fitness sarah taylor toronto

Toronto just got a gym for plus size women

The gym industry in Toronto is absolutely booming right now, and regardless of how—or more importantly, why—you choose to get your fitness on, there's probably a gym in the city that's perfect for you. 

So, if you're someone who identifies as a plus-size woman who's all about body positivity, you'll probably love Fitness by Sarah Taylor, a gym offering workouts that revolve around self-love.  

Helmed by Sarah Taylor, a plus size model and personal trainer who was crowned Miss Plus Canada in 2014, Fitness' first location launched in Etobicoke in March 2018. 

The gym's "100% judgement-free" concept has become so popular, they now have a second location at Bloor and Clinton. 

"No other fitness program includes the insight, personal triumphs and the tools developed by a female who personally overcame abuse and self-loathing to a place of confidence and strength," says Fitness' website. 

For a membership starting at $179 a month, members of Fitness can access group classes with welcoming names like 'You're the whole package', a full-body strength class, or 'Admirable arms'. 

"I know what it’s like as a plus-size woman to walk into a gym and feel intimidated, not know what to do, and not return," says Taylor. "But there is so much more to a happy life than just hitting the gym or losing weight, one must truly love the woman they are. " 

Fitness also offers one-one-one training sessions, online training packages, and the option to drop-in for classes at $25 a session. 

Both the Etobicoke and Clinton locations typically run around two classes a day. 

Lead photo by

@mustangsallytwo


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

The top 25 outdoor skating rinks in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto running group made up of city's top chefs cook for each other after their workout

Justin and Hailey Bieber celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs' first win of the season

Here's the Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast schedule for the 2021 NHL season

Toronto real estate company is replacing office spaces with a fitness centre

Toronto badminton club that burned down reopening after $17 million reconstruction

What to know about the Toronto Raptors' new heartthrob Yuta Watanabe

Closed Toronto parks are shown starkly empty in chilling aerial series