Trainers Fitness Centre
Trainers Fitness may not have the frills of other downtown Toronto fitness clubs. There are no steam rooms. No towel service. The classes are basic and the showers are communal. But for residents in the Annex looking for a convenient place to lift some weights or burn some calories on the treadmill, Trainers might just fit the bill.
Located in a sprawling two story space on Bathurst just south of Honest Ed's, Trainers features a huge variety of free weights and machines on the lower level; and a good mix of cardio on the main floor. There are half a dozen TVs, a collection of spin bikes and an enclosed studio space for yoga and other classes.
Rates and Initiation Fee
A 12 month membership costs $44 a month while a 6 month plan is $399, or $66.50 a month. It's too bad about the extra $44 initiation fee but at least Trainers has a special rate for full time students.
Towels, Lockers and Showers
Don't expect much here. The locker and shower facilities are very basic and could use an upgrade. I'd start with private showers to replace the communal ones. There is no towel service, so it's strictly bring your own. An overnight locker costs $15 a month.
Personal Training, Yoga and Spin
There are classes every day but Friday although the schedule is a little light. There are no morning classes save for yoga on Sunday at 10:30am. Spin takes place twice a week. The schedule is supplemented with classes with names like cardio fusion, cardio kick, body sculpt, butts and gutts and punch boxing conditioning. Personal training packages are available at various price points.
Food and Juice
Some basic re-fueling options are available for sale including protein bars and drinks, Guru energy drinks, water and Gatorade.
The gym is seldom crowded and has a small membership base so no need to worry about lining up for the 25 LB barbell.
Days and Hours of Operation
At the time of this post Trainers Fitness is open Monday to Thursday, 6am - 10pm; Friday from 6am - 9pm; Saturday from 9am - 6pm and Sundays from 9am - 5pm. It's always best to check the web site for the most up to date info.