It's all about balance!
At Iron X Fitness, our main focus is to help you build a strong, natural, healthy body and mind by focusing on Movement, Holistic Wellness, Self-Care and Injury Prevention. Incorporating these practices into your lifestyle leads to a balanced and healthy living.
Iron X Fitness is not your typical gym. Exceptionally clean and welcoming, we are all about body positivity. We have a very supportive and strong community to make you feel comfortable, confident and empowered.
We offer a variety of gender neutral fitness classes and wellness services which include Group Fitness (Be Flexy, Movement Flow, Kettlebell, Yoga, WOD, HardCORE, Zumba and Floor Play) and Pole Fitness classes (from Intro to Expert), as well as Personal Training, Registered Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition.
Everyone is welcome. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Why Iron X Fitness Ottawa?
- Positive and non-judgmental atmosphere
- Certified instructors and trainers
- Smaller class sizes providing more personal attention from your instructors
- Clean change rooms and showers with towel service
- Easy access from HWY 417 (Bronson exit)
- Accessible by OC Transpo Bus #4 and #101
- Free 2 hour street parking, free unlimited parking after 5:00 pm and weekends all day
To provide the community with a modern approach to fitness and wellness that prepares our bodies and minds to overcome life's challenges.
President / Instructor / Personal Trainer
At a very young age, Karolyne started with dance, gymnastics and jiu-jitsu. She was never a gym-goer but stayed active with yoga, dance, pole fitness and aerial arts. Karolyne has competed in several pole competitions and placed 2nd in aerial hoop at the Toronto Pro Supershow 2016.
Karolyne had the opportunity to work with the Ottawa RedBlacks and the Fury FC as a recovery and mobility assistant. Working with professional athletes expanded her knowledge for mobility, training and periodization. She loves all aspects of movement and believes that blending different activities keeps her body balanced and free of injuries.
Karolyne is also a professional musician. Visit www.karolynelafortune.ca for more details.
Pole / Fitness Instructor
After graduating university and working for 2 years in the government, Andreana took a leap and decided to follow her passion. Now, she is back at school studying fitness and health and recently became a pole fitness instructor. Andreana has been doing pole fitness since 2012, and is thrilled she can share her passion for the sport through teaching. When she isn't practicing pole or instructing, Andreana loves to play tennis, do yoga, go for walks and hikes with her dog, try new activities, learn new things and be outdoors.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)
Courtenay Hickman has a passion for food, healthy cooking, and undoubtedly the occasional cheeseburger (because balance is everything). She looks to anything that makes busy lives more manageable, with the idea of making health and wellness more attainable to her clients. She understands that each person’s health and wellness goals may look very different and wants to work with you, and your family to figure out how to make that more of a reality in your everyday life.
As a mother herself, studying nutrition and co-parenting a toddler hasn’t always been easy, and it has definitely taught her a thing or two about maintaining self-care and finding (sometimes still searching for) a well-balanced lifestyle.
Registered Holistic Nutritioninst (RHN) / Yoga Teacher
Initially drawn to yoga purely as a form of exercise, Shannon quickly recognized the abundance of other benefits this practice brought into her life.
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) / Pole Instructor
When Marie was introduced to pole fitness in 2012, it was love at first sight. Soon, she was performing advanced tricks, tumbles and flips at places all over town.
You will often find her working on new routines as she prepares for her newest love: pole competitions. Not only is Marie a pole fanatic, she is also the house RMT, who has experience in relaxation as well as therapeutic, sport and scar massage.
After eight years of yoga practice, during the summer of 2014, Christine decided to become a teacher, training under Louise Cameron. She then spent the next two years teaching and developing a yoga program for musicians at the University of Ottawa, where she studied classical voice.
Christine has a passion for both yoga and music. Together, they have shaped who she is as a person and as a teacher. Deep breathing, strength and healing are at the core of her classes. Do you like to feel challenged? Do you want to get rid of unneeded physical and emotional tension and have fun doing it? If so, you’ll love Christine’s classes.
Zumba / Fitness Instructor
Bio coming soon...
Pole / After Dark Series Instructor
Born in Winnipeg, MB, Corina has trained and taught at various studios across Canada and the UK. Corina discovered pole accompanying her mother. An award-winning pole dance champion Corina received first place at the Pole2Pole Amateur & Professional Cup 2015 Essex Heat and 3rd place at the Canadian Pole Fitness Championships in 2014 Amateur division.