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Working Out in Ottawa

March 02, 2017

Many nutritionists will tell you that eating well is the key to absolute health. If you think about eating well and working out, most professionals say 80% of the effort is eating and 20% of the effort is physical activity. For many people, working out is a double-edged sword. They love how they feel after a gruelling sweat session, but finding the time to exercise and finding an activity that you enjoy can be a challenge. 

If you’re feeling like you’re in a bit of rut in terms of your workout routine, try some of the locally-owned and operated studios and gyms to rejuvenate your routine and help ensure you stay on-track with your New Year’s Resolution:

Pure Yoga

If you haven’t tried a class at Pure Yoga, you’re missing out. This hot yoga studio has three locations across the city and a fourth that has just popped up in Toronto. Expect to sweat in a big room with large classes containing all levels of yogis. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the modifications range from easy to difficult, ensuring you get the best workout for your body. The heat in the room is turned up high to help loosen the muscles, get a deeper stretch and promote detoxification. Bring a big jug of water and a towel to wipe your face and hands so you’re not sliding around your mat! 


Looking for a workout that is part dance party, part high-interval training, and all fun? When you enter the cycling room at Wheelhouse, the first thing you notice is writing on the wall urging you to find your wheelhouse. Under large disco balls, cycling to the beat of some great music, you’ll challenge your body in a good way and leave the class feeling totally exhausted, happy, and addicted to spinning. The Wheelhouse community is supportive and friendly, making this workout feel like you are part of a bigger family. 

Inside Out Studio Barre

A few years ago, barre was the latest trend in fitness and it shows no sign of slowing down. This full-body workout incorporates yoga, Pilates, dance, and strength training. With tiny micro-movements, barre stars at Inside Out are able to define their muscles and get that beautiful dancer’s body; long, lean, and strong. 

Iron North Studio

This trendy studio on Somerset St. has it all, running, yoga, spinning, strength training, massage therapy, and more. With memberships designed to meet your unique needs, you will find something that piques your interest at Iron North. Members can also opt for personal training or endurance training to help meet their personal triathlon or marathon goals. 

What are your favourite places to workout or train in Ottawa?


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