With three locations in Toronto, Totum must be doing something right. At King and Spadina, the largest of the three battles Diesel Fitness for the hearts and wallets of the ad professionals in the neighbourhood. The 15,000 square foot fitness facility, designed by the award-winning 3rd Uncle and branded by Bruce Mau Design, features exposed brick walls, lots of natural light and top of the line equipment and instruction.
Totum (which means whole in Latin) takes a multi-disciplinary approach to what they do. They supplement the usual gym routine with a range of fitness and health care services including an on-site Naturopath. But for those just looking for a sweat, there's no shortage of cardio equipment, free weights and exercise classes. About the only thing that's missing is a better variety of weight machines.
The gym was founded by Tim and Stacy Irvine - both University athletes. She in Track and Field and he in Football. Both have Masters of Science Degrees and more than twenty years experience in health and nutrition. This comes across in the overall vibe of the club. It ain't cheap to join but there's zero attitude here. The focus really does seem to be on getting and keeping their members fit and injury free.
Rates and Initiation Fee
Totum has three locations. The two studios (on Roxborough and St. Clair) are both pay as you play but require an initial $100 assessment fee. The King and Spadina location does away with the assessment fee and instead just prices membership at a flat rate of $109 a month.
Towels, Lockers and Showers
The locker rooms are relatively new and modern and come equipped with nice private showers and a steam room. Day lockers are free but overnight lockers go for a monthly rate of $25. Towel service is included with the membership.
Personal Training, Yoga and Spin
Hatha yoga and spinning classes are offered almost everyday and are included in the membership fee. Personal training starts at $55 a session but can climb as high as $150 a session.
Food and Juice
Totum offers a range of ready-made packaged snacks like protein bars, healthy cookies, energy drinks as well as an accessible line of professional grade supplements through their Naturopath and Chiropractors.
There are plenty of other classes to choose from including Circuit Training, Rhythm Boxing, Pilates, Muay Thai, Fit for Basketball and more. Morning classes start as early as 6:30am. Totum also offers a number of health care services such as Chiro/Physio/Naturopathy/Sports Medicine and Massage; and specialized and unique services like Active Release, Shockwave therapy, Acupuncture and Laser therapy.
Days and Hours of Operation
At the time of this post the gym is open Monday to Friday, 6:00am - 10pm; Saturday from 8am - 5pm and Sundays from 10am - 5pm. It's always best to check the web site for the most up to date info.