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Fitness fest Oct. 19 at LCCC

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, and its foundation will host a fall fitness fest on Oct. 19.

This year’s events are focused on raising money for student scholarships and LCCC’s Cougar Cabinet food pantry, created to address food insecurity among LCCC students.

The partnership with United Way funds the Allentown Food Pantry, while the partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank benefits both the Allentown and Schnecksville food pantries.

Monetary or food donations are appreciated anytime and on the day of the event.

LCCC has partnered with Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute and Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile to provide awareness, information and an opportunity for a mammography screening or to give blood on campus.

For more information, visit or call 610-402-LVHN to schedule a mammogram appointment.

For more information on Miller-Keystone Blood Center, visit No appointment is needed.

The fall fitness fest is designed to motivate friends, family, students and the community to get back in the fitness groove and decrease stress levels.

Participants may register for one or all of these events:

• 5K run/walk on a challenging, picturesque route;

• Two-hour Zumba class with local instructors Caressa James (Zumba jammer), Tessie and Pedro, and Jonathan and Lexi;

• Yoga and meditation class with Alissa Xander; and

• Qigong class, a mind-body-spirit practice for mental and physical health with Kiki Peppard

The 5K run/walk will follow a course around LCCC’s main campus and along Orchard Road.

Adults may register for a fee up to the day of the event. Children age 9 and younger are free.

Discounted pricing is available for students and military.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a warmup at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk start at 9 a.m.

Zumba will be offered in Berrier Hall.

Adults can register for zumba for a fee. Children age 9 and younger can join the zumba class for free, and discounted pricing is available for students and military.

Registration is at 10 a.m. Zumba starts at 11 a.m.

Yoga and Qigong will also take place in Berrier Hall. Participants can select to attend one of these adult-only classes for fee.

Registration will be at noon. Both classes begin at 1 p.m.

Yoga will take place in the dance studio and Qigong in the auxiliary gym.

Limited spacing applies.

For more information on registering for either event, sponsorships or volunteering, visit

For additional questions, contact Jane Wilchak, LCCC’s special events manager, at or call 610-799-1929.