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Free outdoor fitness classes at City parks

July 21, 2016 -

Grab your water bottle and get active with the City of Kingston's free outdoor fitness classes. Held Monday through Thursday at parks throughout the city, the classes are part of the Neighbourhood Park Program which provides drop-in recreational programming all summer long.

The free drop-in classes are 45 minutes long and scheduled at convenient times throughout the day – early morning, late morning and afternoon. Both yoga and full-body strength training workouts are offered and no equipment is needed to participate. Some exercises include sitting or lying on grass, so it is suggested you bring a mat to your workout.

"The sunrise yoga classes at Breakwater Park are a great way to start the day," says City fitness & wellness coordinator, Katherine Rizzi. "Being surrounded by water with the morning sun as you are taken through a series of yoga poses is an oasis of serenity within our city."

"Another great location is Trillium Ridge Park. It is perfect for parents because FamJam [a children's drop-in program supervised by City of Kingston summer students] runs there at the same time. This allows mom and dad to have a great workout while the kids play nearby," notes Rizzi.

Rizzi says, due to the recent heat wave, cardio-based workouts haven't been included in the classes. "We suggest people bring their own water bottles of as we encourage them to drink throughout the workout," she adds.

Times and locations of the free outdoor fitness classes are as follows:

Early morning locations - 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

  • Breakwater Park - 200 King St. W. - Monday & Wednesday
  • Lake Ontario Park - 920 King St. W. - Tuesday & Thursday

Late morning locations - 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

  • McBurney Park - 167 Ordnance St. - Tuesday & Thursday
  • Trillium Ridge Park - 341 Waterloo Dr. - Monday & Wednesday

Afternoon locations - 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

  • Jim Beattie Park - 900 Henderson Blvd. - Tuesday & Thursday
  • Pump House Steam Museum - 23 Ontario St. - Tuesday & Thursday
  • Victoria Park - 487 Brock St. - Monday & Wednesday

See all fitness programs offered by The City of Kingston CityofKingston.ca/recreation

About the City of Kingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.