Last night Footloose 2008 relaunched and we sold an awesome 260 memberships, with more to come! An optional weight loss challenge was added this year and registrants lined up at the scales to ascertain their baseline weight. The challenge is to lose 10% of body weight in the 15 week program to qualify for some fabulous prizes.
Megan Shanahan explained “ The Canada Food Guide” and showed practical examples of portion control to help Footloose participants with their weight-loss program. As well, she is available for individual counseling and diets - call the Health and Wellness centre for an appointment.
Organizers have placed scales and locked drop-off boxes in all 3 communities for participants to weigh themselves and drop off their weekly weight and/or mileage rate. Everything is completely confidential.
There was a great turnout for families this year with lots of children registering for the program. We're trying to encourage parents to take part and be role models for their children. The family rate is only $24.95.
Anyone who has a pedometer from last year is requested to bring them into the Health and Wellness Centre (or drop them in one of the drop boxes). They will be recycled to help offset the costs of the family rate.
Says Rhonda Hamilton,
"Again this year we are overwhelmed with the incredible response to this county-wide program! We are delighted to be able to share a part in increasing activity rates, weight loss, and most of all build our community’s capacity and vibrancy! We believe that it's quite possible to hit 400 participants this year and we look forward to really pushing Healthy Living !"Rock On Albert County! For more info, contact the Albert Health and Wellness Centre.