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Structured fitness opportunities

Structured fitness opportunities


To promote safe and convenient exercise through access to on-site professional fitness training and education.


Access to advice and training programs developed by experts can help individuals learn new fitness techniques and achieve physical health goals. Individuals with special considerations that require further guidance to ensure they engage in physical activity routines that are safe and appropriate for their level or particular disability can especially benefit from expert guidance. Training programs, depending on frequency and duration, can help increase aerobic fitness and muscle endurance, assist in weight loss, lower blood pressure and decrease worker absenteeism. Providing individuals with access to fitness services is an important step towards making exercise a part of a healthy work culture.

Part 1
Fitness Programs

The following is offered from a qualified professional at least once a month:
Onsite fitness or training programs.

Part 2
Fitness Education

Classes from a qualified professional are offered at least once every 3 months to cover the following:
Different modes of exercise.
Safe fitness techniques.
Comprehensive exercise regimens.

Part 3
Physical Activity Breaks

Early education and primary schools must implement the following recess policies:
Students are provided a minimum of 30 minutes daily of moderate to vigorous exercise.
Removal or reduction in physical activity breaks may not be used as a form of punishment.
Physical activity breaks are taken before lunch.