The top 10 new gyms in Toronto for 2014
The top new gyms in Toronto further prove that we are a city that's ready to take our fitness to another level. The facilities on this list provide a variety of classes, some great monthly membership fees, and overall, just great opportunities to get you huffin' and puffin'. Better make sure to keep up with those New Year's resolutions.
Here are my picks for the top new gyms in Toronto for 2014.
Fit Factory Fitness
Fit Factory Fitness at King and Spadina will whip you into shape with their drill sergeant style boot camps. With an open concept layout of 7000 sq. ft. you'll be able to drop and do 20 without the worry of bumping into a fellow fitness rat.
Hourglass Workout, with its flagship location on Queen West, is a fitness studio catered mainly to women who want to get fit. With their boot camp style classes, you'll use a variety of different equipment to break a sweat.
When you want to get in on a workout that celebrities are trying, spinning is definitely it. Rocket Cycle, located on St. Clair West at Christie, is clean and inviting, with some serious state-of-the-art bikes that will sure to get your blood (and legs) pumping.
Big Hit Studios
Combining fun with cardio, Big Hit Studio at 66 Sudbury St., is one of the coolest places in the city to take kickboxing. With a Body Opponent Bag (B.O.B) as your sparring partner, you're free to throw your toughest kicks and punches without fear of getting struck back.
This membership-free gym located at Yonge and Davisville allows you to pay for classes/equipment usage as you go - great for those who never know when they'll get a chance to squeeze a workout in. Drop in for some group isometric training or a bouncy Kangoo class, or feel free to go nuts on their numerous pieces of weight equipment.
Located right downtown on Richmond St., Argon Crossfit offers a no bells-or-whistles facility - just a great space to get your workout out on. Owner Michael Cheung's love of Crossfit will shine through as he shows you the ropes (literally, there are ropes) and teaches one of the classes or goes one-on-one for a personal training session.
The Monkey Vault
Perhaps one of the more unique places to open this year, Monkey Vault in the Stockyards District has 10,000 sq. ft. of space to let you run, jump, swing and climb to your heart's desire. The parkour style training that goes on here is not only fun, but super effective - basically, they just want to get you moving!.
This light-filled, eco-conscious fitness studio aims to help the environment while getting you fit. Generate Fitness in Bloor West Village, offer classes in yoga, HIIT, barre and more. They also have a variety of weight and cardio machines - but here's the kicker: their bikes and ellipticals generate the power to run the studio as you use them. Pretty cool, huh?
Combining yoga, Pilates and the ballet barre, Barre3 is Toronto's newest ballet inspired workout. Located in the fashionable King West area, this workout contains their signature three-step system to give you a total body workout and the lean dancer's body you've always wanted.
With a mixture of MMA style classes including BJJ, kickboxing, and wrestling, Primal MMA (on the lower level of Primal Movement) in Leslieville will certainly make you break a sweat. Here you can join in on a group class, or get a personal training session from one of their qualified and diverse coaches.
Did I miss any? Leave your favourite gyms that opened in 2014 in the comments.
Photo of Big Hit Studios by Jesse Milns.
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