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Rocket Cycle / Spin

688 St. Clair Ave. West 416.410.7746 Website
Rocket Cycle

Rocket Cycle is the Cadillac of spinning studios - or maybe calling it the Porter Airlines of spinning studios is more accurate. The studio's space is elegant and immaculate, but...

Union Yoga / Yoga

956 Bloor St. West 416.516.0909 Website
Union Yoga

Union Yoga + Wellness is bringing an airy and modern space with plenty of options to get into your zen zone on Bloor West. Yoga instructor Ruby Knafo and her...

Black Devil MMA / Martial Arts

570 Bloor St. West 647.352.4568 Website
Black Devil MMA

Black Devil MMA relocated a year ago to its current location on Bloor Street, just west of Bathurst, after outgrowing its first home just slightly to the east. Owner and...

Big Hit Studios / Boxing

66 Sudbury St. 416.792.6448 Website
Big Hit Studios

Big Hit Studios is a new boxing gym that lets you take a swing at a B.O.B. (That stands for Body Opponent Bag, by the way.) Found on Sudbury St.,...

Primal MMA / Martial Arts

388 Carlaw Ave. Unit 116 647.782.4555 Website
Primal MMA

Primal MMA is a new training facility opened by Thomas Heffernan, owner of the affiliated gym Primal Movement. Both gyms are located in a mixed-use commercial building in the heart...

Studio Blue Yoga / Yoga

1457 Dundas St. West 647.220.7645 Website
Studio Blue Yoga

Studio Blue Yoga, the newest addition to Dundas West's burgeoning yoga scene, prides itself on taking a playful approach to practice. Owner Jessica McIntyre, a bubbly instructor with a head...

Hourglass Workout / Gym

475 Queen St. West Website
Hourglass Workout

Hourglass Workout is a new fitness studio on Queen West, owned by fitness competitor and personal trainer Lyzabeth Lopez. Lopez has been featured on numerous television shows and was named...

Argon CrossFit / Gym

103 Richmond St. East 416.574.9550 Website
Argon CrossFit

Argon CrossFit is the newest gym for CrossFitters in downtown Toronto. Located on Richmond St., between Church and Jarvis, the gym's only been open for three weeks, but it's already...

Spinout Cycle / Spin

171 East Liberty St. #24 416.539.8778 Website
Spinout Cycle

Spinout Cycle is Toronto's newest spinning studio for A-Types and Technophiles. Located in Liberty Village, it was started by Hanya Kizemchuk, a former model-turned real estate investor, who fell in...

Power Institute / Gym

79 St. Nicholas St. 416.967.6937 Website
Power Institute

The Power Institute is a fitness studio located near Bloor and Yonge streets that utilizes vibration training with Power Plate equipment. In fact, they're the only facility in Ontario that...

The Monkey Vault / Adventure Sports

100 Symes Rd. 647.350.1111 Website
The Monkey Vault

The Monkey Vault is the only parkour-focused gym in Toronto. The jungle gym-like space at Keele and St. Clair serves as an indoor training ground designed to prep local fans...

Paul Brown Boxfit / Boxing

40 Wellesley St. E #400 416.706.6893 Website
Paul Brown Boxfit

Paul Brown Boxfit is a one-year-old training studio established by former pro fighter Paul Brown. It offers personal training as well as group fitness classes including boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing...

Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL Grounds) / Sporting Club

33 Villiers St. Website
Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL Grounds)

The Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL Grounds) has come a long way from the backyard. So far, in fact, that its new 7,000-plus-square-foot second location is an industrial-sized space nestled...

CrossFit Metric / Gym

756 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416.901.0333 Website
CrossFit Metric

CrossFit Metric is a new CrossFit gym and wellness centre on Mt. Pleasant just south of Eglinton. Given that CrossFit gyms tend to be very bare bones, old-school gymnasium-type spaces,...

The Fitness Institute / Gym

2235 Sheppard Ave. E 416.491.5830 Website
The Fitness Institute

The Fitness Institute is an institution. Located in the ground level of a commercial building in North York on Sheppard Avenue, just west of Victoria Park, it is definitely...

Ultimate Athletics / Gym

1216 Yonge St. 416.922.8181 Website
Ultimate Athletics

Ultimate Athletics is a new fitness club on Yonge street south of Summerhill. If there is one thing I know about folks who live in Rosedale (besides their love of...

Hercinia Arts Collective / Circus School

51 Jefferson Ave 416.606.6559 Website
Hercinia Arts Collective

Hercinia Arts Collective is a three year old training space specializing in various types of dance and acrobatic skills. Located in the heart of Liberty Village, when I checked...

Track Fitness / Spin

328 Lonsdale Rd 416.481.7872 Website
Track Fitness

Track Fitness is something of a Forest Hill Village staple. The yoga studio was pretty steamy on the day I visited earlier this summer. Arriving midday on a Tuesday for...

Elite Martial Arts / Martial Arts

98 The Esplanade 647.406.9862 Website
Elite Martial Arts

Elite Martial Arts is the only krav maga training centre certified by the Krav Maga Association of Canada in downtown Toronto. Located in the Wynn Fitness studio on the Esplanade,...

CircuitFIT / Gym

542 Mount Pleasant Road 416.483.4500 Website

CircuitFIT is a perfect example of why you cannot judge a book by its cover, or in this case, judge a gym by its website. With its purple and white...

Equinox Fitness Toronto / Gym

199 Bay St. 647.497.5158 Website
Equinox Fitness Toronto

Equinox, the U.S.-based fitness chain, opened its first Canadian location at Commerce Court a month ago. As a high-end club catering to the Bay Street folks with deep pockets...

Fuel Training Club / Gym

45 Camden St. #100 647.352.3835 Website
Fuel Training Club

Fuel Training Club opened a couple weeks ago near Queen and Spadina offering expert instruction and small group classes to those who (to paraphrase the website) work hard, play hard,...

Spirit Loft / Yoga

290 Carlaw Ave. Unit 201, 2nd Floor 416.841.2000 Website
Spirit Loft

Spirit Loft is a yoga and fitness studio in Leslieville run by former CFL football player, Andre Talbot and his life partner Catalina Moraga. Located on Carlaw, just south...

Blast Athletic / Gym

374 Dupont St 647.346.7399 Website
Blast Athletic

Blast Athletic is a two-year-old training facility where, rumour has it, hardcore fitness folks go. Located on Dupont, just west of Spadina, when you walk into Blast, you may wonder...

The Extension Room / Ballet

30 Eastern Ave 647.352.7041 Website
The Extension Room

The Extension Room has found a new home in a non-descript industrial building on Eastern Avenue, just east of Parliament. Step inside, and the bright, airy space evokes images of...

West Toronto CrossFit / Gym

142 Vine Avenue 647.268.3424 Website
West Toronto CrossFit

West Toronto CrossFit has brought this grassroots fitness movement to the Junction. Located in a multipurpose industrial building on a quiet side street just north of Dundas, West Toronto...

TRX TrainStation / Gym

75 Carl Hall Road, Unit #15??? 416.635.9200 Website
TRX TrainStation

TRX TrainStation is hard to find. Of course, if take the wrong left turn on approach as I did (I have 2 left feet), it makes it a lot...

Sky Zone Toronto / Trampoline

45 Esandar Drive 416.421.4567 Website
Sky Zone Toronto

Sky Zone Toronto is the second location of this trampoline park franchise opened by owner, Caroline Irving, in the GTA. Following on the heels of her popular outpost in Mississauga,...

Tidal CrossFit / Gym

1510 Danforth Ave 647.352.0322 Website
Tidal CrossFit

Tidal CrossFit recently opened a new location on the still somewhat rough-around-the-edges stretch of Danforth Avenue just west of Coxwell. The massive bare-bones space replaces their former digs just off...

Studio Lagree / Pilates

435 Spadina Rd. 647.352.2775 Website
Studio Lagree

Studio Lagree brings one of the latest Hollywood fitness trends to Toronto. Located in the heart of Forest Hill Village, it is the first Canadian studio offering the Lagree Fitness...

Aum Center Yoga / Yoga

468 Spadina Avenue 647.748.3030 Website
Aum Center Yoga

Aum Center Yoga has taken over Krudar Muay Thai's former location, and they're filling it with the power of deep breathing-based exercise, and joules, too (more on what those are...

Gravitate Studio / Gym

1947 Avenue Road Suite 206 416.783.4455 Website
Gravitate Studio

Gravitate Studio is located in a commercial strip of Avenue Road between Wilson and Lawrence, and the space--on a second floor above ground level stores--is surprisingly modest considering the exclusive...

Yogathletix / Yoga

911 Queen Street East Suite 201 647.748.0999 Website

Yogathletix is a newly-opened fitness studio on Queen Street, in Leslieville. The studio bills itself as "an intimate, non-intimidating yoga and fitness studio offering various forms of yoga and barefoot...

FitWall Toronto / Gym

1675 Bayview Avenue 647.748.8011 Website
FitWall Toronto

FitWall Toronto is the latest gym to offer (you guessed it) FitWall, which is one of the latest fitness trends to hit Toronto, but you probably haven't heard of it...

Joe Rockheads / Gym

29 Fraser Avenue 415.538.7670 Website
Joe Rockheads

Joe Rockhead's, established in 1990, was Canada's first indoor rock climbing gym, and recently celebrated 20 years at its current Liberty Village location. Born out of the owners' personal desire...

Krudar Muay Thai / Martial Arts

152 Augusta Ave. 416.923.5633 Website
Krudar Muay Thai

Krudar Muay Thai has moved from Chinatown to Kensington Market. Found on Augusta Avenue, just north of Dundas, Krudar occupies two floors of a building with an open class studio...

Hotel Yoga / Yoga

367 King St. West 647.998.9942 Website
Hotel Yoga

Hotel Yoga is the Shangri La Hotel's resident fitness area, and truly tries to emulate both the luxury of a hotel, and the serenity of a post-yoga-workout endorphin high. Having...

Barreworks / Ballet

625 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor 416.362.2773 Website

Barreworks studio offers "barre fitness" classes that are based on a popular exercise originating from New York and Los Angeles. Classes here promise dancer-inspired workouts that combine "fitness training, core...

Ferris360 / Gym

1910 Yonge Street 647.347.7707 Website

Ferris360 is a boutique-style gym that, according to the website, offers classes that are a combination of cardio, strength, power, core and flexibility exercises. Going in, my knowledge didn't extend...

Combat Asylum / Boxing

388 Carlaw Ave. 647.350.7152 Website
Combat Asylum

Combat Asylum has a pretty steady 20 per cent turnover rate, and owner Michael (Mike) Hysong says dropouts usually cite two main reasons: "It's too hard," Mike says, "and there's...

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  • Spynga Went to Spynga for my first ever spin class recently. The staff was SUPER friendly - I was met with a smile as soon as I walked in the...
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  • Rocket Cycle Hello Victoria, Thank you for your feedback. Harvey Wise Design is the firm that did the design work for Rocket Cycle. Their website is under construction but...
  • Rocket Cycle Signed up for a class this weekend. Easy online sign up and the class with Rory was FANTASTIC - great facility and atmosphere - highly recommend.
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  • Union Yoga + Wellness Looks like a pretty gifted class in that first picture. They all seem to know the answer to the instructor's question.
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  • Union Yoga + Wellness Did you see the information at the top right of the article? 956 Bloor St. West 416.516.0909
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