Kingston, ON – Get ready for the Kingston Gets Active Month Challenge! Kingston Gets Active Month is being offered as a challenge during the month of March, just in time to help you beat the winter and COVID blues. Kingston Gets Active Month is a time to try a new activity or just get out and have some fun getting active. All activities are absolutely FREE and can be done at home or outdoors.
How to particpate
To participate, download or check out the calendar of activities during the month of March. Challenge yourself, your family and your friends to get active each day. Then enter for a chance to win prizes!
Activities for all ages
We are proud to be partnering with St Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students, who will be providing live virtual classes for all ages—from Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Body Break for little ones, to Stretch to destress at work, Family Scavenger Hunt, Jukebox Classics Zumba for older adults, and more. Other live virtual classes from local providers include cheerleading, yoga, and DancePl3y. There are also links from local providers to their fitness programming as well as some fun things to do at home & outdoors—like water bottle bowling. All the details are in the Kingston Gets Active Calendar.
Being physically active brings many benefits, including maintaining a healthy body weight, building a healthy heart, strengthening muscles and bones, improving in self-esteem and mental health. “The Covid19 pandemic has made it difficult for all of us to get outdoors or find ways to be active,” said Kristin Côté, Coordinator of Kingston Gets Active. “We hope that all Kingston residents will take advantage of the many free activities being offered during the month and stay active, get healthy, and have fun.”
Thank you to participating local organizations
Thank you to participating sport and recreation providers for offering live and virtual activities for all to try: St Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation, DancePl3y, Kingston Community Health Centres & EarlyON, Kingston Elite Cheerleading, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston Striders Speed Skating Club, Queen’s Athletics & Recreation Centre, YMCA of Eastern Ontario, Kingston Tennis Club, and Virgo Moon Wellness.
For more information, check the Kingston Gets Active Month webpage, and download the Kingston Gets Active Month Challenge Calendar.