Choose to Move YMCA Health Program for Older Adults
A new free Choose to Move program at the YMCA of Okanagan is helping adults over 65 experiencing inactivity or chronic health conditions. The program has seen so much success, it has expanded to all three of their fitness centres. 
 
“After starting the program, I feel stronger and less fatigued, my bloodwork has improved and the activity has also helped with the side affects of my medication,” states a recent participant. “My Activity Coach was very understanding about my health concerns, so we started out focusing on balance and flexibility and then progressed to stamina and strength. Additionally, the program helped motivate me and got me out of the house to socialize more.”
 
Those interested are encouraged to register for an upcoming information session, with many dates and locations to choose from. 
 
  • Event: Choose to Move Information Sessions
  • Cost: Free to community, program participants also receive a free 3-month YMCA membership
  • Info Session Locations and Times:
    • H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
      • Friday, June 14, 11:30 - 12:30 a.m.
      • Friday, June 21, 11:30 - 12:30 a.m.
    • Kelowna Family Y
      • Thursday, June 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Downtown YMCA
      • Thursday, July 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Choose to Move is a six-month choice based physical activity program that helps break down barriers to physical inactivity. Working with a certified Activity Coach, participants design a personalized physical activity program based on their interests, goals and abilities. Participants are supported throughout the program with opportunities to connect with other participants through monthly motivational meetings and with their Activity Coach through regular progress check-ins.
Helping adults experience optimal health as they age is a top priority at the Y. 
 
Learn more about the program and view a short video on the webpage, or contact 250-491-9622 X 234 or health@ymcaokanagan.ca to speak to someone and register.