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Connected Canadians is Seeking Seniors to Become Online Fitness Leaders

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Become an online fitness leader for your community! Email info@connectedcanadians.ca.

Connected Canadians Online Fitness Leader Program has officially launched. Register for the free training sessions and email info@connectedcanadians.ca today.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, Nov. 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – The Connected Canadians Online Fitness Leader Training program has officially launched – with the first round of senior fitness trainers set to lead a virtual exercise class in several Canadian communities to offer.

As seniors move in for a Canadian winter, many will rely heavily on online fitness to keep them moving and socializing. As Connected Canadians (CC) continues to offer seniors across the country access to free weekly online Mindful Mobility chair fitness classes, CC is expanding its reach by inviting participants – and all Canadian seniors – the opportunity to host their own chair fitness class virtually for their communities.

To do this, interested seniors will participate in CC’s Online Fitness Leader Training program, where they will be taught how to become virtual fitness class facilitators. Ideal for anyone looking to add a safe, interactive, social hobby to their lives, this free training program will equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead an online exercise class, without any previous fitness experience.

Training focuses on breaking down the Mindful Mobility chair fitness class steps into micro-modules, providing instructor tips for each movement, perfect for both beginners and participants returning to the class. Facilitators-in-training are also provided with lessons on basic anatomy, joint physiology and muscle mechanics. This basic understanding will enable future instructors to understand why movements are beneficial for the body and mind while leading a class safely and confidently. Additionally, facilitators-in-training can be assured that the class they are teaching is safe for all fitness levels, as it was created by a Geriatric Physician, Certified Osteopath and mobility expert on behalf of CC.

The expected outcomes of this program are twofold as graduates will become fitness trainers for their own communities, facilitating senior connections, both from a digital and fitness perspective. This training is made possible by funding received from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Grant.

“I benefited from taking mobility classes offered by CC, but also wanted to do this,” said recently trained facilitator Cleopatra Tesolin. “The training program gave me this opportunity to develop new skills and strategies to share with others. I find learning and enjoy giving, a real win-win situation.”

Interested seniors who would like to participate in the program can email info@connectedcanadians.ca to register yourself or a loved one for the next online fitness facilitator training session today.

About Connected Canadians: Connected Canadians is a national non-profit organization that provides free technology training and support to Canadian seniors. Our mandate is to promote digital literacy skills to reduce isolation and loneliness, and improve quality of life. By 2030, our goal is for all Canadian seniors to have access to free technology training and support.

For media enquiries, please contact info@connectedcanadians.ca.

Related documents:
Background: New Horizons for Seniors Program

Associated Links:
Connected Canadians
Programs and services for seniors

Tania Maljar
Connected Canadians
info@connectedcanadians.ca
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