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Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay physically active while staying at home. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you physically active at home.


Get active!

There are several ways to stay active at home. Perhaps these ideas will spark your imagination!

New this week!


Other ideas:

  • Rainy day indoor activities for kids, broken into sections: gross motor, fine motor, sensor, thinking & building, science experiments, and crafts and art projects
  • Online yoga videos – try an outdoor session on a beautiful day!
  • A fun and lighthearted Jeopardy-like trivia game!
  • Zumba for beginners - get dancing!
  • Spice up your walk around your neighbourhood with a scavenger hunt. Photograph some of it and share it with us. Tag @citywaterloo and use #activeathome
  • Play the Question of 3's game from the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. How many did you get right?
  • Jumpstart - Check out their fun ideas to keep kids active at home. Visit their new Play From Home resource hub to find fun tips from their partner programs, and ways to stay connected and engaged with Jumpstart Athlete Ambassadors.
  • Bring Dance Into Your Home - dance is a universal activity; in all of its forms and styles, dancers express themselves, tell stories and share culture through movement. The National Ballet School Community Dance programs improve health and quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. Our older adults have been trying the seated series and conclude - no previous dance experience required to have fun!
  • 25th annual Waterloo-Wellington Childrens’ Groundwater Festival – a video with some water experiments kids can try at home
  • Need a short movement break? Download the Participaction Canada app and use the awesome ‘Take 10’ function anytime you feel like squeezing some activity into your day.
  • Play cards online! This helpful tutorial will show you how you can play cards with friends, family and neighbours online.
  • Ballet Bootcamp with Julie - one of our popular program instructors will help get your body moving right in the comfort of your own home!
  • This might be a good time to start learning yoga! Find a spot at home and follow along with Angels-Landing Yoga.
  • Your budding NHL star will love these hockey dryland skills.

Remember: You can always go outside for a walk or run. As long as you stay at least two metres away from other people, and you stay on the sidewalks or trails within your neighbourhood, you are encouraged to get outside for a daily walk.


How are you staying active at home?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!

Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay physically active while staying at home. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you physically active at home.


Get active!

There are several ways to stay active at home. Perhaps these ideas will spark your imagination!

New this week!


Other ideas:

  • Rainy day indoor activities for kids, broken into sections: gross motor, fine motor, sensor, thinking & building, science experiments, and crafts and art projects
  • Online yoga videos – try an outdoor session on a beautiful day!
  • A fun and lighthearted Jeopardy-like trivia game!
  • Zumba for beginners - get dancing!
  • Spice up your walk around your neighbourhood with a scavenger hunt. Photograph some of it and share it with us. Tag @citywaterloo and use #activeathome
  • Play the Question of 3's game from the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. How many did you get right?
  • Jumpstart - Check out their fun ideas to keep kids active at home. Visit their new Play From Home resource hub to find fun tips from their partner programs, and ways to stay connected and engaged with Jumpstart Athlete Ambassadors.
  • Bring Dance Into Your Home - dance is a universal activity; in all of its forms and styles, dancers express themselves, tell stories and share culture through movement. The National Ballet School Community Dance programs improve health and quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. Our older adults have been trying the seated series and conclude - no previous dance experience required to have fun!
  • 25th annual Waterloo-Wellington Childrens’ Groundwater Festival – a video with some water experiments kids can try at home
  • Need a short movement break? Download the Participaction Canada app and use the awesome ‘Take 10’ function anytime you feel like squeezing some activity into your day.
  • Play cards online! This helpful tutorial will show you how you can play cards with friends, family and neighbours online.
  • Ballet Bootcamp with Julie - one of our popular program instructors will help get your body moving right in the comfort of your own home!
  • This might be a good time to start learning yoga! Find a spot at home and follow along with Angels-Landing Yoga.
  • Your budding NHL star will love these hockey dryland skills.

Remember: You can always go outside for a walk or run. As long as you stay at least two metres away from other people, and you stay on the sidewalks or trails within your neighbourhood, you are encouraged to get outside for a daily walk.


How are you staying active at home?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!

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    Backyard pickleball!

    about 1 month ago

    I have been playing pickleball for awhile now, and I was super excited when I came across this video. Just waiting for the backyard to dry up and I'll be able to practice my skills!



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