Trail Recreation: Get into the flow with Hatha Yoga

A detailed listing of upcoming recreational events and activities

Two new Yoga classes start this month. Jana Roy is a certified instructor new to the area, and she will be teaching classes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre.

Tuesday’s is Gentle Hatha Yoga, a basic class excellent for beginners. Wednesday’s is the Morning Flow class which is simple yet challenging, suitable for all levels. Both are a great way to start your day.

Girls Softball Development Program for ages 8 to 14 starts Sunday to April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse. Coaches from Thunder Fastpitch will be delivering training in a positive, structured environment designed to provide girls with a good and balanced learning situation and the opportunity to become better ball players.

30-Minute Circuit classes run Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre Fitness Studio. Instructor Diana Howard will guide you through a simple yet challenging circuit which incorporates muscle strength, cardio, stamina, core, and flexibility. Excellent for beginner to intermediate fitness levels. Drop ins are available.

Mom and Baby fitness classes will run Thursday’s from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. starting Jan. 24 to Feb. 28. These action-packed classes include a large variety of fun, easy to follow fitness exercises for mom while she can still be with baby.

Boot Camp runs Thursday’s from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre Fitness Studio. These classes include a variety of exercises to keep the heart pumping and burn some calories. Classes are currently running, so come out and give it a try; drop in tickets are available for purchase at the Aquatic Centre.

Boomer Fit classes for adult to seniors with Lynn Kenneway run Monday and Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. This class is for all levels. Drop in.

Check out our Personal Training promotion for the month of January. Book a session with a personal trainer, and be entered into a draw to win a free personal training session. Get on track with a successful fitness program that can be designed according to your specific needs and goals.

Our new Evening Squash program will be starting Jan. 14 to Mar. 18 at the Trail Memorial Centre squash courts. Monday or Wednesday between 4:45 and 7 p.m. The idea of this program is to get more people out playing squash games and meeting new people to play with.

We also have Beginner Squash Workshops. Learn the basic techniques of squash and how the game is played. Jan. 31 and Feb. 28 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m.

Discover Dance is a new dance program for kids ages 3 to 6. Learn the basics of ballet, jazz, modern, and tumbling. This program is aimed to help with the development of coordination, flexibility, balance and strength while promoting overall physical fitness in a fun, creative and exciting atmosphere.  Group 1 is for ages three to four, and runs Tuesday’s from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Group 2 is for ages five to six and runs Tuesday’s from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre McIntyre Room with instructor Michele Wright.

Stand Strong is a new program for girls ages 10 to 13. Stand Strong is a positive place where girls can open up to share their accomplishments, their struggles, their goals and most importantly who they are in a judgment-free environment. We will look into the influences of media, the importance of a healthy diet, confidence building, and much more with the support of your peers around you. Lots of theater games, team building activities, snacks, DIY crafts and tons of fun. These classes will happen on Tuesday’s from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. starting Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 with instructor Richele Wright.

For more information about these programs, call Trail Parks and Recreation at 368-6484, or the Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.