Ron Zalko Total Body Fitness and Yoga
Ron Zalko started working out to keep himself away from the fridge. Over time, he shed more than 50 pounds and became a devoted triathlete, founding Ironman Canada and his eponymous gym, which helps exercisers of all levels cross-train their way to physical fitness. In addition to filling his 20,000-square-foot facility with equipment by Hammer Strength, Apex, and Precor, he has developed cardio routines with aerobics superstar Jane Fonda and designed custom workouts for celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Sylvester Stallone. A ladies-only area invites women to sweat to their hearts’ content on treadmills and StairMasters and sculpt their biceps with free weights and plate-loaded machines rather than tractor-lifting competitions. Antibacterial carpet lines the sprung-wood floor of the group exercise classroom, where yoga, Pilates, aerobics, and spinning routines melt calories and tone muscles.