Local free program sees more than 1,000 participants in the Moose Jaw area, plans in place to expand to other communities
The YMCA donated their space and
equipment at the Athabasca location for use for
participants in the Healthy Weights Initiative.
By Lisa Goudy
In January 2014, Dr. Mark Lemstra at Alliance Health Medical Clinic in Moose Jaw launched the free Healthy Weights Initiative (HWI) program to try to combat obesity in the city.
At the time, he had a goal of seeing 1,000 participants in the area. Now, just over three years later, the program has reached that goal and the results are encouraging.