The benefits of sports to health and morale no longer need to be proven. But after a long period of inactivity, it’s not easy to get back to it. This is why the city of Colmar established Pass Sports Sante to combat the negative effects of sedentary life after imprisonment. After the first test year with more than 120 beneficiaries attending events in 10 associations and 2 cities, the system has been updated to a second, more extensive edition. “This year, the system takes a new dimension and furthers the desire to bring Colmarian back to sport,” asks Barbaros Mutor, Deputy Mayor of Sport.
“The sport we love in Colmar is what makes you smile.”
The concept is the same. The city offers one year of free practice at the Colmar Sports Association, or 12 entertainment sessions provided by Colmar city educators. What will change is the panel of activities offered. There are 10 new activities and, thanks to funding from the Community Health Agency, there is support for people through the Colmar Health Network.
Starting Monday, July 4, all sedentary people over the age of 18 and people over the age of 60 can make an appointment with the Colmar Health Network to assess their fitness. “First there is an interview with a physical activity teacher who has adapted to measure the person’s motivation, the level of his physical activity, and then perform breathing, balance and muscle tone tests. , Look at each brake and lever and always have this notion of joy and turn to this activity or that activity, “claims Camille Dietschy, Health Sports Coordinator at Colmar Health Network. It should be labeled Maison sports anté.
“Telephone follow-up will also be conducted and a final assessment will be made one year later to confirm that everyone is feeling better,” said the director of Network Sophie Galier.
Safely return to sports
“The important thing is to be able to safely and gradually resume sports without injury, so that we can regain independent practice,” said the promotion of healthy sports. City council member Frederick Schwob adds. Fifteen labeled associations have been sensitized to adapt their practices to this particular civilian, and training is organized by the city for those in need.
Some of the new things that will join the system include boxing, figure skating, ice hockey and sports rescue clubs. Clubs that have lost membership since Covid also have the opportunity to diversify their audience. The city will refund each beneficiary’s license to them, and a subsidy of € 500 per year will be paid for each slot of the open activity. The estimated cost of operation is 60,000 euros per year. With about 10 people per slot, 300 people can benefit from Pass’Sport Santé.
“The sport we love in Colmar is good for your health, it brings smiles to the people of Colmar and connects them,” concludes Barbaros Mutor. By already announcing other actions that will come to provide “Envie desport”.
To benefit from this scheme, please contact the Colmar Health Network from Monday, July 4th at 03 89 230555. The activity will start in mid-September and will require a medical certificate from your doctor.