Sports & Martial Arts

PICKLEBALL
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.
#47258
 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 8 - March 28, 2:30 - 4:30 pm,
Native Sons Grand Hall, $2.50/Drop-in

ALL AGES BADMINTON
(16 years & over)
Get some exercise, meet new players and improve your game in this fast paced group sport! No program February 17, 18 & March 8.
#47201
 Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays, January 7 - March 17,
1:00 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $3/Drop-in

BASKETBALL FRIDAY NIGHT 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.
#47576 Fridays, January 11 - March 29, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $3/Drop-in

EVENING BADMINTON
If your concept of badminton is a quiet backyard barbecue game, you’ve never really played the sport!  Join us for both recreational and competitive games! No program February 18.
#47202
Mondays & Thursdays, January 7 - March 14, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym,
$78/19, $3/Drop-in

ADULT BEGINNER SQUASH LESSONS
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.
Instructor: Sue Tompkins
#47199 Thursdays, January 24 - February 28, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Lewis Squash Court 1 & 2, $60/6

ADULT INTERMEDIATE SQUASH LESSONS
Intermediate Squash lessons are for those players who would like to bump their game up a notch. Work on length, strength and footwork through fun active drills.
Instructor: Sue Tompkins
#47200 Thursdays, January 24 - February 28, 6:45 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Squash Court 1 & 2, $60/6

INTRO TO NORDIC POLE WALKING
(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. Nordic poles available for use in class and for purchase. www.nordicpolewalkingcomoxvalley.com.
Instructor: Catherine Egan
#47563 Fridays, February 22 - April 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, TBA Lewis Centre, $80/8

NORDIC POLE WALKING LEVEL 2
(55 years & over)
This eight week course is for those looking for an active, low-impact outdoor exercise program. Learn how to use your Nordic poles to build strength, flexibility and cardio. We explore a number of different terrains and parks throughout the Comox Valley. Connect with fellow Nordic pole walkers in this total body workout. Participants create their own fitness goals and work at their own pace. Nordic poles available for use in class and for purchase.
Instructor: Catherine Egan
#47572 Fridays, February 22 - April 12, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, TBA Lewis Centre, $80/8

TAI CHI
(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 9 - March 27, #47499 9:00 - 10:00 am, #47497 10:00 - 11:00 am,
#47498 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Native Sons Lower Hall, $144/12

EVENING TAI CHI
The slow, fluid movements of Tai Chi reduce tension and stress, improve 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
#47500 Thursdays, January 10 - March 28, 7:15 - 8:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $96/12

WOO KIM TAEKWONDO ADULT
(13 years & over)
Self-defense techniques will also be taught. This fast-paced, intense program provides excellent physical activity for all ages and can be adapted to individual needs.  Certified by World Taekwondo Federation, Canadian Taekwondo Federation and BC Taekwondo Federation.
Instructor: Richard Dobbs
#47502 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 8 - March 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm,
Lewis Centre MP Hall, $180/20

KARATE
Karate is a great way to improve overall health and fitness at any age through physical conditioning and self defense techniques.  Safe and encouraging practice of blocks, kicks, punches and evasive moves will develop confidence, improve concentration and relieve stress! Courtenay Karate teaches traditional shito-ryu karate with NCCP certified instruction and expertise sanctioned by Karate Canada and Karate BC (an annual fee will be collected in class). No class February 18. Instructor: Brenda Bombini & Todd Robertson
#47530 Mondays & Thursdays, January 7 - March 14, 7:30 - 9:15 pm,
Lewis Centre MP Hall, $146/19

ADULT KUNG FU
(14 years & over)
Applied Body Mechanics Ving Tsun is a tested system of Chinese Boxing that emphasizes small movements for maximum results. This class is skill-based training in an encouraging, safe and non-threatening environment. Practitioners will develop fast hands and good body structure through progressive sparring drills and pad work. No class February 16, 18 & 20.
Instructor:
Corny Martens
#47197 Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, & Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm,
January 5 - March 30, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $270/2 days per week,
$405/3 days per week