Fitness class raises big funds

GoodLife Fitness, across Canada and in Vernon, hosts the fifth annual Spin4Kids indoor fitness fundraiser Saturday, March 5

North Okanagan residents are invited to come spin, groove and move in an effort to get local kids active.

GoodLife Fitness, across Canada and in Vernon, hosts the fifth annual Spin4Kids indoor fitness fundraiser Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“There will be four hours of cycling and at the same time four hours in the studio,” said Jennifer Petersen, personal trainer and GoodLife4Kids School Program coach. “They can choose whether they want to spin, groove or move.”

Individuals and teams of up to eight are invited to take part in the initiative, which raises funds for the GoodLife Kids Foundation as well as the GoodLife4Kids School Program.

“Vernon has been really well represented in the funds coming back,” said Petersen, adding that schools can apply for physical education assistance.

“The latest research shows that only nine per cent of kids ages five to 17 are getting the recommended 60 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity per day. At GoodLife Kids Foundation, we recognize that when you’re active at a young age, it sets the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle,” said Lisa Burrows, executive director of the GoodLife Kids Foundation.

“Helping all Canadians live healthy lives is something GoodLife members and employees are passionate about.

“Our Spin4Kids Plus fundraiser harnesses that passion to present an exceptional nationwide event to help get kids active.”

Spin4Kids Plus is not your typical day at the gym, boasting a party atmosphere, special guests, silent auction items, decorations and costumes.

“We get to see what Mayor Akbal Mund is made of on the bike,” said Petersen.

Help give more Canadian kids the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life by visiting www.spin4kids.com.

Register to participate, donate to an existing team, or learn more.