Residents in Lacombe no longer have an excuse not to get out and get active.
The City of Lacombe’s Find the Right Fit initiative will allow residents the opportunity to try a variety of different kinds of fitness programs at no cost.
“What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to give everyone the opportunity to try the different options that are available in Lacombe,” said Sonya Beauclair with City of Lacombe Recreation.
Beauclair, who spearheaded the initiative, said opening up all of the different options gives people a chance to find a fitness program that fits their personal needs.
“We know that everyone likes or needs different things to get the most out of their exercise so we’re just trying to give them the chance to try it and find out what’s going to work best for them,” she said.
The program, which launches on Jan. 1, 2016, will see a number of different fitness facilities in Lacombe open their doors and offer something for free to the public one day per month.
“Some of them have different classes, some of them are open all day and some of them have different times that they would be able to be open to the public,” Beauclair said.
Those facilities are not limited to City-owned ones either. CrossFit Lacombe, Lacombe Yoga, Dancers Edge, and the Burman University gym are all among the facilities that will be participating in the program.
“The City only has a swimming pool, so that really kind of limits what people can do,” Beauclair said.
“I guess we’re just hoping that they’ll try everything and see what they like because, I mean, fitness sometimes feels like a chore, so if it’s something that you enjoy doing or that you’re going to look forward to then you’re more likely to continue with it.”
The goal of the program, she said, was to get Lacombians more interested in getting active.
“Our overall goal is to just to have more people, more active, more often.”
The initiative will run all year through 2016. For more information and a full list of programs visit www.lacombe.ca/choosewell and click on the Find the Right Fit tab.