Donna Pura leads a class in Zumba dance at the Penticton Parks and Recreation Centre this week. As part of its celebration of Move For Health Day May 10, parks and rec is offering a free family Zumba class from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mark Brett/Western News

Get a move on, with city recreation department

Penticton Parks and Recreation Department move for health day

Do you Zumba?

If the answer is yes the Penticton Parks and Recreation Department has perfect opportunity next month to try out the latest fitness craze, at no charge.

As part of the department’s celebration of the international Move For Health Day, Wednesday, May 10, instructor Donna Pura will be doing an hour-long family program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“We’re really just trying to give our locals an opportunity to come use the facility and get out and get active,” said recreation co-ordinator Blain Ford. “I think people are becoming more aware of the importance and over time people have been buying in to the fact that being physically active promotes good mental and physical health. Anything we can do on our end to contribute, we’re happy to do.”

Move For Health Day is an international event that was created by the World Health Organization.

In addition to the free Zumba lessons, other initiatives being offered that day by the rec department include a day-long, $2 drop-in fee for the fitness room and from 7 to 8:30 p.m., also for the same low price, a dip in the community pool.

“To top it all off, you can enter to win a grand prize of a one month pool and fitness room membership. All you need to do is post a picture via social media of how you “moved for your health” between May 3-10 using the hashtag #move4healthPenticton,” said Ford.

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