Free fitness classes available next week

By Sarah Rae
September 2, 2016 - 1:59pm

Fitness classes are being offered for free next week in the Battlefords to get people interested in healthy living.

The Co-op Aquatic Centre and Nationswest Field House are offering a week of free fitness classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Fitness instructor Chantel Cunningham said there will be a wide variety of classes for people to find out what they like.

“We're hoping that they can come and experience something new and have fun doing it and maybe find a new little hobby that's going to help them get fit,” she said.

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, almost 60 per cent of Canadian adults are overweight or obese, as well as 26 per cent of children. The foundation suggests adults should be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every week.

Cunningham said parents who can’t find the time to work out can still try out classes at the field house, because some of them also have childcare available.

She said the classes will be available on a first come-first serve basis, but most classes can accommodate quite a few people.

“(It’s) to give people of the Battlefords the opportunity to try something new,” Cunningham said. “If they've ever thought about trying an aquatic fitness class or one of our classes at the field house it's a great opportunity for them just to come give it a try and see if they like it.”


Sarah Rae is battlefordsNOW's court and crime reporter. She can be reached at [email protected] or tweet her @sarahjeanrae.


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