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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.

Where to do Power Plate training in Toronto

Posted by Erica Berman / February 20, 2014

Power Plate TorontoThis fitness studio near Yonge and Bloor offers a unique training experience through use of vibration technology known as Power Plate. Here's you'll perform your exercises on a vibrating base, which activates additional muscle usage and increases work out efficiency. It all sounds a bit gimmicky, but if my work out is any indication, this is a novel way to train.

Read my review of Power Institute in the fitness section.

Wellesley St. gym wants to teach you how to fight

Posted by Erica Berman / February 2, 2014

Boxing classes torontoThis year-old boxing gym at Yonge & Wellesley offers training and conditioning for those who want to learn to fight. Run by a former pro fighter, classes include boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA.

Read my review of Paul Brown Boxfit in the fitness section.
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