Spring has been a tease.
Cold temps continued creeping in, but with a little luck, by the time this
article is published summer will have moved in for good. Motivation wanes
during the winter months to tie on tennis shoes and work up a sweat, but the
warm weather brings it out in all of us again. And starting in May, The Shoppes
at EastChase are offering plenty of incentives to get you moving!
May 24th is the kickoff of the Farmers Market in The Shoppes at EastChase, and this year they are celebrating ten years. In that time, the market has grown from just ten to over 30 vendors and evolved to offer more than homegrown produce.
“We’ve always wanted to promote healthy living,” says Vickie Lawrence, Marketing Manager for The Shoppes. When it comes to healthy living, smart eating and exercise go hand in hand.
After a successful trial run
in 2013 of adding yoga to the Farmers Market, Lawrence decided to expand the
fitness offerings to Crossfit classes and Zumba for kids. It’s a great
opportunity for anyone who wants to be active or just try something new, free
of charge. You don’t have to be a pro to participate, as instructors are on
hand to guide you through the exercises.
When you’re done, you can continue your focus on whole health and attend a Wellness Seminar by Earth Fare. Cooking demonstrations by Williams-Sonoma will also be available and, of course, plenty of produce brought to you by local growers.
The 10th annual Farmers
Market is from 7 a.m. until noon, rain or shine, every Saturday until August 30th,
and it is located in the northeast parking lot at EastChase in front of Earth
What you need to know:
- Fitness classes and Wellness
Seminars are offered on select dates in June, July, and August, so be sure
to check the schedule online at www.theshoppesateastchase.com.
- Cooking demos are May 24 & 31;
June 14 & 21; and August 2 & 30.
- Market Preview is May 17th
Opening is May 24th