We Are Expanding The Gym

The new space will be 5 times bigger than where we are now! Memberships will now be available too! On top of gym access we will be offering boxing classes and be truly 24/7 accessible. All the while continuing to have the strongest team of one on one and small group trainers in the city. You will not find more passion and experience in health and fitness anywhere in Ottawa.

We get keys July 1st to the space. We are aiming to be operational at the new location and closed at our current location for early August. The grand opening party will be early September, some basic details to follow.

But here’s the fun stuff first!

We will be the largest privately owned gym in east Ottawa at a massive 21,500 sqft. Within the top 3 on Ottawa of size and private ownership.

We will be easily accessible by transit and have an abundance of parking.

I’ll say it again, we’ll be 24/7 accessible, even on the weekends.

We will have a full size 16ft x 16ft boxing ring, 6 heavy bags (the largest is 250lbs), 2 speed bags, 2 double ended bags and 450 sqft of Tatami flooring. All of which will be utilized during the classes we will offer. We will also have lots of open space with hardwood flooring for shadow boxing, skipping, or whatever else you can come up with. Whenever classes are not going on, the boxing room will be accessible with your membership. Come work the bags then get a lift in!

On top of all the equipment at our current location we will be adding:

6 more squat racks (2 of which are Keiser hydraulic racks, 1 smith machine.)

1 Keiser hydraulic leg press with independent feet movement

1 Keiser hydraulic functional trainer

2 Monolifts (find these elsewhere in the city, I dare you)

4 Competition benches

1300sqft of turf (15′ x 87′)

4 more free benches

Multiple sets of dumbbells all the way to 120s

2 more Echo Bikes

2 more Concept 2 rowers

2 more Bike Ergs

2 more ski erg

2 more assault treadmills

And of course more Bars, plates and KBs

On top of all that we will even have more room to grow into and I am looking to hear from everyone on equipment ideas once we get in there.

But where will this magical space be? The old GoodLife Fitness in Place D’Orleans mall at 110 Place D’Orleans Drive.

Those who know me, know that’s the location that I started my journey as a personal trainer after having been a member there since it had first opened. I left there 6 years ago to start the gym I’m in now, now it’s time to go back. All the more motivation to make it abundantly clear how I think that space should have been used as both a gym and business. I left that place for a bunch of reasons, mostly the corporate meat grinder feel of it. Now I’m going to go back to show how I think a gym community should really be. I’m going back with an amazing group of trainers, clients and people who support what A Foot Above Fitness stands for. I’m going back to do it the way I think it should be done. I would love if you would join me on this!

If you would, registration is open as of today and can be done online with a %10 discount, just use the code “FAF10.” No payments will be billed until the doors open.

Any current clients, reach out to your trainer for your extra discount code.

Now, how about we make this even more interesting?

The first 50 people to sign up will get custom A Foot Above Fitness numbered T-shirts. We’ll get your sizes from you and have your shirts ready for the grand opening party.

On top of those one of a kind shirts, we are going to be hosting a draw with the first 100 people to sign up. For this one we have partnered up with the meal company Vittle and can be found at www.vittle.ca

By random pick at the grand opening, there will be 3 prizes to be won.

First prize: 50 Athletic size meals from Vittle

Second prize: 30 Athletic size meals from Vittle

Third prize: 20 athletic meals from Vittle

All this on top of the numbered shirts.

As I get more fun media to share, I’ll keep it coming.

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Can’t wait!


Here at A Foot Above Fitness, we have only ever made client’s health our top priority. We specialize in one-on-one personal training but also have a well-equipped facility that you will have access to with your personal training.

So long as you are seeing a personal trainer for two (2) one on one sessions per week then you have full access to the facility whenever you want it, included in the price for training. However, we do not sell just a membership. What that means is we have a very close community of like-minded people who are all working hard to improve themselves in the gym and in life. This also means that we have a very safe community. We look out for each other. We share thoughts and ideas. We all do our best to take care of anyone under our roof.

The personal trainers are all contractors in the building and set their own prices and specialties. Which makes it very easy to match you with a trainer who will be ideal for all your needs. Whatever you are interested in trying to get better at, we have someone who can help!

The facility itself is 4300 square feet and has almost 3000 square feet of gym floor. The rest of the space is changerooms, bathrooms and showers. We do not let any space go to waste and the gym is laid out, so it has everything you need without feeling cramped. It really is worth seeing it for yourself.

If you are interested in talking more, please do not hesitate to reach out. We look forward to helping you on your fitness journey!

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