Sports Science Professional Wraps Up the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series With Discussion of Strength Training

Sports Science Professional Wraps Up the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series With Discussion of Strength Training

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a presentation by sports science professional Katie Balthrop on the benefits of strength training at any age.

Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness
Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness

The series, presented in a lunch-and-learn format, offers the community the opportunity to hear local experts discuss health-related topics in a non-commercial atmosphere.

Balthrop, who founded Savannah Sport and Wellness, will discuss the cardiovascular, muscular, neurological and skeletal benefits of lifting weights.

“Weight training improves heart health, bone density, coordination and balance, as well as basic strength and power. It benefits every age group, and anyone can develop a safe and effective lifting routine and progression,” she said.

Balthrop offers services from personal training to motion and metabolic analysis, and she has been active as a fitness professional since 2007. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists as well as an RRCA Certified Coach. Balthrop holds a Master of Science in sports medicine from Armstrong State University and earned her undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

The doors of the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St., open at 11:30 a.m. for the presentation, and the program begins at noon. The event is free, but pre-registration is required and can be completed at

The Enmarket Encourage Health Series features a wide-ranging of diverse health topics throughout the year. Previous subjects in the 2019 series included meditation for stress relief, food insecurity issues in Savannah and a look at the health impacts of CBD oil.

Additionally, at each presentation, Healthy Savannah, Enmarket and the event sponsors present a $1,000 donation to local charities with the mission of promoting health. The nonprofit organization chosen to recognized during the finale event is the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series sponsored by Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, David’s Dry Cleaners, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ

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Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country.

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