Expo promotes health and wellness at Marlins Park

Fitness and medical professionals, as well as outdoor activity coordinators, offered deals to promote health and wellness to enthusiasts at Marlins Park on March 29.

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau held its second annual Miami Health & Wellness Expo. Organizers said they were focused on the best of Miami’s wellness-centric lifestyle.

Entrance to the event was free.

Juan Diaz, from Port St Lucie, was attending a game and decided to stop by.

“I didn’t know about this event, but it is always good to learn about the new health innovations,” he said.

During the expo, vendors offered health screenings, food tasting and massages, among other activities. Promoters also raised awareness about daily health and safety issues.

Silvia Perez, who said she enjoys a wellness-oriented lifestyle, won a boat tour in the Everglades.

“I like to take care not only of my body but also of my mind and spirit,” she said. “And one of the ways I do it is through nature-related activities; this tour came in handy.”  

Andrina Nobili, a business specialist Miami Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces at Fruit & Spice Park, said her organization attended to showcase the different things the county department offers.

“We offer field trips to all ages on topics such as nutrition, bees and trees and culinary,” she said. “The park’s tropical climates hosts over 500 varieties of fruit, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and other commercially important plant specimens.”