Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion

Programs that promote the benefits of an active lifestyle and encourage people of all ages to participate in regular physical activity as a means of improving health, preventing disease and enhancing the overall quality of their lives. The programs may be tailored for specific populations such as children, adolescents, older adults, employees or people with disabilities; and generally explain why physical activity is important, offer suggestions regarding easy ways to integrate physical activity into a daily routine (such as taking the stairs, going for a walk or parking further away than one usually does), describe specific benefits that can be experienced (such as building strong bones, strengthening muscles, maintaining flexibility, achieving and maintaining ideal weight, maintaining cardiovascular health, meeting new friends and improving physical self-esteem), and provide guidelines for the type and level of activity that is required to develop and maintain fitness or achieve other health-related goals.

 

Services

Offers a variety of sports and physical activity programs for children ages 6 to 12. Programs include: dance, gymnastics, soccer, and physical health education.

All programs are offered virtually using Zoom and require a computer or other device and access to the internet.

Offers a wide range of registered and drop-in gender inclusive programs for children ages 6 to 16. All programs offer a variety of activities that facilitate conversations around gender centred issues and provide opportunities to build confidence, self-esteem, and self-advocacy.

Offers a variety of weekly fitness classes and exercise equipment for older adults. New members meet with a personal trainer to set fitness goals and learn to use equipment safely. Class schedule is available online.

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Provides and promotes opportunities to learn and make healthy lifestyle choices with a focus on environmental and policy approaches to increasing activity rates, healthy eating, tobacco use cessation, cancer prevention, and screening.

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