Virtual Recreation with Our Team!

We are all in this together! Courtenay Recreation is happy to provide online videos and activities featuring our staff for everyone in the family. Check out our many fun ways of keeping fit and being artistic at home. Watch for more classes over the days to come.

Also, checkout our activities on the Childrens Activities page  The LINC's August Activities calendar and prizes for youth and Cozy Corner Preschool's Learning from Home Newsletters.

Thank you to the Comox Valley Community Foundation for providing support that makes it possible for us to provide these videos!

Fitness and Dance Videos for Adults

Flow Yoga with Daiana Kickboxing, TRX, Bands and Weights with Tammy #1
Kickboxing and Ball Work with Tammy #2 Nia (dance and flow) with Ann Marie
Kickboxing, Cardio and Strength with Tammy #4 Dance to Feel Better with Ann Marie

Quick Outdoor Workout with Signi (featuring photos and descriptions)

Strength, Kickboxing and Small Weights with Tammy #5

Strength Training Exercises with Juan

Strength Training Level 2 with Juan
Energizing Fitness with Tammy #6 Outdoor Cycling Workout with Signi (featuring photos and descriptions)
Gentle Fitness with Tammy #1  Gentle Fitness with Tammy #2
Gentle Fitness with Tammy #3 Zumba© with Milena 
Energizing Fitness with Tammy #7
 Cardio & Strength with Tammy #8
Gentle Fitness with Tammy #4
 Zumba Toning with Milena 
Cardio & Strength with Tammy #10
Dance to Feel Better #3 with Ann Marie
Gentle Fitness with Tammy #5 
Gentle Fitness with Tammy #6 
Energizing Fitness with Tammy #11 Gentle Fitness with Tammy #8 - New

Yoga Videos for Adults

Flow Yoga with Daiana Yoga Warm-Up or Gentle Practice with Sheron
Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sheron #1  Yoga Play with Balance with Sheron #3
Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sheron #2 Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sheron #4

Art Videos for Adults

Painting a Landscape with Teresa, part 1 Painting a Landscape with Teresa, part 2
Painting a Landscape with Teresa, part 3 Painting a Landscape with Teresa Series 2, Part 1 
Landscape Painting with Teresa Series 2, Part 2  

Videos for tweens and teens

Skateboard Maintenance with Mateo Getting on a Skateboard with Mateo
Stopping a Skateboard with Mateo How to do an Ollie with Mateo
Learn to do a Pop Shuvit with Mateo Make a Bird Feeder for Small Birds with Tia
Learn to do a Fakie 180 Kickturn with Mateo
Learn a Backside 180 with Mateo
Learn the Kick Flip with Mateo Make a Bee Water Dish with Tia

Learn to do a Heel Flip with Mateo (skateboard trick)

Fakie Ollie with Mateo

Half Cab with Mateo

360 Flip with Mateo 

Compilation of Skateboard Tricks with Mateo

Learn the Manual with Mateo
 Rock to Fakey with Mateo  Roll into Ramp with Mateo - New
Quarter Pipe with Mateo - New Switch Frontside 180 with Mateo - New

Videos for kids and families

Making Fun, Stretchy Slime with Lataisha Throwing Skills with Donovan
Get Dancing with Kennedy for Kids and Adults! Making Caterpillars with Lataisha
More Dancing and Games with Kennedy for Kids Catching Skills with Donovan
Making Ice Cream in a Bag with Brielle  Gummy Bear Experiment with Brielle
Word Game with Lataisha Making Milk Jug Elephants with Brielle
Unicorn Pencil Holder with Lataisha Toilet Roll Painting with Brielle
Not a Box with Brielle - New How to Sew a Scrunchie with Chelsea
Painting with a Straw with Chelsea How to make a Climbing Critter with Chelsea
Learn Science at Home with Grace (Density Experiments)  Dance for Kids and Teens with Kat
Making a Lava Lamp with Jeremy  

Gentle Fitness #8 with Tammy

Tammy brings more fun and fitness in Gentle Fitness #8, a 30 minute video good for those who are beginners or who want/need a less strenuous workout. This video focuses on toning the legs. Please note that this video will open in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]


If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Switch Frontside 180 with Mateo

Mateo continues his series of skate tricks with Switch Frontside 180. This trick is a 180 degree turn that keeps you travelling in the same direction but switching sides. You will want to have Switch Ollies, Frontside 180 and Tic Tac tricks down well before doing this one.

Quarter Pipe with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor, shows the skill of dropping in over a quarter pipe and down a ramp. The video covers the key elements of foot positioning and body positioning.

Roll into Ramp with Mateo

New to skateboarding? Mateo, skateboard instructor, shows the fundamental skill of rolling down a ramp and covers foot position and body mechanics.

Energizing Fitness with Tammy #11

Enjoy another fun and energizing online fitness class with Tammy! Her series continues with a one hour class featuring a bosu and a fitness pole. As always, Tammy provides alternatives to equipment by using what you have on hand. Please note that this video will open in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]


If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

 

Gentle Fitness #6 with Tammy

Courtenay Rec instructor Tammy offers offers gentle fitness #6, a 30 minute video for beginners or people who want/need an easier workout. This video focuses on gentle cardio, strength and stretches for a full body workout. Please note that this video will open in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]


If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Gentle Fitness #5 with Tammy

Enjoy a great workout with Tammy! Tammy offers Gentle Fitness #5, a 30 minute video, for beginners and those who would like an easier workout. Please note that this video will open in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Dance to Feel Better #3 with Ann Marie

Ann Marie, NIA instructor, offers a “Dance to Feel Better” workout #3! Participants of all fitness levels will enjoy this uplifting workout with plenty of shakes and shimmies to release tension! Please note that this video will open in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Rock to Fakey with Mateo

Mateo is back with another skateboard trick. This one is the Rock to Fakey trick on a low ramp.

Learn the Manual with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor, has developed a series of videos showing skateboard tricks. This one is the Manual trick involving the back wheels of the board.

 

Cardio and Strength with Tammy #10

Tammy brings the workout to you! Join Tammy for another 60 minute cardio and strength video. Please note that this video opens in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sheron #4

Relax, breathe and stretch with Sheron in her Gentle Yoga session #4. This session is all on the floor and features hip and chest opening, twists, breathwork and a short meditation.
 
Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Compilation of Skateboard Tricks with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor extraordinaire, has put together a video compiling basic skateboard tricks including the Ollie, Fakie Ollie, Nollie, Pop Shuvit, Backside 180, Frontside 180 and Kick Flip. Get a quick view of all of these tricks in one place to see how they compare side by side.

 

360 Flip with Mateo

Mateo is back with another more advanced skateboard trick. This week is the 360 Flip (also known as the Treflip). For this trick, you are going to spin/flip the board 360 degrees without turning your body. Before you try this trick, make sure you are comfortable with the Pop Shuvit and Kick Flip as it a mix between the two tricks.

Half Cab with Mateo

Mateo is back with another skateboard trick. This week is the half cab which is also known as a Fakie Ollie 180. For this this trick, you are going to Ollie and rotate your body with the board 180degrees, changing your direction of travel. Before you try this trick, make sure you are comfortable with the Fakie Ollie and Fakie Kick Turns.

 

Fakie Ollie with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor, is back to teach you an Ollie variation this week – the Fakie Ollie! In skateboarding, and other board sports, a fakie is riding backwards with the tail of your board facing the direction of travel.

 

Zumba© Toning with Milena

Milena is back with a second video – this time Zumba Toning! Enjoy a full session of Zumba with Milena’s warm style and great toning exercises.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Making a Lava Lamp with Jeremy

Jeremy, summer camp leader, shows how to make a bubbly Lava Lamp with kids. This fun science experiment involves things you have at home like oil, water, an alka seltzer tablet and some colouring. Join Jeremy in Summer Camps in Lewis Park to do more fun science experiments! Visit the Summer Camps in Lewis Park page for more info.

Dance for Kids and Teens with Kat

Our dance instructor Kat takes children and teens through the moves with this 19 minute dance lesson! Enjoy great instruction and encouragement from Kat.

Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sheron #2

Relax, breathe and stretch with Sheron in her Gentle Yoga session #2. This session is all on the floor and features hip and chest opening, twists, breathwork and a short meditation.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

 

Gentle Fitness with Tammy #4

Tammy offers a 4th gentle fitness video! These sessions are 30 minutes long and offer cardio and strength but at a gentler pace. This is great for beginners or those who need a less intense workout. Please note that this video opens in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Cardio & Strength with Tammy #8

Tammy offers a new less intense cardio and strength class. This one hour workout features mellower music and dance moves! Please note that this video opens in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Yoga Play with Balance with Sheron 

Do you need a gentle yoga to help with balance? Sheron is back and is offering a 35 minute yoga video with balance exercises and a short meditation at the end.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sheron

Join Sheron for a one hour Gentle Hatha Yoga session that will give you a warming full body stretch and relaxation. This yoga session also includes meditation and breathing exercises.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

 

Landscape Painting with Teresa Series 2, Part 2

Learn landscape painting with acrylic! Artist Teresa Knight is back to finish her second landscape painting series. This video is part 2 and shows how to darken the colours, add detail and finish the painting. Both beginner and intermediate painters will enjoy Teresa’s flowing style and painting tips.

To view the first part of this series and the photo used for this painting as well as Teresa’s first three part series on learning to paint landscape view the table of contents above.

 

Strength Training Level 2 with Juan

Do you need a great strength workout with minimal equipment? Courtenay Rec instructor Juan offers a level 2 strength program that gives a complete strength program and only requires a mat, towel and two water bottles. This workout is good for those with some strength training experience.

If you are a beginner please check out Juan’s first strength training video.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

 

Learn to do a Heel Flip with Mateo (skateboard trick)

Mateo, skateboard instructor, shows how to do a heel flip trick in well explained steps as well as demos at the end of the video. This is an intermediate level trick. If you are new to skateboarding check out our videos on getting on and off the skateboard, the Ollie and more.

The LINC Youth Centre is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit their Facebook page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

 

Learn Science at Home with Grace (Density Experiments)

Courtenay Rec instructor Grace shows how to do fun experiments at home to learn about density. Using basic materials Grace shows how changing the density of water causes objects to float or sink and using oil on water causes even more interesting results.

Want more fun science with Grace? Sign your kids up for Summer Camp programs at Lewis Park starting July 6! For camp info and registration details visit our summer camps page.

Make a Bee Water Dish with Tia

Tia from The LINC Youth Centre is back with a craft to help the bees! Tia shows how to make a bee water water dish to help our little yellow friends get enough water in our garden. All you’ll need is some shells from the beach, paints, and some craft glass.

Learn the Kick Flip with Mateo

Mateo shares how to do skateboard tricks in his video series, and this video features the Kick Flip. People wanting to try the Kick Flip should have experience with the Back Side 180, Pop Shuvit and the Ollie. Please see these trick videos listed under teens/tweens.

The LINC is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit their Facebook page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

Learn a Backside 180 with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor, shows how to do a Backside 180 trick with info on foot placement, and body and board mechanics and well as demos! The LINC Youth Centre is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit their Facebook page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

 

Learn to do a Fakie 180 Kickturn with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor, shows how to do a Fakie180 Kickturn in easy to follow steps as well as demos at the end of the video. The LINC Youth Centre is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit their Facebook page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

Gentle Fitness with Tammy #3

Tammy is back with a third gentle fitness video for beginners and for those who would like a less intense workout. This 30 minute workout features gentle movements and strength exercises! Please note that this video opens in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Zumba© with Milena

Courtenay Rec instructor Milena offers a Zumba© workout for everyone! Enjoy an energizing and fun 55 minute class with great dance moves. Please note that this video opens in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Painting a Landscape with Teresa Series 2, Part 1

Do you want to learn landscape painting with acrylic? Artist Teresa Knight is back with a second learn to paint landscape series. This video is part 1 and shows how to draw the background, block in the colour and paint the background. Both beginner and intermediate painters will enjoy Teresa’s flowing style and descriptions. View the photo of the landscape used in this painting.

Gentle Fitness with Tammy #2

 Courtenay Rec instructor Tammy offers a second 30 minute gentle fitness video for beginners or people who want/need an easier workout. This video focuses on core exercises and gentle cardio for a full body workout. Please note that this video will open in Facebook.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Make a Bird Feeder for Small Birds with Tia

Tia from The LINC shows how to make a bird feeder for small birds using common ingredients that you have at home. All you need is a jar, wire, a few hand tools, ribbon or other decorations as well as birdseed.

Energizing Fitness with Tammy #7

 Tammy offers cardio and strength fitness session #7! This hour long workout offers great energy and fun vibes! For other fitness videos and videos with kids activities visit: www.courtenay.ca/virtualrec

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Please note that this video opens in Facebook.



 

 

How to make a Climbing Critter with Chelsea

Courtenay Rec instructor Chelsea shows how to make climbing critters with your child. These critters really climb and are engaging to make with folding, drawing and some yarn work. Enjoy!

Painting a Landscape with Teresa, part 3

Artist Teresa Knight finishes her three part series on painting a landscape with this video. This 17 minute video shows how to add the finishing touches to the landscape painting. View part 1 and part 2 in this series. Also, here is a closer photo of the landscape Teresa is working on for reference.

Learn to do a Pop Shuvit with Mateo

Mateo, Courtenay Rec instructor, shares how to do skateboard tricks in his video series, and this video shows Pop Shuvit. Mateo shows foot placement and tips to make this trick work.

Painting with a Straw with Chelsea

Our children’s instructor Chelsea shows how to paint with a straw. Straw painting is creative and fun as it involves blowing out designs and shapes in fun patterns. All you need is some paints, paper and a straw. 

Painting a Landscape with Teresa, part 2

Artist Teresa Knight continues her series with part 2 on painting a landscape. This 40 minute video shows how to add major colour blocks to the background of the painting and then shows layering and adding detail. Stay tuned for part three showing how to add the finishing touches to the painting. View part 1 in this series.

Also, here is a closer photo of the landscape Teresa is working on for reference.


 

Dance to Feel Better with Ann Marie

Ann Marie, Courtenay Rec NIA instructor, offers a “Dance to Feel Better” workout. This uplifting session is designed to enhance the mind/body connection and help release tension. Participants of all fitness levels will enjoy this fun workout!

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

 

How to do an Ollie with Mateo

Mateo, skateboard instructor, demonstrates how to do an Ollie in easy to follow steps as well as demos at the end of the video. The LINC Youth Centre is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit May calendar page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

 

Stopping a Skateboard with Mateo

Here’s more skate tricks and tips by Mateo, skateboard instructor! This video shows three ways to stop including stepping off, dragging the back foot, and dragging the tail. The LINC Youth Centre is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit May calendar page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

 

Getting on a Skateboard with Mateo

The LINC Youth Centre is offering a series of skate tricks and tips by Mateo, skateboard instructor. This video is a short tutorial for how to get on your skateboard including proper foot placement and alignment. The LINC Youth Centre is hosting other isolation activities each day – visit May calendar page for more info on how you could win some prizes!

 

How to Sew a Scrunchie with Chelsea

Courtenay Rec instructor Chelsea gives great instructions on how to sew a scrunchie. All you need is some material, a needle and thread and a hair elastic. This fun project will keep older children and teens engaged! Scrunchies also make great gifts.

 

Not a Box with Brielle

Our instructor Brielle gets very creative with a box in this "Not a Box" craft! First, she reads stories to stimulate the imagination and then encourages kids to find a box to make their own craft. You’ll see what amazing things can be made from an ordinary box.

 

Gentle Fitness with Tammy

Courtenay Rec instructor Tammy offers a 30 minute gentle fitness video for beginners or people who want/need an easier workout. Enjoy Tammy’s fun vibe as you exercise your whole body and stretch at the end.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

Please note that this video will open in facebook.

Toilet Roll Painting with Brielle

Use toilet rolls for some really fun painting! Our instructor Brielle demonstrates how to use toilet rolls to stamp fun repeating designs with any craft paint. This fun project could be paintings of hearts for your windows or any design you want to try.

Unicorn Pencil Holder with Lataisha

Join us for more fun with crafts with your kids! This time our instructor Lataisha is back showing how to make a shiny unicorn pencil holder! Help your kids make this fun craft uses materials you have at home to create a sparkly pencil holder.

Skateboard Maintenance with Mateo

Spring is the perfect time to do some maintenance on your skateboard. Our Virtual Recreation series continues at The LINC with skateboarding instructor Mateo showing how to perform ongoing skate maintenance including bearings and truck. This video is easy to follow and provides great tips for doing ongoing work to keep your skate in the best shape! Stay tuned for more skate videos!

Making Milk Jug Elephants with Brielle

Courtenay Rec instructor Brielle offers another great craft, Milk Jug Elephants! In this parent, child team effort make a cool looking elephant or perhaps a herd with your empty milk jugs. Look for more kids craft videos and dance as well as fitness videos for parents here: www.courtenay.ca/virtualrec Thank you to the Comox Valley Community Foundation for the support that makes it possible for us to provide these videos!

Word Game with Lataisha

Courtenay Rec instructor Lataisha presents a fun word game you can do with your child. This cooperative game is simple and effective for thinking of letters and the sounds they make. It’s also progressive and can be played by many ages of children with adaptations. Have fun!

Energizing Fitness with Tammy

Enjoy another fun and energizing online fitness class with Tammy! Her series of fitness videos continues with #6, a one hour class featuring dance moves, bosu and small weights. As always, Tammy provides alternatives to equipment by using what you have on hand. For more fitness videos with Tammy and others visit: www.courtenay.ca/virtualrec
 
Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire). [PDF - 164 KB]
 
If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.
 
Please note that this video is on Facebook and will open in Facebook:

Painting a Landscape with Teresa, part 1

Join artist Teresa Knight for a series of videos on painting a landscape with acrylic. This is video number one and introduces the subject and shows how to draw the basic background lines for the painting. Please use your own landscape photo and follow along in this 10 minute video. Stay tuned for the next in the series coming soon which will show how to get your major colour blocks started for the background. Also, here is a closer photo of the landscape Teresa is working on for reference.

Gummy Bear Experiment with Brielle

Join Courtenay Rec children’s instructor Brielle in a fun gummy bear experiment for kids! Find out what happens to a gummy bear when putting it in baking soda and water and other safe mixtures. This is a great observational exercise for kids!

Strength Training Exercises with Juan

Do you need a great strength workout that gives you tone but requires minimal equipment? Courtenay Rec instructor Juan offers a 20 minute program that gives a complete strength program and only requires a towel and two water bottles. This workout is good for both beginners and those with strength training experience and can be extended by using more repetitions.

Before you begin, please review your current health conditions by reading the PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire). [PDF - 164 KB]

If any of the exercises do not work for your body or don’t feel safe, please take a break or do adjusted exercises and rejoin when ready.

 

Making Ice Cream in a Bag with Brielle

Join Courtenay Rec instructor Brielle as she demonstrates how to make ice cream in a bag! This fun project requires just half and half, vanilla, and some sugar as well as ice cubes, salt and a couple of bags. This is a great way to work off some steam as the bag needs to be shook for 10 – 15 minutes.

Catching Skills with Donovan

Donovan, our Active Living Programmer, continues his series of fundamental skills with catching. Get some tips on hand positions for a proper catch and enjoy a fun game of “Catch-it, Drop-it” with your child. Catching is an essential skill for sports like football, baseball and dodgeball. Children who develop fundamental movement skills like catching are more likely to participate in sports when they’re older.

 

Strength, Kickboxing and Small Weights with Tammy

Courtenay Rec instructor Tammy is back! Join her for a high energy 60 minute workout with strength, kickboxing and small weights. All you’ll need is a chair, small weights and some toilet paper to join in. For small weights use whatever you have around the house including cans of beans or bottles filled with water. This video is located on our facebook page, click the image to be directed to facebook.

More Dancing and Games for Kids with Kennedy

Courtenay Rec instructor Kennedy continues her dancing for kids series in this energizing 16 minute video! This friendly instructor is sure to get your kids moving and learning new dance moves.

 Making Caterpillars with Lataisha

Courtenay Rec instructor Lataisha is back with another fun video on making a caterpillar for kids and parents. Caterpillars are not only fun to make there’s so many cool variations that can be done depending on what you have in your house. Search out glitter and stickers and add them to this project!
 

Get Dancing with Kennedy for Kids and Adults!

Get moving and grooving with Courtenay Rec instructor Kennedy in a fun 14 minute dance routine that’s designed for kids but also fun for parents! This class includes instruction in turns and some basic dance patterns as well as a dance game at the end. Try it out!

Making Fun, Stretchy Slime with Lataisha

What could be more fun than making slime! Join Courtenay Rec instructor Lataisha for a Virtual Recreation tutorial on making this stretchy stuff for your kids. The whole family can get in on the action and make a rainbow of slime!

Kickboxing, TRX, Bands and Weights with Tammy

Courtenay Rec instructor Tammy has made another fitness video for our Virtual Recreation series! This 60 minute energetic class features TRX, bands and small weights. If you don't have equipment, Tammy offers modifications to use what you have on hand at home. This video is located on our facebook page, click the image to be directed to facebook.

Flow Yoga with Daiana

Do you need a great full length yoga class? This 60 minute class with Daiana offers the full flow yoga experience with breath work and dynamic, energetic postures as well as a short meditation at both the beginning and end of the session.

 

Practice the fundamental skill of throwing with Donovan

Donovan, our Active Living Programmer, has made a video on how to practice the fundamental skill of throwing with your child! This easy to follow video includes a fun throwing game.

Throwing is an essential skill to sports like baseball, dodgeball, and football. Children who develop fundamental movement skills like throwing are more likely to participate in sports when they’re older. For example, a child who isn’t competent or confident in their throwing abilities is much less likely to join a slow-pitch game than a child who is.

For a basic overhand ball throw:

1. Hold the ball in one hand
2. Stand sideways to the target, with your non dominant side closest to the target
3. Use your non dominant hand to point at the target
4. Using your dominant hand, pull the ball back past your ear (like a bow and arrow!)
5. Step forward with your opposite foot and throw the ball just like you’re giving a high-five!
6. Allow your arm to swing through and extend completely
7. Follow through with your arm – in direction of the target

 

 

Tammy's #2 Kickboxing and Ball Work

Our virtual classes continue with a second workout from Tammy! This 60 minute class features kickboxing and ball work. You will need a large fitness ball and some items you have at home such as small weights. This video is located on our facebook page, click the image to be directed to facebook.

 
Sheron's Yoga Warm-Up or Gentle Practice

Join our instructor Sheron for a relaxing full body yoga warm-up or gentle yoga. This video is designed to be used as you need it, either as a
warm-up with a pause to do some of your own practice or for a complete gentle yoga practice that will warm up, stretch and relax your body.
Included is a body scan as well as a short meditation at the end.

 

Kickboxing, Cardio and Strength with Tammy

Our friendly and fun instructor Tammy is helping everyone keep fit during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out this 60 minute video which includes
some exercises to do with toilet paper.

 

 

NIA with Ann Marie

Our first feature is a lovely NIA class from our instructor Ann Marie.This 30 minute dance and flow segmentis a great way to warm up
and move your body and relieve tension.