Two outdoor signs on the fitness loop trailThe fitness loop is approximately 2 km in length, which allows you to have an active walk or run along the Ganaraska River. It includes 6 physical activity stations from Barrett Street Bridge to Riverside Park. Public washrooms and parking are available at different points along the route.

Please note that some outdoor recreation amenities are closed per the current Provincial Stay at Home Order. Review the list on our COVID-19 What's Open page. 

Notice regarding parks and trails

Trails are open for the purposes of permitting persons to walk through or use portions of the park or recreational area. Playgrounds, outdoor parks, and recreational areas, off-leash dog parks and benches in parks will remain open and can be used by children if both the children and their parents can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others.

Fitness loop stations

Discover the exercise available at each station. Learn how to safely and effectively perform each exercise option. Get out, get active!

Station 1: Peace Park 

Exercise Option 1: Plank

Instructional illustration of woman doing a plank position

• Get in push-up position with forearms on ground

• Align elbows so that they are underneath shoulders

• Maintain position with back straight

• Hold for 1-2 minutes

This is considered an intermediate exercise. 

Exercise Option 2: Seated Curl Ups

Instructional illustration of woman doing a seated curl up

  • Sit with a tall posture near the front edge of a seat, feet securely on the ground
  • Cross your arms over your chest
  • Keeping your back straight, slowly lean back until your back is nearly touching the back of your seat
  • Pause, and slowly return to your starting position
  • Repeat 15-20 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise. 

Station 2: Brogdan's Lane Area

Exercise Option 1: Jumping Jacks

Instructional illustration of man doing a jumping jack

  • Stand with feet together and arms to sides
  • Jump while raising arms and separating legs to side
  • Jump again, returning arms and legs to starting position
  • Repeat 40-50 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise. 

Exercise Option 2: Hamstring Curls

Instructional illustration of man doing a Hamstring curl

  • Stand beside a solid object and hold for support
  • Stand with your supporting leg being closest to your supporting object
  • Maintain stable body alignment and bend your knee to bring your heel toward your buttocks
  • Repeat 8-12 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise. 

Station 3: Port Hope Library

Exercise Option 1: Push-Ups

Instructional illustration of woman doing a push-up

  • Start in plank position with hands under shoulders
  • Slowly lower your body as one unit towards the ground
  • Once your chest is 2-inches from the ground, return to starting position
  • Repeat 15-25 times

This is considered an intermediate exercise. 

Exercise Option 2: Hip Extensions

Instructional illustration of woman doing a hip extension

  • Stand in front of a solid object and hold for support
  • Stand on one leg and extend the opposite leg forward, flexing the hip of the working leg
  • Lift, pause, then return to the starting position
  • Repeat 8-12 times on each leg

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise

Station 4: Riverside Park

Exercise Option 1: Squats

Instructional illustration of man doing a squat

  • Start in standing position with feet hip-width apart
  • Bend knees and squat down
  • Squat lower until thighs are just past parallel with ground
  • Squat up by straightening legs
  • Repeat 10-15 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise. 

Exercise Option 2: Standing Leg Lifts

Instructional illustration of man doing a standing leg lifts

  • Stand beside a solid object for support
  • Stand with you supporting leg being closest to your supporting object
  • Slowly lift your leg to the side to abduct your hip, pause, and return to your starting position
  • Maintain upright posture, do not lean
  • Repeat 8-12 times on each leg

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise

Station 5: Eastside Ganaraska Park

Exercise Option 1: Burpees

Instructional illustration of girl doing a burpee

  • From a standing position, lower your body into a squat

  • Extend your body up into a push-up position, do a push-up

  • Return to a squat position and jump from this positionRepeat

  • 5-10 times

This is considered an intermediate exercise. 

Exercise Option 2: Heel Raises

Instructional illustration of woman doing a heel raises

  • Stand in front of a supporting object
  • Lift up on your toes and pause
  • Slowly lower back down and repeat
  • Repeat 8-12 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise

Station 6: Kinsmen Park

Exercise Option 1: Lunges

Instructional illustration of man doing a lunge

  • From a standing position, step forward with one leg

  • Lower hips until both legs are bent at 90 degrees

  • Keep back straight, shoulders back and chin up

  • Repeat 5-10 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise. 

Exercise Option 2: Sit to Stand

Instructional illustration of man doing a sit to stand exercise

  • Sit half-way on a bench with you back straight
  • Stand up using your hands to push up from the seat
  • Sit back down in a controlled manner
  • Repeat 8-12 times

This is considered a beginner to intermediate exercise

Fitness loop Map

Pinpoint all the loop locations with our interactive map. Map out your parking spot, washrooms and some other fun highlights like the Ganny Bear. 

Noteworthy Activity Stops

Two people playing outdoor ping pong at Riverside Interactive Park in Port Hope
Riverside Interactive Park

Try Ping Pong, Twister, Corn Hole, Tic Tac Toe and other fun interactive games with family and friends!

People using equipment at Cavan Street Outdoor Fitness Park in Port Hope
Cavan Street Outdoor Fitness Park

Outdoor equipment including Chest Press, Air Walker, Leg Press, Cycle, Bars and Cross Trainer.