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UTTC Men's Health Day to feature fitness trainers
5 March 2004

BISMARCK, ND - BISMARCK, ND - Two experts in the field of personal fitness and health are the featured presenters for Men's Health Day, Thursday, March 18 at United Tribes Technical College.

      Jamie Grismer and Russ Drake of Optimum Fitness, Bismarck, will talk and demonstrate how to build a lifestyle around health and fitness.

      "It's a reality that men don't focus as much attention on their health as perhaps they should," said Sharlene Gjermundson, director of the UTTC Student Health Center and coordinator of the health day event. "That's why this event is all about men and what they need for health and fitness."

      Grismer is a former professional football player with the Bismarck Roughriders and an independent certified personal trainer whose work involves "helping others attain the body they've always dreamed of." Grismer earned a degree from University of Mary in Exercise Science.

      Fitness Instructor Russ Drake has been involved with health and fitness for most of his life. Drake says he knew that health and fitness would play an important part in his career since he struggled with the ups and downs of being over-weight for many years. His goal is to help people reach their fitness goals and make healthy lifestyle a part of everyday life.

      Grismer and Drake present "Health and Fitness As a Lifestyle" from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lower level of college's Barden Center, where all health day activities take place.

      Men's Health Day opens at 9 a.m. with information booths on a variety of topics including cooking and nutrition, health screenings, tobacco use and oral hygiene, testicular cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, body fat and the body mass index, financial literacy, and spirituality. A yogurt bar will also be open.

      Throughout the day healthy snacks will be served and plenty of door prizes awarded including tools and other men's gifts. A drawing will be held for a grand prize $75 gift certificate from Scheels Sports, Kirkwood Plaza, Bismarck.

      The public is invited to attend all Men's Health Day activities. There is no admission charge.

      For more information contact Sharlene Gjermundson, 255-3285 Ext. 1409 or sgjermundson@uttc.edu.


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