Alberta Health Services Logo

A-H-S to offer Supervised Exercise Information Session in Stettler

Session will be held at the Stettler Rec. Centre on Friday, Mar. 16

Stettler residents are invited to attend a free information session being held by Alberta Health Services on their Supervised Exercise program.

A-H-S health professionals will share their expertise, explain what participants can expect from a supervised exercise program, as well as answer questions to help participants decide if the program is right for them.

“The program is for individuals with one or more chronic conditions interested in learning how to exercise safely” according to Paula Doolaege, a Registered Nurse and Clinical Educator for the Alberta Healthy Living Program.

“What we find is a lot of people are either afraid or self-conscious about going into a gym. So we have an exercise specialist that will actually show you how to use equipment safely.”

“With this program, you’re in the gym for six weeks. It’s usually two days a week for one to one-and-a-half hours, with a trained exercise specialist. After the six weeks, then you will have a follow-up assessment, so you’re not just left on your own.”

Residents interested in participating must attend the information session in order to be eligible.

In addition to learning how to use equipment safely in a community gym, and how stay safe while exercising, participants will:

• Improve your strength, flexibility and endurance

• Have a one-on-one initial assessment (scheduled 1-2 weeks prior to start of the program)

• Participate in exercise classes under the guidance of an exercise specialist

• Have an assessment after completing the program.

The Information Session will be on Friday, March 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stettler Recreation Centre (6202 44 Avenue).

The Supervised Exercise Program is open to those who are 17 years of age and older. Family members and supports are welcome to attend, however it is not recommended for pregnant women.

Registration is required as the date and time may change. For more information and to register, call the Alberta Healthy Living Program Central Zone at 1-877-314-6997.

Residents can also be notified of any upcoming classes that Alberta Health Services is providing. Visit to sign up for notifications under the Alberta Healthy Living Program.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

Alberta readies itself for cannabis sales with 17 stores (for now) and a new provincial website

Wm. E. Hay hands out awards

High School students honoured

Clearview Public Schools requesting modular classrooms for Gus Wetter School

School’s capacity decreased to 305 students from 358

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

After 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’ Big Bird puppeteer retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said “we need much time, much more time and we continue to work in the next weeks.”

Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison

Paul Bernardo plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison.

B.C. Lions look to cement CFL playoff spot with victory over Eskimos

B.C. can cement a post-season berth in the wild West Division on Friday night with a home win over the Edmonton Eskimos

Canada ban on asbestos takes effect but mining residues are exempt

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna plans to announce the new regulations implementing the ban on Thursday in Ottawa

UPDATE: Aurora Rafer has been found unharmed

RCMP have a man in custody and continue to investigate

Most Read