FitFest promotes a healthier Princeton

March 7, 2005 12:49 p.m.
Kayak Rodeo

Above: Sophomore Dustin Urban uses the Dillon Gymnasium pool to demonstrate rodeo moves used in whitewater kayaking, one of the many health and fitness activities held during FitFest 2005.

Left: Many of the groups involved with FitFest hosted tables and provided demonstrations on fitness and wellness.

Photos: Denise Applewhite

Members of the University community unwound at massage tables, watched martial arts demonstrations and learned how to improve their golf game all under one roof as part of Princeton's FitFest 2005 health expo.

FitFest, which is intended to become an annual event, brought together a wide variety of fitness and wellness activities in Dillon Gymnasium on Thursday, March 3.


FitFest featured interactive experiences, demonstrations, free classes, mini-lectures, workshops and a campus walk and fun run. The range of activities included: bodybuilding, nutrition and breast cancer awareness lectures; boxing, hip-hop dancing and yoga classes; and belly dancing, tai chi and kayaking rodeo demonstrations.

The event was coordinated by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation and co-sponsored by the offices of the vice president for campus life and human resources and the Frist Campus Center. Other participating campus groups included: dining services; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender student services; the risk management and ombuds offices; and University Health Services.