Healthier 901 Fest

9.2.23 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Shelby Farms Park
Great Lawn and FedEx Event Center

You’re invited for a day jam-packed with non-stop excitement, family fun and empowering events.

We’re challenging the Mid-South to lose 1 million pounds of extra weight over three years for a Healthier 901. We can do it, together, because there’s power in numbers. To kick things off in a big way, join us on September 2nd at the Shelby Farms Park Great Lawn overlooking Hyde Lake for the Healthier 901 Fest.

This event is your opportunity to hear about celebrity guest Sherri Shepherd’s weight loss journey, watch delicious healthy cooking demonstrations with local chef Kelly English and Chris Beavers of Kroger, join fitness activities, get a free health screening at the Cigna Healthcare Wellness on Wheels, gather weight-loss guidance, join the challenge and jumpstart your journey toward a Healthier 901.

So rally your friends, gather the whole family, and invite your neighbors, because together, we can take steps to change the health of our community.

This is a headshot of Sherri Shepherd, co-emcee at the Healthier 901 Fest

Celebrity Guest Sherri Shepherd Joins the Healthier 901 Movement

Actress and comedian, Sherri Shepherd, will be live and in-person to co-emcee Healthier 901 Fest. In addition to bringing her quick wit to Memphis, she will also share her personal health journey at 11:30 AM on the main stage to inspire those of us who are looking to lose five pounds, 50 pounds or just live a healthier life.

Free wellness screenings by cigna healthcare

Cigna Healthcare and its Wellness in Motion Tour is coming to Healthier 901 Fest, offering free health screenings for those 18+. This includes biometric screenings, a functional fitness test and even on-site health coaches to talk about your screening results and answer health-related questions. This resource will be located next to the main stage at the Shelby Farms Park Great Lawn.

Cigna Healthcare's mobile wellness screenings

schedule of events

MAIN STAGE at the Great Lawn

10:15 AM Welcome Message
10:30 AM Exercise: Zumba by YMCA
11:00 AM Exercise: Line Dancing by YMCA
11:30 AM Sherri Shepherd on her Wellness Message
12:00 PM Exercise: Hip Hop by YMCA
12:35 PM Exercise: Cardio Kickboxing by YMCA
1:00 PM   Exercise: Sweat Cardio by Ricky Dortch
1:30PM    Exercise: Sweat Cardio by Ricky Dortch

Sponsor Giveaways

Nike: 10:25 am, Planet Fitness: 11:25 am,
Kroger: 11:50 am, YMCA: 12:30 pm,
Victory Bicycle Studio: 1:30 pm



10:15 AM Healthy Cooking Demo: Chef Kelly English
11:00 AM Healthy Cooking Demo: Chef Kelly English
11:45 AM Healthy Cooking Demo: Chef Kelly English
12:30 PM Healthy Cooking Demo: Chef Chris Beavers of Kroger
1:30PM    Healthy Cooking Demo: Chef Chris Beavers of Kroger


10:30 AM Dr. Womeodu on Cardiac Conditions
11:15 AM Mallory Woodard on Mindfulness
12:00 PM Chair Yoga
1:00 PM   Chair Yoga
1:45 PM   MLH Associate Darnell Settles on his Weight Loss Journey



Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates

Other Events Include:

  • Free health screenings and coaching provided by Cigna Healthcare Wellness on Wheels mobile clinic
  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Family Zone
  • Healthy food trucks featuring Juicing with Jackie, Eat Green, Stick-Em, Loc’d N Vegan, What The Health, Bartlett Coffee Truck
  • Ninja tower, obstacle course, rock wall, bungee trampoline
  • Sponsor giveaways and feel-good music
  • Interactive sponsor and community partner booths
  • Games, jump ropes, hula-hoops, chalk obstacle course, light-up cone tag, and more

Event Map

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