Set for November 13 – 15 at the Palm Springs Air Museum
Hear from Leading Authorities Andrew Ordon, MD & Ritu Chopra, MD, NFL Players and More

By Michelle McLaughlin

The first annual Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival November 13 – 15 is a community-wide event with everything Health & Fitness. The event is at the Palm Springs Air Museum at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs from 10 am – 4 pm.  Parking is free. Festival passes start at $15 per day. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

There will also be a wide variety of vendors offering holistic therapies, medical resources, health focused products, electric vehicles including the BMW i8 and Mercedes-Benz B Class as well as programs for individuals and families to make active and healthy lifestyle choices.  The event is very interactive with obstacle courses, yoga on the tarmac, educational lectures, culinary wellness discussions, NFL players on stage and tasty food & wine sampling.   A complete schedule and description for more than 60 different events, lectures, demonstrations and activities is listed at PSHealthFest.com

On Friday, November 13, festival ticket holders are offered free registration to participate in experiential activities throughout Palm Springs such as morning yoga at Mercedes-Benz, indoor rock wall climbing at Desert Rocks Indoor Climbing Gym, golf-board test rides at Tahquitz Creek Golf Course and a meet and greet with internationally-known health consultant Dr. Patricia Bragg.

Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15 the Festival kicks off at the Palm Springs Air Museum with Desert CrossFit set between the planes, Palm Springs Police Bicycle Agility Course,  pedal spin class, kids karate demonstrations and so much more.   One of Saturday’s highlights is Meet 3 NFL All Pro’s, Hall of Famers, an NFL #1 Pick and 2-time Super Bowl Champion, including Kansas City Chief’s Hall of Fame Kicker, NICK LOWERY; Chief’s All-Pro Running Back, CHRISTIAN “The Nigerian Nightmare” OKOYE; NFL Raiders Defensive End, Actor & Fitness Coach, PETE KOCH; Oakland / Los Angeles  Raiders safety MIKE DAVIS. Local schools have been invited to join the conversation and explore the topic of concussions, safety and how the latest technology can help keep our players safe on the field. There will be ample time for Q & A followed by autographs and photos.

Sunday features two expert medical panels hosted by Patti Gribow. The first conversation starts at 11 am discussing medical breakthroughs in Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Elliott Lander, Cooling Off Breast Cancer with Dr. Philip Bretz and Anti-Aging Updates with Dr. Dan Olesnicky.  The second panel at 2 pm features Andrew Ordon, MD a world-renowned plastic surgeon and co-host of the Emmy-award winning CBS talk show The Doctors.  Dr. Ordon and his medical partner Ritu Chopra, MD will share about prevention, analysis and treatment of skin conditions.  The Doctors will review various rejuvenating procedures as well as the use of the ICON laser for treatments on age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and hair removal.

Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra are leading authorities on the topics of cosmetic plastic surgery and skin conditions.  “As surgeons we know the skin from the inside out, and as it is the largest organ in the body, it is most susceptible to cancer and showing signs of aging. We address these issues every day in our offices here in the desert and in Beverly Hills,” said Dr. Ordon.

Also on Sunday, the Palm Springs Fire Department will offer family emergency preparedness sessions followed by Chef Daniel of Balisage Bistro on the main stage showing how easy it can be to create simple dishes at home using market fresh and raw ingredients. There will also be lectures on Living Gluten Free, Using Essential Oils, Medicinal Benefits of Medical Marijuana and presentations featuring The Living Desert, 100 Years of Sinatra, Tibetan Singing Bowls, and so much more.

Saturday and Sunday from 11 – 3 pm the Tasting Adventures hangar will include healthy samplings of delectable gourmet specialties from local restaurants complemented by organic wines, craft beers and botanical elixirs along with lively music and magnificent mountain views from the open-air venue.

This MARLO PRODUCTIONS event is presented by local partners including the City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs Office of Sustainability, Desert Regional Medical Center, Clark’s Nutrition, The Plastic Surgery Institute, PS-Resorts, Harold Matzner, Palm Springs Police Department, Desert CrossFit, Palm Springs Air Museum and First Foundation Bank.

Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival gate ticket sales (50%) at the Palm Springs Air Museum benefit Old Town Artisan Studio in LaQuinta, a local 501 (c)(3), committed to providing positive art experiences for all people despite age, disability or financial disadvantage.

Tickets and/or more information are available online at PShealthFest.com or tickets will be sold at the door.


Health and Fitness Festival for All Ages. Register today and learn something new!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Free Festival Friday in Palm Springs:

08:00 am Morning Yoga with Ann Marie Palma at Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs

10:00 am Indoor Rock Climbing at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

12:00 pm Golf Board test rides at Tahquitz Creek Golf Course

03:00 pm Indoor Rock Climbing at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

05:00 pm Meet Dr. Patricia Bragg at Clark’s Nutrition, Rancho Mirage

 

Saturday at the Palm Springs Air Museum:

10:05 am Gentle Yoga with Bronwyn Ison in the Zen Den

10:15 am Wake up with Zumba at the Caliente Main Stage

10:30 am Palm Springs Police Bicycle Agility Course on the Tarmac

10:30 am Desert CrossFit obstacle course between the planes on the Tarmac

10:30 am Learn to Live Gluten Free with Tiffany Dalton in the Hangar Hotspot

10:35 am Kids Yoga with Evolve Yoga in the Zen Den

11:00 am Culinary Wellness panel “The Future of Restaurant Menus” on Caliente Main Stage

11:00 am TASTING ADVENTURES hangar with over 18 food & wine vendors

11:05 am Family Yoga time with Evolve Yoga in the Zen Den

11:30 am Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Elliot Lander in the Hangar Hotspot

12:00 pm Meet Dr. Patricia Bragg at the Caliente Main Stage

12:00 pm GMO & Organic Myths and Truths with Cynthia Cruz in the Clark’s Theatre

12:30 pm Rumors and Myths About Breast Cancer with Dr. Laura Lee in the Hangar Hotspot

12:45 pm Kids Karate Demonstration with Red Dragon Karate on the Caliente Main Stage

01:00 pm Yoga Class with Kim Tang on the Tarmac

01:00 pm Wild Life on Wheels with The Living Desert on the Bob Hope Stage

01:00 pm Superfoods for Life with Starkie Sowers in the Clark’s Theatre

01:30 pm Learn about local Healing Mineral Waters in the Hangar Hotspot

01:30 pm Meet NFL Greats on Caliente Main Stage followed by photo ops and autographs

02:00 pm Toxic Mold Poisoning with Dr. Lori Arnold in the Clark’s Theatre

02:30 pm Spin Class with Pedal Spin Studio on the Tarmac

02:30 pm Applied Nutrition with Dr. Steven Nelson in the Hangar Hotspot

03:00 pm Secrets to a Great Workout with Starkie Somers in the Clark’s Theatre

03:30 pm Spin Class with Pedal Spin Studio on the Tarmac

 

Sunday at the Palm Springs Air Museum:

10:00 am Palm Springs Fire Department and their safety preparedness team on the Tarmac

10:05 am Yin Yoga with Evolve Yoga in the Zen Den

10:15 am Wake Up to Zumba on the Caliente Main Stage

10:30 am Desert CrossFit obstacle course between the planes on the Tarmac

10:30 am Not Just Spider Veins with Dr. Sanford Greenburg in the Hangar Hotspot

10:45 am Restorative Yoga with Evolve Yoga in the Zen Den

11:00 am TASTING ADVENTURES hangar with over 18 food & wine vendors

11:00 am Wild Life of Wheels with The Living Desert on the Bob Hope Stage

11:00 am Ask the Medical Experts hosted by Patti Gribow on the Caliente Main Stage

11:30 am Tibetan Singing Bowls & Gongs in the Clark’s Theater

11:30 am Learn to Live Gluten Free with Tiffany in the Hangar Hotspot

12:00 pm 100 Years of Sinatra with Frank DiSalvo on the Caliente Main Stage

12:15 pm Using Essential Oils with Cynthia Cruz in the Clark’s Theatre

12:30 pm Mind Body Balance with Bronwyn in the Hangar Hotspot

01:00 pm Yoga Class with Kim Tang on the Tarmac

01:00 pm Market Fresh Cooking Demo with Chef Daniel on the Caliente Main Stage

01:15 pm Kettle Bell Training with Cameron Noerr in the Clark’s Theatre

01:30 pm To Treat or Not to Treat (Breast Cancer) with Dr. Janet Ihde in the Hangar Hotspot

02:00 pm Yoga Demo with Ann Marie Palma on the Bob Hope Stage

02:00 pm THE DOCTORS “Prevention and Treatment of Skin Conditions” on Caliente Main Stage

02:15 pm Toxic Mold Poisoning with Dr. Lori Arnold in the Clark’s Theater

02:30 pm Medicinal Marijuana with Chris Cranfill in the Hangar Hotspot

02:30 pm Spin Class with 5 Star Gym on the Tarmac

03:15 pm Sports Nutrition with Cameron Noerr in the Clark’s Theatre

03:30 pm Spin Class with 5 Star Gym on the Tarmac

04:00 pm Desert CrossFit Awards Presentation on Caliente Main Stage

Festival passes start at $15 per day.  Gate proceeds benefit Old town Artisan Studios, who is committed to providing positive art experiences for all people despite age, disability or financial disadvantage.    Children under 12 are free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

For more information visit www.PSHealthFest.com
Diana@MarloProductions.com (760) 285-3903


Saturday and Sunday from 11 – 3 pm the Tasting Adventures hangar will include healthy samplings of delectable gourmet specialties from local restaurants complemented by organic wines, craft beers and botanical elixirs along with live music sponsored by Woody’s After Dark and magnificent mountain views from the open-air venue.

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Join NFL greats Kansas City Chief’s Hall of Fame Kicker, NICK LOWERY
 NFL Rushing Champion CHRISTIAN “The Nigerian Nightmare” OKOYE
 2-time Super Bowl Champion Oakland Raiders Safety MIKE DAVIS
 Raiders Defensive End, Actor & Celebrity Fitness Coach, PETE KOCH
for an NFL Stars talk on Concussions

The Palm Springs Health & Fitness Festival on Saturday, November 14 is hosting an “NFL Stars Conversation” dedicated to young athletes starting at 1:30 followed by a meet and greet with autographs from 2:30 to 4 pm. The pros will be speaking candidly about concussions and positive solutions for a more enlightened approach for concerned parents and athletes. This is a crucial sports issue on parents minds, and the discussion will be around finding reasonable steps to help parents and their children enjoy a fearless football experience yet understand, learn and adapt to make the necessary changes for football safety as well as other sports involving head injuries.

The panel will be moderated by Dan McGrath, local radio personality, and led by Nick Lowery who retired after a rewarding 17 year career in the NFL.. According to Nick, “I’ve watched some of the toughest and finest guys I’ve had the honor to play with fall ill with devastating neurological diseases including Mike Webster, 4 time Super Bowl Champion, Hall of Famer and my teammate for two seasons on the Kansas City Chiefs, and Chargers Hall of Famer Junior Seau, my teammate on two Pro Bowl teams.” Until this new era, getting your “bell rung” was a brief interruption before returning to the game. The reality now is that players fear that they might be at risk of devastating and life-altering conditions. Nick went on to say candidly, “I want to honor my friends Webster and Seau and their immense Legacy to the sport of Football by helping it continue to grow with an enlightened new perspective on the game we all love.”

To reward coaches and parents and youth football players, an unprecedented 13 NFL autographed footballs will be given out to local young athletes that attend the event. The goal of this panel is for the players to share their stories, have an energetic productive dialogue with the audience and especially encourage young athletes and their parents to ask important questions and participate. The So Cal Coyotes will assist with the meet and greet following the panel discussion. There will be plenty of time for photos and autographs.

For tickets and info visit the activities page at pshealthfest.com

Nick Lowery is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is former 7-time All Pro NFL placekicker for the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets. He played in the League from 1978-1996. He won the NFL Players’ foremost Humanitarian Award, the Justice Byron Whizzer White Award in 1993. Find out more at www.NickLowery.org