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It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get in shape at any of our 23 locations across the City. Whether you want swimming, classes or all-inclusive, we offer affordable, convenient and flexible options for you and everyone in your family.

Video transcript

Hi, my name is Paula Phillips. I’ve been a group fitness instructor with the City of Ottawa for the past 19 years. I’m also a personal trainer and a gym supervisor as well.

My name is Brian Robitaille. I’m the Fitness Program Coordinator here at the Richcraft Recreation Complex. I’m responsible for the Hydro Rider program which you see the bikes going in the water right now.

Hi, my name is Kristy. I work for the City of Ottawa. I’ve been a City of Ottawa employee for well over 10 years now.

I think the people love it because it’s exercise in disguise. They come in and they think they will attend a dance class and then I sneak in fitness moves and before you know it, everybody is sweating and having a good time. They love it because it doesn’t feel like exercise and that’s pretty much why to come to work out. They don’t want to feel like it’s a chore. So they just do it and enjoy doing it and enjoy the dancing. Everybody comes in smiling and happy and they leave smiling and happy.

Our indoor cycling program is conducted with a group of people to music. It’s very encouraging and people get to work out at their own pace, they get to choose their own resistance following the instructor’s suggestions on hill climbing, sprinting...that kind of thing.

One of the things I’m working on for the City of Ottawa, specifically in Parks, Rec and Culture, is often times, I hear people in our community who don’t know that we offer fitness as part of our programs and services which I find surprising because we have an abundance of fitness classes whether that be on land or in the water, whether that be through a membership or through registration based. We offer subsidies to people who have lower incomes that otherwise couldn’t afford recreation programming or fitness programming for themselves or their children. We offer fitness programming for those with special needs specifically those with cognitive or physical needs that otherwise these needs would not be met within the community. We offer programming, a vast array of programming in fact, for older adults and more and more we are creating programming for families and youth as well as partnerships with schools and sports teams in order to provide fitness services for them.  

Schedules

Group fitness (Aerobics)

Search the drop-in activities listings for group fitness schedules.

Find more information on registered fitness programs in the Recreation Guide.

Aquafitness

Search the drop-in activities listings for Aquafitness schedules.

Find more information on registered aquafitness programs in the Recreation Guide.

Indoor cycling

Search the drop-in activities listings for indoor cycling schedules.

Find more information on registered cycling programs in the Recreation Guide.

Ottawa Fit 150

Celebrate Canada’s Birthday

In order to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, participating recreation centres across Ottawa will be hosting 150 special fitness events. These 150 special events and programs will run from June 3 to December 31, 2017.

Special Events

​Don’t forget to take pictures and share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #OttawaFit150.

Aquatics

 
Date Event Location Time Fee

June 3 to August 30

150 Birthday Swim

  • Bearbrook Outdoor Pool
  • Beaverbrook Outdoor Pool
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans 
  • Brewer Pool
  • Canterbury Pool
  • Champagne Fitness Centre
  • Corkstown Outdoor Pool
  • Crestview Pool
  • Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool
  • Entrance Pool
  • François Dupuis Recreation Centre 
  • General Burns Pool
  • Genest Pool
  • Glen Cairn Pool
  • Goulbourn Recreation Complex 
  • Jack Purcell Community Centre 
  • Kanata Leisure Centre 
  • Katimavik Pool
  • Lowertown Pool
  • Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven 
  • Nepean Sportsplex 
  • Pinecrest Recreation Complex
  • Pinecrest Recreation Complex 
  • Plant Recreation Centre 
  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex 
  • Richcraft Recreation Complex - Kanata 
  • Sawmill Creek Community Centre and Pool 
  • Splash Wave Pool
  • St-Laurent Recreation Complex 
  • Walter Baker Sports Complex 
Designated Lane Swims

June 3 - 2 for 1 Swim Fee

June 4  to August 20 - Regular Swim Fee

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 4 to August 18

Outdoor Aquafitness! Genest Pool 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Drop in Fee or Membership

August 9 Outdoor Aquafitness! Corkstown Outdoor Pool 5 to 5:45 pm Free
September 24 80's Music Aquafitness Plant Recreation Centre 10 to 10:45 am Drop in Fee or Membership

 Group Fitness

Date Event Location Time Fee Description
May 29 Yoga under the Stars Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven 8:10 to 9:10 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Bring your mat and comfortable layers and enjoy an evening yoga class outdoors!
June 3 10,000 Steps Plant Recreation Centre 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Free The 10,000 Steps is a walking route through the historic neighbourhoods of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Hintonburg
June 7 Party in Pink Walter Baker Sports Centre 6 to 7 pm Free Join the fun in this dance based class by wearing pink!
June 8 Biggest Zumba Class Bob-MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans 6:30 to 8 pm Free An all around fun community experience!  Everyone is welcome to this Latin based rhythms class!
June 13 Family Zumba Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven 6 to 7 pm Free Bring your family and dance to the Latin based rhythms and beats!
June 17 Family Bootcamp Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven 8 to 9 am Free Bring your family and sweat through a fun series of movements, skills and drills!
June 19 Outdoor Bootcamp Goulbourn Recreation Complex 9 to 10 am Free Sweat in the great outdoors.  Bring sunscreen and plenty of water!
June 22 Zumba in the Park Optimiste Park  6 to 7pm Free Dance outdoors to the Latin based rhythms and beats!
June 26 Family Bootcamp Richcraft Recreation Complex - Kanata 6:45 to 7:30 pm Free Bring your family and sweat through a fun series of movements, skills and drills!
June 26 to June 30 Red - White Canada 150 Kanata Leisure Centre All operating hours Drop in Fee or Membership Show your Canadian Spirit!  Wear your Red and White colours and enjoy one of the various activities within KLC!
June 26 to June 30 Red - White Canada 150 Pinecrest Recreation Complex All operating hours Drop in Fee or Membership Show your Canadian Spirit!  Wear your Red and White colours and enjoy one of the various activities within Pinecrest!
June 27 to June 30 Red - White Canada 150 Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven All operating hours Drop in Fee or Membership Show your Canadian Spirit!  Wear your Red and White colours and enjoy one of the various activities within Minto!
June 27 Yoga in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 6 to 7 pm Free Bring your mat and comfortable layers and enjoy some outdoor yoga!
July 6 Zumba in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 12 to 1 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Dance outdoors to the Latin based rhythms and beats!
July 6 All Canadian Workout Greenboro Community Centre 6 to 7 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Bring your Canadian Spirit and enjoy this Canadian inspired fitness workout!
July 11 Yoga in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 12 to 1 pm Drop in Fee or Membership

Bring your mat and comfortable layers and enjoy some outdoor yoga!

July 21 Outdoor TMC! Pinecrest Recreation Complex 8 to 9 am Drop in Fee or Membership Total Muscle Conditioning done outside!  Bring sunscreen and plenty of water!
July 20 Zumba in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 6 to 7 pm Drop in Fee or Membership

Dance outdoors to the Latin based rhythms and beats!

July 22 Outdoor Zumba Pinecrest Recreation Complex 8:30 to 9:25 am Drop in Fee or Membership

Dance outdoors to the Latin based rhythms and beats!

July 25 Yoga in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 6 to 7 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Bring your mat and comfortable layers and enjoy some outdoor yoga!
August 4 Outdoor TMC! Pinecrest Recreation Complex 8 to 9 am Drop in Fee or Membership

Total Muscle Conditioning done outside!  Bring sunscreen and plenty of water!

August 3 Zumba in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 12 to 1 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Dance outdoors to the Latin based rhythms and beats!
August 5

Push Up/ Sit Up Challenge

Greenboro Community Centre 9 to 10 am Drop in Fee or Membership

Drop and give me twenty (20)…or something like that!  Have some fun and participate in our Push Up and Sit Up Challenge at Greenboro!

August 11 Party with Baby Ray Friel Recreation Complex 10:30 am to 11:30 am Free Bring baby and dance to the various rhythms and beats!
August 11 Zumba Beach Party Richcraft Recreation Complex - Kanata 6:30 to 8 pm Free Come join this dance party inspired by the beach!
August 11 Core Conditioning - RED Hot Abs! Plant Recreation Centre 12 to 1 pm Free Wear red in this core based workout event!
August 15 Yoga in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 12 to 1 pm Drop in Fee or Membership

Bring your mat and comfortable layers and enjoy some outdoor yoga!

August 17 Zumba in the Park Optimiste Park (Genest Pool) 6 to 7 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Dance outdoors to the Latin based rhythms and beats!
September 13 Belly Dancing Workshop François Dupuis Recreation Centre  7 to 8 pm Free Learn to Belly Dance
September 14 All the Toys TMC Walter Baker Sports Complex 7 to 8 pm Free Total Muscle Conditioning using a variety of resistance accessories!
September 14 Zumba Party Greenboro Community Centre

7:10 to 8:10 pm

Drop in Fee or Membership Dance, laugh and party away to the Latin based rhythms and beats!
September 19 Squat Challenge Kanata Leisure Centre 6 to 6:30 pm Free How may squats can you handle?
September 20 Yoga under the Stars Ray Friel Recreation Complex 6:30 to 7:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Bring your mat and comfortable layers and enjoy an evening yoga class outdoors!
September 20 Cardio, Core and Coffee - 50+ Walter Baker Sports Complex 9:30 to 10:30 am Drop in Fee or Membership Start off with some great moves to test your cardiovascular system, move into some core exercises and finish with Coffee!  For 50+
September 24 Bootcamp Challenge St-Laurent Recreation Complex 10:30 to 11:30 am Drop in Fee or Membership Sweat through a fun series of movements, skills and drills!
September 28 Michael Jackson "Thriller" TMC François Dupuis Recreation Centre  6:30 to 7:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Total Muscle Conditioning class inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.
October 23 Beatlemania - Fitness Room François Dupuis Recreation Centre  6:45 am to 9:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership From opening to close, the fitness room will play classic hits from The Beatles! 
October 28 Interval Training - Costume Madness Plant Recreation Centre 8:45 to 9:45 am Free In time for Halloween join us for a sweaty interval based workout – in costume of course!
October 31 Zumba Dance off in Costume Kanata Leisure Centre 7:30 to 8:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Show us your rhythm and beats!  Dress up and join us in a Latin inspired dance off!
October 31 Disco Fever TMC François Dupuis Recreation Centre  6:30 to 7:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Total Muscle Conditioning inspired by the era of Disco
November 28 80's Throwback TMC François Dupuis Recreation Centre 6:30 to 7:30 pm Drop in Fee or Membership Total Muscle Conditioning 80’s style.
December 10 Reindeer Bootcamp Challenge St-Laurent Recreation Complex 10:30 to 11:30 am Drop in Fee or Membership Antlers required! Join this bootcamp challenge inspired by the Christmas season!

Spinning

Date Event Location Time Fee Description
October 27 Zombie Indoor Cycle Greenboro Community Centre 9 to 10 am Drop in Fee or Membership This scary ride will take you through a Halloween themed journey.  Dress up and come ride!
October 30 Zombie Ride Kanata Leisure Centre 7:45 to 8:45 am Free This scary ride will take you through a Halloween themed journey.  Dress up and come ride!
December 12 Christmas Spin with Baby Ray Friel Recreation Complex 10:30 am to 11:30 am Drop in Fee or Membership Bring your baby and enjoy this Christmas inspired indoor cycling class!
December 20 Reindeer Ride Kanata Lesiure Centre 7:45 to 8:45 am Drop in Fee or Membership Join this Christmas inspired indoor cycling ride.  Carrots and Antlers required!

Other Special Events

Date Event Location Time Fee Description
June 13 150 Skating Laps Fred Barrett Arena 3 to 5:30 pm Public Skating Fee or Membership  
July 7 Camp Kids Flash Mob Ray Friel Recreation Complex 9 am to 4 pm Camp registrants only Our dynamic dancers can bust a move at any moment! Keep an eye out as this seemingly random act will flash before your eyes and be over before you know it.
July 13 CRAZY Hair Day Kanata Leisure Centre Regular Operating Hours Drop in Fee or Membership Wear your favorite hat or come in with your BEST CRAZY hair style, will your magical hair style last throughout your work out regime?
July 19 Beach Volleyball Mooney's Bay Beach To be announced $122.25 per team Enjoy a recreational women’s Beach Volleyball tournament!
July 25 Camp Fitness Day Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven 9 am to 4 pm Camp registrants only Getting camps active by showing them how working out can be fun!
August 11 Camp Fitness Day Pinecrest Recreation Complex 9 am to 4 pm Camp registrants only Getting camps active by showing them how working out can be fun!
August 16 Disco Dayz Kanata Leisure Centre Regular Operating Hours Drop in Fee or Membership Join the Kanata Leisure Centre Team for a Disco filled day. Jive to 70’s music or sport your favorite style in a fit-tastic way!
September 9 Fall Community Festival Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre  10 am to 3 pm Free

Come join the fun at our Fall Community Festival! There will be food, games, and an outdoor fitness class. It’s a great opportunity to mingle and meet new people, as well as learn about services and businesses in the area!

October 22 Zombie Run Ray Friel Recreation Complex 1 to 6 pm Drop in Fee or Membership This team relay will keep your blood pumping as you make a dash for safety. Teams are to complete a 42km segment in this zombie infested course before time runs out.
November 10 50's Day Kanata Leisure Centre Regular Operating Hours Drop in Fee or Membership Join the Kanata Leisure Centre Team in supporting the 50’s, all are welcome to come in your 50’s wear… be it your hair or your flare? Enjoy 50’s music all day long!
December 23 Reindeer Run Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven 9:05 to 10:05 am Drop in Fee or Membership Join this Christmas inspired indoor cycling ride.  Carrots and Antlers required!

150th Birthday Swim

Jump in and Swim! Participate in the 150th Birthday Swim by swimming 150m at your favourite city swimming pool and share your achievements with us using #150BirthdaySwim and #OttawaFit150.

After you’ve completed the swim you will receive a certificate and your name on the Birthday Swim Wall of Fame.

Facility categories for memberships

City of Ottawa facilities are categorized as either "A" or "B" for membership purposes, based upon the number of amenities and programs that each offers. In general, class "A" facilities offer a higher number of amenities and programs.

All memberships must be purchased in person at the fitness facility. Non-residents will be charged an additional 25% per membership.

Class A memberships are valid at all Class A and B facilities.

Class B memberships are valid at Class B facilities only.

Class A:

  1. Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans
  2. François Dupuis Recreation Centre
  3. Goulbourn Recreation Complex
  4. Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
  5. Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven
  6. Nepean Sportsplex
  7. Plant Recreation Centre
  8. Ray Friel Recreation Complex
  9. Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata
  10. St-Laurent Complex
  11. Walter Baker Sports Complex

Class B:

  1. Brewer Pool
  2. Canterbury Pool
  3. Champagne Fitness Centre
  4. Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool
  5. Jack Purcell Community Centre
  6. Lowertown Pool
  7. Pinecrest Recreation Centre
  8. Sawmill Creek Pool
  9. Splash Wave Pool

Class B - no pool

  1. Greenboro Community Centre
  2. Heron Road Community Centre
  3. Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre

Buy a membership

All memberships must be purchased in person at the fitness facility. Non-residents will be charged an additional 25% per membership.

All-inclusive membership

Your all-inclusive membership includes:

  • Weight/cardio
  • Group fitness
  • Aquafitness
  • Indoor cycling
  • Squash and racquetball
  • Public swimming and wave swims
  • Public skating

Membership Fees

HST is included in the fees.

Class A facilities 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year

Seniors  (65 and older) Students (full time with I.D.) Youth  (13-18 years)

$66.50 $131.50 $244 $440.75
Adults  (19-64 years) $81.75 $161.25 $298.25

$542

Children and parent(s):  (minimum of 1 adult,maximum of 2 adults and their children/youth) $108.50 $292 $536.25

$976.25

Class B facilities 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year

Seniors  (65 and older) Students (full time with I.D.) Youth  (13-18 years)

$63.25 $125.75 $232.75 $423.25
Adults  (19-64 years) $75.25

$150

$276 $500.25
Children and parent(s):  (minimum of 1 adult,maximum of 2 adults and their children/youth) $96.25 $268.75 $495

$899.25

Pick one membership

The one option fitness membership allows you to participate in one of the following fitness programs:

  • Weight/cardio
  • Group fitness
  • Squash/racquetball
  • Indoor cycling

Aquafitness memberships and Multi-visit pass options are also available.

Membership Fees

HST is included in the fees.

Class A facilities 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year

Seniors  (65 and older) Students (full time with I.D.) Youth (13-18 years)

$50.50 $100.75 $184.75 $335.25
Adults  (19-64 years) $62.75 $125.50 230 $417.50
Children and parent(s) (minimum of 1 adult,maximum of 2 adults and their children/youth) $101.75 $225.75 $413.25 $751
Class B facilities 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year
Seniors  (65 and older) Students (full time with I.D.) Youth (13-18 years) $23

$44.75

$82.75 $149.75
Adults  (19-64 years) $41.25

$82.25

$149.50 $270
Children and parent(s) (minimum of 1 adult,maximum of 2 adults and their children/youth) $71.25 $147.50 $265.75 $487

Swimming and Aquafitness memberships

You can purchase an aquafitness membership, or you may also get a combined aquafitness and swimming membership to take a variety of fitness classes in different depths of water.

Aquafitness membership 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year
Seniors  (65 and older) Students (full time with I.D.) Youth (13-18 years)  $50.50  $100.75  $184.75  $335.25
Adults  (19-64 years)  $62.75  $125.50  $230  $417.50
Children and parent(s) (minimum of 1 adult,maximum of 2 adults and their children/youth)

$101.75

$225.75 $413.25 $751
Combined aquafitness and swimming membership 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year
Seniors  (65 and older) Students (full time with I.D.) Youth (13-18 years)  $56.25 $112  $205.25  $372.50
Adults  (19-64 years)  $70  $139.25  $255.50

$463.75

Children and parent(s) (minimum of 1 adult,maximum of 2 adults and their children/youth) $108 $250.75 $458.75 $834.75

Drop in rates

  • Senior, Student, Youth - $7.50
  • Adult -  $8.75

Fees may be subject to change.

Multi-visit Pass

Choose your fitness activities to participate in by the visit, including weight /cardio, group fitness, aquafitness, racquet sports or indoor cycling classes. Valid for a single fitness activity. Excludes public swimming and skating. Pass expires 365 days from the date of purchase. HST is included in the fees.

Multi-visit pass Number of visits Cost
Adult

10 visit pass

$78
Adult

20 visit pass

$143
Seniors, Youth and Students 10 visit pass $63.50
Seniors, Youth and Students 20 visit pass $116

Definitions

Weight and cardio

Weight rooms have a mixture of free weights and weight machines. Cardio machines include treadmills (walking or running) elliptical machines, stair climbers, rowers or bicycles that are programmable for an exercise routine. Unlimited usage with a membership.

Group fitness

Unlimited access to a variety of ongoing scheduled group exercise classes.

Squash and Racquetball

Use of squash and racquetball courts in 60-minute segments. Advanced booking recommended.

Indoor Cycling

Unlimited access to scheduled group classes on a stationary bike.

Personal training

Benefits

  • Personal training helps you on your fitness journey whether you are a beginner, or have some experience but are looking for an extra push!
  • Our trainers create customized workout plans and will offer you motivation and support to get through your workouts and to realize your fitness goals!
  • Our staff are highly-trained, certified professionals that draw from a variety of exercise disciplines, including TRX, Kettlebells, HIIT, Yoga, and many more!

Options

We offer several types of personal training.  Pick the option that best suits your needs and budget.  With prices starting at $23.75 a person, you do not want to miss out!

  • One-on-One Personal Training where we will create a customized workout just for you. 60 minute session: $61.50
  • Semi-Private Personal Training is a great opportunity to work out with a friend or family member! 60 minute session: $47.25 per person
  • Small Group Personal Training is designed for 3-4 participants and is perfect for bridal parties, families and pre-“girls” or “guys” night out! 60 minute session: $23.75 per person

**A 10% discount is available for Seniors 65+.

How do I purchase?

To book your personal training session(s), you can either pick up in person or print off our Personal Training Request Form, and drop it off to the facility where you would like your personal training services.  Once we have received your Personal Training Request Form, one of our trainers will contact you to discuss your goals and availability.   For semi-private or small group personal training, all group members must  pay at the same time to receive the discounted rate.   

Please take note of the following terms when purchasing Personal Training sessions with the City:

  • Each session purchased will have an expiry date set 365 days from the date of purchase.
  • All sessions must be paid in full prior to the start time of your training session.
  • Cancellations for personal training must be made within 12-hours in advance of any scheduled session. Not cancelling in time may result in the loss of the session (no credit or refund). 
  • Arrive wearing flexible, breathable, athletic attire, indoor athletic footwear, water bottle (not glass please) and hand towel if preferred.  All personal items including clothing, outwear, gym bags, etc., must be stowed in a locker.

Where is it available?

Here is a list of our facilities where Personal Training is offered:

All training sessions are to be conducted at the facility where the personal training session(s) were purchased.

Frequently asked questions

How many sessions do I need to book?

This really depends on your goals.  If you are looking for an introductory program to get started or learn about the equipment, often one or two sessions are all that is needed.  However, if your goal requires regular program updates or you require ongoing support and motivation, then booking multiple sessions and speaking to your personal trainer about the number of sessions a week, is advised.

What if I buy multiple sessions but am not comfortable with the trainer?

Not a problem.  You are not obligated to stick with one trainer.  We understand that personal training requires a level of trust and rapport.  If you do not feel that your current trainer meets your needs you can contact the facility to speak with a Program Coordinator who will help you find the best fit.

What will my personal trainer want to know about me?

When our personal trainers contact you, they will ask you about the fitness goals you have set for yourself.  They will also want to discuss how often you can commit to training, and if there are types of exercises or activities you prefer over others.  Discussion around realistic goal setting and expectations may also come up. This is to ensure that your goals are measurable over the course of the training program. Our trainers are dedicated to helping you reach success, but want to make sure it is done through a healthy and safe approach.

What should I expect out of my very first session?

Typically the first session is an introductory session.  More time is spent discussing the training program, modifying it if necessary, and introducing you to the various exercises prescribed in the program.  The intensity level in the first session is usually lower than subsequent sessions as well, because the trainer will need to verify your level of fitness, your technique and receive your feedback.

What do I do if the other members of my small group or my partner for the semi-private, is not available to purchase the visits with me?  Will I still receive the reduced rate?

YES. Although it is easier to approve discounted rates when all members arrive together, there is another option to qualify for these discounted rates. Please contact your facility and speak with a customer service representative.

What do I do if the other members of my small group or my partner for the semi-private, is not available for the personal training session?

You and your members can decide to either cancel the visit (with 12 hours advanced notice) or you can attend the visit without the other member(s). 

Corporate or group fitness membership program

About the program

We offer 20% savings off our CLASS A, All-Inclusive or One Option memberships for employees or members of participating Corporations and Groups.

  • Memberships run from September 1 to August 31 of each year.
  • Join anytime and only pay for the months remaining in the term.
  • Clients who qualify may offer the discount to their immediate family members when they themselves possess an active corporate membership.
  • To qualify as an immediate family member, there must be a minimum of 1 adult up to a maximum of 2, and children that are 25 years of age and under, all living in the same household.
  • Membership fees may be paid in full or in monthly installments.  
  • Memberships available at all of our 23 CLASS A and CLASS B facilities. 

Who qualifies

In order to qualify, your Corporation or Group must meet the following requirements:

  • Employ a minimum of 10 employees or have registered 10 active members
  • Abide by the Terms and Conditions and Fitness Etiquette
  • Provide proof of Employment or Group Membership

How do I apply

Email us at corporatememberships@ottawa.ca to request a contract.  A representative will be in contact with you to help you qualify for this discounted program!

Employees of participating corporations or groups

Any current employee, contractor or active member of a participating corporation, business, club, association or organization can sign up, simply register in person at any of our 23 facilities.

Please be sure to bring with you: a piece of Photo I.D. and a letter of employment or proof of group membership in order to receive your 20% discount.     

Types of memberships

All inclusive memberships include:

  • Weight and Cardio Room
  • Aquafitness, Swimming (including Wave Swims)
  • Group Fitness
  • Squash and Racquetball
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Public Skating
Monthly fees:
  • Adult - $36.13
  • Senior, Student, Youth - $29.40
  • Children and Parent(s) - $65.10

One option memberships - choose from the following:

  • Weight and Cardio Room
  • Aquafitness
  • Group Fitness
  • Squash and Racquetball
  • Indoor Cycling
Monthly fees:
  • Adult - $27.85
  • Senior, Student, Youth - $22.38
  • Children and Parent(s) - $50.08

One option swimming memberships

This membership includes access to all swimming excluding wave swims.

Monthly fee
  • Adult - $21.67
  • Senior, Student, Youth - $9.96
  • Children and Parent(s) - $40.04

For more information email: corporatememberships@ottawa.ca

Heart Wise Exercise program

Heart Wise logo

What is the Heart Wise Exercise program

  • The program consists of physical activity courses or activities that have low to moderate levels of intensity, and encourages participants to exercise at an appropriate level
  • Heart Wise Exercise programs meet stringent cardiac fitness program requirements identified by the Physical Activity Network Committee

To be Heart Wise Exercise certified programs must:

  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise
  • Encourages and incorporates warm up, cool down and self-monitoring with all exercise sessions
  • Allow participants to exercise at a safe level, and have progressive options to increase intensity if appropriate
  • Accept participants with a known history of cardiac disease – physician approval may be required
  • Provide health screening for all participants
  • Have an emergency plan that is documented and known to all exercise leaders, including the requirement of current CPR certification, phone access to EMS and presence of an AED

Who should take part

  • People who are concerned about their heart health and who want to participate in regular fitness programs
  • Also offered to people without heart-related problems

What is required to participate

  • All participants should receive medical approval from their physician before they start the fitness program.
  • Participants are strongly recommended to follow the exercise prescription outlined by a physician

Where can I find or take a program

  • Look for the Heart Wise Exercise logo in the listing of fitness activities and programs in the Recreation Guide
  • Programs can be found in youth, special needs, seniors and the fitness and wellness sections
  • Additional Heart Wise Exercise programs are identified online with the Heart Wise Exercise logo
  • Read program description to see if the program is appropriate for you

Contact information

The Heart Wise Exercise program is offered in partnership by the City of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and other community agencies.

Heart Wise Exercise locations - Central

Heart Wise Exercise locations - West

Heart Wise Exercise locations - South

Heart Wise Exercise locations - East

Step with confidence

As easy as 1-2-3!

The Step with Confidence Program Series answers the questions: where do I start, which program or class is right for me and where do I go next?

Programs and classes are sorted into 3 steps or “levels” that progressively increase in intensity, resistance and cardiovascular requirements.

These steps offer something suitable for every level of adults 50+!

STEP 1

These programs and classes are offered at a lesser intensity

  • Strength and Balance 50+ Lite/Gentle
  • Stretch and Strength 50+ Lite/Gentle
  • Stretch 50+
  • Cardio and Strength (Older Adult)
  • Aqua-Lite

STEP 2

These programs and classes offer a variety of lower intensity to moderate intensity challenges

  • Balance and Stability 50+ (Heartwise)
  • Stretch and Strength 50+ (Heartwise)
  • Strength Traning 50+ (small group)
  • Stretch and Strength 50+
  • Cardio and Strength 50+ (Heartwise)
  • Cardio (OA - Lite)
  • Yoga (OA - Lite)
  • Pilates (OA - Lite)

STEP 3

These programs are not considered for beginners but those looking to improve their existing level of fitness

  • Low Impact 50+ (Heartwise)
  • Pilates 50+
  • Nordic Walking 50+
  • Yoga 50+
  • Party On 50+
  • Total Muscle Conditioning (TMC) 50+
  • Zumba Gold