Monday, May 08, 2017

Boise Parks and Recreation receives instructor training grant for physical activity program

Boise Parks and Recreation will soon be offering adults ages 50+ a new way to learn the skills necessary to become and stay physically active. Thanks to an instructor training grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boise Parks and Recreation will offer the Active Living Every Day (ALED) program to the Boise community starting in June.

Boise Parks and Recreation is one of 46 park and recreation agencies to receive the ALED instructor training grant.   

Boise Parks and Recreation programs have long been centers of health and wellness in the community. The ALED program is based on the discoveries that physical activity doesn’t need to be strenuous or time consuming to benefit health, and people are more likely to become and stay physically active when taught the appropriate lifestyle skills.

The ALED program’s emphasis on moderate-intensity physical activity and fitting that level of activity in everyday life makes it an appealing alternative to traditional fitness programs. Together, NRPA and the CDC aim to improve the quality of life of adults living with arthritis through this trusted and measurable physical activity program administered by local parks and recreation. 

The programs provided by Boise Parks and Recreation will be offered once per week for twelve weeks by certified and trained instructors. The classes are ideally suited for anyone that is interested in learning new ways to become and stay active.

To register, call the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 208-608-7580 or online registration at:  https://bprwebtrac.cityofboise.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html

Contact: Denise Peterson
Senior Center Program Coordinator
208-608-7578 or dmpeterson@cityofboise.org