The City of Fort St. John took part in National Health and Fitness Day for the first time as a number of events were held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on Saturday. Among the events held were Zumba classes, wheelchair basketball instruction, fitness circuits, and kids fitness, among others.
Recreation Programmer with the City of Fort St. John Marissa Jordan admitted the turnout was a little low the first time around but said the City intends on taking part next year again.
“It’s a national initiative so communities all across the country are finding ways to celebrate the event and I think that’s something that everyone is going to be looking into for the future. Next year’s event will be June 4. It’s hopefully going to be a similar set up in terms of getting the fitness instructors back, and the health service providers back.”
The low attendance numbers are being attributed to the weather outside at the time, and the event being not well known as it’s the first time the City has held something in conjunction with National Health and Fitness day.
Organizers however were happy with the collaboration efforts with the health and fitness providers as a full schedule of events were able to be planned.