• By: OLM Staff

Best of Ottawa 2020: Fitness studios and courses

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. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

Pure Yoga multiple locations, online

Pure Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes of all types, including their specialty 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.
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Flow Pilates & Fitness 300-317 McRae Ave.

If you’re looking to work on your body in the areas of coordination, flexibility, core strength, balance and body composition, Flow is the place for you. Their unique training method is specifically optimized to give you the best results in these areas through pilates and other low-impact workout styles.
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The Peace Room online

You may remember The Peace Room when they had a beautiful space on Sparks Street. Though they closed down their physical location this year, they now specialize in online classes and outdoor, seasonal workshops. They are not only about physical fitness, but also emotional and spiritual well-being and are the go-to experts for meditation practices and yoga.
Photo Credit: The Peace Room

Wheelhouse Cycle  145 Spruce St., online

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!
 Photo Credit: Wheelhouse Cycle

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.
Photo Credit: Cherry Blossom Aerial Dance Studio

Inner Soul Yoga and Cycle 190 Colonnade Rd., online

Can’t choose between yoga and spin? Well, Inner Soul offers both! The studio is open to yogis and cyclists of all skill levels and offers many special programs like a prenatal series, and online yoga and spin classes – some of them are even free!
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Studio X Ottawa 122 – 250 City Centre Ave., online

Studio X Ottawa is a dance and fitness studio in one, so there is something for everyone! Classes range from bachata and salsa dance to intense zumba and all are welcome. Studio X is currently offering a grand selection of online classes, so check out their website to book your spot now!
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Elgin Fitness — 200 Cooper St., 2nd Floor

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.
Photo Credit: Darren M. via Yelp

Evo Studio 200 Vanguard Dr.

Located in the heart of Orleans, Evo Studio offers movement and mobility, strength 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.
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The Fitness Fusion Studio 333 Cumberland St., online

The Fitness Fusion Studio is known for their high-intensity workout classes and seasonal outdoor boot camps. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the studio is currently offering a great selection of online classes including kettlebell training, arm strengthening, and much more.

Photo Credit: The Fitness Fusion Studio