‘Get Fit, Be Well’: Hamptons fundraiser offers tips for wellness
For all those fitness enthusiasts – including aspiring fitness enthusiasts – the Hamptons Fitness & Wellness Soiree this Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Hamptons, offers a chance to learn healthy habits while helping those less fortunate. Hosted by celebrity doctor and podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal, health sanctuary Dasha Wellness, and WPIX 11's Dr. Steve Salvatore, this exclusive affair will help put you on the path toward better health by teaching how to incorporate fitness into your everyday routine. The event also will benefit Soles4Souls’ efforts to provide shoes for children in need.
Indulge in complimentary cocktails and healthy hors 'd oeuvres, prepared by Chef Brian Johnson of Artistic Events NYC, as you mingle, lounge by the pool and get pampered with a range of spa treatments — from manicures to massages and reflexology.
Dr. Splichal, along with emergency medicine physician Dr. Salvatore and Dasha Wellness founder Dr. Darren Pollack, will demonstrate how fitness is the key to wellness through fun presentations and the “Ask the Doctors Panel,” where the physicians will address your specific health concerns for 20 minutes.
National fitness expert Dr. Emily Splichal, or “Dr. Legs,” is known for her posture and balance workouts “Catwalk Confidence” and “Stiletto Recovery.” Seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and the Dr. Steve Show, as well as featured in Glamour, Seventeen, Women's Day and Elle Magazine, Dr. Splichal applies her stiletto foot expertise to workouts that improve posture and allow you to walk with confidence.
In addition to hosting a stiletto runway demonstration by the Catwalk Confidence Girls, Dr. Splichal will be available to sign her new book, “Everyday Is Your Runway: A Shoe Lover's Guide to Healthy Feet & Legs,” which details little-known techniques women can use to care for their feet as part of their daily beauty regimen.
"I'm very excited to be organizing my first charity event! I am very proud to have reached the point in my career when I can start giving back. My hopes for this event are to bring an awareness to the importance of fitness, especially foot fitness, for a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Splichal. “I encourage men and women to come to what is going to be a fabulous event. We have a great line up of wellness services, a beautiful pool for lounging, and they will be benefiting a great cause.”
The affair’s proceeds will be directed to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that collects new shoes for children living in poverty and uses donated shoes to encourage microbusiness efforts in poor nations.
And who knows, you may also be able to rub shoulders with some other celebrities – Susan Lucci; celebrity fitness Trainer Rich Decker; celebrity doctors Dr. Janis, Dr. Verdier, and Dr. Volpicella; supermodel Farah Zulaikha; socialites Victoria Hilton and Karen Koeningsberg; and many others have all been invited.
The event will take place in a private East Hampton location (the address will be sent to attendees) from 2 to 6 p.m., kicking off with a red carpet shindig. For more information or to purchase general or VIP tickets, visit www.catwalkconfidence.com/hamptons.html.