Connected Canadians is looking for seniors to become online fitness leaders

Become an online fitness leader for your community! Email [email protected]

The Connected Canadians Online Fitness Leader program has officially launched. Register for the free trainings and email [email protected] today.

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

As seniors settle in for the Canadian winter, many will rely heavily on online fitness to get moving and socialize. While 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 fitness class at chair 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. Perfect for anyone looking to add a safe, interactive, social hobby to their life, this free training program will equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead an online exercise class, with no previous fitness experience.

Training focuses on breaking down the steps of a Mindful Mobility chair fitness class into micro-modules, providing instructor guidance for each movement, perfect for both beginners and returning class participants. Training facilitators are also provided with lessons in basic anatomy, joint physiology and muscle mechanics. This basic understanding will allow future instructors to understand why movement benefits the body and mind while leading a class safely and confidently. Plus, training facilitators can rest assured that the class they’re hosting is safe for all fitness levels because it’s created by a geriatrician, board-certified osteopath, and mobility expert on behalf of CC.

The expected outcomes of this program are twofold, as graduates will become fitness coaches for their own communities, facilitating connections with adults from both a digital and fitness perspective. This training was made possible thanks to funding received through a New Horizons for Seniors grant from the Government of Canada.

“I benefited from the mobility courses offered through CC, but I also wanted to give back,” said recently trained facilitator Cleopatra Tessolin. “The training program offered me this opportunity to develop new skills and strategies to share with others. I gain from learning and I get pleasure from giving, a real win-win situation.”

Interested seniors who would like to participate in the program can email [email protected] to register yourself or a loved one for the next Fitness Facilitator online training session today.

About Connected Canadians: Connected Canadians is a national not-for-profit organization that provides free technology training and support to seniors in Canada. 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 seniors in Canada to have access to free technology training and support.

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Related documents:
Backgrounder: New Horizons Program for Adults.

Related links:
Connected Canadians
Programs and services for seniors

Tanya Malyar
Connected Canadians
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