Get fit for free, walk indoors at the Ridge

10 week program of walking, strength and stretch, light resistance and non-impact cardio

Area resident Glen Andrews participating in the joint warm-up part of the 10 week walking course currently being offered at the Ridge in Barriere.

Area resident Glen Andrews participating in the joint warm-up part of the 10 week walking course currently being offered at the Ridge in Barriere.

Are you out of shape and want to shed a few pounds?

Do you hate diets and ‘no pain, no gain’ sweaty workout programs?

Try out the Indoor Walk and Fitness Program currently offered in Barriere.  A 10 week program of walking, strength and stretch, light resistance and non-impact cardio and all offered to upbeat music in the Ridge gymnasium.

Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, there are two one-hour sessions available each day; from noon to 1 p.m., or 1 p.m. to two p.m.

Participants can take part in all sessions, or just participate once a week, whatever your schedule will allow.  All you need is a pair of indoor walking shoes and a water bottle.  Registration is free.

Each session will start with a five minute warm-up, a quick joint warm-up, 20 minutes of cardio walking, and a five minute cool down and relaxation.

If you plan on staying for both sessions, bring a quick boost snack such as dried fruit, nuts or cheese (this is optional, but is a good idea for longer workouts).

This program is suitable for all fitness levels.  If participants have any health issues such as heart, joint, diabetes, blood pressure, etc., they are advised to get a health care provider’s okay prior to participating.

Register at the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre at the Ridge, or call 250-672-0033 or 250-672-5734 for more information.