If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KHSC staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Physical Activity & Exercise

Due to the recent Code Brown - KHSC Fitness Centre is currently closed until further notice 

KHSC Fitness Centre at HDH Site

After 18 months of being closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are pleased to announce that the KHSC fitness centre, located on Mary Alice 1 (behind the Eye Clinic) at the Hotel Dieu site, has re-opened. The fitness centre is accessible to current KHSC staff and volunteers who have purchased an annual membership and is fitted with a variety of exercise equipment (both cardiovascular and strength), body bars, weights, steps, and bands and fitness balls, with change rooms also available.

The Fitness Centre is open 24 hours per day with swipe access to all members in good standing. Each member is required to pay an annual $65 membership fee which can be paid by an e-transfer to kghaccrec@kingstonhsc.ca and complete the KHSC wavier and PAR-Q forms. For more information about purchasing a membership access the Fitness Centre Flyer, KHSC Site Waiver and Liability Form and PAR-Q Questionnaire at the Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness office at either KGH or HDH site.


Health & Fitness Initiatives at KHSC

Stay tuned to the KHSC Events Calendar to find out what other fitness initiatives are underway including on-site fitness classes. To sign up for a fitness class, participants are required to complete the Waiver & Release of Liability Form, and PAR-Q Questionnaire.

Contact us to tell us what health & fitness activities you'd like to see at KHSC or consider becoming a Wellness Champion.


Simple Steps You Can Take to Get Active

The connection between physical activity and health is well established. But being active doesn't have to mean joining a gym or an exercise class. There are simple ways to increase your physical activity and improve both your physical and mental well-being. Here are some examples:

  • Take 15 minutes at lunch to go for a walk – it will benefit your body, clear your head and help to relieve stress.
  • Take a few minutes to stretch between meetings.
  • Say no to the elevator and take the stairs instead.
  • Don't worry about parking, ride your bike or walk to work.

Getting Started

Want to get active but not sure where to begin? Start by checking your readiness for fitness by completing the on-line Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q+) to rule out any underlying health conditions that could worsen with exercise, a PDF version is also available.

Learn why active living is vital to your health and how you and your family can replace sedentary activities with more active and healthier choices every day in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults. A PDF version is also available for all ages and stages of life.

 Exercise Toolkit

  • Use the Heart Rate Calculator to see if you're getting the most out of your exercise.
  • Videos - tips on reducing stress and being active without going to a gym.
  • Visit Spark People for videos on cardio, strength training, yoga & Pilates, ab routines, upper and lower body exercises, and stretching.