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New boxing gym lets you beat up rubber dummies

Posted by Erica Berman / June 23, 2014

boxing gym torontoLocated just off West Queen West, this brand-new boxing gym encourages you to lay a whooping on B.O.B. - a rubber dummy created for boxing practice. (They might be a little on the creepy side, but you can feel the benefits of practicing your kicks and punches against something with real-world resistance.) When you're not putting a boxing glove to rubbery face, their classes will put you through a killer workout.

Read my profile of Big Hit Studios in the fitness section.

New gym wants to toughen up Toronto's east side

Posted by Erica Berman / May 30, 2014

mma torontoAn east side gym has just opened a sister space devoted to MMA training. Here you'll find kick-boxing, women's self-defense, as well as MMA style fitness and bootcamp classes.

Read my review of Primal MMA in the fitness section.
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Where to learn to fight like a girl in Toronto

Posted by Erica Berman / April 23, 2014

fight like a girl torontoFight Like a Girl is a free self-defence program for women currently offered once a month out of OpenMat MMA, a martial arts school and studio in downtown Toronto. But it's a whole lot more than just a class: If program founder and OpenMat owner Elliot Bayev has his way, it will grow into something that will change the entire world for the better.

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Fitness model's new gym dishes out serious workouts

Posted by Erica Berman / April 19, 2014

hourglass fitness torontoCanadian fitness pro Lyzabeth Lopez has brought her fitness chain to Queen West. The gym, which caters primarily to women, offers circuit-based workouts that will have even seasoned fitness buffs working up a major sweat.

Read my profile of Hourglass Workout in the fitness section.

CrossFit gym opens steps from the Financial District

Posted by Erica Berman / April 18, 2014

cross fit downtown torontoThis brand-new CrossFit gym offers a frills-free workout space for downtown die-hards. There aren't a ton of amenities, but owner/instructor Michael Cheung's enthusiasm and warmth has already been drawing in downtown professionals and Ryerson students alike.

Read my profile of Argon CrossFit in the fitness section.

Liberty Village spinning studio ramps up competition

Posted by Erica Berman / March 17, 2014

spinning liberty villageThis slick new spinning studio in Liberty Village is the place to go to break a sweat on two wheels. Just make sure you're the type who can handle some friendly competition.

Read my profile of Spinout Cycle in the fitness section.
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