Gyms, self defense classes, fitness and dance studios reopen in the Glebe

February 17, 2021 | by glebeadmin
"Free Form Fitness

Free Form Fitness

Have you been bingeing tv on the couch since Boxing Day?

Hey, we’re not judging. We’ve been doing the same – streaming hours of TV during the lockdown, eating snacks and takeout from local restaurants and doing the bare minimum exercise per week: the multiple daily trips from couch to fridge to bathroom to bed.

But the excuses are now gone. Gyms and fitness centres are opening back up in the Glebe so you can say goodbye to that dad bod that crept up on you over the lockdown.

From dance classes and personal training to self defense classes, our Glebe health pros will have you back in shape in no time. Say goodbye to season 2 of the Mandalorian…it’s time to work out!

Check out our gyms and studios below to see who’s open.

Free Form Fitness
(613) 702-4606
787 Bank Street

Has your personal trainer been checking up on your home workouts over the lockdown? Have you told them you are working out, when in reality you’re on Season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy? No more fooling the crew at Free Form Fitness, who opened their doors this week. Book your session online and show up ready to work off that Costco-size bag of potato chips. Be sure to bring your own towel and water bottle and masks must be worn at all times.

GoodLife Fitness
(613) 238-9668
900 Exhibition Way

Working out has never been easier than it is at GoodLife Fitness at Lansdowne. Just visit them online, book your one-hour slot, show up and start sweating. It’s that easy. GoodLife has one-hour slots available on a first-come, first serve basis. Stay safe, stay health, stay happy.


Where I Thrive

Where I Thrive
(613) 422-3482
117 Glebe Ave

Unless you’ve been taking online classes and working out at home during the lockout, your body probably isn’t thriving. For those who need an in-person kick in the pants to get moving, you can book a class at Where I Thrive, which opened back up this week. Dailey Barre and Cycle as well as strength, HIIT and yoga. The studio has implemented a mandatory mask policy that requires everyone to wear a mask during workouts. Where I thrive is also offering virtual classes as well as their new “Free Rides” program, where cycling members can book the cycle room solo and work out mask free. Visit them online and book a session today.

Krav Maga Ottawa
(613) 619-5728
858 Bank Street

Self-defense classes have started back up at Krav Maga Ottawa with a 30-person limit for their Winter Beginner’s Session. Learn how to protect yourself while learning in a fun, inclusive and relaxed environment. Visit them online for more information on upcoming classes.


Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
(613) 567-3237
149 Second Ave, Suite #203

Sharpen up your tango toes, your swing slide and your ballroom blitz because Fred Astaire Dance Studio has reopened for private, in-person lessons. The ballroom has been sectioned into three separate teaching studios with physical distancing measures in place to allow for a maximum of 10 people inside at one time. They’ve even built a separate studio in the back for online classes, which are still continuing. “The teachers will be wearing masks and staying 6 feet away.  We have been very creative and have lots of “touchless teaching” options available,” says owner Melissa Krulick. “We are still offering Interactive Online Private and Group Lessons for those students who want to continue learning from the comfort and safety of their home.” Visit them online to book an in-person or virtual lesson.

KV Dance Studio
(613) 656-0214
174 First Avenue

The studio may be currently closed, but you can still take part in a number of dance classes online at KV Dance Studio. The online studio features everything from HIIT workouts and Zumba to Ballet Barre and Acro Balances. Visit them online to register and start cutting up your own living room rug.