Winter is almost over! (hopefully)
The Dakota Community Centre opened a new field house last October, and we’ve been hearing great things about it from many of our patents. It’s a friendly and affordable way to stay active during the colder months of the year.
February is usually a tough month. By this time, winter has been going on for several months, and while the days are getting longer, it’s still cold out. So it’s important for your physical and mental health to keep moving, get yourself out the door and go to the gym, or go for a walk along the river trail. The skating trail will be shutting down for the year before you know it, and the ski trails will only last another few weeks. We don’t have a lot of snow this year, so when it starts to melt, it’ll melt fast!
Some popular options for the older adults:
- Indoor walking track (three lanes)
- Line dancing
- Floor shuffling, floor curling
- Crib, Whist
They also have yoga and fitness classes, zumba/dance, cardio and strength training, and bootcamps.
How much does it cost? It’s a $5 drop in fee for the just the track, and monthly memberships for $25 for seniors (or $120 for the year). Check out their full list of membership fees here.
What are some of the things you do to stay active during the winter? Here are some things to consider before winter ends:
- cross country skiing; Beaudy, Windsor Park, Birds Hill Park, La Barriere Park
- skating; the river trail at the forks, the trail at Assiniboine Park, the duck pond at St. Vital Park, all of the ODR’s
- Festival du Voyageur; ends this weekend
- the ice castles at the forks
- tobogganing (be safe though); anywhere with a hill
- trail running; yes, you can do this year round!
- crocicurl at the forks
- snow shoeing; Falcon Lake, Fort Whyte
- Ice fishing; anywhere with water and fish
If you hadn’t heard yet, Dr. Carter is pregnant with her second child. Lucie will soon be an older sister! Dr. Carter will likely be off on her maternity leave sometime in May. We will be sending out a letter and posting a blog post about how the transition will work. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to talk to us at your next visit, or send us an email.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your winter! If you’ve had any bad falls or wipeouts, come get it checked out and we will fix you up.