The Town of Ladysmith department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture (PRC) is restarting registered programs. The restart will begin offering live virtual courses, and small in-person classes outside.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PRC has offered complimentary online programs and classes daily to help keep the community active in a way that promotes social distancing. As of June 1, PRC will begin offering some registered fitness programs.
“Thank you to the community for your patience as we continue to review all of the latest guidelines from the Province and implement the recommended protocols for physical distancing and public health,” acting chief administration officer, Erin Anderson said.
“When we reopen at the beginning of June it will be done safely and that means for both our residents and Town staff.”
Registered fitness programs available in June through Zoom will focus on low to moderate cardio, strength and stability, yoga and core. None of the online classes require equipment to participate, all participants need is a device to connect to Zoom. Participants are not required to be on camera or on audio during the classes. Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. These classes are only open to registered participants. Drop-in is not allowed at this time.
Additionally, four outdoor in-person registered classes will be offered at Forrest Field and the Frank Jameson Community Centre upper parking lot. These programs take place on Tuesday and Thursday will target anyone interested in cardio, high-intensity interval training or a spin class. Participants are asked to bring personal items like water bottles, keys, and sweaters in a reuasble tote or basket. Items are not allowed to be left outside of assigned exercise spaces. The sharing of personal items like water bottles and towels is discouraged.
We are working to be able to provide a fitness environment that allows for physical distancing and meets the guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Island Health and the BC Recreation and Parks Association for cleaning, sanitization and personal hygiene among participants.
PRC has requested that parents and caregivers find childcare arrangements and avoid bringing toddlers or young children to classes.
Registration for all classes will be through RecCowichan, or by calling the FJCC at 250.245.6424.