Ottawa - Post Report Question and Answers

What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

Lots of great gyms here, although they are much more expensive than in the US. - Sep 2023

The embassy has a gym, but we joined a local gym. Cost is comparable to that in the US. - Aug 2015

Yes, at the Embassy. And The Athletic Clubs are very nice. Better than anything in the USA. - May 2014

Yes, including in many office buildings. - Jul 2013

Yes. The U.S. Embassy has a smallish gym that costs $150/yr. There are multiple private gyms around town and prices are a little higher than U.S. gyms. The two that come to mind are the Goodlife chain with multiple locations around town and The Athletic Club. - Jan 2013

Yes, though they are not cheap. The embassy does have a small gym to use for a fee. - Dec 2010

Many gyms, including a basic (but very good) one in the basement of the embassy -- with shower facilities available, too. - Aug 2010

Many. Usually high quality...sometimes exorbitant cost but you're pretty much guaranteed to be within a short drive from one anywhere in the city. - Nov 2009

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