A.S.P.I.R.E. to achieve total wellness
By Tech. Sgt. Angela Walz, 162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 19, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The first A.S.P.I.R.E. (Act to Sustain your Potential through Integrated Resources and Exercise) Wellness Fare is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 11:15 a.m. The event will be held on a half-fly day to encourage maximum participation from all wing members.
Sponsored by the Care and Enhancement Network Effectiveness Team (CARENET) and 9G Force Fitness, the affair is set to begin with a brown bag luncheon during which a keynote speaker from the Tucson community (to be announced at a later date) will address Guardsmen about wellness issues.
"The wing's new A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to address all aspects of wellness among members, not just physical fitness," said Maj. Windy Hendrick, program architect.
"We will only have three wellness fares during the year. That said, we are committed to making each event memorable by providing truly dynamic guest speakers to address interesting and timely topics that everyone can benefit from, so we encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity."
"The lessons we all can learn can help make us happier, more productive Guardsmen, family members and human beings in general," said Major Hendrick.
Various activities will be available following lunch and the keynote speaker's address. Vendors will be on site during various breakout sessions to instruct attendees on integrative medicine, healthy cooking, martial arts, debt management and yoga breathing.
The brown bag luncheon is scheduled to take place in the base dining facility with breakout sessions to be held at building 15. More information regarding registration for the luncheon and individual breakout sessions will be available soon. Check the February edition of El Tigre News for updates.
For questions or more information, contact Maj. Windy Hendrick at 295-6069 or Maj. Sandy Wilson at 295-6515.