Wellington – Your Fitness Home
By Angela Shaw
If you visit the Mall at Wellington Green these days, you’re likely to find much more than trendy stores and tempting things to buy. You might see a group of seniors speed-walking around the upper floor or kids working out in the LIVE360 Studio or a cluster of moms practicing their Zumba moves. These and other activities are all part of the mall’s LIVE360 program headed up by their community liaison, the energetic and fit-minded Meghan Buser.
Meghan is not new to organizing exercise groups. Seven years ago when she and her family moved to Wellington, she started MomsFit4fun—a personal fitness plan for moms (and their babies). She also began teaching kickboxing, spinning and fitness boot camps and continues to do so. In the midst of all these endeavors, the mall approached her to head up a pop-up fitness studio which eventually grew into the successful LIVE360 program.
Mrs. Buser joined the Wellington Chamber of Commerce (through The Mall at Wellington Green) two years ago and has already made a significant impact on the community. She sits on their Health & Wellness Committee and developed an exciting initiative called #followfittrips. Together, the group takes a class from one of the Chamber Fitness Studios, and then floods their social media platforms with reviews, feedback and photos of the experience. The committee has visited Pure Barre Wellington, Cycle Bar Wellington, Club Pilates Wellington, and Orange Theory. Hotworx, Title Boxing Wellington, and 9-Round Wellington are up next on their calendar. With the impressive number of exercise opportunities, there is something for every age group and level. Find the latest commentary on #followfittrips and the Chamber’s Facebook and Instagram feeds. Meghan recommends each studio class, but her personal favorite is Orange Theory because it requires maximum physical demands in the shortest time span.The variety of workouts that our community offers provides an excellent way for people to cross train and find their preferred regimen.
In addition to highlighting on-going workout routines, Meghan and the Health & Wellness committee promote and produce special events. Coming up March 2, 2019 at the Wellington National Golf Club (formerly Bink’s Forest Club) is “Meet Me at the Race, Sunset Stride Family 5-K.” Filled with fitness, food and fun, the day includes a 4 p.m. bar-be-cue, as well as bounce houses, vendors and adult drinks. “We really hope to promote community wellness and encourage all levels of runners tojoin,” Meghan says. “The race is timed, so competitive runners are welcome and beginners are encouraged to try!”
The Bacon and Bourbon Festival at the Village is another happening held March 22rdand 23rd. While not focused on health, this exciting annual fest will featurelive music, the quintessential American drink and a hundred different ways to eat bacon (including chocolate-dipped)!One festival website put it this way,“With permission from your doctor, cardiologist and mother, come out and enjoy the day.”
It is Meghan’s personal conviction that not only does Wellington have an abundance of fitness opportunities; it also boasts the best in restaurants, shops and community events.“Why go anywhere else?” She asks. Residents need not venture out of the city limits to find services, amenities and excursions that that rival out-of-town offerings and help create Wellington’s distinct quality of life. From concerts to festivals to restaurants to shopping, Wellington has it all. She believes that if we support each other and ‘buy local’ we can make our village even better.
As a seasoned community relations consultant, Mrs. Buser is available to take businesses and brands to the next level by improving their online presence, sprucing up their image and creating events that increase community engagement. Discover more at https://meghanbuser.com.