Physical Activity

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Better Strength, Better Balance! – Free fall prevention exercise and education program for people aged 65+

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines – Integration of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children ages 0-4

Carp Rural Walking Club – Free drop-in program. Group meets weekly at the Carp Branch of the Ottawa Public Library to walk 2-5 km (weather permitting). Mondays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. All levels welcome! InfoService: 613-580-2940

City of Ottawa Fitness Centres – Get your free, 3-visit pass to try at participating City of Ottawa Facilities

Constance Bay Fitness Centre ($)

Exercise Classes for Seniors – Champlain Healthline Directory

Fitness Centres and Programs – Champlain Healthline Directory

Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities – Champlain Healthline Directory

Heartwise Exercise

Kanata Seniors Centre – Offers a wide range of recreation programs for adults aged 55+. Annual membership fee includes access to recreational, educational and healthy lifestyle programs. ($)

Kinburn Indoor Walking Group – Free walking group walks in the Kinburn Community Centre every Tuesday morning

Ottawa Public Health – Physical Activity resources for walking, cycling, school active transportation

Parkrun – Free weekly timed 5k run/walk in Kanata

Participaction – Programs, tips and motivation

Physical activity guidelines – Guidelines, benefits of physical activity and tips to get active

Recreation Guide – City of Ottawa list of programs ($)

Running Club Kanata – Free casual running club that meets at Centrum Mall in Kanata on Wednesday nights, and Hazeldean Mall in Kanata on Saturday mornings

Walk or Run to Quit – Physical activity-based smoking cessation program. Do it yourself program (free support); 10-week training program (fee applied)