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Get a move on with new program
Marcia Porter
Human Resources Director Steve Dodge and Allied Health's Liam Kelly

Determined to live better and get fit? Always wanted to learn how to make some healthy lifestyle changes? The Department of Human Resources and the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (SHKR) have teamed up to help you jump start your health and fitness this year!

Developed by SHKR’s Allied Health Services, Get a move on is a progressive program designed to take you from the couch to the track, and get you walking, running, and eating better! It’s a 5-month program that adds exercises progressively, helping you build your health and fitness week by week.

“We all know that it’s good for us to be physically active and this program is really about overcoming barriers to participating in exercise,” says Liam Kelly, manager of Allied Health Services. “We want to encourage people who aren’t typically active. It’s about supporting, encouraging and motivating employees to be healthier.”

The program is the first developed by SHKR for Memorial employees and delivered through Human Resources.

Get A Move On gets started on March 1st, and runs for 20 weeks until July 21, finishing up just in time for the popular Tely 10 road race.

Dawn Corbett helps coordinate wellness activities for Human Resources and says while the program isn’t specifically a Tely 10 training program; it was inspired by feedback from past participants.

“Last year many Tely 10 participants said they wished they had started preparing earlier. Many had never taken part in this kind of event before.”

So Mr. Kelly went to work setting up a program that includes weight training, stretching, and exercise that target muscles used for walking, jogging and running. 

Get a move on is aimed at beginners and fitness buffs alike, and uses an on-line Total Coaching system that lets you track your progress, provides video exercise demonstrations, and answers your health and fitness questions. Several in-class education sessions are also planned.

 Registration takes place on line between Feb. 16 and March 1, so sign up now at http://www.mun.ca/humanres/getamoveon/registration/parq.php.

Supported by HR, employees only have to pay $20 for the entire program. So get a move on or you could miss out!

 

 

Feb 17th, 2012

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