Get in shape and donate! The Ridgefield Playhouse has partnered with Nuvance Health, JoyRide Cycling + Fitness and the Ridgefield Running Company to present a fitness fundraiser that promotes health and wellness with live music, a DJ, spin bikes, nutrition and fun! On Sunday, October 20 from 2-5pm at Yanity Gym (next to The Playhouse), cyclists, runners, fitness enthusiasts and even those just wanting to “give it a try” will be able to take a 50-minute cycle class powered by JoyRide (offered at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm), which will be accompanied by live music by the band Fake ID or DJ Sean “Big Daddy” McKee, or sign up for a 5K fun run powered by Ridgefield Running Company (at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm), as well as sample healthy foods, shop for healthy products and learn about massage therapy, nutrition, injury prevention, stretching and more from our sponsors at Nuvance Health and our Community Sponsors. All proceeds go to The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Leir Foundation Arts for Everyone outreach program. This event is presented by Nuvance Health, sponsored by JoyRide Cycling + Fitness with support from Ridgefield Running Company and Ridgefield Bicycle Company. It is also part of the Adam Broderick Salon & Spa Whole New You Series with support from Reliance Merchant Services and HamletHub Community Events Series.
PICTURED: [First Row, L-R - Sitting] JoyRide Cycling & Fitness: Jessica Smith, Jared Marinelli, Cindy Tamburri, and Amanda Foristall [Second Row, L-R Standing] Jacqui Dowd, Ridgefield Bicycle Company; Josh Weinshank, Nuvance Health Associate Foundation Board; Adele Conner, Nuvance Health Foundation Office; Jennifer Dineen, The Ridgefield Playhouse; Jane Lindenburg, The Ridgefield Playhouse. Not pictured: Megan Searfoss, Ridgefield Running Company
The options for staying healthy and well in Ridgefield are many and this event aims to make it easy and fun! Forget the playlist – this fitness fundraiser will have LIVE music to get your heart thumping – the band Fake ID will be pumping out high-energy rock, soul and pop covers at the 3pm and 4pm cycle classes, while DJ Sean “Big Daddy” McKee will spin tunes at the 2pm class. Certified JoyRide Cycling + Fitness instructors will pair off to team teach three cycle classes – 2pm: Danielle & David; 3pm: Rhodie & Jared; 4pm: Cindy & Anne. More info on the JoyRide instructors can be found here: https://www.joyridestudio.com/instructors. The 5K fun runs, led by Ridgefield Running Company and Run Like A Mother founder Megan Searfoss, will start and finish at Yanity Gym. View the route here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2712295987
In addition to the fitness classes, Nuvance Health (formerly Western Connecticut Network) professionals will be on hand with information on avoiding injuries while working out, the warning signs of stroke, the Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital, preventing diabetes and more. Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, the title sponsor of the Whole New You Series, will have a staff member on hand to give chair massages and a hair stylist there to do fun braids! Community Sponsors will be set up surrounding the spin bikes where participants will be able to try nutritious, delicious food from Nature’s Temptations; learn about meditation, reiki, yoga, massage and psychic training from local businesses including Grow Wellness Therapy, MindBody Mastery and Susi Laura Massage; discover the role that CDB and supplements can play in wellness with The Pharm Stand, Isagenix and others; and get information about local sports medicine practice Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut and Interventional Pain Management.
Proceeds from Rock, Ride & Run will benefit the The Leir Foundation Arts for Everyone program, which helps make the performing arts available to economically disadvantaged residents of Fairfield County and surrounding communities who cannot afford the cost of admission, even at reduced rates. The Playhouse was founded in the belief that the arts can and do make a difference in the lives of people, and that accessibility to the arts should not be limited by one’s ability to pay. Arts for Everyone works with a wide range of non-profit organizations including ABC, Ability Beyond, Danbury Youth Services, Family and Children’s Aid, Grassroots Tennis, Mental Health Associates of CT and the Out and About Club. The Arts for Everyone outreach program also donates free tickets to Title 1 Schools and provides busing for the students to attend our Arts in Education programming. Our title sponsor for this program, The Leir Foundation, is a charitable organization that was founded by Henry Leir and his wife Erna, who came to this country in 1938 and settled in Ridgefield in 1954. Henry Leir was a philanthropist and The Foundation continues the Leirs’ charitable legacy.
To register ($20 to Run $40 to Ride- $50 to Ride & Run) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.