Our Health & Fitness Allies

Keenfit joins with others to impact our society’s health & fitness

Keenfit – The Pole Walking Company is always looking for health & fitness allies to align itself with. Other companies, groups, organizations or associations that have similar health & fitness goals – that want to help make a difference in the level of society’s health & fitness today. We partner together to help educate, inspire, motivate and support people at all levels of health and fitness to be responsible for their own health and help them understand how it impacts not just their lives but the lives of everyone around them.

Below are some of the Health & Fitness Allies that we work together with to Help Raise the Fitness level of North America:

LLU (Loma Linda University Medical Center)

“Loma Linda University is a coeducational Health Sciences University located in Loma Linda, California, United States. Committed to further the healing and teaching “to make man whole” by applying biological, behavioral, physical, and environmental science knowledge to health and disease. All while providing comprehensive, competent and compassionate health care for the whole person.”

 


Osteoporosis Canada

“Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.”

 

 


CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project)

“The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) – formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project – is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight.”

 


Arthritis Society

“The Arthritis Society, has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis.”

 

 


SOSBIS (South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society)

“South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society, is a non-profit organization made up of brain injured people, family members, and professionals dedicated to assisting survivors and families to achieve the greatest level of independence and quality of life.”

 

 


Inspire Health

“Inspire Health, has a goal to provide the best care possible for people living with a diagnosis of cancer, and we will work together with you, your family doctor and oncologist. We are a not-for-profit and no referral is required. ”

 

 


Struggling with very Painful Ankle; I had developed Arthritis & Doc wanted it Strengthened

I was struggling with a very painful right ankle, thinking I had developed arthritis in it as it ached all... View Article

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Struggling with very Painful Ankle; I had developed Arthritis & Doc wanted it Strengthened

I was struggling with a very painful right ankle, thinking I had developed arthritis in it as it ached all the time.  I went to the doctor to see if he could do anything & found out I did not have arthritis in the ankle, but had in fact broken the ankle a few years before.  I didn’t know it was broken, so it set on its own & my ankle and foot were in fact crooked.

Since re-breaking it was not an option to me, the doctor told me I had to do 2 things – firstly take off some weight & secondly strengthen the ankle.  I had heard about the Poles & had seen people walking with them so decided to try them.

Here I am almost a year later & amazing enough my ankle does not ache anymore!  When I walk with the Poles, it reduces the impact on my body & has made all the difference in the world.  I am also dropping weight with a structured eating program & the Walking.

I have dropped a total of 34 pounds.  I still have a long way to go, but am sure I’m on the right path.  I also have arthritis in my knees, but they do not ache at all when I walk with the Walking Poles.  All in all it is amazing how good I feel when I have gone Pole Walking.

Carla – age 64
KelownaBritish Columbia – CA