Classes in Gatineau

Up to 66% Off Private Music Lessons

Orleans

C$100 C$49

Students pick up the basics of everything from guitar, keyboard, fiddle, and voice to banjo, bass, and drums

Up to 56% Off Golden Energy Senior Fitness Classes

District d'Aylmer

C$40 C$19

Specially designed classes get seniors' hearts pumping and improve balance and flexibility

Up to 90% Off Strength-Training Classes

Orleans

C$125 C$16

Coaches with international competitive experience guide groups through ever-varied drills on kettlebells, sandbags, barbells, and rowers

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 85% Off Snap Fitness Membership

Snap Fitness Bridlewood

C$230 C$35

Members work out 24/7 on treadmills, weight machines, and equipment from Cybex, Woodway, and Matrix

Up to 89% Off High Intensity & Cardio Classes

Ottawa

C$75 C$19

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High intensity-and-cardio classes help build muscle while making bodies leaner

Up to 54% Off Women's-Health Workshop from Shanti Tea

Centertown

C$60 C$29

Tea-blending lesson led by naturopathic doctor covers 30 herbs designed to relieve stress, balance hormones, and enhance fertility

Up to 54% Off Classes at Pilates Space

Centretown - Downtown

C$149 C$69

Students use floor space and equipment to strengthen muscles, improve posture and balance, and alleviate stress

Up to 57% Off at Ottawa Dance Academy

Whitehaven - Queensway Terrace North

C$115 C$50

Learn to express yourself through rumba, cha-cha, and other social dances, honing your skills with other dancers or in a private session

55% Off Kizomba Dance Classes

The Arts Court

C$65 C$29

Dance instructors teach students kizomba's blend of semba, zouk, and merengue in one-hour sessions

51% Off Hot-Stone Massage or Reflexology Treatment

Westboro

C$95 C$47

A registered massage therapist uses smooth stones to knead away stress or targets tension, fatigue, and other problems with reflexology

Up to 67% Off Classes at Ottawa Fight Fitness

Centretown - Downtown

C$76 C$29.99

Rookies and pros alike train via traditional methods during muay thai classes; TRX and kettlebell conditioning helps develop strength

45% Off

Ottawa

C$130 C$72

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

44% Off

Glebe - Dows Lake

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off at Decarie Tone and Fit

The Greta Leeming Studio of Dance

C$150 C$39

Four- or eight-week boot-camp programs help exercisers overcome fitness plateaus with three types of group classes

71% Off Lessons at Eric's Academy of Music 

Orleans Village - Chateauneuf

C$100 C$29

Enthusiastic teachers cater to students' musical interests during 30-minute lessons for nearly any instrument

50% Off

Sheahan Estates - Trend Village - Arlington Woods

$130 $65

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 70% Off Cooking Show

Greenbelt

C$40 C$12

Cooking show teach couples how to prepare healthy and delicious meals that include dishes such as skinless fried chicken

Up to 55% Off Insanity Group Fitness Classes

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

$110 $49

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High-intensity interval training designed to amp up heart rates and burn calories

Up to 80% Off at Ottawa Bootcamp

Island Park

C$130 C$29

Instructors with more than 20 combined years of fitness experience lead participants in boot-camp workouts scaled to each person's abilities

Up to 67% Off Group Fitness Classes

Kanata Lakes - Marchwood Lakeside - Morgan's Grant - Kanata

C$150 C$59

During 30-minute classes, exercisers cycle through high-energy circuit-training workouts that efficiently target the whole body

Up to 70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

C$289 C$89

Using martial arts as a jumping-off point, cardio kickboxing classes challenge students of all levels with an intense workout

Up to 55% Off at Wild Pigments Art Studio

Ottawa

C$54 C$27

During group art classes, kids and teens learn illustration in a variety of media, and adults pick what medium they'd like to use

Up to 44% Off Ceramics Painting at Color Me Mine

Ottawa

C$120 C$79

Paint a pick from the bounty of dishes, figurines, and other plain ceramic creations, then hand it off to staff to glaze and fire

Up to 76% Off Boot Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

C$71.50 C$25

Burn fat and build functional strength in scalable, non-intimidating boot camp classes

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing, Karate, or Kung Fu Classes

Gardiners

C$75 C$19

In a 3,000-square-foot dojo, students of all ages suit up to train under seasoned instructors of Shaolin kung fu, karate, and kickboxing

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes or Therapy

Kingston

C$110 C$39

Classes include flow classes, hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga; one-on-one yoga-therapy package creates custom yoga practice for client

Up to 59% Off Personal-Training Sessions

K7M 3E5

C$240 C$99

Skilled trainer with experience in cardio conditioning and bodybuilding leads pupil to weight-loss and muscle-building goals

Up to 61% Off Private Acting Classes

Kingston

C$120 C$59

Nonprofit youth theater company provides one-on-one acting lessons for kids

Up to 56% Off at Momentum Pilates

Gardiners

C$85 C$37

Experienced instructors lead students of all fitness levels through core-sculpting Pilates classes on machines or mats

Select Local Merchants

Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows unlimited classes and gyms.

373 Vantage Dr
Orleans,
ON
CA

More than 1,000 Snap Fitness centres stand out in Canadian cities and northern states, staying aglow throughout the night with the kinetic energy of evening patrons. The centres provide members with 24-hour access to all equipment, allowing them to train at whatever hour their espresso shots finally kick in. During appointments, personal trainers work with members on free weights and cardio machines in order to help them reach individual goals such as losing weight, toning muscles, training for sports competitions, or recovering from injuries. As an added accommodation, some Snap Fitness locations host tanning studios that bronze and define muscular contours and help chest hairs flourish through photosynthesis.

3940 Innes Rd
Orleans,
ON
CA

A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.

These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

200 Lockhart Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The Athletic Club strives to help burn-feelers of all abilities attain their fitness goals with a plenitude of fitness classes and equipment, keeping their doors open until midnight through most of the week. Patrons enjoy access to an array of luxurious amenities, including a spacious multisport gymnasium and a child-care centre. A club tour familiarizes newcomers with the facility's sprawling layout. Hearts get ticking on the club’s 160 pieces of well-maintained cardio equipment—outfitted with individual televisions—and over 200 weekly group fitness classes helmed by expert instructors that encourage participants to box, cycle, and Pilates their bodies into sweat-gilded temples.

A unique AntiGravity yoga class employs a silk hammock to help sun saluters as they strike inverted poses and make shadow puppets with their toes. Pellucid saltwater pools accommodate leisurely lap swimming and experiments testing the buoyancy of various cheeses, and a separate women’s-only aquatic area offers an array of aqua-fit classes that sculpt muscles with subaqueous exercises such as pool-noodle wrestling. After a workout, gym-goers can revel in the soothing vapours of the steam and dry saunas in the changing rooms or mill about the WiFi-enabled Members Only lounge. The Athletic Club contributes to global and local nonprofits, expanding the reach of its health initiative from gym members to those in need.

195 Trainyards Dr
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Gavin has been working and teaching behind the bar for almost 20 years, making drinks in 14 countries across 5 continents. His experiences inspired him to design and teach programs for home enthusiasts to create cocktails at their own parties, and to train students to secure professionally and financially rewarding positions in the hospitality industry almost immediately after graduation.

As BartenderOne’s CEO, Gavin and his team of professional mixologists and bar chefs helped design a curriculum based on interviews of bar, lounge, club, and banquet-facility owners. The certification courses still teach students to make a number of trendy and classic cocktails, but they emphasize the kinds of customer-service, cash-handling, and break-dancing skills that employers value. Instructors also train their small groups of students outside of a typical classroom environment, giving attendees experience behind an actual bar as opposed to a staged set. Additionally, BartenderOne gives its graduates a leg up by sending weekly emails with new job opportunities.

34 Clarence St
Ottawa,
ON
CA