The current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may add new challenges to maintaining an active lifestyle, but there are many existing and new opportunities and resources to get active!

Be sure to maintain physical distancing from others outside your social circle when participating in activities, wash your hands regularly, and wear masks in crowded and/or indoor spaces to protect yourself and others. Stay positive. Stay safe. Stay active.

At Home

Online activities

Online

Program and LinkDescription
ARC Fitness On-DemandA library of On-Demand fitness classes on Youtube. These videos are always available and free for anyone to watch and follow along at home.
ARC Live Virtual ClassesThese free live classes offered by Queen's Athletics and Recreation are mostly held on Zoom. Class links are embedded in the class names on the webpage. No registration necessary.
YMCA of Eastern Ontario FacebookVideos from the YMCA of Eastern Ontario on Facebook
YMCA of Eastern Ontario YoutubeYoutube videos from the YMCA of Eastern Ontario
YMCA360Workout videos for all ages and various intensities on-demand
YWellWellness videos for spirit, mind, and body
YPlayVideos of physical activities, arts, crafts, play, and more for children and families
YGymHome workout videos for children of all ages and abilities with certified instructors
YThrive HomeAdditional home-based workout videos
Studio 330Pre-recorded and live yoga classes online
Participaction ResourcesVarious resources and blog posts with ideas and activities to keep everyone moving
Zoom Parent and Baby Yoga classOnline class offered by Kingston Community Health Centres. Contact Corey Armitage, Active Living Facilitator at 613.542.2949 x 1147 or coreya@kchc.ca, or visit their Facebook page.
Infinite WellnessPre-recorded and live fitness classes
EarlyON Zoom Family ActivitiesOnline class offered by Boys and Girls Club. Email earlyon@bgckingston.ca or visit their Facebook page.
Have a Ball Together!Resources to promote and encourage physical activity for children ages 0-6
Goodlife FitnessHome workout videos by Goodlife Fitness
Kingston School of DanceHome dance class videos
Samatva YogaYoga videos that can be followed at home
KFL&A Fitness CircuitA minimal equipment instructional fitness workout with pictures, a warm-up, and a cool-down.
ParticipACTION Health Boosting WorkoutA PDF of a full body moderate intensity-workout that can be done in 10-15 minutes. All you need are two small weights (cans, bottles, or other household items if you don't have weights) to do this immunity-boosting workout.
ParticipACTION Get Fit as You SitA simple 4 minute workout Youtube video that can be done while sitting at work or at home.
ParticipACTION KickstarterKickstart your day with this 4 minute Youtube workout video that can be done at home.
PartcipACTION BlogA blog post about five types of exercise that can help with depression. There are many other informative blogs on the ParticipACTION site.
Yoga with AdrieneBrowse the library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing.
Mindfulness ExercisesFree online mindfulness and meditation courses with lessons and videos.
Core Power YogaA collection of free on-demand yoga class videos. There is a new free collection each week.
App and LinkDescription
Jump Jump FroggyExercise and learning game that uses PE IQ (Physical education, Interaction Quantification) to actively learn.
Fitness RPG Pedometer-based RPG game. As user exercises, game characters get stronger.
WokamonPedometer-based virtual pet game. Each step taken by user helps to care for and collect more Wokamons.
WalkrPedometor-based space exploration game. Users explore and build their galaxy by walking.

Outdoors

Outdoor activities

Trails, parks, fields, and more by area:

KingstonNorth Frontenac
South FrontenacLennox and Addington

Local Programs & Events

Local Activities

Activity/OrganizationDescriptionCost
Kingston Sport & Social ClubKingston Sport & Social Club provides organized co-ed sport leagues, tournaments, social events and classes for adults (19+)Events starting at $10
Queen's ARC In-Person Group Fitness ClassesIn-group fitness classes are reservation only, up to 3 days in advance. These classes are available to Queen's ARC members only. Class descriptions are available on the webpage.Free for ARC members only
Women on WeightsNext intake is January 2021. There are 7 weekly sessions teaching women how to lift weights and make dietary changes to help preserve bone mass and help to prevent osteoporosis. After the 7 weeks, a monthly follow up meeting is offered at which further education, accountability, and group exercise is provided. Contact katherinet@kchc.ca or 613-449-5678.
GLA:D CanadaNext intake is January 2021. There are 7 weeks of twice weekly neuromuscular exercise sessions for people with hip and knee Osteoarthritis. Contact katherinet@kchc.ca or 613-449-567.
Youth Fitness ProgrammingNovember 25th, December 2, 9, 16th from 4-5 pm. Physical activity programming for grades 6, 7, and 8. Basic physical activity education and group exercise (following along to fun youtube videos such as yoga, kickbox, dance, cardio/strength that they can continue to do throughout the winter). Contact katherinet@kchc.ca or 613-449-567.
National Kinesiology Week November 23-27 every day from 11 am- 12 pm. Daily online fitness classes to celebrate the role of physical activity on mental and physical health; boxing, chair yoga, Essentrics Aging Backwards, Gentle Fitness and Fall prevention, cardio/strength training. Registration Link. Facebook Link. Open to anyone, but classes mostly targeted to a 55 + population and the teachers of the classes teach classes within the Napanee region.
The CHANGE ProgramNext intake is January 2021. There are 12 weeks of group exercise & dietary advice for Mediterranean Diet, followed by another 9 months of monthly guidance Intended for people with at least 2 criteria of metabolic syndrome. Closely followed by a physician who does blood work every 3 months.Contact katherinet@kchc.ca or 613-449-567

There are many groups, organizations, and businesses in the KFL&A region that offer programs, classes, events, and rentals. We are not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the above organizations. Please note that rentals, programs, and other services may be seasonal. If you would like to include your business on this list or update information, please contact info@kingstongetsactive.ca.

For Older Adults

Activities for older adults
 LocationDescriptionSchedule & Cost
Seniors Centre Fall 2020 ProgramsVariousThe Seniors Association is offering two sessions of programming this upcoming Fall. Fitness activities include aquatics, dance, exercise, and yoga.See program for more details
GrOup-based physical Activity for oLder adults (GOAL) TrialOnlineInstructional physical activity videos for older adultsN/A

Accessible

Accessible activities

Free and accessible activities and initiatives for people of all abilities.

Initiative/Organization and LinkDescription
Get in MotionTelephone-based Physical Activity Coaching for Canadian adults with a physical disability. Registration required.
So Healthy at HomeVirtual activities and challenges to stay active at home.
Adaptive AdventuresFree online virtual programming on Zoom including healthy happy hours, workout classes, and more. Registration required.
Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)A resource list containing videos for people with mobility challenges.
Ottawa Public HealthStrength and balance exercises with instructions, illustrations, and other tips.
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