PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27, 2012 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams is sponsoring a series of free health-minded events from Oct. 1 through mid-November as part of his Health Awareness Season.

“A healthy lifestyle is something we can all strive toward, whether we resolve to make better food choices, exercise more or maintain regular check-ups with our physician. We don’t have to make huge changes, but even little lifestyle improvements make a major difference,” Williams said. “These events will help folks learn new forms of exercise while having fun, all for free.

“I’ve devoted a portion of the fall season specifically for health awareness, in partnership with Personal Health Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and the Law Office of Dennis G. Young, Jr., P.C., for my constituents in the 8th Senatorial District. We invite everyone to participate in these healthy and fun-filled events.”

Learn what it takes to keep a body fit with a personal trainer, who will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5 at Sayre Morris Recreation Center, 5835 Spruce St. in Philadelphia.

Have fun and get the blood moving with great music and line dancing from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7 at SOCCA, Turner School, 5900 Baltimore Ave. in Philadelphia.

Discover the Latin dance-inspired, calorie-burning workout Zumba from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 at Kingsessing Recreational Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave. in Philadelphia.

There will be free giveaways at these events while supplies last. Registration is not required.

Folks are also invited to join Williams and his staff at the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, a 5K walk that takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

In addition, folks can walk their way to good health and enjoy the beauty of our natural environment and the fellowship of good neighbors with the walk club  from 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday from Oct. 13 to Nov. 17 starting at Laura Sims Skate House at 63rd and Walnut streets in Philadelphia.

For more information on these events, call Desaree Jones at 215-492-2980 or e-mail