The Recorder – Health, fitness focus from Sunday expo at Warwick

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Published: 05/13/2022 15:55:47

Modified: 05/13/2022 15:54:08

WARWICK – The North Quabbin Trails Association (NQTA) is sponsoring a health and fitness expo on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Lynrose Farm and Wellness Center, located at 145 Shepardson Road.

The hosts are Bobby Curley from Athol, president of the Orange-based NQTA, and Linda Styles from Warwick, founder and owner of the wellness centre.

Attendees can learn about local hiking and mountain biking opportunities, as well as experience sample healing and modalities, according to a press release from the event.

In the “healer’s tent”, people will be able to experience deep tissue massage, Chinese acupuncture, essential oil therapy, reiki and life coaching, the statement continued. Martial arts, self-defense, yoga and meditation will also be demonstrated.

Brown Dog Bike Tours, under the direction of Matt Sheldon, will offer a free opportunity for mountain bikers to take a group ride with challenging terrain, starting at 10 a.m. at the center. Outer Limits Cycles & Skis of Greenfield will also be displaying their products.

NQTA membership — including a set of 28 trail maps — will be available for purchase, the statement said. These maps cover a variety of hiking opportunities in the region between Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts.

Curley is also subject to a lottery. Anyone who wants to take a hike led by Curley can get a flyer that serves as entry into the lottery by going online to nqta.org/events/nqta-health-fitness-expo. The individual must click on the green box, print out the lottery entry flyer and bring it to the exhibit to enter them for a draw that day. Three winners will be chosen.

There’s a $20 admission fee that includes parking and refreshments (while supplies last), with a reduced rate of $5 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 years old will be admitted free.

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