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Step Into Spring with Botsford Fitness Experts

Novi, Mich. (May 5, 2009)---The Botsford Center for Health Improvement can help you get fit and stay active this spring by setting a goal to walk or run a 5K. Join fitness experts at a Step into Spring event at the Botsford Center for Health Improvement on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help get you started with your walking or running goals. 
 
Experts will assess your flexibility, analyze your walking stride and critique your running form to determine risks for walking or running injuries. You’ll also learn how metabolism changes with an active lifestyle and discover how you can best manage your body weight while you train. 
 
The Step Into Spring schedule includes the following: 
9-10 a.m.: Pilates and Cardio-kickboxing 
 
10-11 a.m.: Boot Camp 
 
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Vendors including New Balance Footwear, BCHI Metabolism 101 and Irene’s Massage School. 
 
11 a.m.: 5K Walk/Run Coaching and Form Assessment 
 
11 a.m. – noon: Spinning 
 
Noon: Selecting Proper Footwear with Dr. Charles Young, Botsford Podiatrist 
 
More than a health club, The Botsford Center for Health Improvement offers a comprehensive wellness approach integrating fitness, lifestyle and behavior management with medical and clinical practices. To learn more about the Botsford Center for Health Improvement or the Step into Spring program, please call (248) 473-3100 or log on to www.botsford.org/bchi.

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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