Burlington Fitness & Racquet Club earned the Burlington Post's 2011 Readers' Choice Award for Best Fitness Club by challenging exercisers with trainer-guided workouts or solo sweat sessions inside a 70,000-square-foot facility. Racquets propel balls year-round at indoor squash and tennis courts, where certified instructors improve fledgling players' backhands and prepare athletes for humanity's imminent war with pitching machines. Licensed personal trainers help fitness seekers navigate rows of cardio and weight equipment, and energetic instructors lead classes such as yoga and boot camp—a high-intensity combination of tae bo and power drills. Welcoming staff slings healthy snacks at an on-site café, where occasional events such as cooking classes and muscle-trading parties entertain club members.
DivaGirl Fitness melds the polar opposites of exercise and sexiness to offer an array of women's-only fitness classes. With this deal, guests can choose five one-hour classes (most classes are a $15 value for drop-ins). Unleash the fine-stepping footwork of American pop group Pussycat Dolls with the Calling All Pussy Cats! class, get the muscle conditioning and cardio workout long associated with Hera in the Sexy Goddess Workout, or tone and make glisten your muscles to the sultry beats of Latin music in Zumba. The Strip to Fit class combines elements of strip aerobics, yoga, Pilates, and jazz dance into an exotic stew of sultry sexiness, and Sexy Bollywood brings together Indian and western dance styles to shake off saris of slim hips. Classes are offered throughout the week at several Toronto-area locations—use DivaGirl Fitness's list of participating locations to find a class near you.
At Serenity Valley, skilled instructors design golf-geared workouts to help budding golfers bulk up their bodies and bolster their technique. Club-wielding Groupon customers can utilize the PGA Tour golf simulator for one hour, whose camera system records each swing and hole-in-one victory cartwheel. Instructors then play back the video frame by frame to analyze golfers' techniques and discuss areas for improvement. Simulator sessions also include a full-body assessment, during which each student's posture, strength, and flexibility are measured and recorded on needlepoint pillows. After the analysis, students delve into a personalized workout that incorporates Pilates, stretching, and strength-based exercises to build core strength. The workout targets muscles used during golf games, helping golfers master a swing as smooth and powerful as a slow dance with a tub of margarine.
CrossFit is a challenging and exciting fitness program that is growing rapidly and taking the fitness industry by storm. A CrossFit box is a place where people come together to be their best physically by working hard at functional movements that are useful, practical and rewarded in everyday life. Anyone can succeed at CF.