Sports & Martial Arts

(13 years & over)
This fast-paced program is designed to give participants a full body workout all while building a new skill. Known for its dynamic, powerful kicks Taekwondo is a rewarding outlet for everyone. Improve strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility and balance skills all while reaching new heights of self-confidence. Sanctioned by the BC and Canadian Taekwondo federations. Taught by 4th Dan Black Belt Richard Dobbs
#49702 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9 - March 12, 6:15 - 7:15 pm, Lewis MP Hall, $189/19

(12 years & over)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is primarily a grappling martial art that focuses on ground control. This BJJ class is structured and run for new students and beginners. Basic concepts of positions, escapes and submissions will be covered. Different elements of BJJ training can be used for sport or self-defense and is a fantastic method for building physical fitness and developing character. Instructor: Richard Dobbs
#50128 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9 - March 12, 7:15 - 8:30 pm, Lewis MP Hall, $199/19

(50 years & over)
Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and emotional well-being. Tai Chi improves overall fitness, coordination, and agility. People who practice Tai Chi on a regular basis tend to have good posture, flexibility, and range of motion, are more mentally alert, and sleep more soundly. Instructor: Ivy Wang
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, #49700 9:00 - 10:00 am, #49699 10:00 - 11:00 am, #49701 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Native Sons Lower Level, $180/12

The slow, fluid movements of Tai Chi reduce tension and stress, improves balance, coordination, and concentration, as well as muscle resiliency and joint flexibility. Tai Chi helps to increase energy and provides an overall sense of well-being. Instructor: Albert Balbon
#49698 Thursdays, January 9 - March 26, 7:15 - 8:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $96/12

(55 years & over)
Learn the correct Nordic pole walking technique, the difference between Nordic poles and other walking poles, and why Nordic pole walking is such an effective fitness activity for you - including you burn 46% more calories over walking without poles, use 90% of your body muscles, it improves your endurance, cardio, posture, balance, and much more. No class April 10. Instructor: Catherine Egan
#49692 Fridays, March 6 - May 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, $80/8

(55 years & over)
Are you a runner or hiker with sore knees, physically active and looking for a low impact outdoor fitness sport - why not try Nordic pole walking? Nordic pole walking is a total body workout for cardio, strength and flexibility. The focus in this class is fitness training with Nordic poles using different terrains and elevation in our local parks. No class April 10.
Instructor: Catherine Egan
#49693 Fridays, March 6 - May 1, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Lewis Centre, $80/8

Celebrate the New Year in style – Lifestyle that is! Take advantage of the 34th annual 5k running and walk/run clinic to rev up your fitness. Whether you are a walker who wants to run; a runner wanting to race; or you’ve taken a break from running and want a fun group setting to get back into it, we have a group for you. Structured walk only group? We have that too! Throughout the ten weeks you’ll hear talks from specialists in the community on footwear, apparel, nutrition, injury prevention, stretching, cross training and more. For more info contact Eric at Prices increase January 18. *February 1st class will be held at the Elks Hall Instructor: Comox Valley Road Runners
#49734 Saturdays, January 18 - March 21, 8:30 - 11:30 am, Native Sons Lower Level, $50/before January 18, $55/after January 18

Join in and have fun playing this exciting paddle game! Like a mini tennis game Pickleball is played by 2 or 4 people on a badminton -sized court using wood paddle racquets and a plastic style baseball. Equipment will be provided. No program February 13, 25 & 27.
#49695 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 7 - March 26, 2:30 - 4:30 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $2.50/Drop-in

Looking for some gym time to drop in and play a pick-up game of basketball or shoot around with your friends without any commitment? Join us on Friday nights and enjoy the flexibility of drop-in basketball! Open to participants 16+ yrs. of age.
#49689 Fridays, January 10 - March 27, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Lewis MP Hall, $3/Drop-in

Get some exercise, meet new players and improve your game in this fast paced group sport! Set up & play is self directed. No class February 17 & March 6.
#49691 Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays, January 6 - March 13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $3/Drop-in
#49690 Mondays & Thursdays, January 6 - March 12, 8:15 - 10:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $3/Drop-in

Squash is a healthy, fast paced sport that incorporates fun and fitness. Learn how to swing, rally and keep score in 6 easy lessons. Equipment will be provided. No class February 17.
Instructor: Sue Tompkins
Mondays, January 27 - March 9, #49696 5:30 - 6:30 pm Beginner, #49697 6:45 - 7:45 pm Intermediate, Lewis Centre Squash Courts, $60/6