We asked Debbie Hintz, Recreation Director for the Town of Leader, how having a Fitness Leader in their community has positively influenced their recreation capacity.
In the past, what types of recreation opportunities were available in Leader?
Leader, Saskatchewan is a small community of approximately 850 people that struggled to create and maintain fitness programs due to a lack of available Fitness Leaders. A certified Zumba instructor lived in the community, yet her commitment to teach was limited as she was also a full-time teacher. We had a very successful Yoga program, which was great for our community, but for those who wished to have a regular fitness program that offered a cardiovascular workout, an instructor for this type of program was not available in the community.