Hear from previous Hockey FIT participants!
“HockeyFIT was a highlight of my Y career. I was proud of not only their individual participation, but also the team dynamic. The way they encouraged each other and built each other up was very inspiring.”
“I’d echo all those benefits and I’d encourage the Hockey FIT team to keep it up, I think the benefits are good. We’ve learned a lot this first year it was under difficult circumstances, and it’ll only get better as the next year or next couple of sessions go. So keep it up, it’s a good program. It’s a good thing, find some sponsors get someone to pay for whatever it takes.”
“Because I was in Hockey FIT, it’s forced my family to think about what we eat. Like, do we really need this? What if we cook this (instead)? Does this fit in what you’re doing? What you’re working on? It’s been a bit of a step towards changing how we approach family lunches and there has been much more of a healthy variety.”
“Thanks again for everything! Enjoyed the close followup, support and benefits of the program. Still at it & seeing continued gains, as small as they are! Pretty cool to need to buy pants that fit because everything in the closet won’t stay on!”
“I am so incredibly proud of each of you guys. You have done amazing things in the past 12 weeks and you should be proud of all your accomplishments big and small. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey to a healthier lifestyle”.
“I’m way more active now. I probably went from, I forget the first week they, they did an average step count, I was hovering around 4500, 5000. I have a desk job and now it’s probably 10,000 [steps] or more. I go out for a walk every lunch now; I walk every evening.”
“When asked about the reasons for joining the program: “I think it’s very structured and it’s geared to a group of guys that are interested in hockey in a certain age category, so there’s a connection and that’s been very helpful.”
“All the exercises themselves are not equipment intensive or anything and everybody can walk away on their own and in the privacy of their own home, their back yard, their garage, whatever, they can do the majority of the things we do here [in the Hockey FIT program].”
“I’m on week 17 of my 12 week Hockey FIT programme! Lost 10 pounds so far, eating healthy and enjoying workouts every Tuesday evening at the YMCA. Thanks Hockey FIT!”