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Dive into action this winter at Si View; New season, activities begin

 Seth Truscott/Staff Photo Advanced lifeguard students led by Bridget O’Connell, at rear. Pictured are, front, Velvet Weber, Austin Lewis, JT Hartman, second row, Jalenica Troutman Watson, Baly Botten, Ethan Reyes, Kyla Lindberg, Mikayla Nelson, third row, Shannon Pose, Brandon Copitzky, Bekah Lindberg, Carl Lindberg. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Seth Truscott/Staff Photo Advanced lifeguard students led by Bridget O’Connell, at rear. Pictured are, front, Velvet Weber, Austin Lewis, JT Hartman, second row, Jalenica Troutman Watson, Baly Botten, Ethan Reyes, Kyla Lindberg, Mikayla Nelson, third row, Shannon Pose, Brandon Copitzky, Bekah Lindberg, Carl Lindberg.
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

With the holidays past and families diving into activities to stay healthy this winter, Si View Community Center and Pool is buzzing with activity for all ages as the winter schedule begins.

Northwest winters can be grey and cool, but it’s always warm at the Si View Pool. This may not the time that most of us are thinking of swim lessons, but it’s actually a good time to start, as classes at the pool have better availability now than they do in the summer time. Swim lessons are offered for all ages, infants to adults, as group or private lessons, twice weekly or Saturdays only.

Lap swim is another opportunity for activity in the winter months. Start your day at the pool Monday through Friday as early as 5:45 a.m. The pool also offers family swims and aquatic exercise classes.

Si View offers a variety of fitness activities for children, from preschool ages through teen years. Not only are children making new friends and learning new skills, involvement in a regular fitness activity can also help them develop lifelong healthy habits. This winter, try karate, dance, indoor soccer, wrestling, gymnastics, and sports camps.

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to take better care of yourself? Si View offers drop-in fitness classes. Try a new class, and you may just want to make it a standing appointment well beyond January.

Taught by local instructors, the current class rotation includes Zumba, step aerobics, toning with weights, Fitmates cross training, belly dance, and yoga fundamentals. Enrollment options include karate, tai chi and Intro to Yoga. Starting in February, adult sports leagues return with men’s basketball and co-ed volleyball.

Sports leagues can be a team building activity for co-workers or simply a way to meet new friends, all the while giving you a healthy dose of exercise.

Research has shown that regular walking significantly improves your health.  Many programs now recommend 10,000 daily steps for a healthy lifestyle.

The Si View Park walking trail is open year-round, rain or shine. Get on your rain gear and head out to the park! Each lap around the paved path is roughly a half-mile in length. Call up a friend and meet at the park. What better way to reach the recommended daily steps goal than getting a walk/jog/run outdoors in a beautiful park?

• Learn more about Si View Community Center activities at www.siview.org.

 

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