Shark Tank Stars Headline Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2015

Health and wellness businesses successfully launched on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” will highlight the fourth Annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo, Oct. 17 and 18 at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.

The Shark Tank Health Zone, a special new attraction of Expo 2015, will feature dance fitness sensation Billy Blanks Jr., creator and director of Dance It Out, along with Nuts ‘N More, the first high protein spread, First Defense Nasal Screens, the first non-inserted, hypo-allergenic, self-adhering nasal filter, and more.

Billy will conduct his world renowned dance fitness class at the Expo on Saturday, October 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, from noon to 1:00 pm.  To pre-register for one of the free classes, call TMK Sports & Entertainment at (203) 531-3047.

A certified professional known for designing feel good fitness programs that make working out fun, Billy is hailed as the face for the new generation of fitness by Lionsgate, ABC, IDEA World Fitness and YouTube’s Be Fit channel. His company, Dance It Out (DIO), which made history on “Shark Tank,” is becoming the fastest growing fitness-based dance program in America, Japan and beyond. Billy has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, VH1, FOX, So You Think You Can Dance, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Style Network and more.

Billy has also danced in music videos with celebrities, such as Paula Abdul, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Babyface and others. His credits include TV appearances on “American Dreams” with Alicia Keys and “The Tonight Show,” among many others. He also starred as Tyrone Jackson in the U.S. touring company of the Broadway musical, “Fame.”  In addition, he is an accomplished director and choreographer. His popular DVDs will be available for purchase and signing.

Nuts ‘N More started four years ago when the founders sought healthy alternatives for adding protein to the diet without resorting to bars or shakes. The company has expanded from high protein peanut and almond butters to other nut-based products such as Almond Infused Protein and a new Peanut Powder line. The popular products will be available for tasting and purchasing.

First Defense Nasal Screens are designed to help filter and reduce the amount of contaminants that people inhale in all types of environments. They can be worn for up to 24 hours and seal 100 percent of the nasal passage. Self-cleaning, they will not clog and can be worn in extremely hot and cold temperatures without losing their extra strength moisture-resistant and repelling hypo- allergenic adhesive, which has been tested and designed to be able to be worn daily without causing irritation to the skin.

The 4th Annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo will feature complimentary health screenings for adults by Stamford Hospital, children’s activities, athlete and author appearances plus the latest information, products, services and demos from over 90 exhibitors and much more. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.  The public is asked to bring nonperishable food for The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For more information, visit

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is located at 1 Blachley Road, Stamford.