The 5 Most Exciting Ways to Get Fit in Ontario

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: July 21, 2015

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Even though exercise has a multitude of benefits, it can easily become a habitual, mundane task. The familiar route becomes boring, and this can impact your motivation to exercise.
Fortunately, there are a variety of exercise activities in Ontario that can satisfy your hunger for new and interesting experiences. From adventurous rock climbing to martial arts, you can conveniently access activities that challenge both mind and body.

1. Entertain and Exercise

Year-round activities in Ontario offer visitors the opportunity to exercise and learn at the same time. We host a variety of walking tours, classes, and festivals throughout the year so you can get out and moving. Bring along friends and family for a lively conversation while practicing healthy habits!

2. Climb Your Way to the Top

Mix up your normal walking or running routine by climbing a 25ft wall at Ajax Rock Oasis in the Durham Region. Once you get your climbing cleats on and learn how to belay, you can choose from over 40 climbs and 30 boulder problems. Climb difficulty ranges from beginner to expert grade. Parking is free, and it’s a fun, exciting thing to do in Ontario for adults and kids alike.

3. Exercise with the Acrobats

Did you know that the York Region is home to the Big Top School of Circus Arts? If you are feeling bored with your exercise routine, this institution provides easy, affordable access to fun fitness alternatives, such as:

  • Aerial acrobatics
  • Juggling
  • Trampoline
  • Bungee jumping
  • Swinging
  • Trapeze
  • And more!

Day and night programs are available for a variety of age groups, including adults and children ages 3 and up. Camps run year round, but sessions are most active in the spring and summer months.

4. Smart Self Defense

In the martial arts, self defense is a skill that benefits the body and mind. When you’re tired of your usual exercise routine, visit Blue Dragon Muay Thai, located in the heart of our downtown area. Possible activities at their Whitby, Ontario location include:

  • Muay Thai
  • MMA Training
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Boxing

Blue Dragon Muay Thai has onsite storage and up-to-date equipment to accommodate your training needs. With over 3,000 feet of training space, you can practice techniques alone, sign up for a class, or work one-on-one with a self defense specialist.

5. Soothe and Tone with Tai Chi

Tai Chi is more than a meditative process—it is a complete, full body exercise routine. It can be practiced almost anywhere and at any time of day. If you’re looking for new exercise activities in Ontario, visit the Canadian Tai Chi Academy. With a variety of locations throughout Ontario, you can learn Tai Chi techniques from a master and practice in the comfort of your home.

Say Goodbye to Boring Exercise Activities in Ontario

Ontario is home to a multitude of ways to achieve fitness in a fun, relaxing environment. From our friendly citizens to the variety of events every month, you can find the healthy fitness alternatives you need to keep your exercise routine fresh.
Join us for exciting activities in Ontario. We are an ideal destination for weekend retreats, seasonal recreation, and leisure pursuits. We hope to see you soon.

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