Choose to Move Starts April 24 (Fitness Program for Seniors 65+)

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April 24, 2017

Langley City aims to help seniors to set and meet their fitness goals

For Immediate Release

Langley City, BC – The Recreation, Culture & Community Department is partnering with the BC Recreation and Parks Association and the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Hip Health and Mobility to pilot a new and exciting program, Choose to Move, which aims to help seniors (65+) to set and meet their physical activity goals.

The Choose to Move program is a six-month activity support program aims to assist people over 65+ years that are not currently active but want to become physically active again.

Program participants will meet at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, to work one-on-one with a certified activity coach to develop a personalized fitness plan that fits with their preferences and lifestyle. The Program includes private consultations, four group meetings for encouragement and motivation, and regular phone check-ins. For the first three months, participants will meet with their activity coach for guidance and will connect at least once a month with peers and their coach for support. Unlike a fitness class, participants don’t have to go to a gym or class; instead, they get to build their plan based on what they like to do.

“Choose to Move is a unique fitness program as it allows participants to choose how they want to be active and offers the support to guide them throughout the process, making it much more likely that they will continue with a healthier, more active lifestyle for life” said Christine Daum, Recreation Supervisor at Timms Community Centre.

Registration has already begun, and the Choose to Move pilot program starts Monday, April 24, 2017 and costs $40+ GST. Subsides are available for those in financial need. To find out more contact Christine Daum at 604.514.2941.

 

Media Contact:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
Phone: 604.514.2823
Email: spaulson@langleycity.ca

 

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