Healthy Active Lifestyles

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Accessible fun and fitness for a healthy lifestyle

Healthy Active Lifesyles (HAL) is an initiative supported by the Idaho CDHD that works to improve physical, emotional and social health outcomes for people with disabilities.

Through education, activities and community support, the Project plans and executes easily accessible activities that promote healthy active lifestyles. This includes student-led adaptive movement classes, indoor and outdoor gardening, nature walking and more. All activities are created to be inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities and fitness levels.

Movement in the Park      NatureFit

Movement in the Park

Movement in the Park is a no-cost, accessible fitness program planned by the Idaho CDHD and supported by Moscow Parks and Recreation. It provides a physical, emotional and social outlet for people with disabilities through group fitness classes.  

Each session runs for approximately 25 minutes and focuses on four areas of the body: arms, legs, core and cardio. All movements and activities can be modified to meet the individual needs of each participant, with adaptive alternatives offered by our student instructors.

People of all abilities and fitness levels are welcome to attend.

Schedule

May 21 to August 15

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
11-11:30 am PT
at East City Park, corner of
Third and Hayes Street

  Download our flyer (PDF)

For more information, please call 208 883 7084.
 

Meet our instructors

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Isabella Gilmore

Isabella has also been working the Center since the fall of 2022. In addition to HAL, she works on our Idaho SESTA project. She's studying  recreation, sport, tourism management and psychology.

Isabella is also a first-time instructor for Movement in the Park. She's excited to see familiar and new faces throughout the semester as well as having fun with people who lift each other up and get moving together.

Schedule

NatureFit: Park Exploration
Wednesday, June 26 | 4-6 pm PT
Ghormley Park

NatureFit: Gardening
Every Wednesday in June | 9-11 am PT
Soil Stewards Student Farm

For more information, please contact Erik Luvaas
at eluvaas@uidaho.edu or 208 885 8794

NatureFit

This HAL program facilitates nature-based community engagement opportunities that focus on active living, food literacy and outdoor skill development.  From gardening and cooking to habitat restoration and nature exploration, NatureFit activities focus on the benefits of being outdoors while building life skills in a supportive social environment.

The psychological and physical benefits of being outdoors and in natural environments are well documented. This program helps to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to reap those rewards while enjoying the beauty and bounty of Idaho’s landscapes.

Adults of all abilities are welcome to participate.