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When asked about what they want for their children, most parents’ response is for their kids to be happy and healthy. A simple wish at it’s core, but it can become much more complicated when played out in day to day living. In the midst of work, school and all the busy-ness of life, getting your whole family working together towards a healthy, active, balanced lifestyle can seem like an unattainable ideal. Thankfully there is a great new program that offers the information, tools and support to make that goal achievable.
The MEND program is a fun, free program that empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier. The trained professionals who lead the sessions offer practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods, label reading and portion sizes. This relaxed group setting allows families to learn new things together as a family, with other families joining the journey together. Parents and kids offer great peer support to one another while learning and playing fun games with new friends.
Best of all, the learning doesn’t end when the program does! As part of the participation, families will receive free recreation passes plus credits towards other programs offered – exact details vary by participating centers. For example those who participate in the North Vancouver MEND program receive a 1 year Swim / Skate Pass for all family members at all NVRC facilities, a Fitness Services Orientation for parents where a fitness leader will meet with parents one on one to discuss the fitness offerings (weight rooms, classes, etc), take them on a tour of the weight room and create a basic workout program for them plus a 20 Fitness Drop-ins for each parent where they can access the fitness centres and fitness classes including aquacise. The child will also receive credit towards recreation programs of their child’s choice. That’s an INCREDIBLE offer!
I highly encourage anyone who can use the support to increase your whole family’s health and fitness to look into this fantastic program. There is absolutely nothing to lose and so very much to gain.
To find out more about the program or to register call 604-983-6401, or email Tracy Wakaluk at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
To celebrate this amazing program, we are excited to give away a FLEX10 Family pass (a $200 value)! One lucky winner will receive this pass which allows 2 adults and 2 children NVRC membership benefits with the flexibility of a drop in schedule. With this pass you can work out in the weight room, attend drop-in classes plus swim or skate with your whole family!