Curious about ways to feel better in 2023?
Twenty-eight vendors at the 3rd Annual Farragut Health & Wellness Expo will offer tips and demonstrations on a wide range of wellness opportunities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, in Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd.
The Expo is free and open to the public. “Everyone’s welcome” said Steve Krempasky, executive director of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, which has partnered with Town of Farragut in hosting the event. “I’m excited. You’ve got a good mix of different providers … everything from healthy food to hearing assistance and, of course, (the Tennova Healthcare Turkey Creek Medical Center) hospital’s sponsoring it.”
“We have people doing financial wellness and aging in place,” he added. “American Home (provides bathroom refits for physically challenged individuals and aging-in-place improvements) and the Lee Company (construction) will be showing off products.”
“We renovate many bathrooms converting to walk-in showers or tubs, as well reconfiguring interiors to make them more accessible and adding heightened visual appeal for our clients,” said Gayle Edmiston of American Home, 11028 Terrapin Station Lane, Knoxville. “We custom design and build/remodel all types of three or four rooms and outdoor living spaces to enhance the lifestyle of our clients.
“We are not pushing particular products, so working in conjunction with our clients to meet their needs and desires is our specialty,” Edmiston added about the family-owned business, which has been at its location off Lovell Road since 1997.
“We also have (other) representatives from the medical community and chiropractic community and even some people who deal with quality care ... aging and the things that come along with the older people in your family,” Krempasky said.
“Many times, when you’re thinking about your own welfare and health, you go in, kind of, not knowing what you don’t know,” he added. “By having so many different approaches to how to get healthy — everything from yoga to massage, and we have martial arts represented — you get excited about it and think about what your future would be like if you got involved in some of these things.”
For instance, people wondering whether to get a massage “could actually sit there and talk with somebody on how they do it,” Krempasky said. “If you just have the curiosity, that’s how people benefit.
“You think about it and never do anything about it, but this way, you have an opportunity to check it out and get the information,” he added. “What better way to think about a new you and a new year?
“All it is, is to take some time and pique your curiosity about some of the ways to do better in the new year.”
“We’re using only the gym this year, so it’s all together,” he added. “That way people don’t have to be spread out … and have an energizing day.”
“In fact, some of my repeat vendors enjoy talking with the other providers in this industry.”
“There’s plenty of parking at the Community Center and Village Green Shopping Center, which is free, too,” Krempasky said.
Other participating providers are Campbell Station Jazzersize, MediSpa at Choto, Clean Eatz, Garde Bien Spa and Salon, First Watch Café, Hutchison Rehabiliation Inc., Real Hot Yoga Farragut, Healing Hands Spa, Thrive Physical Therapy, JH Health Solutions/Town Craft, Bell Family Chiropractic, Work in Progress Health Coaching, Dementia Care Solutions of East Tennessee, Knox Massage and Wellness, Cory Gerlach with Edward Jones Financials, East Tennessee Spine and Sport, Knoxville Rolfing and Massage, Knoxville Hair and Scalp Clinic, Quality Care Tennessee ad DV Martial Arts.
In addition to Tennova, other sponsors include SouthEast Bank, Lee Company, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, farragutpress and 105.3 FM WFIV.