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4 Ways to Get Active in Clovis

4 Ways to Get Active in Clovis

Clovis Walking Trails
Clovis has amazing walking trails. Most of the trails are paved and provide beautiful scenery like trees and parks. There are many rest stops along the trails. It’s a fantastic, safe way to get outside with other people and get active! You can ride your bike or walk. Map out your trail today for an all-day adventure or just take a morning walk.

Recreational Sports in Clovis
If you love sports but haven’t played in awhile you should definitely check out the City of Clovis Recreation Leagues. They have softball, basketball and floorball (it’s like hockey with no ice!) leagues for adults. There are also many beautiful golf courses in the area or if you love tennis check out the Clovis Tennis Club.

Hiking Trails Near Clovis
Let’s face it, one of the best reasons to live in Clovis is our proximity to the beautiful surrounding foothills and mountains. is a fantastic resource for finding trails for the beginner to the advanced hiker. The San Joaquin River Gorge is considered an easy hike and is an excellent way to get outside and get active!

Clovis Community Education Exercise Classes
If you are just starting out on wanting to be more active and are not quite ready for an all day hike, try just taking an exercise class! The great thing about Clovis Community Education classes is that there are other students who want to get active but are not thrilled with the gym environment. Our teachers are passionate about teaching people to get active and be healthy.

A Reminder: How Exercise Contributes to Good Health

A Reminder: How Exercise Contributes to Good Health

Here are a few reminders of why getting active is good for you!

Reduces stress – Exercise produces endorphins in your brain which helps calm your whole body down. It also can be meditative which gets your mind off of your problems and you focus on the task at hand.
Regulates weight – Regular exercise can help you lose weight and gain self-confidence. It can help you to feel good in your clothes and about how you look.
Fights health problems – We know there are many benefits to exercising but the biggest benefit is that exercise helps fight health problems. You can reduce your medications and gain overall better health. Here is a great CDC article.
Boosts energy – We all need more energy! Regular exercise can increase how you feel on a daily basis. It can give you the energy you need to make it through the day.
Promotes better sleep – Studies have shown that good sleep is essential to good health. Exercise can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Social and fun – when you commit to getting active with other people it not only holds you accountable but it holds your exercise partners accountable too. By joining an exercise class, you are not only helping yourself but you are also helping other people!
Community Education has the best fitness classes in town!  It’s a great way to get active!


Older Adult – Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting – Older Adults

Part of our Older Adult program for students 50 and up, Acrylic Painting with Belinda Tomlinson is a fabulous class that meets Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00pm, cost is $55 – new classes begin 10/24-12/12.

Feedback from some of our students:

  • “Very good instruction, offered assistance and encouragement!”
  • “I love this class, Belinda is so knowledgeable and so easy to ask questions of, and she has so much patience.”
  • “Excellent teacher, amazing art knowledge!”

Belinda is a gem, and we are so happy to have her here at Clovis Community Ed!  Let her help you find your inner artist, as she encourages you to explore and discover the artist in you!  Register on our website, by phone at 559-327-2876, or stop by the Community Ed office on the Clovis Adult Education campus, located at 1452 David E. Cook Way in Clovis, near the corner of Herndon and Sunnyside.

Learn something new about painting with the fabulous Belinda, and Clovis Community Ed!

NEW Fall Catalog!

New Fall Catalog!

We have been busy organizing classes and putting our next catalog together for you, and it’s almost here!  The Fall I & II sessions will begin with classes starting the week of August 28th, but the catalog will be here on July 31st!  If you live in Clovis or Fresno, watch your mailbox that week for your catalog to arrive.  Can’t wait for snail mail?  You can also view a digital version of the catalog on our website the same day the catalogs mail out, just click the link and scroll down a bit, and click the image on the catalog on the right side of the page.

You can also REGISTER for any class in the catalog starting July 31st!  We have several NEW classes for fall, including Hula, Couch to 5K, Canning, Easy Creative Cooking, and the return of Knitting!

Also new – Senior Day Trips!  For our students ages 50+, we are offering two day trips to interesting sites, with a meal included!  Find the info on page 32 in the catalog, or give us a call in the office!

We will also have your favorite classes returning – Writing and Publishing Your 1st Book, Fit For Life, Zumba, Yoga, Golf, Clogging, Computer Classes, Notary Public, Retirement, Stress Management, Spanish, Online Classes and more!

We’re excited for our new classes and hope you are too!  What do YOU want to learn this fall?

Our current catalog of classes is still going, with a few more classes running through August 17th.  Check the website for current classes.

Learn Something New this fall with Clovis Community Ed!