The Northeast Missouri C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16 will feature guest speaker Kelsey Vance. Her presentation, “Mind over Body”, will highlight fitness, the brain, how to vary a routine, goal-setting and the best way to stick to those goals.

The Northeast Missouri C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16 will feature guest speaker Kelsey Vance. Her presentation, “Mind over Body”, will highlight fitness, the brain, how to vary a routine, goal-setting and the best way to stick to those goals.

Vance is a fitness enthusiast born and raised in Hannibal, Mo. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Community Health with an emphasis in Wellness and Psychology. Vance obtained a scholarship from UCM to participate in Cross Country and Track.

Vance earned her personal training certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also a certified Barre instructor and has training in Les Mills GRIT, yoga, and aquatic boot camp, to name a few.

Vance leads a kid’s boot camp style class for the Hannibal Hurricanes Swim Team. She teaches fitness classes weekly at both the YMCA of Hannibal and Twisted Juniper Yoga in Hannibal, and in between those classes she works with personal training clients daily. In her free time, Vance enjoys Spartan Racing (Obstacle/Mud Racing), hunting/fishing, running, playing golf, volleyball and being outdoors.

The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fiddlestiks in Hannibal, with lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a program and the meeting at noon. Healthcare and social service organizations and leaders throughout Northeast Missouri are encouraged to participate. The Partnership encourages and supports initiatives which enhance the health and vitality of residents of Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties. The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership serves as a vehicle for regular dialogue among regional health leaders, encouraging a shared understanding of regional health challenges and the emergence of activity designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents of the region. For more information about the C.H.A.R.T. Partnership, contact Tom Dugger, Executive Director for Families and Communities Together (F.A.C.T.) and 2017 Chairperson for the Partnership, at Tom.Dugger@mcfact.org .