Starting July 20, outdoor fitness classes begin at Lewis Park.

Starting July 20, outdoor fitness classes begin at Lewis Park.

Outdoor activities starting up in Courtenay

Courtenay Recreation is moving into the next phase of its summer programming, as staff work on safely adapting programs and facilities for COVID-19.

A series of outdoor activities are starting the week of Monday, July 20, including outdoor fitness classes, youth activities, and adapted programs.

Classes have been carefully planned with enhanced safety protocols, including smaller class sizes to allow for physical distancing.

Summer Fitness Classes

Starting July 20, outdoor fitness classes begin at Lewis Park. For the last few months, Courtenay Recreation instructors have been keeping patrons moving virtually with a series of online videos. Now you can safely work out with them in person from Monday to Saturday mornings, outdoors and with physical distancing in place between participants. Outdoor classes will be available until the week of Sept. 4, and include Bootcamp, Cardio Chaos, Butts and Gutts, Zumba, Core and Sculpt, and Flow Yoga.

Additional details on outdoor fitness classes will be available on Monday, July 13, with registration starting Thursday, July 16. To attend a class, reserve your spot over the phone at 250-338-5371 or online at www.courtenay.ca/reconline once registration starts.

Pre-registered Youth and Adapted Classes

Activities for youth seven to 15 years will include Summer SK8 (Skate) School, Tween Takeover, Summer STEM (Science and Technology), Art Attack and Splash, and more. Programs will take place at the Lerwick Skatepark, Lewis Park and outside The LINC Youth Centre.

Adapted Programs for Adults with Disabilities is offering programs at Simms Park and the Lewis Park stage this summer starting the week of July 27. Enjoy Summer Socials, Golf Night, Summer Sports and more.

Registration begins Thursday, July 16. View class details starting Monday, July 13 at www.courtenay.ca/reconline

Courtenay Recreation continues to review opportunities for additional programs and activities through a careful, gradual return of recreation services for the public. Updates on reopening dates and guidelines for other activities and services, including the Wellness Centre at the Lewis Centre, will be released as details are finalized. All planning will comply with the BC Restart Plan, Worksafe BC, Island Health, and viaSport BC.

During facility closures due to COVID-19, Courtenay Recreation has been offering classes virtually. View over 50 videos for all ages and interests, including crafts, skateboarding and fitness classes at www.courtenay.ca/virtualrec

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