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The top 5 fitness clubs in Toronto for kids and families

Fitness clubs for families in Toronto have a knack for bridging the age gap; instead of ditching your kid off at the daycare you can break a sweat together, spending time working on your backhand instead of their backtalk, all while symbolically passing the imaginary Olympic torch to your progeny. No pressure, I’m sure.

Here are my picks for the top fitness clubs for kids and families in Toronto.

Cooper Koo YMCA

Sports and games, including open gym time to shoot hoops with your squad are all part of everyday programming at Toronto's newest Y in the Canary District, but opting in for the extra membership dues opens your crew up to all the lessons, like swimming, martial arts and sports. Fitness classes like Yoga, Barre and Bootcamps allow you to bring your 10+ kid along for the sweat session.

Pursuit OCR

This obstacle course gym on Dufferin by Queen boasts gym and mat work for group exercises, but the main draw is the 10,000 square foot space to navigate through. You’ll get a vigorous workout with your gang as you tackle the rope swings, tire walls, and of course, the ball pit. Family time is primarily a weekend venture, with the entire space dedicated to families on Sunday mornings.


Two west end locations service thrill seeking families looking to get vertical. Rock climbing is a perfect team building sport, so why not bond with your crew as they learn the ropes of this adrenaline filled exercise? Boulderz offers classes for kids and adults or you can drop-in and go at your own pace. Special Mommy Rok programming is perfect for new parents looking to get shredded with their wee ones.


The king of clubs, Mayfair offers athletic types a perfect platform to hatch healthy habits through sport. Known for their intense tennis programs, Mayfair excels as a year round facility engaging your kids in fitness, through swimming lessons, squash lessons and seasonal sport camps. While the kids are perspiring it out in a lesson, you can hit the gym, or try your hand at one of their dynamic group fitness classes.

Boulevard Club

Located on the Lakeshore, super swanky Boulevard Club has a decidedly country club appeal replete with fine dining and banquet services. But the real draw here are the facilities and programming, studded with enough sports to keep even the most sloth-like people moving. Water sports here are all lux; yachting and dragon boat lessons run in tandem with swimming lessons and your standard aquafit class.

Thanks to Mayfair Clubs for sponsoring this post.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns of YMCA Cooper Coo

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