• By: Kat Walcott

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Gyms & Fitness Studios

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have
a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer.
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Greco Fitness – various locations

Greco Fitness’ goal is to improve their customers’ health through circuit training. Greco offers a variety of circuit training classes as well as kickboxing, martial arts, and other effective workouts. Greco believes in personalizing one's workout in order to meet each individual's fitness goals. With a dozen locations scattered throughout the National Capital, quality fitness training is never far away.

9Round Fitness – 3681 Innes Rd., 5160 Innes Rd. Unit #3 & 4235 Strandherd Dr. Unit #3

9Round offers an intense thirty minute cardio kickboxing workout with nine stations to rotate around. The lessons are guided by a trainer who can teach you the proper motions. If a fast and effective workout is what you're looking for then 9Round is the place for you.

Plyomax Fitness – 3771 Spratt Rd

Want to start hitting the gym, but don’t know what type of workout is best for you? Plyomax is a great place to hit up since they offer everything from yoga to spin to zumba and much, much more. With their reasonable membership prices, you get unlimited access to all of this, so it is a great deal.

PURE Yoga – 279 Richmond Rd, 71 Bank St., 359 Bank St.

Pure Yoga offers a huge variety of yoga classes of all types and specializes in hot yoga. Hot yoga helps flush toxins out of your skin and warms up the muscles resulting in a more intense workout that helps develop strength and flexibility. Yoga can also help improve mental focus, breathing and relaxation.

UpRise Fit – 175B Lisgar St.

At UpRise, personalization is everything! The trainers are dedicated to helping each client achieve their own training goals. And offers programs 100% tailored to you. You can choose between the 30 minute Rise-Up Foundation Builder Plan, the 45 minute Step-Up Progress Plan, the 60 minute Reach-Up Performance Plan and many more classes that compliment – not complicate – your everyday routine.

Cherry Blossom Aerial Dance Studio – 427 St. Laurent Blvd.

Feel sexy, confident and fit at Cherry Blossom! This studio specializes in fitness practices like pole dancing, aerial yoga, hoops and more – a space for women to feel strong, sensual and proud of their amazing bodies no matter your size, weight or body type. You can become a member or register for individual classes and workshops.

Orangetheory Fitness – 1001 Daze St., 1445 Merivale Rd Suite #104 & 5703 Hazeldean Rd. Unit #2

Among their various programs, One of Orangetheory’s stand-out offers is their intense one hour workout. The session includes multiple intervals designed to elevate your heart rate and boost your metabolism to burn more calories. You can burn anywhere from 500 to 1000 calories during a session! Perfect for anyone who wants a thorough workout, but is crunched on time.

Wheelhouse Cycle Inc. – 1279 Wellington St. West

Wheelhouse is one of Ottawa’s top cycling experiences. The spin studio offers signature rides that are sure to give your legs that feel-good burn. Their classes incorporate body toning and endurance training, so you will leave feeling and looking good. With low lighting and loud music, the energy in the room is sure to keep you spinning for 45 minutes straight!

Elgin Fitness – 200 Cooper St.

Elgin Fitness is centrally located and hosts many different programs to help you stay in shape. This includes yoga, personal training, cardio and much more. The gym is clean and comfortable, with a friendly staff and a laid back environment.

Evo Studio – 200 Vanguard Dr.

Located in the heart of Orleans, Evo Studios offers movement and mobility classes, CrossFit classes, and yoga classes. Evo believes that by focusing on these fitness routines, one will not only improve their well-being physically, but also spiritually and emotionally.