WTHR-13 Weekend Sunrise meteorologist Nicole Misencik served as host to over 500 hundred central Indiana women, their families and friends attending the 9th Spirit of Women Day of Dance.
Day of Dance held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Primo West Banquet & Conference Center in Plainfield, is an annual event sponsored by Franciscan St. Francis Health. The event is a women’s focused event which promotes health and nutrition through dance, aerobic activities and education to help prevent heart disease.
Special guest, Jill Jayne, “Rock Star Nutritionist” got the crowd moving with memorable songs about the importance of nutrition, moving our body and being healthy. Dances included the Move Your Body rap, a flash mob and others. Jayne is a trained performer and musician and a registered dietician.
Jayne, who has shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama, has performed all over the county and internationally teaching parents and children the perfect harmony of food and activity through song and dance. Her strategy is to empower youngsters to make healthier choices.
Other live dance instruction included NIA, or neuromuscular integrative action, a low-impact fitness form, as well as several line dances instructed by The Dancing DJs. Free health screenings were also offered, including cholesterol, glucose, déjà heel scans and blood pressure.
“2012 Day of Dance exceeded our expectations,” said Michele Wood, manager of Women’s Health Services for Franciscan St. Francis. ““Working with Jill Jayne was exciting and innovative, Nicole Mikulski was delightful, and the Dancing DJs were a great package. Social media buzzed after the event as adults were applying Jill Jayne’s nutrition tips into their grocery shopping.”