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Men's and Women's Health Week Events at COTA SA

9/8/2016

In June this year, COTA SA marked Men's Health Week with our event How About a Pit Stop for a Health Check. The event featured a fantastic host of speakers, information stalls - and, of course, the health checks.

Winner of the Strength for life Men's Health Competition

As part of Men's Health Week, COTA SA ran a competition  for recommending a male client into an SFL class.  Currently male participation rates in SFL (and exercise generally for over 50's) are about a 1/3 of female participation rates, so COTA SA wanted to take action on this.

Both the existing and new participants were entered into the draw to win a Fitbit and COTA SA is pleased to announce that the winner is Ian Brotherton, pictured here with some members of his Strength for Life class and instructor.

Ian is a long term Strength for Life participant at Enfield Community Centre, who focusses on maintaining his strength and improving his posture.

He is excited to start using his new gadget and keep his class updated on his steps!

Ian said that he looks forward to Tuesday's because of how enjoyable the classes are.

He played soccer for 40 years, and when he could no longer play he needed something challenging to participate in. He has increased his flexibility and enjoys the social interaction which he believes is important.

Women's Health Weekam i normal

The Men's Health Week event in June was so successful that we're going to do it again - this time for women. Women's Health Week, a Jean Hailes Foundation intiative, runs from the 5th to the 9th of September this year and the theme is Am I Normal?. It's a question every woman asks herself at some stage whether it's about weight, body image, mental health or sex. Women's Health Week is about getting rid of the elephant in the room and starting to talk about these topics - and more.

Join us for Secret Women's Matters

COTA SA's event on Thursday September 8th is titled Secret Women's Matters and will cover many issues that you would like more information about, but have never asked.

There will be free health checks, with recommendations about how you're going.

Each attendee will receive a free pedometer.

The event is sponsored by the Jean Hailes Foundation who will be providing goody bags.

There will also be a chance to gather information with a myriad of stalls, and talk one to one with experts in their field.

Visit our website for more information and to register - or download the event flier to share with your friends and networks.