Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) continues to make great strides since its national introduction to the fitness industry in July’s issue of Fitness Business Canada. Developed in Alberta in 2011, the program is now a national not-for-profit organization. It is a unique partnership of family doctors, other health care providers, and recreation and fitness organizations.
RxTGA utilizes the motivational power of a written prescription to encourage sedentary patients, who are at risk of developing chronic disease, to become more physically active.
While the idea of a written prescription for physical activity is not new, the collaborative partnering of community and primary care providers makes this initiative unique in Canada.
News from the board of directors:
Next steps for the Markham launch:
Thank you to everyone involved for their interest and participation in the RxTGA program as we continue to expand the initiative across the country.
Perry Tucciarone is on the strategic leadership committee of Prescription to Get Active in Ontario.