Health & Fitness in Ottawa

C$49 for an Aurascan Skin-Cancer Screening for Up to Five Skin Lesions at The Best You (C$200 Value)

The Best You

Westboro

C$200 C$49

Medical professional uses non-invasive Verisante Aura device to scan skin lesions and determine the risk of skin cancer without a biopsy

12 Intro Classes or 12 or 20 Boot Camp Classes at Ottawa Fitness Boot Camp-Soldiers of Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Ottawa Fitness Boot Camp-Soldiers of Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$40

Military-style workouts demand teamwork from participants as they lug equipment, leap over obstacles, and perform outdoor calisthenics

C$10 for Ten Kickboxing Boot-Camp Sessions for One at Saroughi Martial Arts (C$198 Value)

Saroughi Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

C$198 C$10

Punch, kick, and sweat your way to better health within high energy kickboxing boot-camp sessions

One- or Two-Month Gym Membership with One Personal-Training Session at Anytime Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Anytime Fitness Manotick

Manotick Mews Plaza

C$117 C$39

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

Zumba or Personal Training at Winning Circle Martial Arts & Wellness Center (Up to 83% Off). 3 Options Available.

Winning Circle Martial Arts & Wellness Centre

Kanata Town Center

C$50 C$10

Get in shape with motivational personal-training sessions or intense Zumba classes that create a Latin-inspired club atmosphere

10 Yoga or Pilates Classes or 20 Boot Camp Classes Glebe Fitness (Up to 90% Off) 

Glebe Fitness

Glebe - Dows Lake

C$120 C$15

Yoga and Pilates strengthen the core and promote flexibility; boot camps blend cardio, weights, balls, mat work, and body weight exercises

Therapy Massage or Acupuncture at Osteo Naturopath Clinic of Ottawa (50% Off)

Osteo Naturopath Clinic of Ottawa

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

C$80 C$40

Spinal decompression can ease back pain; acupuncture can manage stress; therapy massage stimulates circulation and metabolism

5 or 10 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes at Ottawa Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 50% Off)

Ottawa Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

C$50 C$25

Shed body fat and tone muscles with TRX suspension equipment, kettle bells and floor routines

Four or Eight Weeks of Intro Salsa-Dancing Classes for One or Two at Studio X Ottawa (Up to 56% Off)

Studio X Ottawa

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

C$56.50 C$28

Dancers new to salsa can learn or refine its fiery steps and movements in this large, bright studio space

Three Months of Group Classes or One- or Three-Month Gym Membership at Anytime Fitness (Up to 89% Off)

Anytime Fitness Ottawa

Multiple Locations

C$211 C$23

Club with workout equipment, private bathrooms, and showers offers personal training, group classes, and 24/7 access to members

Dance Package or 10 Adult Dance Classes at Arthur Murray Dance Center (Up to 79% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

C$138 C$29

Highly trained certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

C$149 for One Hour of Laser-Therapy Smoking-Cessation Treatment at Neuromag Laser Institute (C$600 Value)

Neuromag Laser Institute

Multiple Locations

C$600 C$149

A technician treats the auricle of the ear with laser energy in an effort to curb smoking addiction

One or Three Acupuncture or Chiropractic Treatments at Oaktree Chiropractic & Acupuncture (Up to 88% Off)

Oaktree Health

Centretown - Downtown

C$200 C$25

Acupuncture stimulates nerves & increases blood circulation to help the body heal; chiropractic treatments gently adjust the spine

C$29 for 10 Group Fitness Classes at Grupo de Capoeira Dendê do Recife (C$120 Value)

Grupo de Capoeira Dendê do Recife

Ottawa

C$120 C$29

Corpo Fitness sets core-strengthening workouts to music, while Stretching and Conditioning increases flexibility and balance

$28 for $50 Groupon — Lefebvre Victory Training

Lefebvre Victory Training

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

Pole-Dancing, Fitness, or Aerial-Silks Classes at Cherry Blossom Pole Dancing Studio Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Cherry Blossom Pole Dancing Studio Inc.

Ottawa

C$30 C$15

Pole dancing and aerial silks classes tone muscles and increase upper body strength and flexibility

C$249 for a Four-Week Alcohol-Moderation Program at The Insight Studio (C$1,200 Value)

The INSIGHT Studio

Centretown - Downtown

C$1,200 C$249

Program combines education, behaviour modification, and hypnosis with the goal of helping students think differently about alcohol

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

iTrain4life.com

On Location

$780 $390

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

Shockwave-Therapy or Foot-Analysis Package or Both at Ottawa Spinal Decompression Center (Up to 93% Off)

Ottawa Spinal Decompression Center

Ottawa

C$500 C$49

Computerized gait-analysis and foot orthotics create custom solution to ease foot pain issues; includes $200 credit toward custom orthotics

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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.

265 Centrum Boulevard
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.

74 Jamie Avenue
Ottawa,
ON
CA

David Jewitt did not found Santosha Yoga, but when the original owners left for the United States, the yoga enthusiast scooped up the studio like a baby bird with an injured wing struggling to salute the sun. He nurtured the business until it flourished and he could open a second location and bring in Arizonan yoga veteran Margaret Konopacki to corun the business with him. Together, they restructured the company to better serve the growing yoga community. Today, David, Margaret, and their staff of yoga instructors continue to reach out to yoga students of all specialties by offering six styles including traditional Hatha, aerobic Vinyasa, and meditative yin yoga. The Westboro centre also hosts special workshops, such as teacher trainings focusing on perfecting sun salutations with perfect hat doffs or philosophical explorations of the art with yogi Michael Stone.

346 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa,
Ontario
CA

Steps from the hustle and bustle of Parliament Hill lies an oasis that swelters even in the depths of winter. Though it teems with cool, filtered water and the occasional potted plant, this place isn't a tropical rainforest or the pied-à-terre of a wealthy goldfish. It's Bikram Yoga Ottawa, where sultry temperatures and ancient exercises join forces to foster wellness. Here, students of all skill levels practice 26 Hatha-inspired poses sequenced by Bikram Choudhury, an athlete who used yoga to mend a serious knee injury. Muscles become extra pliable in the heat, easing into stretches that foster flexibility, stamina, and strength. Pores oust toxins throughout the 90-minute routine, which summons sweat with toe stands, forward bends, and deep-breathing exercises. After class, students can steam away stress in the studio's showers.

71 Bank Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Empower Me Yoga's crew of 16 instructors guides students through gentle, moderate, and intense yoga courses. Budding yogis and those that prefer a relaxed approach can try the Yoga for Everyone session, during which a guru guides students through the basic precepts of meditation, breathing, and postures. Moderate classes build on these foundations, and yogis who want to oust toxins along with tension can sweat through a slightly heated take on the classic version of Hatha in warm yoga. Marla Ericksen, the studio's program director, also mints brand new yogis in programs that take place at the studio's Teacher Training Academy.

1712 Carling Avenue
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The founder of the Ashtanga form, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, proclaimed once that "yoga is 99% practice, and 1% theory." For Janice DeFilippi, a more appropriate ratio would be 99 per cent practice, and 1 per cent airfare, as she took several yoga retreats to Mysore, India, to study under the late Pattabhi Jois directly. When she's not furthering her knowledge of the Ashtanga philosophy or practicing overseas, she's working alongside her team of certified instructors to expand this powerful practice throughout Ottawa. They teach the arts of proper alignment and breath-linked movement during Ashtanga and Mysore classes, doling out personal attention and hands-on corrections.

200 1/2 Bank St
Ottawa,
ON
CA