Getting in shape just a walk in the park

Glenn Hascarl hopes a new program at the Comox Community Centre will inspire individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Whether the goal is a few pounds, toning or a larger transformation, Glenn Hascarl is hoping a new program at the Comox Community Centre will inspire individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The 40-session Summer Health Shake Up is an inclusive program that offers a combination of time in the fitness studio, time outside and sessions with a nutritionist, and a three-month pass for the gym.

“This is the first time (the class) is being offered, and it’s a good alternative to going to the gym, which can be intimidating,” explained Hascarl, a trainer at the community centre.

He added the end goal of the program, which begins June 10, is to complete a 10-km loop in Strathcona Provincial Park.

Hascarl said measurements will be taken at the start of the program to track participants’ success, but the focus will be on a healthy lifestyle approach.

“Two times a month we will meet with a nutritionist to talk about meal planning and to give up dates, ask questions and tweak plans,” he added.

The class also gives people a chance to see the variety of options at the facility, and Hascarl noted he will incorporate spin, TRX and Zumba.

For more information on the class or to register, visit www.comox.ca/recreation or call 250-339-2255.

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