Welcome to the Kingston Gets Active website – your go-to place for everything you want to know about physical activity and getting active in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.
Kingston Gets Active is a community coalition that works together to help you find ways to get physically active every day.
Find a new activity using our Active Places search tool. Try something new during Kingston Gets Active Month. Explore the endless possibilities for every age and ability.
It doesn’t get much better than free! Get active during the month of April. Find out about free activities and try something new.
We publish a quarterly newsletter containing information and news about how you can be physically active in Kingston. Find archived copies and sign up to get your own delivered to your inbox!
3 days ago by Kingston Gets ActiveSo why the moustaches this month? Movember is to raise awareness of men's health issues, particularly the most preventable ones like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide. It's important to reach out to your loved ones and check in on how they're doing - saying "How are you doing" can go a long way! [ID: In the bottom centre, there is a light orange cartoon of a male with a moustache giving a happy smile with his eyes closed. There are blue leaves coming out from behind his shoulders. Above, there is orange text that reads "Movember for Men's Health". On the top right corner, there is Kingston Gets Active's logo against a white background. The logo says "Kingston Gets Active", with the word "active" being larger and in a lime green colour. The "V" is an image of a blue stick person with their hands up.]
4 days ago by Kingston Gets ActiveNovember is Fall Prevention Month! Although you may have heard that the risk of falling increases with age, you may have not known that most falls are actually preventable (even in older age). There are many changes that you can make to significantly reduce your risk for a fall, and they don't require you to drastically change your life. It can start with doing little bouts of physical activity everyday, even if it just involves a 10 mins walk or balancing stretch. Check out KFL&A Public Health's website for more information about fall prevention, from nutrition, social connections, sleep difficulties, and more! [ID 1: Dark and light orange colours used as the background colours. In dark orange-brown, there is text that reads "November is Falls Prevention Month". Below, there is a cartoon image of an older adult couple holding hands and ballroom dancing. The husband is smiling and looking at his wife, while the wife is looking away and laughing. ID 2: Dark and light orange colours used as the background colours. In the centre, there is dark orange-brown text that reads "Good sleep improves your balance and reaction times to help prevent falls". Below the text, there is a cartoon image of an older adult male sleeping with a blanket and pillow. ID 3: Dark and light orange colours used as the background colours. In the centre, there is dark orange-brown text that reads "Stay connected to family, friends, and activities you enjoy to maximize your physical and mental heath as you age". Beside the text, there is an image of two older adult ladies laughing as they chat with each other.]