4in1 learning highlights

Shifting practices to shift results

In 2011 we learned that children in our registered programs were spending less than half of their time actually moving and playing. We weren’t okay with that, so we got to work trying to change it.The 4in1 Physical Literacy Program was born through research and innovation. We measured, changed things up, and measured again. We didn’t stop at activity, because being healthy means caring for your health — socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Vivo has flipped typical registered recreational programming on its head with the ground-breaking 4in1 Physical Literacy Program. It builds confidence, competence, and skills that help children grow a love for physical activity, allowing them to make smart choices and become active for life.  

4in1 helps kids develop foundational movement skills like coordination, balance, strength and agility, and fine motor skills through four different environments.

 It’s totally different than any other program
and the results are outstanding. 

Here's how we do it:







Encouraging the development of confidently buzzing bodies is integral to the health of our communities. We are developing a system that supports this growth better than ever before. The foundation for this innovative new program builds on evidence-based studies conducted right here, showing us exactly what is happening within Vivo walls and allowing us to shift our practices, analyze the results, and affect change. Consider the blind-fold removed. We’re looking at what is really going on and how we can better serve our budding citizens.


Terms & Conditions

All stories submitted will be indefinitely eligible to be featured in Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association’s print (trade and non-trade), online and video-based marketing materials, as well as other Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association publications.

All entries, along with publications and reproduction rights, become the property of Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association. Vivo will not provide notice to the writer of any stories submitted prior to re-producing or re-publishing the story in any print, online and video-based marketing materials. Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association reserves the right to use the entries in the future, indefinitely.

The author must provide an original story written by the author and will indemnify Vivo against any actions, proceedings, claims, demands or litigation brought against the Vivo for the use of the story. The author is the legal representative or has received a testimonial release for all names mentioned in the story. They herby grant Vivo permission to use and publish their story with mentioned names as they appear in the submission, including their minor child and/or children and other immediate family and their likeness. Vivo reserves the right to edit or refuse publication of any story based on inappropriate language or content and will not provide notice before doing so.

Clicking the submit button constitutes the author's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Terms & Conditions as outlined above. By submitting a story, the author is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood and agrees to be bound by the Terms & Conditions.


Table of Contents

  • Kayla's Story - Vivo is a facility unlike any other. Being apart of this team over the years has given me the chance
    Read More
  • Ann's Story - Recently I was diagnosed with heart health issues and was enrolled in a 12-week cardiac rehabilitati
    Read More
  • Michelle's Story - Michelle is a woman of many talents…actress, grandmother, active lifestyle enthusiast and the
    Read More
  • Jane's Story - Six-year-old Jane was typically shy in the classroom, and did not feel comfortable speaking up or sh
    Read More
  • Brenda's Story - When Brenda attended our On Your Mark event she didn't realize how that evening would affect her, ch
    Read More
  • Tanner's Story - Tanner, a local Calgary high school student, has always been intrigued by the science of videography
    Read More
  • Tanya's Story - We all know intellectually what we need to do to get healthy and live better; however, it takes a fa
    Read More
  • Eric's STory - Go fly a kite! No, we really mean it. Flying a kite is a creative way to spend playtime with loved o
    Read More

Inspiring Stories Start Here

For more than 10 years we have been privileged to be a part of voyages of discovery and change for people in our community. You are the authors of the story!

Please help us write the next chapter by sharing your own journey to health and happiness -- mentally, physically, spiritually, intellectually, or emotionally.

Submit Your Story

Story (max 825 characters)*
I agree to your Terms & Conditions
* are mandatory fields

Story Submitted

Thank you for sharing your story with us and the world -- check back soon to see it in our storybook!

Return to Stories