Today we made trail mix at the Max Higbee Center! What do you put in your trail mix? We bought our ingredients at the Co-op then mixed them together after our regularly-scheduled lunch. We had peanuts, sunflower seeds chocolate chips coconut flakes raisins and off brand M & M's. We also made candied nuts on our camping stove. "Well, you can put more and different stuff in your own trail mix," said Leonardo. Good point. "We had fun doing that activity," said Mr Apple. "Making the trail mix was my favorite part," added Danckng Jalapeño. Hopefully that goes for everyone. Along with the eating part.
Today we warmed up by stretching out our bodies and then we went up to the YMCA to do our monthly fitness tests with our good friend Mary. "It was fun," said Leo. Puzzlemaster shared that his favorite part of the day was the stretching. "I like seeing Maryyyyyyyyy!" added The Dancing Jalapeño. "We were working out," said Mr. Coffee. We sure were.
Today for Healthy Lifestyles we warmed up with a special superhero workout! It included exercises like Bateman punches, Superman sprints, Spider-Man squats, and Wonder Woman lassoing! After lunch we went up to have yoga class at the YMCA with our friend Sarah! " I like doing downward dog pose," said Mr. Anderton. Batman added, "I like the outside workout first, and I like yoga so much." "I like surfing," said Surfer Guy, pointing out one of the yoga poses. What started as an action-packed day ended as a very relaxing one.
Today we walked to Elizabeth Park to play tennis! And badminton! We had a nice long walk to get there then had a picnic in the shade. Then we got down to business and started getting some good rallies going. "What a workout," said Traveling Tennis Girl. "It's fun," pointed out Jalapeño Superhero. "It went by really fast because I was having so much fun," added Kurtapiller. "I got a sticker!" said first time member Softball Guy, which meant he reached his daily goal. We're ready for Wimbledon!
Today in Healthy Lifestyles, we cooked healthy s'mores right here at the Max Higbee Center! What made our s'mores healthy you ask? "Bananas and dark chocolate," said Mr. Wonder. That's right, instead of marshmallows we used bananas and instead of milk chocolate we used dark chocolate. "I cut the bananas," said Shrek. So did several other members. "It was different but good," said Ms. Powerful. I think most people agreed. We learned about safely using a grill, but due to the wind we cooked our s'mores on a camping stove instead. "I liked them," Jalapeño Dragon. Glad to hear it!
Today we went in a nice healthy walk in the sunshine! Everyone had a picnic lunch, and some of us made it all the way to Zuanich Park to meet with a group of new friends who were visiting from Canada! Unfortunately they were held up at the border for a long time so we didn't get to visit for too long before having to walk back, but while there we got a chance to meet new people and fly some kites they brought with them! "I made new friends today!" said Midnight Jalapeño, who, among others, had a great time flying kites and practicing international diplomacy.
The rain changed our plans, but we made the best of it! Instead of tennis at the park, we did basketball at the YMCA! We worked on our passing form by practicing our bounce pass, chest pass, and overhead pass. We also worked on shooting with good form, and how to dribble with good form!
"I saved my friends life from a wild flying basketball!" -Super Girl
"I had fun today!" -Trolls
"I learned how to shoot!" -Shooting Star
"I had fun hanging out with my friends!" -Cat Girl
it was a good workout today! Our muscles feel tired but great!
Today we our monthly fitness testing. This included sit ups, push ups, jumping, dancing, get up and go, and sit and stands.
What a fantastic day!
Sweating happened.... because we worked so hard!
We walked to glass beach. While we were there we saw shells, ducks, and geese!
We have decided to focus on our arms this month. Some of us wore arm weights!
After the beach, we walked around downtown and stopped for a refreshment at Starbucks, before heading back to Max Higbee Center to rest before our next adventure.
"I liked glass beach because it's fun to look around!" - The Midnight Jalapeño
"I listened, had a thumbs up, and at a donut! Yummy!" -Pizza Pony
"My favorite part was walking by Boundary Bay!" -Mario
"I liked glass beach because I like to look at the water!" -Heart
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Who are we? MHC! Each day we explore our communty through fitness and recreation. Heres a way to stay connected and follow what we do!