Activities in Ottawa

High Intensity-and-Cardio Classes at UMTBC Lifestyle Center (Up to 89% Off). Four Options Available.

UMTBC Lifestyle Center

Ottawa

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

C$75 C$19

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CrossFit and Fundamentals Courses at Modus Vivendi CrossFit (Up to 69% Off). Two Options Available.

Modus Vivendi CrossFit

Ottawa

Fundamentals program focuses on technicique and movement quality; Intro CrossFit introduces people to the sport of CrossFit

C$125 C$39

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Eight-Week Unlimited or Weekly Introductory Pilates Classes at Pilates Space (Up to 54% Off)

Pilates Space

Centretown - Downtown

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

C$149 C$69

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Fun-Centre Pass or Haunted-House, or Charitable Donation at Funhaven (Up to 50% Off). Seven Options Available.

Funhaven

Sierra

Fun for all ages includes bone-chilling haunted house raises funds for charity; weekend nights at Funhaven include pizza or drinks

C$20 C$10

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Admission for Two or Family of Four at Little Ray's Reptile Zoo (Up to 41% Off)

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo

Ottawa

Scorpions, alligators, and other exotic species fill a reptile zoo that features interactive attractions

C$28.25 C$17

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Studio X Ottawa (Up to 65% Off)

Studio X Ottawa

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

Instructors teach dance-infused Zumba classes and cardio-intense Insanity and Bokwa classes—all in a supportive group setting

C$110 C$39

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24-Hour or Full-Weekend Offsite Laser-Tag Equipment Rental for 6, 10, 14, or 18 from Marked Paintball (Up to 58% Off)

Marked Paintball

Carp

All equipment needed for offsite laser-tag parties for parties of 6 to 18

C$270 C$129

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One- or Two-Month Membership Package at Snap Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness

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

C$230 C$35

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$29 for One Month of Kizomba Dance Classes with an Initial Drop-In Class at Capital Kizomba ($65 Value)

Capital Kizomba

The Arts Court

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

C$65 C$29

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$28 for Four Music Lessons at Eric's Academy of Music ($100 Value) 

Eric's Academy of Music

Chapel Hill South

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

C$100 C$28

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30-Minute Open Jump for Two or Big Bounce Party for Up to 10 at Xtreme Trampoline Park (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Trampoline Park

Ottawa

Open jump lets duos frolick in bouncy paradise; parties invite up to 10 to jump to their hearts’ content, fueling fun with pizza and drinks

C$28 C$14

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$390 for Six Month Online Nutrition and Training Package $780 — iTrain4life.com

iTrain4life.com

On Location

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

$780 $390

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5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes or a Therapeutic-Yoga Package at Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic (Up to 81% Off)

Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic

Westboro

Drop-in classes include lunch yoga, yoga unwind, and prenatal yoga, and therapeutic yoga helps guests with chronic conditions

C$145 C$29

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Three or Five 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Capital City Fitness Club (Up to 75% Off)

Capital City Fitness Club

Ottawa

One-on-one personal-training programs are customized for all ages and fitness levels

C$186 C$63

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes at Universal Wing Chun Kung Fu (Up to 70% Off)

Universal Wing Chun Kung Fu

Glen Cairn - Kanata South Business Park

Students of all skill levels learn how to defend themselves in classes geared toward women or mixed groups

C$150 C$59

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Single-Day Admission for Two or Four to The Ottawa Home & Design Show on September 26–28 (Up to 49% Off)

Caneast Shows, Inc

EY Centre

Weekend consumer show highlights design products, experts, and more than 200 exhibits to fuel renovation, decor, and design ideas

C$24 C$13

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Casual Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner with Board Gaming for Two at The Loft Board Game Lounge (Up to 53% Off)

The Loft Board Game Lounge

Ottawa

Library with more than 700 classic and contemporary board games; seven signature flatbreads and appetizers such as spanikopita and pierogies

C$38.26 C$18

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Two or Four Tickets to the International Food & Drink Soirée on October 4 (Up to 45% Off)

International Food & Drink Soirée

Byward Market - Parliament Hill

Dozens of restaurants represent the cuisines of countries from around the globe during a one-day expo that celebrates culinary diversity

C$20 C$12

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Haunted-House Admission for Two or Four at sKreamers (Up to 39% Off)

sKreamers

Proulx Farm

Haunted house that benefits the Kiwanis Club of Orleans uses 150-year-old barn to provide a spooky backdrop for ghouls, zombies & wagon ride

C$40 C$25

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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.

1000 Palladium Dr
Kanata,
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.

3772 Innes Rd
Orleans,
ON
CA

Andrea Harper wears many hats, but they are all connected by a common thread—or pole, as the case may be. She is a certified personal trainer, nutrition and wellness specialist, and pole-fitness instructor, whose fascination with physical health centers around empowering spins. As the owner of Cherry Blossom Pole Dancing Studio, Andrea passes on the moves that made her one of Canada's top 16 pole dancers at Miss Pole Dance Canada 2010, leading women of all backgrounds through lessons designed to strengthen their bodies, self-esteem, and sense of rhythm. During pole-dancing classes, she and her team of instructors take pupils from the fundamentals to advanced techniques, such as convincing your brain that the floor is actually the ceiling. She limits class sizes to 10 students within the hot-pink-and-green studio, ensuring that everyone is able to pair up with a pole. The pole isn't the only gravity-flouting tool at Andrea's disposal, though; she also schedules courses that rely on aerial silks and hoops.

To put a personal touch on twirls, she offers parties replete with dance routines and fun props for all occasions. These soirees readily accommodate groups with 1,500 square feet of space and were suggested by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the top three creative bachelorette-party ideas.

1460 Cyrville Rd
Gloucester,
ON
CA

For more than three decades, birthday parties, family outings, and corporate retreats have come to life at Karters' Korner with the hum of go-karts, the satisfying sound of well-driven golf balls, and the laughter of children at the mini golf course. A glistening fleet of 40 single and 8 double-seater carts send drivers and passengers zooming around a nearly mile-long track, shielded by the safety of annual vehicle inspections, roll bars, seat belts, and force fields. Visitors who don't meet the track's 54-inch height requirement can practice their automotive skills on the four-wheeler kiddy-kart track. Golfers master their swing at the 1,000-foot driving range, sending balls soaring over a glistening lake speckled with four island greens. Mini golf unites families against the challenge of sending golf balls past cleverly designed obstacles, and an arsenal of pool tables, air hockey, and video games entertain guests indoors. The newly-added paintball fields allow patrons to splatter paint at will within one of several courses. During warm, sunny days, picnickers gather at the large covered patio for lunch, and athletes pick up games of basketball or beach volleyball at the outdoor courts.

6336 Fallowfield Rd
Stittsville,
ON
CA

He's out there somewhere—the notorious Pirate Pete. Over every sailor's adventure, the shadow of his greed looms. But the crew of Pirate Adventures is ready. On their 50-foot ship, 12 water cannons point toward the sea, guarding the vessel from his villainy while they search Davy Jones's locker for sunken treasure. If Pete should show his face, he'll get a face full of water. If he should happen to board anyway, it'll be the plank for him.

During Pirate Adventures' 75-minute treasure hunts, children and their parents sail into this exciting world of high-seas adventure. Crew members welcome aboard new mateys with face-paint, pirate garb, and a sea-worthy moniker, such as "Black Beard' or "Esmerelda, Princess of the Dolphins." Beneath the Jolly Roger flapping in the breeze, the crews decipher maps, solve puzzles, and sing sea shanties, eventually fishing their sought-after treasure chest from the water's depths. Throughout the hunt, the Pirate Adventures crew keeps their unpatched eyes on safety. Everything is kept up to Transport Canada's code: they have all trained in marine emergency procedures, marine first aid, and safe vessel operation.

588 Hog's Back Rd
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Dozens of veteran gymnasts serve as instructors in Starr Gymnastics’ three Ottawa-area facilities, where they favour instruction that emphasizes the most beneficial aspects of gymnastics: enjoyment, physical fitness, and socialization. Since only a small percentage of gymnastics athletes ever cartwheel their way to the competitive level, Starr Gymnastics' instructors teach proper balance-beam technique and safe tumbling skills without skimping on the fun, reminding their gleeful charges of gymnastics' inherent power to imbue agility and a foundational skill set easily applicable to turbo-kicking bad guys in dark alleys.

Starr's high-spirited staff occasionally spices up the play by inviting pint-sized gymnasts to don costumes or by darkening the arena while pupils leap, flip, and bear glowing cuspids amid a sea of black lights. The gym's festive approach to youth fitness occupies vacationing students during school breaks with summer camps, and birthday celebrants frequently gather in colourful private rooms for party packages that include equipment access and a T-shirt for the guest of honour.

1140 Morrison Dr
Ottawa,
ON
CA