Elite Fitness sprawls across 7,500 square feet, buffing bods and increasing lung capacity with 65 weight and cardio machines and more than 7,000 pounds of free weights. Group classes, including aerobics, yoga, and jiu-jitsu, ensure repeated workouts through communal encouragement, and complimentary personal trainers motivate muscles that refuse to flex or do their homework. Locker rooms provide lockable storage cubicles for finery and showers for rinsing off nonremovable attire. Members can celebrate successful workouts with a fruit smoothie blended at the Elite Fitness smoothie stand or can give melanin a workout in a stand-up tanning bed. Free parking is provided; however, those who prefer a motorless treadmill can walk or propel a giant hamster ball to the gym along Tay Shore Trail.
Bulldog Interactive Fitness began as a facility exclusively for kids, combining fitness with summer camps, birthday parties, and other fun activities. From there, the trainers expanded to include the whole family. Kids play dodge ball, practice hip-hop cheer, or compete in bouts of indoor floor hockey, while adults kickbox or stretch into yoga poses. Should parents' workouts last longer than their offsprings', the kids can head to the supervised games area for electronic or tabletop amusements.
At Balanced Body Pilates & Yoga Studio, certified instructors strive to help yogis of all levels build strength, flexibility, balance, and focus through private, semiprivate, and group lessons held in its homey, intimate studio. Programs range from beginner yoga, which covers basic poses, breathing techniques, and methods of alignment and relaxation, to flow yoga, in which practitioners synchronize their breath and movements in a seamless dance resembling the Bohemian schottische. A gentle yoga course, comprised of leisurely Hatha–style poses, contrasts with power yoga, a vigorous Vinyasa–style workout. Patrons can choose from one-on-one lessons, semiprivate classes for two, or group class. Balanced Body Pilates & Yoga Studio will provide the equipment you need from its stockpile of mats, balls, and porkpie hats.
GoodLife Fitness augments a squadron of strength training and cardiovascular equipment with a packed schedule of energizing and encouraging group fitness classes led by skilled instructors. Delve into a Body pump barbell class, challenging muscle groups to a series of squats, presses, lifts, and increasingly complicated origami designs, or fortify weary musculature by wielding light weights during a Newbody class. Workout warriors can also test their mettle in intense Body Combat classes, merging martial arts disciplines to fill students with the strength and endurance to dodge roving packs of ice cream trucks.
Zen Bones Yoga's talented instructors school yogis in both heated and unheated introductory, hot flow, and classical Hatha yoga on a weekly Sunday–Thursday schedule. The 60-minute beginners' class introduces students to foundational yoga poses in a welcoming, question-friendly atmosphere. Salute sweat glands during the 75-minute Hot Hatha class, which harnesses the power of out-of-work sunbeams to heat the studio to 35–40 degrees and plies bodies with more challenging asanas. Class structures differ each session and are intimate, candlelit affairs limited to 10 practitioners to reduce the risk of tangled chakras.
Each member of Bikram Yoga Canada’s talented team of instructors possesses a sage yogic know-how borne of their participation in a 10-week certification course taught by Bikram Choudhury in California. Over the course of this rigorous program, the posing pedagogues learned the essentials of heated movement modality, spending hours stuffing their brains with wisdom ranging from yoga philosophy and anatomy to a detailed study of each pose. While the world-renowned course provides the team with an unshakable foundation, the instructors—firm believers that learning is a never-ending endeavour—undergo re-certification every three years to ensure that they remain abreast of current practices. With this impeccably trained and passionate staff at the helm of every sweat-inducing class, Bikram Yoga Canada offers students of all experience levels a chance to experience the physical detoxification afforded by stretching sessions within their balmy studio. During each class, the instructors put their hard-earned teaching skills into practice as they lead pupils through a series of 26 postures, known as asanas, designed to warm and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons while melting away tension and the frozen dinners stored in the hearts of pupils.