And our community has some great options!
We all know that being active is a great way to stay healthy.
Aside from the obvious physical benefits, such as stronger bones and muscles, it can also help you mentally and cognitively by reducing stress and improving concentration, mood and self-esteem.
In the summertime it’s easy to exercise, but as the darker, wetter days approach, scheduling enough activity through the week can be more of a challenge.
Fortunately, in the Comox Valley we have some excellent facilities that offer a multitude of options for people looking to keep moving. And, even better, they all offer a great chance to socialize and get to know others in the community.
Comox Valley Recreation Centres
Not only is the Valley blessed with a plethora of outdoor activities to take pleasure in, we get to enjoy great recreational facilities and programs in Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland. Click the links to check out all their awesome offerings. From excellent gym facilities (even a climbing wall out in Cumby!) to amazingly diverse group activities (Cha cha, anyone?), there are sooo many ways to get moving.
Not to be forgotten, the Black Creek Community Centre also has a new gym facility. Now people in North Courtenay, Merville, Black Creek and beyond can get easy access to cardio and strength-building machines, weights, a cross-box system and more without having to venture into town!
Plus, there are the pools and arenas!
The CV Aquatic Centre pool and the Sports Centre pool offer lessons, open swims and aquacize classes at various times, but did you know you can even take your kayak into the pool? It’s a great place to work on your rolls, exits and entries! And there are the occasional introductory scuba diving lessons. You’ll have to contact the pools to confirm dates and times as the schedules do change occasionally.
The Sports Centre also has two full-size ice rinks, so lessons and open skates, as well as drop-in hockey, will keep you winter sport folk happy – and busy!
Well, I guess there are no more excuses not to head out and get moving this fall and winter. Have fun!