The City wants you to become one of the people who workout in Kingston. Those who sign-up for an annual membership at a well-equipped, family-friendly, and affordable City fitness centre between Thursday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 27 will get one month free.
The offer is good at both the Fitness & Wellness Centre at the INVISTA Centre and the Artillery Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre.
On Saturday, Nov. 27, the City will also hold a special membership drive and open house at the Fitness & Wellness Centre at the INVISTA Centre.
“We want all Kingstonians to enjoy the benefits of regular exercise. Our fitness centres offer a variety of equipment, fitness opportunities and payment options to make it as convenient as possible to get active in way that works well for you and your family,” says Lynda Breen, Supervisor, Recreation Programs. “You know exercise helps you stay healthy and happy. Plan to stay active over the holidays and start the New Year off right.”
In addition to the workout equipment available at the Fitness Centre, the INVISTA Centre offers skating opportunities at its four NHL-sized ice pads and Artillery Park offers swimming opportunities at its 25 metre pool (and you can take a sauna there after your swim).
FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTRE AT THE INVISTA CENTRE – 1350 Gardiners Rd.,
See www.cityofkingston.ca/fitnessatINVISTA for a virtual tour, membership rates and hours.
Cardio: 19 SPIN bikes*; 8 treadmills; 5 ellipticals; 2 recumbent bikes; 2 rowing machines; 2 double-action ergometers; 1 cable cross over*; 1 dual cable cross over*; and 5 all motion trainers. *Accessible equipment.
Strength Training: chest press; pec down; lat pull down; seated row; shoulder press; triceps pull down; bicep curl; leg press; leg extension; leg curl; glute press; hamstring curl; ab machine; and free weights.
Kidz Fit Zone (for 7 to 15 year olds): 2 recumbent game bikes; 2 dance pads; and 1 Wii station.
Youth Strength-Training Circuit (for 10 to 15 year olds): chin-up machine; mid row; chest press; squat press; seated leg press; shoulder press; and seated dip machine.
“Staff are very friendly, helpful during orientation or when advice is needed and maintain the equipment in very clean condition and working order. Most of the users of the gym are people who are there for fitness and health reasons, therefore the atmosphere is non intimidating for someone new to this type of facility,” says Bill Flynn, a retiree who joined the Fitness Centre on its opening day last year and uses it five days a week.
ARTILLERY PARK AQUATIC & FITNESS CENTRE – 76 Ordnance St.
See www.cityofkingston.ca/fitnessatartillery for a virtual tour, membership rates and hours.
Cardio: 3 treadmills; 4 ellipticals; 5 cross trainers; 3 bicycles; rowing machine; and recumbent bike.
Strength Training: 2 multi-gym units; 3 incline benches; free weights; pec and rear delt machine; ab machine; bicep machine; hamstring curl; leg extension; and cable cross over.
GOT AN HOUR TO BURN? TRY A DROP-IN ACTIVITY
The City also offers drop-in activities at its fitness centres and arenas, including public skates ($3.33 a visit for adults and $2.38 for kids), public swims ($4.05 a visit for adults, $3.33 for students/seniors, or $6.81 for families), group cycling ($7.62 a visit for adults), and Badminton 50+ ($3.43 plus tax for adults) – and more.
Check out the Drop-in activities link at www.cityofkingston.ca/fitness .
TRY A FITNESS OR WELLNESS CLASS
If taking a class is more your style, schedules and cost information (separate from a fitness membership) on a variety of fitness and wellness programs at a number of facilities around the city can be found at www.cityofkingston.ca/eCity. Discover programs such as Sport Conditioning, Zumba aerobic dance, Boxercise, Women on Weights, BOSU, Noon Quick Fit Circuit Class, Pilates, Yoga, Volleyball, Skating lessons, etc.
Plan to get there by bus: ‘Get Directions’ through the transit icon at maps.google.ca or go to www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner.
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