Fitness Tips from Fitness 2J2: Spring into summer
- Joel Pedersen | May 21, 2018
Hey team, welcome to spring and sliding into summer, hopefully your winter and hockey season was successful.
I recently returned from a week-long Functional Fitness Programing in Dilion, Buffalo River Dene Nation. Grateful to the students who worked hard in their sessions, and Troy Benjamin NSCRD community recreation co-ord for all the assistance. After six years of traveling through Northern Saskatchewan, I have had the opportunity to visit more than twenty-five communities, some for a return training week.
The goal from the start was to bring programming to empower and inspire youth and adults through fitness and sport. To remove the barrier of cost to the participants, and mentor future leaders for community when possible.
Our programming is more than baseline functional fitness. We continue to add new progam’s: Learn to run; Learn to TriAthlon; Youth Basketball skills camp. Our basketball coaches are from the UofS Huskies who have experience and passion to share with our youth.
I received a question from a reader who wanted to get his kids more active, challenged by access to programs in their community. So here’s a suggestion from being to a number of remote communities over the last few years. When deciding how we can all be active, let’s look at some of the natural training environments we live in. From the biking and running trails through the trees and parks; to the lakes and rivers to paddle and swim. If we participate with our kids in playing and activity, it’s a great opportunity to share with them and be active. Some of the newer outdoor events are adventure-related with obstacles to go over, under and through. This could be a good time to try out the playground equipment? By connecting with outdoor type activities we are able to live a more holistic lifestyle.
This month also brought the last session of the pilot project of the Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification through Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. The successful completion for eighteen Indigenous women and men. We had ninety applicants for this first course, grateful to be part of the developing and teaching team.
Congratulations to all teams who participated in this years FSIN hockey tournament youth and adult in Saskatoon. The weekend tournaments are always a great opportunity for our communities to connect through sport and recreation.
Fitness 2J2 is a socially responsible community based health and wellness company. Contributing to the success and vitality of our communities, promoting healthy and positive lifestyles for Indigenous people of all ages and abilities. STRONG HEALTHY PROUD