Douglas is feeling sporty this semester

By Josh Martin, Sports Editor

Looking for something to do here at Douglas, but not exactly sure what? Wanting to get involved and meet new people? Maybe you want to get in shape and work on that overdue beach body? Then make your way down to the athletic department here at Douglas College where you can join a number of different classes, activities, clubs, and more.

At the New Westminster campus, there are several different kinds of recreational activities that you can partake in throughout the fall semester: basic step, yoga, core strength, and cardio kickboxing. Over at the David Lam campus, they offer yoga, zumba, total body conditioning, Bhangra aerobics, and recreational badminton, as well as volleyball, dodge ball, and soccer intramurals.

The best thing about these clubs is that it’s absolutely free for students to register! You can even register online at

At the New Westminster campus, basic step is every Monday at 12:30 p.m., yoga is at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, core strength is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, and kick boxing is on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Over at the David Lam campus, yoga is on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., Total body conditioning is on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., recreational badminton is on Fridays at 12:30 p.m., zumba fitness is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Bhangra aerobics is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays along with soccer intramurals, and volleyball intramurals are on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., with dodge ball intramurals at 3:30 p.m.

Wanna get ripped? Come down to the Douglas College fitness centre! The Chris Johnson Fitness Centre at the New Westminster campus is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The centre is closed on the weekend and on holidays.

At the David Lam Campus, the Pinetree Community Centre is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8p.m. On Saturday, Sundays, and holidays they’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.