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 may require extra support in getting started, a brand-new program is now being offered by the City of White Rock.

Fit for Life is an exercise program that will provide participants with physical literacy skills and knowledge, helping them to learn specialized movements and confidently transition into exercising on their own and within the community. Participants will discover how to use various exercise equipment and the benefits of exercising in a group setting. An instructor will support participants by adding in new movements each week, discussing the importance of each step, and exploring options for continued exercise after completing the program.

The Fit for Life program is generously subsidized by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Move for Life project. As part of the Foundation’s commitment to ensuring their community is the healthiest community possible, the innovative Move for Life project brings community leaders together to increase physical literacy for all community members. “With a focus on helping our local community be the healthiest possible, we are pleased to support this group exercise program for local residents,” says Stephanie Beck, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director.

“We have had a small, but really great group of people to kick off our first round of Fit for Life classes,” said Jeff Dorn, Fit-for-Life program instructor for the City of White Rock. “It has been particularly encouraging to see the tangible improvements in fitness, movement quality and confidence shown by our participants in just a few short weeks.”

The innovative program is set to begin in July at the Horst and Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living. Community members interested in attending the program can register on May 24 and beyond through the City of White Rock’s Recreation Services by calling 604-541-2199.