Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Douglas College BPEC grad promotes lifelong fitness



                            David Denofreo Photo
Looking to connect with your fellow students and try something new at the same time?

Nimret Sandhu, a recent grad of the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching program, headed up the Douglas Outdoors Club for precisely that reason.

Launched just over two years ago, the club boasts more than 150 members and organizes activities like hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and mini-golfing.

Nimret says the goal of the club—open to students of all fitness levels—is to get students involved in activities they might normally not participate in or do on their own.

“I love the idea of promoting lifelong fitness,” Nimret says. “I want everyone to experience something new that will stick with them.”

“If someone tries kayaking for the first time and they enjoy it so much that they start doing it on their own or with a group of friends, then the club has succeeded.”