Get fit before the holidays with these great Glebe fitness centres & studios

December 3, 2020 | by glebeadmin

"Sure, go ahead and make that New Year’s resolution this year to go to the gym more often, to exercise daily or even to begin to consider peeling yourself off the couch.

But why wait?

Did you know that gyms, fitness centres, dance, yoga and Pilates studios are  back open in the Glebe? Don’t let those Christmas cookies become a “guilty” pleasure and just leave that word out and start going to the gym today.

Many studios and gyms are offering in-person sessions, classes and online lessons for those who aren’t quite ready to share studio space just yet. We’ve come up with a list of places where you can get into shape before getting out of shape this holiday season.


Where I Thrive
117 Glebe Avenue
(613) 422-3482
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Where I Thrive is your all-in-one fitness centre complete with workout studios, a café with nutritious food options, a weight room, circuit classes and barre, cycle and yoga sessions. Their back open with more than 60 in-person classes per week. Owners Jamie Rigby and Sarah Thompson have transformed their fitness studio, “into a place where their members’ whole body and mind can be nourished and transformed.” Book your in-class session today get happy and healthy in time for the holidays. “In addition to following Provincial and City COVID-19 regulations, we go above and beyond to make sure our space is clean and safe for all staff and clients.  We THRIVE on being a safe, welcoming and happy place for everyBODY who walks through our doors! We are extremely grateful to all of our clients; without them, the community wouldn’t be what it has grown into today. Our cafe serves up homemade breakfast on the daily, with a side of delicious Pilot coffee! You can also find healthy pre and post class fare (available to-go), smoothies, treats and a space for you to grab a glass of wine or local craft beer post class or catch up over coffee with your buddies” – Janet Thompson

Freeform Fitness
787 Bank St.
(613) 702-4606
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Free Form Fitness is more than just a gym that offers personal training. The fitness centre focuses on three pillars: nutrition, accountability and fitness. They won’t let you be that couch potato you’ve become since the pandemic hit. Sign up for virtual classes or in-person sessions today.

Goodlife Fitness
900 Exhibition Way
(613) 238-9668
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GoodLife Fitness is back open at Lansdowne Park. The Glebe facility has everything you’ll ever need to get your work out done. Legs day? No problem. Arms and back? You got this! Appointments must be booked in advance in one-hour time slots. Get in those cardio days too!

Krav Maga Ottawa
858 Bank St.
(613) 619-5728
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Krav Maga Ottawa, is the source of authentic Israeli Krav Maga in the National Capital and Outaouais region. Learn Krav Maga the way it was meant to be as a simple, practical and incredibly effective self-defence tactics! Learn with the highest level and most experienced Instructor in North America Laurent Mougeot.  Learn to defend yourself and your loved ones while getting fit and having fun. The studio is now booking for the winter session starting January 5, 2021. They have installed a 2020 COVID Safety Plan and are limited to 30 students.

"Dance Studios

Fred Astaire Dance Studios
149 Second Ave. 2nd Floor.
(613) 567-3237
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* All private lessons and group lessons are by appointment, please no walk-ins.

Learn everything from the tango or Spanish swing to ballroom and badass hip hop at Fred Astaire, arguably one of the world’s top dance schools.

“Dancing has so many wonderful physical and mental health and wellness benefits. If you never try, you’ll never know!  Let us help you take that first step today and try!!!_ – Melissa Krulick, Owner and Award-Winning Dancer.

KV Dance Studio
174 First Avenue
(613) 656-0214
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KV Dance Studio has switched to 100 per cent online dance lessons that you can stream from your home. Learn everything from balance work and acro to full ballet lessons right in your living room.

“KV Dance Studio is a safe online space where anybody regardless of age or skill level can learn how to turn dance into a powerful way to stay happy and healthy. We are always working to ensure we can be the best online dance studio there is!” – Kailena Van de Nes, Owner and Artistic Director.

Yoga & Pilates

Martina Flekalova Pilates Studio
779 Bank Street
(613) 371-4079
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Stretch out all the stress of 2020 with Martina Flekalova, who is offering virtual classes. Get ready for the holiday madness and destress before everything gets crazy again. Call ahead to see if classes are still available.

Little Lotus Yoga
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Don’t let the Pandemic get you down, let it get you downward dog! Little Lotus Yoga has gone virtual and is offering classes online for all types. Prenatal yoga, meditation, functional movement and other sessions are available from your living room. Book a session today and balance your inner chakras.