Aquafit classes are among the many fitness activities and classes offered through the Summerland recreation department. In addition

Giving the gift of health this season

As November approaches the mid-way point, we are also entering the season of giving.

As November approaches the mid-way point, we are also entering the season of giving.

With only six weekends left before Christmas, some people are ready to buy the perfect present for their loved ones.

What better gift than the gift of health?

At the Summerland Aquatic Centre we have numerous offerings for gift giving.

o Swim passes and Health Club passes (access to Fitness Centre, Pool, dry sauna and hot tub)

o Book of 10 tickets, one-month, three-month, six-month and one-year passes.

o Goggles and swim caps.

o Personal training sessions.

o Private swim lessons.

o A set of swim lessons.

o Fitness, wellness and health classes.

The winter brochure comes out Dec. 1 which will list all the recreation activities for the new year.

As of Dec. 1, you will be able to book your favourite classes or you can register a family member or friend as a great gift idea.

Here are some of the top new classes for 2016:

o Audie Yastremski returns to teach a five-week Foods from Around the World Cooking Class.

o A Family Self-Defence Course has been added due to popular demand.

o Two new Holistic Nutrition Courses are offered in January by vegan and gluten free expert Victoria Laine.  She is the author of several health cook books.

o Aqua Zumba will hit the water in Summerland in January.  Look for that exciting new weekly program instructed by Carol Patane.

o Yoga, pilates, guided imagery and fitness classes continue in their popularity.

o Indoor mini-tennis for youth will be offered for five weeks in January and March by Doug Holmes.

A great way to start the year, and a present that will keep on giving…the gift of health.

Call 250-494-0447 for more information or visit

Joanne Malar is the program coordinator for Summerland Recreation, three-time Olympic swimmer, 2012 Olympic Commentator, kinesiologist and holistic nutritionist.