The National Task Force on Physical Activity and Exercise, is inviting persons interested in organising exercise programmes at the community level, to take part in its two-day workshop, next month.

The training, will be conducted by some of the island’s leading fitness professionals, and will be held on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Pan American Health Organization, Dayrells Road, Christ Church.?? It will provide the participants with basic knowledge and skills to enable them to safely conduct group exercise programmes.

Interested persons are asked to call the Ministry of Health at 426-5080, 467-9401 or 467-9454.?? The deadline for applications is 3:00 p.m. on Friday September 3.????

Meanwhile, the Task Force and the Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health, are also planning a "Keep Moving Barbados" beach event in celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday, September 11.??

The objective of the Task Force, under the chairmanship of Mara Thompson, is to devise new ways to engage the population on a national level regarding the benefits of exercise and physical activity.?? It was launched on Caribbean Wellness Day, last year.??

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