What is Steppin’ Up with Confidence?
It is a peer led exercise program that trains volunteers at no charge and supports them in offering free classes for older adults within their communities. Steppin’ Up with Confidence is a program of Active Aging in Manitoba and was developed in partnership with the Manitoba Fitness Council.
Who should get involved?
All Manitobans 55 years of age or older with an interest in healthy, active aging and a desire to lead an exercise class for their peers.
What will you learn in the two day workshop?
• The importance of regular physical activity on healthy aging and functional ability.
• The proper ways to do a variety of exercises that help older adults stay healthy and independent.
• How to prepare and lead an exercise class for older adults.
• How AAIM can continue to support your peer volunteer efforts.
You will receive a Peer Leader Training Manual with all of the exercises and resources to help you begin an exercise class in your community. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both training days.
For more information or to get involved, please contact Active Aging in Manitoba:
Phone: 204-632-3947 or Toll free: 1-866-202-6663