It is the dawn of a new year, and the HLC is adding more services to their repertoire to keep the Brandon University and wider Brandon community healthy in 2018.
A new fitness program titled the “50+ Club” that runs Monday mornings at 10am began in January. The program is led by HLC personal trainer Jamee George and entails an hour of physical activity intended to provide maximum results and a fun atmosphere. Participants will receive programs that document their fitness routines throughout the week.
The “Rise and Run” program takes off in February, Monday mornings at 6am. Rise and Run Mondays will take place February 5 to April 6 from 6 to 7am on the HLC track. Also run by Jamee George, the program promises a fun work-out intended for cardiovascular improvement using light weights and body weight exercises. Those interested can register online, at the Customer Service Desk in the HLC, or at (204) 727 – 9756.
The HLC Sports Medicine Clinic has become home for a Dynamic Physiotherapy clinic, as an expansion of their Richmond avenue location. The Healthy Living Centre is known for its Bobcats events, fitness centre, and all-weather walking track; BU’s Director of Athletics and Community Engagement Russ Paddock says “Fitness and healthy living are also about enjoying a full range of functional motion and restoring any impairment, which makes Dynamic Physiotherapy a perfect partner for Brandon University”. The clinic offers a full range of services including sprains, strains, degenerative conditions, whiplash disorders, tendinitis, neck and back pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, post-fracture rehabilitation, custom exercise programs, and vestibular disorders. “For university students, there are a lot of posture-related strains from stress, from studying, or even from sitting in classes. It is also common to see a lot of repetitive strain problems with musicians related to the number of hours they practice” said Paddock.
Similar to the HLC, the clinic is open to all members of the public. Dynamic clinic’s Darryl Ross says “As we have made regular visits to the Healthy Living Centre over the last few months it is great to not only see university athletics programs using the facility, but many local citizens using the fitness facility, the walking track, playing pickleball and more. It is obvious that there is a commitment to live up to the facility’s name and these are ideals that we at Dynamic share. Because of this, we feel like it is a great fit for us, and we believe that the quality rehab services we are known for will be an asset to the centre”.