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 www.ahs.ca/ahlp to sign up for notifications under the Alberta Healthy Living Program.