KING OF PRUSSIA — The King of Prussia District is once again putting the focus on the region’s health and wellness providers and how they can help those who live and work in King of Prussia put their 2023 health goals into action.
The district is hosting its second annual Wellness Week — running from Feb. 6 through 12 — featuring seven days of deals, workouts and events focused on health and wellness.
“This is the time of year when the New Year’s resolutions really get tested.” said Rachel Ammon, marketing and communications director for the King of Prussia District. “Hopefully this event will keep people motivated and working towards their health and wellness goals. This is a great chance to find your next home for fitness or discover a new fitness modality that you’ve never tried before.”
Ammon said this year’s Wellness Week activities will kick off with a new event at King of Prussia Mall in the Plaza in front of Lord & Taylor on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We wanted to create a way to celebrate and kick off this exciting week,” she added.
The free event will feature three 20-minute workouts led by instructors from different King of Prussia gyms, as well as samples and demonstrations from participating businesses like Peloton, FP Movement and Pressed. For more information about the free kick-off workout and to register visit https://kopwellnessweek.com/workouts-events/546/.
As of Friday morning, Ammon said 53 businesses have signed on to participate. Forty-five businesses participated in the 2022 inaugural event.
“KOP has a reputation for its retail and dining, and rightfully so,” she said. “But we also want to highlight that KOP is a destination for all things health and wellness. By participating in this event (at no cost to them), participating businesses get a little extra promotion at a time when health and wellness is on many people’s minds.”
As it did last year, the King of Prussia District is selling a $20 Sweat Pass that will give people a chance to access more than 60 fitness classes throughout the week at participating King of Prussia gyms and studios, as well as open access to LA Fitness and the Upper Merion Community Center. To buy a Sweat Pass visit https://kopwellnessweek.com/sweat-pass/.
Throughout the week, participants can also take advantage of in-person and virtual special events from participating businesses and practitioners, ranging from cooking demonstrations to CPR classes. Advanced registration may be required for some of the events. For a schedule of events, visit https://kopwellnessweek.com/workouts-events/.
Ammon said the district had been thinking about starting a wellness event for some time before launching the first Wellness Week last year.
“After the success of our first KOP Wellness Week in 2022, we knew we wanted to bring this event year after year,” Ammon said. “It’s always our goal to ‘level up’ our annual events and this is no exception.”
Visitors to the King of Prussia District website will find information about Wellness Week, including a rundown of workouts and events, a directory of more than 100 wellness practitioners and retail stores. Visitors can also buy their Sweat Pass online so they can sign up for classes and open gym access during the week.
For more information about Wellness Week, visit KOPWellnessWeek.com.
The King of Prussia District is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, business improvement district that serves as a catalyst for economic development and job growth in the King of Prussia area. For more information about the King of Prussia District, visit visitKOP.com.