Sweat and Tonic
Sweat and Tonic is a three-storey wellness space that combines three workout studios, a co-working space, a cafe, and spa under one roof.
The 16,000-square-foot space, located on the corner of Yonge and Shuter, was three years in the making and incorporates all of Toronto’s fitness addictions: yoga, meditation, spin, and HIIT boxing.
Founder David Ingram brought in people that he knew and trusted to develop their own studios within Sweat and Tonic.
Yoga is provided by Chi Junky studio, Diesel Fitness founder George Chaker built the HIIT and Spin studio programming, and Toronto-based holistic nutritionist Kate Taylor Martin brought her third Nutbar location to Sweat and Tonic to provide healthy sustenance.
Nutbar makes delicious lattes blended with a special Nutbar nut milk combination, matcha lattes, avocado toast, superfood energy balls and smoothies with healthy additions like cordyceps and collagen.
If a superfood smoothie isn’t your thing, unwind with a handcrafted cocktail instead.
Sweat and Tonic occupies a historic building that was home to one of Toronto’s first cocktail bars, The Silver Rail. As a nod to its history, Sweat and Tonic left one of the barstools in its original pink upholstery.
On the lower level, you’ll find the spin studio and change rooms. In the change room, every beauty product you need to look and feel good after your workout is provided by Consonant Skincare, the beloved Toronto all-natural beauty brand launched by Bill Baker.
The third floor is connected by a winding marble and gold staircase where you’ll find the Chi Junky yoga studio, the spa by Consonant skincare, the Somadome meditation pod, and co-working and event space Tonic House.
The infrared yoga studio overlooks Yonge Street, and operates on three heat levels which can go up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit.The large studio accommodates 49 people. At this studio, you pre-book your mat. Yoga mats and equipment are already set up so that all you have to do is show up and flow.
The studios have a state of the art sound system, and the HIIT rooms are equipped with Technogym bikes and SkillRun treadmills. The HIIT studio is three parts running, boxing and strength exercises with intense workouts led by Chaker.
There’s a 90-minute class that incorporates yoga, HIIT and spin in 30-minute intervals so you get to try out all the workouts in one go. A small screen attached to all the bikes allows you to see your intensity, level and how much resistance you have on the bike.
Sweat and Tonic works on a credit system instead of a monthly pass. Credits have to be used within six months of purchase. A credit gets you in any class in any studio, a 45-minute infrared sauna session, a 20-minute guided meditation in the Somadome meditation pod.
You can also autoload credits to your account on a monthly basis. Five credits are $120/month, 10 are $220 and 20 are $400. You can get a registered massage starting at $75 for 30-minutes. One credit, which gets you into any of the services offered at Sweat and Tonic, is $27.
There are more than 150 classes per week here ranging from hot flow, to spin, cardio and HIIT. Classes start as early as 5:45 a.m. and go until 8 p.m.