A program called Hockey Fans in Training is coming to Penticton to help men with their weight-loss goals. (Contributed)

A program called Hockey Fans in Training is coming to Penticton to help men with their weight-loss goals. (Contributed)

Men’s weight loss program for hockey fans coming to Penticton

Hockey FIT aims to instill healthy habits in men.

A new program that encourages men to lose weight and develop healthy habits is coming to Penticton.

Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) is a men’s health program focusing on healthy lifestyle changes.

It is being brought to Penticton by the city’s recreation department in partnership with the Penticton Vees hockey club and Western University.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees loaning sensory kits to challenged children

Hockey FIT is a free, three-month, off-ice, healthy lifestyle program for middle-aged male hockey fans who are overweight or obese.

Participants will learn how to eat better and get active while having the opportunity to socialize with other fans working towards the same healthy lifestyle goals.

Participants will also have the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the arena and meet some of the Vees players and coaching staff.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the Penticton Vees and Western University on this initiative,” said the city’s recreation business supervisor, Kelsey Johnson.

“Vees fans are so supportive of the team and this program is an opportunity that will connect fans through their passion in a program where they can support one another while they make healthy changes in their lifestyles.”

Canadian men live, on average, four years less than their female counterparts. Men are more likely than women to be overweight and are at a greater risk for preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Hockey Fans In Training (Hockey FIT) was developed in 2014 to address this health inequity and provide men with the tools and resources to change their lifestyle for the better.

For more information about the Hockey FIT program and to register, visit Hockeyfansintraining.org.

READ MORE: Penticton clothing company defeating depression

error

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Healthhockey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The regional district’s Penticton offices. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Building and bylaw service up in 2020 for RDOS

More complaints were resolved and building permits issued in 2020 than 2019

Penticton city council heard from Dhorea Ramanula, of Paid Employment for People with Lived Experiences Tuesday, Jan. 19. Ramanula’s organization has operated public washrooms in Kelowna staffed by community support workers since April, she says Penticton could benefit from a similar facility. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Penticton interested in new public washroom concept to combat vandalism

Public washrooms with on-site support staff have been operating in Kelowna since April

Aidan & Mandy will play a live-streamed show at the Venables Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 23. (Contributed photo)
Penticton’s own Aidan & Mandy in concert Saturday, Jan. 23

The live show will be streamed from Venables Theatre in Oliver

The BC SPCA is adapting its fundraising after cancelling events due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
BC SPCA gets creative with fundraising as pandemic continues

The non-profit’s in-person fundraising events all had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vancouver Canucks’ Travis Hamonic grabs Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson by the face during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horvat scores winner as Canucks dump Habs 6-5 in shootout thriller

Vancouver and Montreal clash again Thursday night

Interior Health has declared the Cariboo Chilcotin a community cluster. (Angie Mindus photo)
Interior Health declares Cariboo Chilcotin region a COVID-19 cluster, 215 cases since Jan. 1

Most cases are related to transmission at social events and gatherings in Williams Lake

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after a vehicle came into contact with a pedestrian light pole at Kalamalka Lake Road and 14th Avenue. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Minor injuries in rollover after vehicle hits Vernon crosswalk pole

The vehicle flipped onto its side, closing Kalamalka Lake Road

Esa Carriere, 23, was the victim of a 2018 Canada Day homicide. (File)
Youth sentenced in Kelowna Canada Day killing

Young woman pleaded guilty to lesser assault charge, sentenced to 15-month intensive support and supervision program

A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s new downtown campus to help alleviate UBCO’s space crunch

The sizable development is anticipated to be completed by the fall 2024 semester

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Two more deaths at Vernon care home

Noric House case numbers remain steady, but death toll rises

A petition to spare the Mount Rose Swanson area from logging later this year has eclipsed 21,000 signatures as of Jan. 20, 2021. (Rose Swanson Mountain/Facebook)
Controversial logging will cut 4% of ‘sensitive’ Armstrong forest area: Ministry

A petition to spare the Rose Swanson area from logging has eclipsed 21,000 signatures

Vernon firefighters douse a fire inside a cardboard bin behind the Shops at Polson off Highway 6 Wednesday, Jan. 20. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
PHOTOS: Dumpster fire behind Vernon shopping mall

Vernon Fire Rescue Services respond doused recycling bin fire backing onto Polson Park

Most Read