Thank you

On behalf of the Women’s Health & Fitness Expo we would like to thank all the volunteers that worked the expo & made the event a success.

We would like to thank Leslie Rolnick, Lis D’Alessandro, Dr. Simona Meca, Master Elaine Ward, Hans Brand & Michael Rodriguez, Master Keith Bennett, Sherra Pazmino, Maryanne Kesting, Rose Rubin, Patricia Laufer & Tara McIndoo for the magnificent workshops they presented at this years expo.

We also want to thank Roufia Payman, Julia Elliott, Bruce Paley, Diane Henderiks, Lisa Woodrum & Lynn Howell for the chef demonstrations & all the excellent tips about eating healthy that they shared with us.

A big thank you to Stephannie Costello, Ujjala Schwartz, Chelsea Streifeneder owner of Body Be Well, and Colleen Ketchum.  And lets not forget Mike Romano, Justin Frank, Candi Ellis, Kathy Murphy, Suzy Rudolphf from Mac Fitness.  Thank you for the wonderful fitness demos & for showing the benefits of having a good work out regiment.

We also want to thank Grant Freer, Hudson Valley Community Reiki, Malinda Sanducci from Dragon Springs Acupuncture, Vivian Bodie, Jennifer Kluska, Arthur Todd, Miller Massage and Meditation, and Heather Lynn from Live with Ease for volunteering their services in the spa zone. Thank you so much for your wonderful service.

Thanks to all the sponsors who made this event possible.  A big shout out to Bryant “Drew” Andrews & the Energy Dance Company.  Thank you so much for being a part of this years expo.

A big thank you to Rhonda & Excel gymnastics.  To Maximillian B. Nucci a big thank you for volunteering your services at this years expo.

Thank you to all the exhibitors and speakers & all those that participated that I didn’t mention, without you this event wouldn’t be possible.  Thank you all for participating at this years expo & we hope to see you all next year.


Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

Simple & delicious  🙂



  • 1 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled avocado
  • 2  tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp grated lime rind
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sugar



1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently. Serve immediately.

Healthier Apple Crisp

  • 10 cupsunpeeled, cored, and sliced apples
  • 1/2 cupwhite sugar
  • 1 tablespoonwhite whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • 1 cupquick cooking oats
  • 1 cupwhite whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cupchopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 cupbutter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
  2. Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
  3. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, walnuts and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.