Let’s Get Physical

Hamilton has a ton of indoor and outdoor options for exercising. From our natural stairmasters (the escarpment) and abundance of trails to an amazing selection of gyms and fitness studios, it’s easy to ‘get physical’ in this city.


If you like to get your cardio in outside, you can use any of the 7 sets of escarpment stairs or cycle and run along the waterfront trail, or through the Bruce Trail.


In March, the annual Around the Bay Road Race takes place – streets are shut down to accommodate the 1000’s of runners in the 30km, Relay and 5km runs. It is the oldest one on the continent, being run since 1894, it takes the participants around the Hamilton Harbour. You need to sign up early as it gets sold out most years.


We also have a few marathons! The Hamilton Marathon of Hope is a Boston Marathon Qualifier, taking place in the fall. THe City is is also the overnight stop for the 200km Ride to Conquer Cancer – I still can’t believe they cycle up the escarpment hill AFTER a full day of biking from the start location in Toronto!

Hamilton’s appeal to the small business owner has resulted in a great variety of small personalized gyms and studios. Check out the listings below.

Gravity Climbing Gym


Good Body Feel

Gyms & Fitness Studios

Alchemy Crossfit
Friends of mine swear by it in Kirkendall not just for the workout, but for a real community experience

De la Sol Yoga
Offers great monthly packages, training for instructors and beginner options. Located on York Blvd.

Good Body Feel
Virtual, community focused yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes that emphasizes inclusivity and accessibility. 

Gravity Climbing Gym
If mountain climbing is more your thing, check it out on Frid Street in Kirkendall

Gym on Locke
Small personal gym with personal training

Modo Yoga
Hot Yoga! Clean Green living – check them out in Dundas at University Plaza 

Has a location in the gorgeous Textile building downtown on George street if hitting the treadmill lookin’ at exposed brick is your thing!

Ouroboros Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Founded in 2014, it is next to the De La Sol Yoga Studio Waterdown location, classes for kids and adults for exercise, self defence and event competition level training 

Sketchy Run Club
Self-described “anti-workout” run club

The Core – Performance Training and Fitness Studio Get your TRX training on in small class format, 1521 Upper Ottawa

The Move Room
Community studio on Ottawa St offering a variety of movement classes.

Sports Leagues

Steel City Inclusive Softball Association

An inclusive softball league for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and allies of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Queer Hockey Hamilton

LGBTQ+ hockey community for individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations to come together and enjoy our favourite national pastime.

Hammer City Roller Derby

A true Hamilton, all-female rollerskate derby experience. Don’t rollerskate? They’ll teach you!

Hamilton Victoria Curling Club

The Hamilton Victoria Curling Club is an institution for curling enthusiast established in 1862 – for all ages and skill levels.

Play Dodgeball Hamilton

Dodgeball league focused on a social atmosphere where folks can get active and make friends.