YMCA certification course offered in Williams Lake

The YMCA in partnership with the Salvation Army, and the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Centre is offering a training course.

The YMCA in partnership with the Salvation Army, and the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Centre  is offering a Basic Theory Certification course on Nov. 3, 4, 17, and 18.

This is the first of three courses that will be held in Williams Lake.

It has been many years since a YMCA certification course has run in Williams Lake.

This is the first of three courses, designed for anyone interested in teaching group fitness, aquatic-fitness, working with seniors, or individual conditioning.

The registration fee for The Basic Theory Course is $250 and consists of 30 hours class time. In the new year a Group Fitness and a Personal Trainer course are planned, followed by practicum.

The YMCA Certification will qualify individuals to apply at local fitness centres as instructors.

To register call the Prince George YMCA at 1-250-562-9341, or for further information contact the The Salvation Army in Williams Lake at 250-392-2423, or the city’s recreation co-ordinator at 250-392-8485.

The Salvation Army is funding four individuals who are working towards certification, and planning  to volunteer some time at the Salvation Army’s Drop-In Fitness Centre in Williams Lake.

The Drop-In Fitness Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free of charge to low-income households.

Certification of volunteer instructors will enable the Salvation Army to increase programming out of the Fitness Centre. Currently in addition to the weight room there is a 9 a.m. group fitness class daily.