Free, health and fitness-focused event scheduled Saturday, May 6 and
Sunday, May 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM at MetLife Stadium
NBC 4 New York Lead Sportscaster Bruce Beck, Telemundo 47 Lead Sportscaster
Veronica Contreras, New York Giants Linebacker Mark Herzlich and
New York Giants Offensive Lineman Justin Pugh to serve as co-hosts
Meet and greet with current and former Giants players, tour the Giants locker room
and participate in activities on the field at MetLife Stadium
Quest Diagnostics™ to provide free health screenings
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – April 4, 2017 – For the fifth consecutive year, NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU are teaming up with the four-time Super Bowl champion New York Giants for the annual FREE family-friendly Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics™. One of the Tri-State’s largest and open-to-the-public health events, the Health & Fitness Expo will be held at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day.
NBC 4’s lead sportscaster Bruce Beck and Telemundo 47’s lead sportscaster Veronica Contreras join New York Giants’ Linebacker Mark Herzlich and Offensive Lineman Justin Pugh as co-hosts of the health and fitness-focused event, which attracted more than 50,000 visitors in 2016, an increase of 20 percent over the previous year. Beck, Contreras, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 anchors and reporters, as well as active and retired Giants players, will all be on hand throughout the weekend to meet attendees and sign autographs.
“The Health and Fitness Expo is one of WNBC’s most important community events. Not only is it free and open to the public, but our Expo is filled with a number of fun experiences designed to promote a healthier lifestyle. It is also the only Tri-State event where visitors can tour the Giants locker room, get an up-close view of four Vince Lombardi trophies and meet their favorite WNBC on-air news personalities,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York.
New for 2017, visitors will be able to obtain their “Passport to Health presented by Quest Diagnostics” by completing a series of health-themed activities such as fitness tests and health screenings across MetLife Stadium. Visitors completing all passport-related activities will be eligible for giveaways and special prizes to be awarded Expo weekend.
“As the Spanish-language home of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, health and fitness are very important to Telemundo 47 and the communities we serve. Whether your sport of choice is futbol or football, our free Health and Fitness Expo will offer local families an action-packed weekend of activities designed with their health in mind,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager, Telemundo 47.
Visitors will have the opportunity to walk on the actual field where their favorite players play, and will even have access to exclusive locker room tours. While on the field, visitors can access two Zipline towers and participate in a number of activities designed with their health in mind, including scaling a rock wall, running the 40-yard dash and joining the “Giants Experience” presented by Verizon where fans can participate in football-themed activities on the MetLife Stadium field.
For the fifth straight year, Quest Diagnostics, a proud partner in health of the New York Giants, is the presenting partner of the NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium. Quest will again be on-site offering attendees 18 years and older complimentary health screenings at the Quest Diagnostics Health Center, located inside the MetLife 50 Club within the Stadium’s main Great Hall. With their highly trained medical staff, Quest will be offering testing for cholesterol, vitamin D, kidney function and blood sugar level. Each attendee who participates in the free testing will receive their test results directly through the MyQuest mobile health app and online health management system.
Separate stages will include the FitnessAge Challenge, a program that reveals your “fitness age” and the Family Fun Zone, featuring workouts designed for kids and their families. Visitors can participate in virtual winter sports at the Expo’s Champions Village. The American Heart Association will offer a circuit for kids to test their fitness and health knowledge on the concourse. USA Football will demonstrate their Heads Up Football program, teaching safe tackling techniques and proper equipment fitting on MetLife Stadium’s Kid’s Field, located on the Plaza. Soccer fans will also be able to participate in a clinic lead by FA Euro.
Rain or shine, visitors can participate in the dual NBC 4 New York / Telemundo 47 New York Interactive Weather Center. Participants can see how they look in front of a simulated weather broadcast, meet meteorologists and weather anchors from both stations and tour two new weather vehicles: StormRanger 4 / CazaTormentas 47 a first-of-its-kind mobile Doppler weather radar truck and StormChaser 4 / BuscaTormentas 47, a military-spec sports utility vehicle which can travel directly into the storm.
Further and in service to the Tri-State community:
- NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will offer a limited number of free booth space for local, Tri-State non-profits and community organizations. Booths must remain staffed at all times during the event. Interested parties can obtain the application by contacting John Durso, Jr., NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 Vice President of Community and Communications.
- In conjunction with Telemundo 47’s community initiative "El Poder en Ti", Hispanic Federation will be on site to offer families resources on citizenship, immigration, and voter registration. This includes referrals to reliable and low-cost community resources available for Tri-State families.
- In conjunction with Clear the Shelters, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s popular, Tri-State pet adoption initiative, the Bergen County Animal Shelter and the Montclair Township Animal Shelter will appear at MetLife Stadium for both days of the Expo. Through their mobile adoption units, both shelters will offer Expo visitors a unique opportunity to meet a homeless pet in need of a forever home.
FREE parking will be available for the two-day event. The Port Authority bus service will also provide transportation to and from the event. The 351 Bus Service will run hourly on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The buses will leave from New York’s Port Authority Bus terminal (Gates 305 and 306) to MetLife Stadium Lot K.
The NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium is produced and managed by Network Events, an event development, marketing, sales and management firm specializing in the production of large-scale consumer events for media partners and professional sports teams. For more information on Network Events, Inc., please visit www.networkevents.tv.
Additional updates on the NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics will be offered in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.nbcnewyork.com/expo.