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Active Living

Some teens will have a keen interest in sports. For them, active living is already part of their everyday life. Other teens will need extra encouragement to make room for at least 30 minutes of physical activity in their days.
  • There are hundreds of ways your teen can make her life more active. Organized sports like yoga, curling, synchronized swimming, or karate might inspire her. Hiking, sailing, tai chi, water polo, breakdancing, scuba diving, skateboarding. Make a list and help your teen find an activity she likes.
  • Make active living part of your family life. Walk or ride bikes instead of driving or taking the bus.
  • Encourage your teenager to limit the amount of time he spends watching TV, playing video games, or using the computer.
  • Model active living in your own life.

Active Living Programs for Families

Central Island Healthy Lifestyles Program

The Central Island Healthy Lifestyles Program - Shapedown BC helps children (6-17) and their families achieve  a healthy lifestyle. (available in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum)

City of Victoria L.I.F.E Program

The L.I.F.E. Program provides a combination of annual credit and program savings to eligible low-income individuals and families to use towards recreational programs and services in all City recreational facilities and ten of our jointly operated centres.

Bring your completed application form to the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre at 2275 Quadra Street, Victoria.

Please note: This is only available to City of Victoria citizens. Visit the City of Victoria website for more details, the application form and guidelines.