Indoor sports for the uninclined

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For the uncoordinated who also hate working out

By Katie Czenczek, Staff Writer


So, you hate sports? I don’t blame you. Maybe PE class was absolute torture when you were growing up. The athletes were the few students who genuinely enjoyed sweating in between other classes and often left you feeling completely inadequate on the courts. You might have even been the kid that ended up spinning in circles because you were never passed to. Or, on the opposite end, maybe you hated PE because you felt like there was absolutely no competition. To those people I say: go join competitive sports. This article isn’t for the naturally coordinated.

I thought I’d start you off easy by sticking to strictly indoors sports. Outdoor sports are a whole other playing field (literally), and the erratic weather is enough to deter many newcomers. If you’re like me and the idea of weightlifting in a gym feels a little too akin to doing your taxes—but you also fear the wrath of Vancouver’s weather—it may be time to find some indoor activities.

Your first bet for joining the sports world would be to participate in activities at one of the Douglas College campuses. Intramurals are currently running every Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the New West Campus, and volleyball and basketball are the just two of the many sports you can play. In Coquitlam, intramurals are offered at the Pinetree Community Centre in Gym 3, with dates being constantly added to the Douglas College website. There is emphasis on students of all skill levels being welcome at these events, but if that still doesn’t sound too appealing there are many other options.

Every Tuesday in the Movement Studio at New West Campus, students and faculty alike can join the World of Dance, run by Kashika and Paula. This hour-long class runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. where dances from all over the world are taught. Learn about different cultures while you increase your heartrate.

If neither of these work, there is always the handy fitness schedule that shows all of the times yoga classes, spin classes, and workout classes are running. All of these activities are free with your student ID so try to get out there and get sweaty!


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