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BrainBody Fitness open house to be held at Qualicum Commons

Goal is to enhance participants quality of life
The BrainBody Fitness open house is set for July 13 at the Qualicum Commons. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Community Education and Wellness Society (QCEWS) and Nanaimo Brain Injury Society (NBIS) launched their innovative pilot project, BrainBodyFitness.

Designed to promote brain health and adaptable exercise, this initiative aims to provide an accessible space for residents of Oceanside and the surrounding area to improve their well-being.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of QCEWS, Community Futures, and the generous contributions from SPARC BC and local community members, the project has successfully secured adaptive exercise equipment that is now available for use.This includes the Active Passive Trainer, an innovative piece of equipment designed to cater to diverse needs.

The primary objective of the BrainBodyFitness pilot project is to establish a sustainable program that enhances the quality of life for participants by offering greater access to adaptive exercise equipment that may not have been previously available in our community.

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In partnership with the University of Victoria’s Christie Lab, the program offers access to a cognitive health platform called NeuroTracker, which has shown to improve brain function including attention, memory, and processing speed.

To celebrate the launch of BrainBodyFitness, QCEWS and NBIS will be hosting a public open house on July 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at Qualicum Commons, Room 12. Everyone is welcome to experience the new equipment firsthand and learn about the project. Representatives from QCEWS and NBIS will be present at the event to answer questions.

“We’re thrilled to introduce BrainBodyFitness to the community,” said Ryan Watson, program facilitator. “Our goal is to establish a sustainable program that promotes brain health and encourages physical fitness for everyone.”

For more information on the BrainBodyFitness pilot project, please contact or call (250) 268-5760.

QCEWS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals in Qualicum Beach and the surrounding areas. Through various programs and initiatives, QCEWS strives to foster community connections and promote lifelong learning.

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society (NBIS) is a local non-profit organization committed to serving individuals and families affected by brain injuries and promoting brain health. NBIS offers a range of programs and resources that help people connect to information, services and support to navigate life after a brain injury.

— NEWS Staff


Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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