Get Active in Kingston While Physical Distancing

Looking for ways to get active while physical distancing this summer?  Take advantage of the nice weather to get outdoors!  Getting the recommended 150 minutes/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity for adults and 60 minutes/day for children and youth are essential for your mental, physical an emotional health.  Make sure you keep 6 feet apart from others who are not in your social bubble and wear a mask if that is not possible.  

Here are some ideas to get you started….

Getting active outdoors:

  1. Free:  Splashpads and Breakwater park beach and pathway are open (check the Gord Downey Peir webcam before you go to check for crowds).  
  2. Free: Hiking/walking/conservation area trails. Check our website for a list of our favorite parks/hiking trails, and some other resources.
  3. $$  Kingston Sport and Social Club offers adult sports. Beach badminton, kayaking sunset paddle, Stand up Paddle, Latin dancing in the park, and some outdoor sport leagues.  Register.
  4. $15  Weekly outdoor yoga (for up to 10 people socially distanced in a park; must register).
  5. Queen’s events calendar:  check this calendar for some events.
  6. Tennis & golf are safe social distancing sports.  Kingston Tennis Club is in full swing and has a ladder you can join to play with similar levels.  There are also many free City tennis courts.
  7. Water sports: swimming, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding are all safe sports to do while keeping your distance from others.  Check out Ahoy Rentals.
  8. The City is offering physically-distanced swimming lessons. Registrations starts Thursday, July 23 at noon. 
  9. Historical walking tours of Ontario Street are being given by the Pump House Museum for $5.  Registration required; physical distancing in place.

Indoor/virtual classes:  all free

  1. Queen’s Athletic and Recreation Centre:  Summer Digital Series (includes dance, fitness, strength, Zumba, yoga, and more);  Virtual Running Series kicks off July 6 and trains you for a 5 or 10 K in August.
  2. YMCA of Eastern Ontario: check their website, Facebook and YouTube page.  Many are offered by their own enthusiastic staff and all are free. 
  3. City of Kingston Healthy at Home has 7 3-minute YouTube videos: youth fitness, muscular endurance, HIIT, Mobility & movement, reducing back pain, cardio, & posture.

If you have activities to add to the list below, please let us know (email! We will continue to update this list as the summer moves on.

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