Clonmel family health festival a huge success

The Clonmel Family Health Festival 2012 which was held last weekend was hailed by organisers as an overwhelming success.

The Clonmel Family Health Festival 2012 which was held last weekend was hailed by organisers as an overwhelming success.

Over 800 people attended events which took place at The Main Guard and Nest premises to learn more about their health, dietary requirements, fitness opportunities and to partake in exercise classes.

The Clonmel Family Health Festival is a health initiative set up to improve people’s nutritional, physical and mental health awareness and to inform people about the growing risk of obesity in Ireland with both adults and children alike.

Organiser of the event and Founder of Personal Nutrition & Health Consultancy, Laurann O’Reilly spoke of the festivals success.

She said - “It is evident from the overwhelming response that there is an appetite for more information on health and wellbeing. We received tremendous interest in the health assessments educational talks, fitness classes, and advisory sessions. Your health should be your priority and we hope our endeavors over the weekend have assisted people in some small way to achieve this, a little bit can go a long way”.

A huge thank you to all involved, including Celine Kennedy from Aerobics with Celine, Karen O’Dywer from Koolschool Health and Fitness, Alison Cronin from Clonmel Dance Centre, Karl Clancy from Mi Chi, Vincent Byrne Life Coach and all volunteers who were on board all weekend to assist with the event. Lots of the members of the public turned up on Saturday to avail of the free health assessment and speak to the nurses on site. The town centre came alive over the weekend with good weather, live bands, face painting for the kids and lots of people chatting about ways to improve their health.