#OttawaFit150 – Fitness for the Family


Join in the #OttawaFit150 challenge! To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, a number of action-packed special events are taking place in Ottawa throughout the year. One hundred and fifty, to be exact. These special events will include everything from Yoga Under the Stars and the Zumba Dance Off to Reindeer Rides and Family Boot Camp. There’s even a Push Up/ Sit Up Challenge, a Squat Challenge and a Belly Dancing Workshop.

And you’re officially challenged to take part in the #150birthdayswim. Between now and August 31, all are invited to jump in to the pool, swim 150 metres and shout “Happy Birthday, Canada!”

How fun is that? The kids will love it! 

What’s also great about the swim is that everyone receives a certificate to take home, and have their name on the wall to say that they completed the 150th birthday challenge. This challenge is a great one to do with your whole family. Once you towel off, you’ll have a souvenir to take home and hang on the fridge. All participants are encouraged to post a photo with their certificate to social media using the hashtags #150BirthdaySwim and #OttawaFit150

These many fun happenings are scheduled at recreation centres right across the city and they offer a wonderful chance to get everybody off the couch and geared up for an exciting, physically active summer and lifestyle right through the year. You can find a list of classes and participating facilities here.


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