Com­mit to Fit ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Diane Thomas

On Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity (BCF) Co­or­di­na­tor of Recre­ation Pro­grams Jacy Calon spoke to The Mail about the Com­mit to Fit pro­gram that fin­ished in Jan­uary.

Calon ex­plained, “One of our premises was to de­velop an in­ter­ac­tion with our front line staff with the mem­bers com­ing through each day. This co­in­cided nicely with The Drumhell

er Mail chal­lenge Com­mit to Fit.” Calon con­tin­ued, “The Com­mit to Fit was all about peo­ple chal­leng­ing them­selves through phys­i­cal fit­ness and have fun do­ing it. To foster that re­la­tion­ship, we helped the mem­bers meet their goals, ask­ing them how they were do­ing and check­ing in with them. We de­vel­oped work­ing re­la­tion­ships with some of the mem­bers. Our staff was there to en­cour­age and sup­port.”

BCF Act­ing Pro­gram Spe­cial­ist Am­ber Leav­itt said, “A lot of us got to know the peo­ple, from the first time they came in, when we helped de­velop their goals, to when they came in again. We en­gaged in con­ver­sa­tions with them and started to get to know them bet­ter. I knew what their fit­ness goals were and helped make sure they were work­ing to­wards them. Peo­ple would come in and ask for me per­son­ally. One mem­ber had fi­nally met their goal and was very ex­cited to tell me all about it.”

Calon ex­pressed, “Peo­ple can ex­pect Com­mit to Fit to hap­pen again next year as this year was above and be­yond our ex­pec­ta­tions.”

The Mail and BCF staff have al­ready met to dis­cuss the 2017 Com­mit to Fit chal­lenge. Watch the pa­per for con­tin­ued in­for­ma­tion.

“The Com­mit to Fit was all about peo­ple chal­leng­ing them­selves through phys­i­cal fit­ness

and have fun do­ing it.”

Jacy Calon BCF Co­or­di­na­tor of Recre­ation Pro­grams

Jacy Calon, (left) and Am­ber Leav­itt are two of the BCF staff that helped many peo­ple reach their goals with the Drumheller Mail Com­mit to Fit chal­lenge in Jan­uary.

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