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More than 12,000 people participated in healthy activities at Rockefeller Park in lower Manhattan
Spin classes, potato-sack races, and brain games were the order of the day at today’s Rally® HealthFest hosted by actor and comedian Kevin Hart and digital health company Rally Health℠. More than 12,000 New Yorkers came out to celebrate healthy living at the free festival in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City.
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Today's New York City Rally HealthFest attracted over 12,000 people and was hosted by digital health company Rally Health and Rally Health Ambassador actor/comedian Kevin Hart. This free event was held to show the community how making simple lifestyle changes can be fun and help improve overall health. Here, Rally HealthFest co-hosts Robin Arzon and Kevin Hart share a laugh after a spin class. (Photo: Business Wire)
People of all ages were joined by Hart as they participated in fun, family-friendly activities ranging from group exercise classes led by Kevin’s personal trainer, Ron “Boss” Everline, to races on Hippity Hop balls in the Kids Zone. On hand to help host the event and offer people encouragement to move more and eat healthier was New York’s own Robin Arzon, author of Shut Up and Run: How to Get Up, Lace Up, and Sweat. Rally’s partner leading the fitness activities was NYC nonprofit Asphalt Green.
“I loved engaging with the people at today’s Rally HealthFest and showing them that they don’t have to go to extreme measures to improve their health and fitness. Everything we did today was fun and easy to do, and just about everything we did had a health or fitness benefit. I hope that people left feeling inspired and motivated to take the first or the next step in a healthy direction,” said Hart.
The event today was Rally Health’s second HealthFest in New York City and fifth event overall across the United States. In 2015, the company named Hart its first Health Ambassador and has since collaborated to host Rally HealthFests and produce health-focused videos starring Hart. To learn more about the Rally HealthFest or Rally Health’s partnership with Kevin Hart, visit https://www.rallyhealth.com/kevin-hart/, and follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
About Rally Health, Inc.
Rally Health, Inc. is a consumer-centric digital health company that makes it easy for individuals to take charge of their health and collaborates with health plans, care providers, and employers to engage consumers. The company’s flagship offering is Rally®, a digital health platform that offers a suite of configurable solutions that help people manage their health and health care needs: Rally EngageSM focuses on personalized health and well-being support; Rally ChoiceSM is a health benefits marketplace; and Rally ConnectSM offers care provider search and cost transparency. More than 30 million consumers have access to the Rally platform through more than 200,000 employers, and payers such as UnitedHealthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Health Alliance, and others. With offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver, the team behind Rally Health has been working together since 2010 to transform the consumer health industry. For more information, please visit www.RallyHealth.com.
About Asphalt Green
Asphalt Green is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. Community service is at the core of our origin and at the heart of the organization’s mission. A city-wide agency, Asphalt Green has two first class campuses: a beautiful 5½-acre Upper East Side campus and a 52,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility in Battery Park City. Asphalt Green will help over 33,000 public school children be fit this year through free programs in schoolyards, gymnasiums, and pools across New York City. www.asphaltgreen.org
For Rally Health, Inc.
Catherine Haupt, 650-678-1704
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