Let DBC help you start your year off right! Winter Wellness runs for 8 week beginning in January and is FREE to all DBC members. Classes are available in many locations throughout the Lowcountry. Previous year’s classes include; rowing, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, walking clubs, a weekday paddle, Pickle Ball, Swimming and Tai Chi. In addition to the fitness classes there will be presentations on nutrition and fitness as well as new DBC friends to support you in reaching your health goals. Members can access the schedule and signups once logged in under the member tab. Newcomers welcome! Join DBC here.
About Exercise, Injury Prevention and Training
Dragon Boat Charleston promotes the health and fitness of cancer survivors and the community.
Warming Up for Dragon Boat
What Our Paddlers Are Saying About DBC
"I had no idea when I started paddling with DBC that it would become an essential part of my life. What started as having fun on the water in 2003 blossomed into a network of friends and a support group that kept me sane as I underwent surgery and chemo in 2005 and again in 2007. It’s an escape from the horrors of cancer, where I am accepted whether I am strong or weak."
"DBC provides a community that accepts everyone where they are physically, as well as emotionally, and allows them to fully participate in a true sport as a team member. Paddling provides a positive challenge for physical and emotional growth, combined with the beauty of the outdoors and just plain fun. It’s good medicine."
"Having cancer revealed my physical vulnerability, produced great fear, and threatened my mortality. DBC enhances my physical strength and makes me fearless. The peacefulness of the water, the drum beating in time with my heart, and the communion between paddlers who have all faced a fearful foe, makes me feel immortal."
"Water is an integral part of the Lowcountry. Getting outside to exercise is important for physical health and mental well-being. A person who has had surgery, been stuck in the infusion room or under a radiation machine (cut, poisoned and burned) doesn’t feel like doing anything. It sucks the strength from a person. You feel that you will never feel human again. You feel ruined. Dragon boating is an opportunity to get outdoors and become one with your body again. You start to feel like maybe you can overcome the cancer toll. You note your surroundings and realize what a great lifestyle the Lowcountry has. The exercise helps build your stamina and brightens your outlook on the future."