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

Follow-Along Fitness Videos

Program and LinkDescription
ParticipACTION Get Fit as You SitA simple 4 minute workout Youtube video that can be done while sitting at work or at home.
Goodlife FitnessPlaylist of home workout videos by Goodlife Fitness
ParticipACTION KickstarterKickstart your day with this 4 minute Youtube workout video that can be done at home.
Kingston School of DanceHome dance class videos
Play Break: Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s YouTube seriesFor ages 2 and up. Jump, skip, hop and more in this active YouTube program! Develop fine and gross motor skills with activities like: imaginary tightrope walking, bean bag catch, and more!
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.
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
YFitnessAdditional home-based workout videos
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.
Mindfulness ExercisesFree online mindfulness and meditation courses with lessons and videos.
KanopyKanopy, the library’s video streaming service, has a variety of workout videos you can stream for free. It gives you access to great ways to stay active while staying in your home. Search the “Sports and Fitness” section to see not just documentaries on various sports and sports topics, but guided lessons in everything from chair yoga to martial arts.
YMCA of Eastern Ontario YoutubeYoutube workout videos from the YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Yoga 

Program and LinkDescription
Yoga with AdrieneBrowse the library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing.
Studio 330Pre-recorded and live yoga classes online. Scroll down to check out their "Content Library"!
Core Power YogaA collection of free on-demand yoga class videos.
Samatva YogaYoga videos that can be followed at home
Core Power YogaA collection of free on-demand yoga class videos. There is a new free collection each week.

Apps

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.

Resources

Resource and LinkDescription
Participaction ResourcesVarious resources and blog posts with ideas and activities to keep everyone moving
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.
Have a Ball Together!Resources to promote and encourage physical activity for children ages 0-6

Pregnancy and Postpartum

pregnancy and postpartum
ProgramDescription
Pregnancy and Postpartum WorkoutsYouTube channel that delivers safe and effective pregnancy exercise videos, pregnancy workouts, prenatal yoga videos, prenatal Pilates workout, postnatal workouts and online programs for all women.
JS FitnessSign up for online and at-home fitness classes, group programs, personal training, etc.
Pregnancy and Postpartum TVYouTube Channel centered on prenatal yoga and pregnancy fitness. Check out their channel and learn more about how to have an easier and faster labor, postpartum core strengthening and diastasis recti healing and techniques, & strategies to lose weight after having a baby!

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
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
Summer 2022 program registrationVariousThe Seniors Association is offering new sessions of programming. Offering in-person and virtual opportunities! Fitness activities include aquatics, dance, exercise, and yoga.Requires membership. See program for more details
GrOup-based physical Activity for oLder adults (GOAL) TrialOnlineInstructional physical activity videos for older adultsFree

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.
Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)A resource list containing wellness and exercise videos tailored for people with mobility challenges.
Ottawa Public HealthStrength and balance exercises with instructions, illustrations, and other tips.
Physical Activity, Active Living, and Sport Resource CatalogueOnline resources for Canadians living with disabilities
CDPPSport & Exercise - "Our goal is to develop, test and implement evidence-based best-practices to increase the number of people with disabilities who participate in sport and exercise, and to improve the quality of their participation experiences. These practices might be directed toward coaches, parents, sport and exercise program administrators, facility managers, or individuals looking to become more physically active."
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