Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) Program White Rock

WHITE ROCK, B.C. – Throughout our local community, people of all ages are looking to physical fitness to stay healthy and enjoy a better quality of life. For those who have suffered a stroke, a brand-new exercise program created by professionals has launched to meet complex needs and abilities.

The Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) Program is a group exercise program developed for people after stroke who have some standing and walking abilities. This program is offered over the span of 12 weeks and is located at White Rock’s Center for Active Living. It is generously subsidized by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Move for Life project.

“With a focus on helping our local community be the healthiest possible, we are pleased to support this project,” says Stephanie Beck, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director.

“FAME will fulfill the urgent need for a safe and effective exercise program to enhance mobility and fitness of people living with stroke who are generally older, less fit, have mobility problems and are prone to falls. It may also help to reduce the risk of secondary complications such as falls, fractures, heart disease and dementia, which are common after a stroke.”

Developed in Vancouver by Dr. Janie Eng, FAME has shown outstanding evidence of improved mobility, cardiovascular fitness, and arm and hand function. Classes are instructed by a FAME Program Certified Fitness Professional, and participants are monitored during program components. Community members interested in attending the program can register through the City of White Rock’s Recreation team by calling 604-541-2199. Physicians can download and complete referral forms for patients HERE.

Media Contact:

Logan La Roue
Strategic Communications Officer
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

PHONE:          604.535.4520

FAME Program Contact:

Fred Kikhosrowkiany
Certified Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Specialist

PHONE:            604-649-1996