Franklin gets off of the couch and enjoys fitness
A mobile exercise truck is bringing fitness to the doorstep of communities in Franklin.
The programme, known as ‘Off the Couch’ is funded by the Primary Health Organisation ProCare and delivered by Buck and Lucretia Stowers, has been visiting Nga Hau E Wha O Marae in Pukekohe each Tuesday since March 6.
Three generations of one local family have taken advantage of the free programme. Doreen Kihi, 65-years-old, heard about the programme and decided to give it a go.
‘‘Off the Couch has been great, I’d do it again, young or old, we should all be doing this! That’s why I brought my daughter and grand- daughter with me,’’ she said
Another participant is Josie Tauhara who joined the programme to lose weight, increase fitness and improve her breathing.
‘‘I lost my right lung in car crash when I was 16-years-old, it’s been difficult to exercise with constant back pain. Off the Couch is a cool opportunity to get active ,’’ Tauhara said.
The initiative aims to motivate, support and encourage individuals and whanau of all ages to get involved and have fun with regular exercise..
To find out more about the programme contact Tracey Thompsonon 021 243 2051 or email@example.com.
Three generations of a Pukekohe family, Charlene Kihi, Kiki Taylor and Doreen Kihi are getting fit with the Off the Couch exercise programme.