Mesler - Gold Medalist, Bobsled (2010)
· Taylor Ritzel - Gold Medalist, Rowing (2012)
· Heather Bown - Silver Medal, Volleyball (2008)
· Erin Hamlin - Bronze Medal, Luge (2014)
· Tyler Carter – Para Olympian, Giant Slalom (2014)
Furthermore, participants from reality shows The Biggest Loser and Top Chef will be joining in the fun, discussing their experiences and conducting cooking demonstrations.
A free, family-friendly event, the Expo will take place on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will be hoping to top the 40,000 visitors that attended last year. It will feature complimentary health screenings, a Zipline tower, a rock-climbing wall and the “Giants Experience”, where fans can participate in football-themed activities on the MetLife Stadium field.
Visitors will also get to test their “fitness age” and partake in additional sports such as volleyball, boxing, rowing, gymnastics, and soccer.