Sunday, December 21, 2014Mostly Cloudy -3°C

Get the drill sergeant experience at new King West gym

Posted by Erica Berman / December 2, 2014

fit factory torontoKing West's newest fitness facility, a transplant from the Yonge and Wellesley area, specializes in hardcore boot camps - complete with a former U.S. Marine drill sergeant who calls all the shots. Depending on your outlook, that's either hugely motivating or off-putting.

Read my review of Fit Factory Fitness in the fitness section.

Year old boxing gym is a hidden gem

Posted by Erica Berman / November 14, 2014

clancys boxing academy torontoThis year-old boxing club is tucked into an industrial building - but it's worth seeking out for some serious (and seriously fun) workouts. Staff are warm and engaging, and the industrial-cool atmosphere even makes it a great place to hang out between classes.

Read my profile of Clancy's Boxing Academy in the fitness section.

Massive yoga studio opens near Yonge and Dundas

Posted by Erica Berman / October 16, 2014

yoga torontoThis empire of yoga studios has expanded to include a new, huge location near Yonge and Dundas. The gorgeous space offers yogis a wide variety of classes geared toward nearly every skill level and schedule - not to mention an in-house kombucha bar.

Read my profile of Yoga Tree in the fitness section.

New gym does pay as you go instead of monthly fees

Posted by Erica Berman / October 5, 2014

pay as you go gymThis brand-new Toronto gym offers a colourful, pleasant atmosphere along with solid equipment and facilities. The commitment level and prices are both refreshingly low - the pay-as-you-go scheme allows visitors to use the equipment for $6 a session, and classes are as low as $8.

Read my review of Striation 6 in the fitness section.

Sleek spinning studio rolls onto St. Clair West

Posted by Erica Berman / August 15, 2014

rocket cycleEver wanted to try spinning, but were too intimidated? This new indoor cycling studio on St. Clair West offers some killer workouts in a clean, elegant, beautifully unpretentious atmosphere that's welcoming to newbies and veteran spinners alike. (Even the class music is good.)

Read my review of Rocket Cycle in the fitness section.

Get underground at massive MMA facility in the Annex

Posted by Erica Berman / July 26, 2014

black devil mma torontoThis massive MMA training facility is home to a huge array of equipment and top-level instruction - their head coach has trained several fighters who have gone on to win titles. Don't be intimidated if you're a newbie - the gym's regulars are friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. The emphasis is on learning technique instead of calorie burn - but with classes this demanding, you'll be in fighting form in no time.

Read my review of Black Devil MMA in the fitness section.
Other Cities: Montreal