EDMONTON, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Oliver Primary Care Network has introduced
Alberta's only no-cost fitness program that allows people to exercise
side-by-side with a family physician and an exercise specialist.
MOVE is a free fitness program with sessions held every Wednesday, year
round, at Hawrelak Park. The program is customized each week, depending
on the fitness level of those attending. The walk component includes
hills, trails and stairs and is followed by strength and stretching
"People don't need a gym or specialized equipment to be active and
healthy," said Dr. Doug Klein, family physician. "In addition to the
physical activity, this program helps participants get outside to enjoy
sunshine and fresh air, and they get the chance to connect with people
who have similar goals."
The program is targeted for adults at beginner and intermediate fitness
levels. The only equipment needed is running shoes, a water bottle and
weather-appropriate clothing. The weekly sessions are supported by
online step-by-step descriptions of stretches and exercises that build
strength and flexibility in different muscle groups.
"People are surprised at what they can do and we're able to celebrate
their progress," said Dr. Klein. "With the exception of dangerously
cold days, we are out there every week helping people improve their
fitness in a safe manner."
To register contact the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network at
780.453.3757 ext 104. Visit www.moveyeg.ca or www.edmontonoliverpcn.com for more information.
About the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network
The Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network serves over 130,000 patients in
18 Edmonton clinics. The network's family physicians and clinic staff
work with a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals to provide
coordinated care for patients and support healthy lifestyle choices.
SOURCE: Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network
For further information:
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Dr. Doug Klein