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Local gyms and studios in the Ottawa area

Whether you’re looking to stretch and flow, hop on a stationary bike, throw some kicks and punches, or something in between, there’s a local gym or studio in Ottawa that’s perfect for you.

Here are just a few of the gyms you need to try in Canada’s capital city.

Yoga and Pilates studios

Improve your mobility and challenge your core at one of the many yoga and Pilates studios in Ottawa.

Pure Yoga Ottawa has a studio on Bank Street in Centretown and another in the trendy Westboro neighbourhood. You can choose between beginner and intermediate hot yoga classes that are sure to help you centre yourself and calm your mind.

SoulSpeak Studio in the Old Ottawa South and Wellington West neighbourhoods offers a variety of yoga classes, randing from yin to power. Experience a moving meditation that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling even better than when you arrived.

REFORM Health & Fitness is a reformer Pilates studio in the Westboro neighbourhood. They focus on transforming peoples’ lives by helping them exceed their physical and mental limitations. You’re stronger than you think!

Strength and conditioning group fitness gyms

FRST Fitness, located on Bank Street in the Billings Bridge area, offers small group strength and HIIT classes, as well as open gym time. The gym blends group-based fitness and a science-first approach, helping you achieve the health results you’re after.

Located in Nepean is The Proving Grounds. This gym welcomes people of all fitness levels, whether you’re an advanced gym-goer or new to your fitness journey. With group fitness classes, private personal training sessions, partner training, semi-private training and athletic training options, your perfect workout awaits.

bodiesbyphil wants you to know something. And it’s that “working out doesn’t have to suck.” This gym offers serious group fitness programs with a not-so-serious attitude. Here, you’ll be growing your muscles while laughing along at silly jokes.

Martial arts gyms

Located in the trendy Little Italy neighbourhood is N1 Thai Boxing Academy. Whether you’re looking to compete in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or simply want to get a good sweat sesh in, this gym is here to help you reach your goals.

Ottawa Fight & Fitness in Centretown incorporates Muay Thai training the way they do it in Thailand — the birthplace of Muay Thai! You’ll learn how to use all “eight limbs” and you can also train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and traditional boxing.

Become unstoppable at ElevateMMA. This gym aspires to help you become your most fit self. Here, you can train in Muay Thai/kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Daily Combat Training (DCT) and they even have classes for children!

Spin studios

Hop on a bike at Spinco Ottawa for a guaranteed great sweat sesh. You’ll feel empowered to push yourself and grow alongside a welcoming community. With two locations, you’ll find the spot and trainer you love.

Wheelhouse, found in Ottawa’s Centretown, is owned an operated by an all-female leadership team. They pride themselves on being a “fitness studio that’s more than just a place to workout.”

Barres + Wheels, located on Ottawa’s vibrant Elgin Street, offers two types of fitness classes. You guessed it — barre classes and spin classes! Here you can both sweat and sculpt, what they refer to as the “dynamic duo!”

Rock climbing gyms

With three locations around the city, including Kanata, Gatineau and Orleans, Altitude Gym offers bouldering, top-roping, auto belays, regular gym equipment and more. Their new Orleans location even has a bistro!

Located in the St. Laurent area of the city, Coyote Rock Gym offers incredible indoor climbing opportunities for both adults and children. The best part? They have a Guaranteed Partner System, meaning, if you show up to the gym to top rope but don’t have a belaying partner, someone will be there to assist you!

Bloc 9.81 prides itself on being more than climbing gym. Here, you’ll be able to relax, telework and enjoy coffee during the day or beer at night. With monthly friendly competitions every Full Moon where the gym is reset with a surprise theme, you’ll always have something fun to look forward to here.

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