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SVGCC launches ‘Wellness is Wealth’ initiative

SVGCC launches ‘Wellness is  Wealth’ initiative

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The St Vincent & the Grenadines Community (SVGCC) has embarked on a month-long wellness initiative. The initiative, dubbed “Wellness Is Wealth”, encourages Vincentians to be mindful of their physical, emotional and mental state by actively seeking wellness enrichment experiences. As part of its “Wellness Is Wealth” initiative the SVGCC will host a series of free Zoom fitness sessions on March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 2021. Director of the SVGCC, Nigel Scott, in commenting on the initiative, stated that it was a very timely venture given the global confinement of people’s movement and activities as a result of the pandemic.

Communications & Marketing Manager of the SVGCC, B Tedra Kirby, also commented “We wanted to explore ways we can truly engage our community that extends beyond the walls of the college. We sought a positive platform that allowed for the safe sharing of a common space with our students, staff, their families and friends, as well as the public. We know the negative effects of the current pandemic, so one of the many ways we’ve chosen to counter is by encouraging an attitude of wellness through these Zoom sessions, as well as the other aspect of the initiative which entails wellness support offered by our Counseling Department”.

Kirby also expressed her gratitude to Islandwide Fitness Bootcamp, Be Fit Movement, Wild Thing Wellness and DS Fitness Club for their willingness to partner on the college’s wellness initiative.

Alexa DeRiggs, certified yoga instructor and owner of Wild Thing Wellness, with over 300 yoga training hours, expressed that yoga is not just flexibility and strength within the body, but also within the mind. She will lead the Zoom session on March 27th, 2021.

The Zoom sessions, which begin at 6:00 pm on each day are: March 6th – aerobics with Lindon James (Be Fit Movement), March 13th – cardio-kickboxing with Keyon Constance (Islandwide Fitness Bootcamp), March 20th – aerobics with Dilonie Sam (DS Fitness Club) and March 27th yoga with Alexa DeRiggs (Wild Thing Wellness).

To participate in the SVGCC’s “Wellness Is Wealth” initiative visit www.zoom.us and enter the meeting ID 828 0495 3828. Follow the SVGCC’s official Facebook account for wellness updates throughout March.

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