Chamber's and Mohegan Tribe's Total Life Expo Returns September 17 to Mohegan Sun

One-Day Free Event Showcases Mental, Physical Health
Eastern CT  – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, in partnership with the Mohegan Tribal Council, has announced that the fourth annual Total Life Expo will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Total Life Expo is a quality-of-life event that encompasses all aspects of living well in mind and body. It is presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and the Mohegan Tribe, and is made possible through generous support from Mohegan Sun and Supporting Sponsors Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Physical Therapy, and Optum. Thanks to these sponsors’ contributions, the Total Life Expo is presented free and open to the public.
Highlights of the 2016 Expo include flu, whooping cough, and pneumonia vaccinations hosted by ShopRite Pharmacy; free mental and physical health screenings; a Red Cross blood drive; healthy cooking demonstrations led by expert local chefs; dance performances from talented regional troupes; health, safety, and science exhibits; a kids’ pavilion; a CT-made artisan market; dozens of exhibitor booths; and the Total Life Fitness Challenge, which opens this year’s Total Life Expo.   
The Total Life Fitness Challenge returns for its second year at the 2016 Total Life Expo. Contestants will get their blood pumping through a grueling two-mile obstacle course with stairs, a tire run, culvert crawl, hay bale hurdle, balance beam, 8-foot wall, traversing walls, and assorted fitness stations. Fitness Challenge participants will receive a free t-shirt afterward. Registration for the Total Life Fitness Challenge begins at 7:45 a.m. and continues until the Challenge starts at 9 a.m. at Mohegan Sun’s Thames Garage.
Proceeds from the Total Life Fitness Challenge help support the Frenchie Pegram Scholarship Fund at Norwich Free Academy.
Eastern CT’s children and families are encouraged to attend the Total Life Expo. Special kids’ activities include an inflatable obstacle course, live entertainment, safety and science demonstrations, creativity exercises, and up-close encounters with live animals from local nature and animal protection organizations.
“The Total Life Expo shows our region’s residents how to live well,” said Tony Sheridan, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. “By organizing this regional health expo, we aim to show how all of us can improve our lives, mentally and physically. From the very young to senior citizens, the information and services available at the Total Life Expo are valuable to all.”
Media support for the 2016 Total Life Expo comes from Full Power Radio, Hall Communications, The Day/Connecticut Family Magazine, and WFSB – Channel 3 Eyewitness News. Watch WFSB in mid-September for special sneak peeks of the Total Life Expo, including appearances by Expo representatives on “The Weekend Morning Show” Sept. 11 and “Better Connecticut” on Sept. 15. WFSB on-air personality Kevin Hogan will be the Expo’s Master of Ceremonies during the event on Sept. 17.
For more information about the 2016 Total Life Expo, visit or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113. Information is also available on the Total Life Expo’s Facebook page at

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About the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut:
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut. The Chamber works to create value for its members and the region by providing forums for business networking, leadership and discussions of issues that affect the region; providing opportunities for members to showcase their products, services and accomplishments; helping small businesses succeed through educational programs; and working to reduce the costs of doing business in Connecticut.  For more information, visit