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All in-person programs and services are suspended until provincial restrictions permit us to resume. During this closure, we remain at your service – Call 613-733-5100 to register for summer camps, leagues and programs. Click to read the latest update...

September 2019

StrongWomen - As seen on Daytime Ottawa - Rogers TV
LifeFIT Senior Coordinator Erin Nelson and Instructor Christine Dery talk StrongWomen with Dylan Black on Daytime Ottawa.  Check it out.



March 2019

StrongWomen - As seen on Daytime Ottawa - Rogers TV
StrongWoman Coordinator Kathy Godding and participant Sharron visit with Dylan Black on Daytime Ottawa.  Check it out.

April 2018

StrongWomen - As seen on Daytime Ottawa - Rogers TV
Click here to view Kathy Godding, Coordinator of the RA StrongWomen Program and participant Dawn Warner talking about the benefits of the RA's StrongWomen Program.


The RA's StrongWomen Stream

Enjoy the path into more physical activity while building confidence and competence. The RA’s The StrongWomen stream consists of welcoming and progressive classes led by trained fitness professionals in an inclusive and social, small group setting. Participants enjoy the benefits of exercising with a group of women, not only getting stronger physically, but also benefiting from improved self-esteem and self-efficacy.  The RA's StrongWomen Stream offers a progression of classes beginning with the introductory StrongWomenTM class, followed by a Next Phase class and complemented by the Continuum series of classes.



The StrongWomenTM class is designed for women with little or no experience with strength training who are interested in improving health, getting stronger, gaining confidence, and enjoying social connectedness.  

Spring 2021 Sessions - TBD

TBD  Mondays and Wednesdays
 Instructor: Kim Boudreau  9:00am to 10:00am
 Fees: $20.00 ( plus tax)  New Member
  $120.00 (plus tax)  Returning Member


TBD Mondays and Wednesdays
Instructor: Dawna Whitehead 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $20.00 (plus tax)  New Member
  $120.00 (plus tax)  Returning Member



First-time participants:
 First time participants wishing to access the one-time program scholarship must register in person at the RA's East Member Services desk or by phone at 613-733-5100 (on-line registration is not available).

Returning participants: Returning participants are welcome to register in person at the RA's East Member Services desk or by phone at 613-733-5100


** Please note: A one-time program scholarship of $100 per participant has been provided through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to reduce participation barriers and support program evaluation. Participants wishing to take additional sessions will be required to pay the full program cost of $120 per subsequent session. 




NEW!  The Next Phase

Stronger YOU

The Stronger YOU class is the Next Phase in the RA's StrongWomen stream. Stronger YOU is a total body, functional strength class.  Focus will be on learning proper technique and how to progress for optimal benefit. Suggested for those who are new to strength training or are looking to continue strength training in a small group setting after having completed the StrongWomenTM.  

Spring 2021 Sessions-TBD




 For further information on these programs, please contact Erin Nelson, Senior Coordinator, RA LifeFIT at 613-736-6202 or enelson@racentre.com