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

Momentum 

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

Catalyst Specialized Personal Training
Kirkendall area at Dundurn and Aberdeen – one-on-0ne personal training and rehab, focus on learning how to move properly and safely, speaking from personal experience Catalyst is run by a small team of amazingly fun and supportive people, but that’s just my opinion 🙂

De la Sol Yoga
3 locations in Hamilton, Waterdown and Burlington, offers great monthly packages, training for instructors and beginner options

Good Body Feel
Community focused yoga, pilates and mindfulness studio 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 

Momentum
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

Ward 3 Run Club
Free to join run club with scheduled runs every Wednesday and Friday.