News from Kamloops

September 27, 2012

Kamloops takes a 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.

Keep On Moving has recently been presented in the City of Kelowna, Vancouver and locally in Kamloops. Participant feedback has been positive, with comments such as:

The next course will run on November 16th, 2012 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and November 17th, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre. Cost is $299 and registration is required by November 9th, 2012. Registration is limited to 20 participants. This program is approved for 12 BCRPA continuing education credits, and 4 CanFit Pro, FIS, PTS and OAS continuing education credits. Visit www.keeponmoving.ca for more info on the Keep On Moving initiative.

Please call 250-828-3500 or visit www.kamloops.ca/ezreg to register. Program #:196932.

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Media Contact:
Hannah Coulter, Exercise Specialist Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3742
hcoulter@kamloops.ca