Kingston Gets Active Month challenge offers free virtual activities

St Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation program in a Zoom class. Image provided by Kingston Gets Active.

This year, Kingston Gets Active Month has teamed up with St. Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students to offer a challenge, just in time to help you beat the winter and COVID blues.

According to a release from Kingston Gets Active, this month is traditionally a time to try a new activity or just get out and have some fun getting active.  All activities can be done outdoors or virtually at home, and everything is free.

The St. Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students 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, to help keep Kingston residents moving all month. 

Being physically active brings many benefits, including maintaining a healthy body weight, building a healthy heart, strengthening muscles and bones, improving self-esteem and mental health.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for all of us to 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 some fun.”

Shannon McCallum, instructor of the St. Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation program shared enthusiasm for this partnership. “Students from the SLC Therapeutic Recreation Graduate Certificate Program are so pleased to collaborate with Kingston Gets Active to offer live virtual programming during #KGAChallengeMonth for the first time ever!”

“As a part of the experiential learning process, students are tasked with developing and facilitating Therapeutic Recreation activities for individuals of all ages and abilities,” McCallum said. To learn more about this program visit the St Lawrence College website.

Other live virtual classes from local providers include cheerleading, yoga, and DancePl3y. There are also links from local fitness providers to their virtual 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, which can be found on the Kingston Gets Active website.

To participate in the challenge, 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. 

Follow Kingston Gets Active on Facebook and Instagram, where they will announce each day’s challenge. Details on how to qualify are outlined on each challenge post. Get active every day for your chance to win!

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