Healthy Heart Month 3v3 Basketball Tournament Tipped Off in February at the Sanibel Recreation Center
Feb 22, 2018 04:27PM ● Published by Kevin
"We didn't have anything else besides a coed softball league and one more program. So I thought, let's try a 3v3 basketball tournament," she said. "I played so many of them growing up, and suggested it. Out of that grew our summer basketball league. This is the third year putting on a basketball tournament."
The tournament caps off the center's "Heart Healthy Month" initiative, which is designed to create and host fun activities for residents looking to spice up their recreational activities.
"It's a fun time here, and also extremely busy. We all get together with our contractors and supervisors and come up with different things to take us out of our routine," Durand said. "We don't want things to get monotonous and old, so we come up with things like country music cycling, something different ... it's an opportunity to try new things."
So far, the Barre class has been very popular, Durand said, despite the fact it has never been offered at the center before. The class dons qualified teachers and will continue as a regular offering throughout the month of March.
A Barre workout, according to the center's newsletter, "combines functional strength, dance, Pilates and Yoga concepts into a series of movements designed to strengthen the entire body." Participants will primarily utilize bodyweight for resistance while focusing on alignment and posture with the goal of enhancing body awareness, coordination, balance and strength.
- Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10
- Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12
"Overall," Durand told us. "The folks over at the recreation center hope residents, both members and non-members, give these new programs a shot."
Durand also noted the team at the recreation center has organized a pickle ball round robin this month for the first time ever.
This spawned off of a successful opening week to Heart Healthy Month, where there was a daytime tournament in which two females won for the first time ever. Just this week, an additional tournament was held. Durand said a co-ed team won that tournament. These were accomplishments that left Durand both excited and proud.