February 17, 2011

Kamloops takes proactive approach with Keep on Moving Program

Kamloops, B.C. - As the population ages, so does the prevalence of chronic conditions. Often, individuals are directed to lifestyle change to better manage their conditions. As such, an increased number of individuals are registering in fitness classes to manage their health.

In recognition of this trend, The Strategic Health Alliance, comprised of The Interior Health Authority and the City of Kamloops, is taking a proactive approach to increase awareness surrounding chronic disease for local fitness instructors. Keep On Moving is an educational course aimed at registered fitness leaders in Kamloops and the surrounding communities.

The Keep On Moving course is an educational opportunity that provides knowledge for fitness leaders surrounding exercise as it relates to chronic disease and aging. Keep On Moving strives to increase awareness around chronic disease and safety in fitness classes and to promote accessible safe exercise options within the community. Delivered over two days, it includes the presentation of key areas of interest in safe exercise programming such as disease pathology and progression as it relates to exercise.

The next course will run on March 4, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm and March 5, 2011 from 8am to 4pm at the Tournament Capital Centre. Cost is $299 and registration is required by February 25, 2011. This program is approved for 12 BCRPA continuing education credits, and 4 CanFit Pro, FIS, PTS and OAS continuing education credits.

Please call 250-828-3500 or visit www.kamloops.ca/ezreg to register. Program #:165732.

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Media Contact:
Danielle Harkies, Exercise Specialist Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3742
dharkies@kamloops.ca