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Online Sports & Fitness Programs

Published May 7, 2020 | Updated May 20, 2020

An internet-based program may not the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to getting your child involved in sports or athletics, although it has been an increasingly popular resource for specialized skills training.  During (and after) this COVID-19 era though, it's becoming more common.

Staying active has become more difficult due to physical distancing advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is interesting to see what options are available in the virtual world. Here are some great ways to stay in shape:

Sports Camps Canada

Sports Camps Canada is launching a brand new digital training platform, offering NIKE Basketball camps.  Coaches bring basketball training to your home to improve your ball-handling, shooting, basketball IQ, defense, and strength & conditioning.  Start any time with a 3 or 5 week training schedule.


Twice a week, videos are launched through the Canada Olympic Park Facebook Channel to demonstrate at-home workouts for families. Themes change weekly, so keep an eye out for their expertise, designed for various sports. 

Fitset Ninja

The best virtual ninja training program the internet has to offer!  At-Home Ninja Training programs can be taken live through Zoom, or through pre-recorded video series.  Programs are designed for kids ages 6+, teens, and adults.

Metro Continuing Education

Metro continuing Education is offering a wide range of online camps this summer so there is sure to be something for all interests.  Among the sports and fitness options are Yoga Around the World, Zenned Out, and Feel Good Fitness Fun.

Fun for Life GO

Produced by the City of Victoria Recreation, new videos are produced weekly in at least one of three categories--Fitness, Kids, and Outdoors. Stay connected and in shape while respecting social distancing measures.

Jack of Sports

Stimulate you child's body and mind through virtual programs.  Programs are offered for children as young as 4 years, through ZOOM video conferencing. Classes are offered in abacus, art, dance, yoga, science, and more.

Dojo USA World Training Center 

Now offering Virtual Kids Karate Classes out of their studio in San Bruno, CA, Dojo USA will instill discipline, self-confidence, and physical fitness, while bully-proofing your child.  Kickboxing, and adult virtual classes are also offered, so the whole family can take part.

Crescent Camps & Summer Academics

This summer, Crescent Camps will be delivered virtually. Camps run in 1-hour, half-day, or full day blocks, depending on the chosen topic, so campers can mix and match programs that best suit their interests. Among the sports and fitness options are Sports & Wellbeing Camp, which include individual skills development in various sports, Zumba, and World Rhythms Dance.

Uphoria Yoga

Virtual online yoga classes in Vancouver, BC, taught through ZOOM videos. Family, youth, and parent & tot classes are available.

K-Fitness Martial Arts Academy

Online training is available on a drop-in basis for children of all ages based out of the Vancouver, BC martial arts studio.  These 40-minute classes run through Zoom on weekends at set times.

Academie Duello

Help keep swordplay alive! Vancouver's historic European martial arts school specialized in swordplay.  They are offering drop-in online classes through Zoom by donation.  Don't miss this unique experience.

Trackers Earth

Normally, wilderness survival, nature, hiking, and orienteering are themes in Trackers Earth's live, summer camps, but this year, in their Epic Online Adventures, new skills that are offered include zombie survival tips, exploring ancient ruins, magic, music, and crafts.  

Island Circus Space

Keep up with your conditioning, flexibility and other circus skills!  30-minute classes are taught through Zoom video conferencing, for kids and adults.  You don't need to run away to join the circus.

Soccer World/Batter Zone

Virtual soccer, football, and baseball classes are taught through Zoom.  The prerequisites would be an 8 ft. x 8 ft. open space with the sport-specific equipment.  The classes are designed for single participants, but sibling and parent participation can work equally well in these interactive classes.

Studio In Essence

Take a drop-in class through Zoom, out of their studio in Halifax, NS.  Select the class that best suits your interest whether it's drama, acrobatics, break dancing, or the circus arts.  Adult classes are offered as well.

Hanabi Judo

Virtual Judo classes for beginners are taught through Zoom.  These classes aren't just judo--they are a cultural experience that includes stories, songs, and Japanese language learning.

Other Online Sports & Fitness Program Providers

            Virtual learning may have some social drawbacks, but here are some advantages that are worthy of noting:

            1. Parents can participate and help in the lesson plan
            2. Transportation costs are eliminated
            3. You can sign up from anywhere in the world
            4. There is no dress code
            5. Learning can be done at your own pace
            6. Lesson plans can be saved for future use

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