7 Healthy Activities at Queen’s You’re Probably Missing Out On

Sleep, eat, study, repeat. Break your day-to-day routine by going to one of these fun, healthy events happening on-campus!

Sleep, eat, study, repeat. Sound familiar? It’s time to break your boring day-to-day routine and add some pep to your step!

Here are 7 healthy activities that you and your friends may not know about at Queen’s! Share with a friend, and #stopmissingout!

1. Take a Yoga Break

  • BIG MAGIC Yoga + Meditation – Friday, Mar. 9 @ 6pm-8pm – $15-$20+tax
    Located in the sanctuary of the magnificent historic church at 82 Sydenham St.
  • Sunday Morning Yoga – Every Sunday @ 9:30am-10:30am – by donation
    Every Sunday morning, Lululemon offers a by-donation yoga class inside their store on Princess. The class is open to all levels, just bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one if you’re a beginner!
  • Yoga in Residences – Every Tuesday & Thursday @ 7pm-8pm – FREE
    If you’re a first year living in residence, take advantage of this free yoga class, no experience necessary! Mats are provided, just bring a water bottle and wear something comfortable.


2. Sign-up for a Fitness PLUS Class @ ARC

  • Q Success: Fitness Fun @ ARC – Saturday, Mar. 10 / Register by Mar. 8 – 1pm & 2pm – FREE
  • Fitness PLUS Classes @ ARC – Every week, various times – FREE
    Did you know that you get 10 free Fitness PLUS classes every week with your ARC Membership? Before attending the first class, just sign the waiver form at Customer service and get a sticker on your student card to show at the studio door. Try a variety of classes taught by experienced instructors motivated to make you SWEAT!

3. Load up on Healthy Snacks!

  • FREE Protein Giveaway @ DrugSmart Pharmacy – Monday, Mar. 5 @ 12pm2pm – FREE
    Stop by DrugSmart in the ARC on Monday at lunchtime to get free samples protein cookies and protein cake bites, plus compete for prizes!
  • Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Every Sunday @ 10am-2pm – FREE
    Shop fresh produce, farm sum, Ukrainian food, wine, crafts and gifts from within 100km of Kingston!
  • Queen’s Farmers’ Market – Every Wednesday @ 10am-4pm – FREE
    Shop from local farms and small businesses on-campus every Wednesday! Outside at University & Union, weather permitting, otherwise it’s inside the JDUC.
  • Book an appointment with Jessica Bertrand, the on-campus Dietician – FREE
    Jessica is excited to share her passion of food and nutrition with staff and students here at Queen’s University. As a recent graduate, she knows first-hand the barriers of eating well while studying. Jessica’s confidential nutrition appointments are available to all Queen’s students, free of charge.

4. Walk/Run for a Good Cause!

  • The Secret Marathon 3K – Wednesday, Mar. 7 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm – FREE
    Held on the eve of International Women’s Day, this race celebrates our right to be free to run. Come together in solidarity to support the right of all humans to walk or run, free of fear, in their community.
  • Queen’s Relay for Life – Friday, Mar. 9 @ 7pm-7am Saturday – minimum $50 fundraising
    Put a team together for this 12-hour overnight non-competitive relay in the ARC to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society!
  • Queen’s for OOCH 5K Run – Sunday, Mar. 25 @ 10am – minimum $30 fundraising
    Kick-start your spring training while raising money for kids affected by cancer!
  • Register for 4K or 8K Beat Beethoven Run (in June) – Early bird deadline is Mar. 15
    Sign-up to compete against one of the best events of the summer!

5. Treat yourself to a Spa Day!

  • Le Nordik Spa Day Trip – Sunday, Mar. 18 @ 6:45am8:30pm – $127-$142
    Join Samatva Yoga for a 100% me-time trip – the most relaxing way to treat yourself. You won’t regret it!

6. Practice Mindfulness!

  • Mindfulness for Undergrads – Every Wednesday @ 12pm-1pm – FREE
    Drop-in as your schedule permits for this weekly practice to improve your ability to cope with difficulties in your day-to-day life! Regular attendance and practice are recommended to get maximum benefits!
  • Mindfulness for Grad Students – Every Thursday @ 12pm-1pm – FREE
  • CRCA Forest Therapy Walk – Saturday, Mar. 24 @ 3:30pm6:30pm – $20
    Reconnect with nature by practicing mindfulness on this guided walk through the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.

7. Pledge to Eat Vegan!

  • Take the Queen’s Vegan Pledge!
    Join 137+ other Queen’s students, staff and faculty taking the Vegan Pledge, and keep an eye out for these stickers on-campus to help you make healthy choices when you’re on-the-go!

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