Classes in Ottawa

Acupressure Massage Workshop for One or Two Couples at Advanced Wellness Centre (Up to 79% Off)

Advanced Wellness Centre

Centretown - Downtown

Specialists guide couples in acupressure techniques during 90-minute workshops

C$100 C$26

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness Ethics (Up to 74% Off)

Fitness Ethics

Ottawa

Instructors lead classes that feature Muay Thai techniques, kettlebells, and calorie-burning cardio exercises

C$110 C$44

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Personal Training or Fitness Classes at Winning Circle Martial Arts & Wellness Center (Up to 90% Off)

Winning Circle Martial Arts & Wellness Center

Kanata - Kanata Lakes - Kanata Centrum

Certified personal trainer leads classes that focus on cardio exercises designed to build stamina and endurance

C$350 C$35

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Children's Art Workshop at Tracy's Art Studio (40% Off). Choose from 11 Options.

Tracy's Art Studio

Stittsville

Kids unleash their creativity through fun art lessons

C$20 C$12

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Two, Five, or 10 Personal Training Sessions at Acme Strong and Fit (Up to 79% Off)

Acme Strong and Fit

Merivale Gardens - Grenfell Glen - Pineglen - Country Place

Personal trainers help clients tackle any fitness goal, from slimming down to building muscle, with expert advice and instruction

C$140 C$29

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Four or Eight Weeks of Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Bergeron Premier Martial Arts (Up to 55% Off)

Bergeron Premier Martial Arts

South Keys

During fitness kickboxing classes, students enjoy a high-energy, calorie-burning workout while learning self-defence skills

C$109 C$55

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$28 for $50 Groupon — Lefebvre Victory Training

Lefebvre Victory Training

Glebe - Dows Lake

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

$50 $28

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Art Classes for One or Two Kids or Art Classes for One Teen or Adult at Wild Pigments Art Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Wild Pigments Art Studio

Ottawa

In group art classes, students of all ages learn to illustrate in a variety of media

C$72 C$36

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$65 for $130 Groupon — Jampa yoga

Jampa Yoga

Sheahan Estates - Trend Village - Arlington Woods

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

$130 $65

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$29 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$29

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Three or Six Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Cooligan Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Cooligan Martial Arts & Fitness

Multiple Locations

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

C$289 C$89

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$25 for Two Private Classes, One Group Class, and One Dance Party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio ($125 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Glebe - Dows Lake

Franchise cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

C$125 C$25

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6, 12, 24 Pilates-Yoga-Fusion Classes at Victorious Whole Health (Up to 60% Off)

Victorious Whole Health

Multiple Locations

Fast-paced Pilates-yoga-fusion classes help blast calories while toning muscles and boosting flexibility

C$60 C$30

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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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10 or 20 One-Hour Group Fitness Classes with One 30-Minute Warm-Up Session at Urban Gym Fitness (73% Off)

Urban Gym Fitness

Nepean

Warehouse gym offers group fitness classes for those of all fitness levels, as well as 30-minute warm-up sessions for beginners

C$180 C$49

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3 or 6 Personal Training Sessions at Thinkfitness CA (Up to 77% Off)

ThinkFitness CA

Glebe - Dows Lake

TRX- and kettlebell-certified coach helps clients lose weight and tone muscle with one-on-one training

C$150 C$35

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Four or Eight Kickboxing Classes at John Leroux's World KarateFit Centre (Up to 70% Off)

John Leroux's World KarateFit Centre

Hunt Club Park

Release your aggression in workouts that combine boxing and martial arts to tone muscles; one-on-one training refines results

C$119 C$39

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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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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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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 Drive
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.

10 High Street SE
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Venk Prabhu, founder of Shanti Tea, envisions tea as a ritual, as a space that should be honoured. He respects this belief by travelling the world to source his fair-trade, sustainable, and certified-organic teas, curating and collecting distinct blends after steeping himself in the culture, traditions, and stories of the places they?re grown. In addition to a wide roster of green, black, white, and red-all-over teas, herbs and spices add extra aroma to blends and range from the familiar lavender or clove to the more esoteric and medicinal eyebright, yarrow, and st. john?s wort. Certified organic matcha from Japan?s Aichi Prefecture facilitates formal and casual tea ceremonies in three different grades, from straight matcha to blends with blueberry or cocoa. Cofounder and naturopathic doctor Priya Prakash blends wellness teas, as well as Ayurvedic teas that fit within Ayurvedic medicinal tradition. Shanti Tea also educates its customers with regular workshops that include tastings and blending lessons.

100 Gloucester Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA

When his father suffered a heart attack, presumably brought on by years of smoking, drinking, and eating junk food, Luke knew he had to “be the change.” So, at the age of 17, he embarked on a fitness quest for the first time in his life, eventually losing 50 pounds and gaining a new outlook on life. Today, Luke has become Dr. Luke, and he runs his own fitness and health centre, ReveLUKEtion Boot Camp. Whether through personal training or group classes, Luke guides each of his clients through their weight-loss and fitness goals. Not only does he motivate them through strength and cardio exercises four times a week at boot-camp sessions, but he also fortifies training with helpful diet and nutrition tips, such as filling up on vegetables and eating cake only on your birthday so the calories don’t count. Dr. Luke’s successful work with clients has also landed him various local-television appearances, where has spoken as an expert on childhood obesity and divulged workout tips and tricks.

102 Greenview Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

In 2006, it dawned on Terry Moshenberg and Topher Stott that there was a lack of creative outlets for musical adults. Those hoping to hone their skills or simply jam out often had a hard time finding likeminded people. A year later, Terry and Topher sought out to solve this problem by starting League of Rock, which has since revealed what they refer to as the "hidden musical population." During workshops and team-building exercises held at corporations and various venues, professional musicians invite grownups to unleash their inner rock star by helping them master their chosen instrument, assigning them band mates, and getting them up on stage with a professional rock band. In corporate music leagues, clients use LOR as a resource to put on shows for recruiting purposes and raising money for charity.

240 Bank Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA