Indiana University East will host Family Move Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Whitewater Hall Lobby. Courtney Crozier and Marci Crozier, former competitors on the Biggest Loser Season 11, will speak on nutrition and exercise at 6:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium.
Courtney Crozier, of Valparaiso, Ind., is a senior working on her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through IU East’s online degree completion program. She is the owner of YoAmazing Yogurt Shoppe in Valparaiso. The Croziers were contestants on the Biggest Loser during Season 11, which began airing on NBC in January 2011.
“Our message is mostly about hope. Anyone can do something if they put their mind to it! There is a wellness wheel that keeps our lives moving in a healthy way as long as it’s balanced. Balance is key and it’s something we strive for daily,” Crozier said.
Family Move Night is free and open to the public. This is a family focused event to assist families in thinking about ways to integrate healthy behaviors into their routines. Activities include face painting for children, massage for parents, booths with healthy food samples and information on nutrition, healthy recipes and community agency programs. Door prizes and gifts for children in attendance will be available at the end of the event.
“With childhood obesity on the rise in our community, we thought it would be of great benefit to offer families in our community an alternative to promote healthy lifestyles,” said Dean of the School of Nursing Karen Clark. “We decided a Family Move Night would provide families the opportunity to learn fun ways to maintain or improve their health. We are also excited about having Marci and Courtney as keynote speakers, telling their stories of how positive lifestyle changes have made a difference in their lives.”