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The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, in its commitment to improve the overall health outcomes of Aboriginal people across British Columbia, is proud to launch FitNation. A program designed to address some of the fundamental barriers experienced by Aboriginal people in their effort to become physically active.
FitNation incorporates a series of dynamic stretching exercises that are fun, adaptable to any fitness level, and presented in an easy-to-use workout format. It is meant to serve as an important community-based program that promotes physical fitness among the entire community—from children to Elders.
The application process will help us identify qualified candidates to take part in the FitNation leader training session. A total of 12 applicants will be selected to participate in the two-day training process (all expenses paid). Once trained, each leader will be required to deliver an eight-week FitNation program in their community/Friendship Centre. The programs will include 2-3 FitNation classes per week.
The FitNation program will follow the successful program delivery format the Partners Council has established for its other health promotion initiatives delivered under the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities banner. This format includes:
1. Leader Training Session (December 16-17, 2013, Richmond, BC)
Selected candidates will receive two days of comprehensive FitNation training under the expert guidance of Dwayne Roberts, Canada’s only certified Nike Sparq trainer, and Tish Diamond, a trained FitNation leader. Day One will focus on the fundamentals of dynamic stretching, the foundation of FitNation, while Day Two will offer hands-on training of safe delivery techniques and specific examples of how each exercise can be modified to create a daily program that supports the three basic fitness levels: introductory, intermediate, and advanced.
(Note: All participants in the leader training sessions will be physically active over the course of the two days and must be able to fully participate in all levels of the FitNation training program.)
2. Minor Grants to Support Program Costs
The Partners Council will provide newly trained FitNation leaders with a minor grant of up to $1,000 to help offset the costs of planning, promoting, and delivering their eight-week community program and to ensure there is no cost to participants.
3. Program Delivery
FitNation leaders will deliver an eight-week FitNation program that involves 2–3 weekly classes in their community or Friendship Centre. All FitNation programs must be delivered sometime between January 1 and March 31, 2014.
All grant recipients will be required to submit a final project report by May 1, 2014. More details will be provided to the successful applicants.
Ideal candidates will possess fitness instructor/personal trainer certification, coaching certification, and/or have an extensive background in delivering physical activity programs. Candidates must have a personal or professional connection with a First Nation, Friendship Centre, or Métis Chartered Community in British Columbia. A letter of support is required and should be attached to the completed application.
Complete and return the attached application form with a letter of support and any related certification documents by email or fax to:
Robynne Edgar, Manager – Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities
Fax: (250) 250-388-5502 l Phone: (250) 388-5522 #225
Application Deadline: November 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Note: Late applications will not be considered