Com­mit to Fit re­turns for sec­ond year

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail Cer­ti­fied Spe­cial­ist

The new year is here and it is time to Com­mit to Fit.

This is the sec­ond year that The Drumheller Mail has teamed up with the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity and the Aquaplex to sup­port res­i­dents who com­mit to a healthy life­style. So far, about 25 have signed up. And while Am­ber Leav­itt, pro­gram spe­cial­ist at the BCF, would have liked to see more reg­is­tra­tions, she sees the value of the pro­gram. The main strength is track­ing the work­outs.

“It is im­por­tant to pick a goal and then track it. Track­ing it helps keep you ac­count­able to the goal that you’ve picked so you can see what your progress is lie,” she said. “That is why Com­mit to Fit works be­cause we have the track­ing sys­tem at the BCF and the Aquaplex and that helps peo­ple to com­mit.”

The pro­gram is sim­ple. Just sign up and let the BCF or Aquaplex know your goal. Their knowl­edge­able staff will be happy to consult to help you meet that goal, and ev­ery time you stop in it will be logged and you can mon­i­tor your progress.

If by the end of Jan­uary, if you have met your goal, you will be en­tered into a draw for a three month BCF mem­ber­ship.

Leav­itt says the pro­gram has made a dif­fer­ence to many who have undertaken the chal­lenge.

“One par­tic­i­pant was prais­ing Com­mit to Fit last year un­til about May. He was com­ing in like clock­work ev­ery sin­gle day of the week, and the once it got nice out, he started do­ing stuff out­side,” said Leav­itt. “He would say the rea­son he was com­ing was be­cause of Com­mit to Fit.”

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