Feb 17,2009 The Now News

Lena Ross, Coquitlam NOW
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jeanette Jackson wants the City of Port Moody to allow non-staff personal trainers to work at the Port Moody Recreation Complex. Currently, only city-appointed trainers are allowed to work there.

"This is a $26-million facility paid for by residents and donors," Jackson told council Feb. 10. "I am shocked that a public facility does not allow outside personal trainers."

"I tried a variety of options before I chose my trainer. It's a personal investment, and city-employed trainers are nearly double the cost."

Coun. Meghan Lahti encouraged Jackson to discuss the issue with the city's parks and recreation commission.

Mayor Joe Trasolini said council will revisit Jackson's request at its next meeting.