There is no better feeling than an amazing workout. Being active is the best and easiest way to live a happier, healthier and cleaner lifestyle. With so many workout plans to choose from sometimes it is hard to know which one you will enjoy the most and which one will provide you the best results. From high intensity cardio boot camps to the most peaceful and serene yoga classes Toronto has a plethora of fabulous places to sweat harder, faster and longer. Keep reading to learn more about the 5 best fitness studios in Toronto.
If you’re looking for a workout that pushes you to the maximum look no further than Barry’s Bootcamp. Don’t be intimidated when the lights dim to black and red, the heat cranks up and the music blasts…these workout classes will leave you feeling stronger, more energetic and more powerful than ever! Barry’s Bootcamp is famous around the world because no matter how challenging the workout is the trainers convince you anything is possible. The combination of intervals and strength training will leave your body lean and tone. The fitness program is designed to work all the muscle groups in your body and give you guaranteed results. If you’re new to Barry’s Bootcamp aim to attend a Friday, Saturday or Sunday class for an insane total body workout. All the trainers will push you harder than you realized you could work but if possible book a class with Chris Lewarne! This is my personal favourite place to workout in Toronto right now and I can’t wait for another class soon.
Location: 310 Richmond Street
Cost: $32.00/ Class
Barreworks was the first Toronto studio to specialize in ballet barre-based fitness classes. Each class features techniques developed by local dancers and fitness professionals all dedication to creative and effective exercise plans. Using the ballet barre, resistance bands and weighted balls, Barreworks classes allow you to engage in an energizing combination of exercises that leaves you feeling stronger and fitter. Muscle sculpting, cardio training, core conditioning and deep stretching with an emphasis on posture and alignment. Whether you spent your childhood in and out of ballet shoes or a fort-timer to first position Barreworks will leave you feeling fitted fabulous. Also the chance to sweat in pretty dance inspired wrap tops, skirts and leotards doesn’t hurt!
Location: 625 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor
Cost: $23/ class
The Extension Method
The Extension Method™ is a dance workout dedicated to the muscle of classical ballet technique. The signature class is the Allegro Ballet Bootcamp which is an intense and dynamic class focusing on all elements of ballet. This fitness studio pushes you beyond just the barre through beautifully choreographed exercises that are fun to practice at home and in the studio. Each routine encourages students to dance with grace and balance in order to get the maximum toning and tightening from all the moves. These classes provide you with the complete and total ballet workout…no previous dance experience required.
Location: 30 Eastern Avenue
Cost: $21/ class
I’ve been a fan of SoulCycle since it first opened in Toronto just under a year ago. SoulCycle improves your mind, body and soul through 45-minute indoor cycling classes comprised of high-intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting strength training, and rhythm-based choreography. The trainers at SoulCycle aim to give you more than just a workout, they want to give you a powerful mind-body experience. A SoulCycle class will leave you looking great, but feeling even better. Candlelit studios create a sense of community while inspirational mantras printed on the wall make you realize you can do anything you set your mind to.
Location: 435 King Street West & 55 Avenue Road
Cost: $28/ class + $2 shoe rental
One of the best studios in the city for inner peace and inner care is 889 Community. The studio has been located in Rosedale for 10 years and focusses on positive energy, joy, happiness and the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing. Whether it is yoga, pilates, barre or meditation, 889 Community classes are a key ingredient to living a more healthy and holistic lifestyle. 889 Community has over 80 uniquely structured classes that unfold in a beautiful, serene setting. The studio has been mindfully designed with the intention of preserving historic Toronto heritage mixed with contemporary elements of sustainable design. 889 Community is also a proudly toxin-free space meaning your body will start thanking you the second you simply take just one step inside.
Location: 889 Yonge Street
Cost: $30/ class
Each of these fitness studios offers an intense and unique workout that will leave your mind, body and soul feeling renewed. If you’re looking for an excellent energy boost to kick off 2018 sign up for a class from one of the best fitness studios in Toronto…you won’t regret it!