Activities in Pickering

One, Two, or Four General Admission Passes to the Gardiner Museum (Up to 58% Off)

Gardiner Museum

Downtown Toronto

C$12 C$6

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Canada’s national ceramics museum has a specialized collection comprised of more than 3,000 pieces hailing from as far as Japan and Italy

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four at Revue Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

Revue Cinema

Roncesvalles Village

C$32 C$15

Non-profit theatre screens blockbuster films, cult classics, and silent films with piano accompaniment; organic juices and vintage soda

C$27 for 90 Minutes of Bowling for Up to Six at World Bowl in Richmond Hill (Up to C$59.82 Value)

World Bowl

Richmond Hill

C$59.82 C$27

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40 10-pin lanes and video projection screens beckon bowling sextets to obliterate shiny targets before moseying to snack bar

C$13 for a 90-Minute Boat Cruise from The Island Princess (C$27 Value)

The Island Princess

Toronto

C$27 C$13

Guests board the yacht at 11 a.m. for a scenic tour of the Toronto Islands

5 or 10 Indoor-Playground Visits or a Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Play & Party (Up to 71% Off)

Play & Party

Richmond Hill

C$50 C$19

Plush playground with arches, stairs, tunnels & ball pit; 2-hour birthday parties offer access to the playground, movie theatre & more

C$30 for a Two-Hour Bowling Outing for Up to Six at Planet Bowl (C$79.81 Value)

Planet Bowl

Eringate

C$79.81 C$30

48 computerized lanes in a spacious facility with an onsite café and bar; official bowling venue of the 2015 Pan American Games

C$11 for a 45-Minute Harbour Tour from Mariposa Cruises (Up to C$22.60 Value)

Mariposa Cruises

Downtown Toronto

C$22.60 C$11

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View Toronto's skyline and cruise its Island lagoons from the comfort of a Mariposa boat; features indoor and outdoor space and a cash bar

Two, Four, or Six Play Passes at Koala Kidz Inc (Up to 58% Off)

Koala Kidz Inc

Vaughan

C$24 C$13

10K square ft. of play space including an indoor playground, tunnels, arcade games, sports, kiddy rides & a separate area for toddlers

Two Hours of Bowling with Nachos and Pop for 6 or 12 People at Bowlerama West (Up to 73% Off)

Bowlerama West

Etobicoke

C$100.54 C$30

A nachos platter and jug of pop fuel groups of 6 or 12 through two hours of bowling

Lunch or Dinner Cruise from Toronto Cruise Lines (59% Off)

Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto

C$70 C$29

Cruises offer views of Toronto's skyline, islands, lagoons, and beaches, as guests dine and sip on drinks from the cash bar

5 or 10 Kids' Open-Play Sessions or C$20 for C$50 Toward Any Birthday-Party Package at Panda Party Inc.

Panda Party Inc.

Aurora

C$45 C$22

A slide twists down a two-level play structure, overlooking a space lined with big blocks, toy cars, and giant stuffed giraffes and horses

Single-Day Admission for One Person or Family to Bowmanville Zoo (Up to 52% Off)

Bowmanville Zoo

Bowmanville

C$23 C$11.50

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At Canada’s oldest privately owned zoo, families affordably enjoy up-close encounters with trained elephants, felines, and other critters

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Five Weeks of Burlesque Classes for One or Two at Zahra’s School of Bellydance (Up to 55% Off)

Zahra’s School of Dance

Ajax

C$50 C$25

Learn a sexy burlesque routine with Artistic Director Zahra, then perform at the school recital

Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Eco Chic Charity Fashion Show for Two or Four on October 5 from Simply Green Unique Events Inc (Up to 54% Off)

Simply Green Unique Events Inc

Shiraz

C$60 C$29

Check out designers' new styles, listen to a DJ, and win prizes at the charity fashion show

C$35 for Ten Yoga Classes at Fountain of Youth Yoga (C$110 Value)

Fountain of Youth Yoga

Whitby

C$110 C$35

Wide variety of yoga classes include challenging ashtanga sessions, gentle vinyasa flow, iron yoga that uses arm weights, and prenatal yoga

Golf Lessons and Practice at Markham Golf Dome (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Markham Golf Dome

Markham

C$158 C$59.99

Experienced instructors help improve swing mechanics, which can be practiced in a six-storey driving range

Seven-Week Introductory Salsa-Dance Course at Soul2Sole (72% Off)

Soul2Sole

Multiple Locations

C$125 C$35

Expert instructors helm introductory classes ideal for improving fitness, making new friends, and learning new steps

Introductory Horseback Riding Lesson for One, Two, or Four from Destiny Equestrian (Up to 78% Off)

Destiny Equestrian

Destiny Equestrian Complex

C$110 C$29

Skilled instructor teaches riders from ages 5 and up the basics of bonding with and riding a horse

Two Hours of Open-Climb Time for up to Two or Four at Of Rock and Chalk (Up to 58% Off)

Of Rock and Chalk

Newmarket

C$94 C$49

More than 46 rock-climbing routes challenge climbers of all abilities to improve their abilities

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Harbour and Seven-Island Boat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ste Marie 1 Cruise Lines (Up to 47% Off)

Ste Marie 1 Cruise Lines

Harbourfront Centre

C$15 C$8

Aboard a two-level cruise boat, tour Toronto Harbour and islands adjacent to the city as a narrator describes points of interest

One-Day Admission for Two or Four to Canada's Bridal Show on September 5–7, 2014 (50% Off)

Canada's Bridal Show

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

C$40 C$20

One-stop nuptial networking event unites newly engaged couples with bakers, caterers, and wedding planners

18 Holes of Golf for Two During the Week or the Weekend at Cresthaven Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Cresthaven Golf Club

Markham

C$52 C$26

18-hole par 3 course with average tee-to-green distance of 146 yd. invites clubbers to hone approach shots and putting strokes

Tour and Tasting with Glass and Truffles for Two or Four at Holland Marsh Wineries (Up to 68% Off)

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

Sport and Fitness Classes at Microlinks Community Centre (Up to 66% Off). Two Options Available.

Microlinks Community Centre

Richmond Hill

C$100 C$39

Expansive community centre hosts all manner of classes, including meditation, volleyball training, and progressive tennis.

C$49 for Two 45-Minute Private Dance Lessons at Andras Ballroom Academy (C$170 Value)

Andras Ballroom Academy

Richmond Hill

C$170 C$49

Learn American-style ballroom dances, such as the waltz, tango, rumba, swing, Argentine tango, and salsa

Two Games and a One-Year Membership for One or Two, or Two Games for Four at DP Lazer Maze Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

DP Lazer Maze Inc.

Vaughan

C$26 C$13

5,000-square-foot laser-tag arena combines a futuristic sci-fi landscape with a prehistoric jungle, complete with a giant dinosaur

One Month of Hot-Yoga Classes and TRX, or 12 Kids' Mixed Martial Arts Classes at Real Fitness For Women (Up to 90% Off)

Real Fitness For Women

Vaughan

C$279 C$55

Hot-yoga classes help women achieve deep stretches in their poses; martial-arts classes instill fitness and discipline in kids

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Trainer Jane (Up to 87% Off)

Trainer Jane

Multiple Locations

C$197 C$29

A certified personal trainer and nutrition coach leads groups through workouts designed for weight loss and fitness maintenance

Entry to the Home & Design Expo Center Home Show for One or Two (Up to 67% Off)

Home & Design Expo Center

Toronto

C$15 C$6

Inside 13,000 sq. ft. space, free of pushy salespeople, homeowners gather ideas for builds and renovations of all kinds

Three 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Group Sessions at CyberGolf Lessons (Up to 63% Off)

CyberGolf Lessons

Markham

C$67 C$29

Beginner group lessons have eight students, intermediate group lessons have six students, and advanced group lessons have four students

One 14- or 30-Day Boot Camp Session at Pickering Fit Body (Up to 72% Off)

Pickering Fit Body

Pickering

C$97 C$29

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense boot camp sessions.

8-Class Fitness and Personal Training Package for One or Two at Pure Motivation Fitness (Up to 97% Off)

Pure Motivation Fitness

Maple

C$443 C$29

Trainers give every client one-on-one attention to motivate them through personal training, small-group training, and nutrition goals

Paddleboard Lesson and Rentals for One or Two at Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre (55% Off)

Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

Toronto Downtown Waterfront

C$220.35 C$100

Learn basics of stand-up paddleboarding during a 90-minute lesson taught by certified instructors

C$65 for a Three-Hour Cooking Class with The Spice Lady (C$130 Value)

The Spice Lady

Toronto

C$130 C$65

Global cuisine for three-hour group cooking classes include French, Thai, Spanish Tapas, Skinny Gourmet, and more

Five-Class Pass for Yoga or One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga at Hot Yoga Wellness (Up to 75% Off)

Hot Yoga Wellness

Multiple Locations

C$80 C$20

Ashtanga, yin, hatha, and hot yoga sessions

Two-Hour Recording Party for Up to 8 or 14 at My Pop Star Party (Up to 49% Off)

My Pop Star Party

Toronto

C$350 C$199

Each guest lives out their pop-star dreams by laying down a track, which contributes to their professionally processed group recording

Five or Eight 60-Minute Ballet Classes at World Ballet Art Company (Up to 54% Off)

World Ballet Art Company

Vaughan

C$75 C$35

Dance centre offers classes for ballerinas of all ages and abilities, with special sessions for young children

Two Laps Driving a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F458 Italia at ICAR Toronto (Up to 50% Off)

ICAR Toronto

Woodbine Racetrack

C$249 C$129

Experience includes 20-minute course, two discovery laps as a co-pilot, two laps behind the wheel, and a certificate of completion

C$39 for 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Me First Fitness (Up to C$160 Off)

Me First Fitness

Ajax

C$199 C$39

Certified instructors lead classes that torch calories, strengthen cores, and tone muscles

C$55 for a Three-Hour Intro to Sailing Adventure from Gone Sailing Adventures (C$110 Value)

Gone Sailing Adventures

Spadina Wave Deck

C$110 C$55

Nautical thrill seekers explore the wind and waters surrounding the Toronto Islands on an interactive voyage

One or Three Months of Kindermusik or Glee Club Classes at The Song Spot (Up to 53% Off)

The Song Spot

Brooklin

C$50 C$25

Children learn theatrical singing techniques in glee club classes, while toddlers build basic music skills in Kindermusik classes

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lesson with Optional Yoga Class or Tour at Osha Paddle Boarding & Yoga (Up to 47% Off)

Osha Paddle Boarding & Yoga

Budapest Park (Sunnyside Beach)

C$49 C$29

Instructors teach the essential skills for stand-up paddleboarding and lead scenic tours or yoga classes on the Humber River waters

C$15 for Single-Day Admission for Two to Toronto Fall Home Show on September 18–21 (C$30 Value)

Toronto Fall Home Show

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

C$30 C$15

Four-day event provides home and design tips from celebrity guests and a collection of expert exhibitors

Golf Lesson with Indoor Driving-Range Session, or a One-Month Membership at A99 Golf Academy (Up to 73% Off)

A99 Golf Academy

Markham

C$70 C$19

Professional golf coaches help students perfect their swings; a membership includes access to the indoor driving-range and unlimited balls

C$145 for a Supreme Birthday Party Package for Up to 20 at BizzyBee Playcentre (C$365 Value)

BizzyBee Playcentre

The Beach Mall

C$365 C$145

For two hours kids get full, private access to the playcentre, enjoying pizzas, snacks, and a custom cake along with face paint and crafts

C$25 for 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga TNT (85% Off)

Bikram Yoga TNT

Multiple Locations

C$170 C$25

Gain strength and flexibility while detoxifying in these challenging classic Bikram yoga classes

Golf Outing for Two or Annual Membership for One at Harmony Creek Golf Centre (Up to 50% Off)

Harmony Creek Golf Centre

Oshawa

C$119.98 C$59.99

18-hole executive course fills its modest overall length with challenges such as water, sand, or some combination on every hole

Abracadabaret Presents Magic@theCage for Two at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Abracadabaret Presents Magic@theCage

The Crimson Lounge at The Cage 292

C$40 C$20

Card tricks, mind reading, and old-fashioned illusions

On-Ramp and Regular CrossFit Classes at Markham Strength – West Markham CrossFit (Up to 53% Off)

Markham Strength – West Markham CrossFit

Markham

C$99 C$47

Students learn functional exercises such as pullups and squats in introductory On Ramp classes before moving to regular CrossFit sessions

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Guitar, Drum, Vocal, Piano, or Bass Lessons at Rock This Way! (Up to 56% Off)

Rock This Way!

Vaughan

C$54 C$24

Students get the personal attention they need during private music lessons that can focus on guitar, piano, bass, drums, or vocal cords

Drive One or Two Laps in a Luxury Car from G1Tour (Up to 88% Off). Five Tracks Available.

G1Tour

Multiple Locations

C$339.33 C$69

Drive an Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, or Nissan GTR on tracks ranging from 2.2 km to 4.4 km

C$29 for Four-Hour Ladies' Evening Boat Cruise from Girls Nite Out (C$65 Value)

Girls Nite Out

Downtown Toronto

C$65 C$29

DJs spin Top 40 tunes and take requests while Chippendale-style hosts raffle off prizes on the cruise, with cocktails and pizza included

C$25 for Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga East York (C$165 Value)

Bikram Yoga East York

Thorncliffe Park

C$165 C$25

Comprised of 26 Hatha postures and two breathing exercises, 90-minute heated yoga classes tone the entire physique

Lower Ossington Theatre Presents "Hair" at Randolph Theatre on August 28–September 20 (Up to 50% Off)

"Hair"

Randolph Theatre

C$39.99 C$20

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Tony Award–winning Broadway revival celebrates the cosmos and free love with such beloved songs as “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In”

Two 90-Minute Chinese-Brush-Painting Classes or C$49 for C$100 Worth of Art and Products at The One Gallery

The One Gallery

Markham

C$100 C$49

Renowned artists dispense methods and advice for Chinese brush-painting in small-group, 90-minute classes for all skill levels

C$39.99 for Eight Weeks of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes at Bheda Yoga (C$213 Value)

Bheda Yoga

Markham

C$213 C$39.99

Flowing yoga style performed in a heated studio space; classes for students of all skill levels

One-Month Junior Jabbers Membership or One-Month Unlimited Membership to Durham Boxing Academy (74% Off)

Durham Boxing Academy

Ajax

C$150 C$39

Boxing teaches self-defense moves while building muscle and relieving stress

10 or 20 Boot-Camp, MMA, or TRX Suspension Training Classes with Gym Membership at FitStudios (Up to 93% Off)

FitStudios

FitStudios

C$199 C$20

Boot-camp sessions integrate numerous fitness disciplines to push bodies to their limits

C$249 for Kids Birthday Party for Up to 16 at Adventure Valley Day Camp (C$395 Value)

Adventure Valley Day Camp

Thornhill

C$395 C$249

Parties can include sports and outdoor activities, nature hikes, arts and crafts, music, and scavenger hunts

One Month of Kids' Group Jam Classes with Option for Guitar Rental at Rockstar Music Central (51% Off)

Rockstar Music Central

Vaughan

C$200 C$99

Kids and teens play music in a group and collaborate creatively on various instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocal

Knight Tournament and Feast for an Adult or Child with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 50% Off)

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

C$52.53 C$29

In a two-hour show, knights on horseback vie for the royal court’s favor by jousting and sword-fighting; dinner with chicken and spare rib

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga at Bikram Yoga Centre (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Centre

Downtown Toronto

C$165 C$42

Certified teachers lead students through 26 postures during 60- or 90-minute classes in a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

Six or Ten 90-Minute Intro to Salsa and Bachata Dance Classes at Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons (Up to 60% Off)

Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

C$90 C$40

Beginner lessons introduce dancers to the joys of partnered salsa dancing and bachata, a related eight-beat dance

Four or Eight 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions or One Month of Group Training at Lux Fit (Up to 81% Off)

Lux Fit

Markham

C$320 C$69

Claudia draws on her extensive education and competition experience as she helps clients tone up and slim down inside her wellness studio

One-Hour Golf Simulator Play for Four with Optional Drinks or Lesson & Session at The Golf Lounge (Up to 57% Off)

The Golf Lounge

Richmond Hill

C$35 C$15

Indoor golf center with HD Golf simulators surrounding sleek modern bar and lounge space

60-Minute Personal Training Sessions with Cara at Advantage4Athletes Training & Therapy Centre (Up to 65% Off)

Cara at Advantage4Athletes Training & Therapy Centre

Milliken

C$300 C$105

Workout with Cara, a personal trainer who tailors workouts to your goals and fitness level with equipment such as kettle-bells and ropes

15, 30, or 60 Minutes in Batting Cage, or One-Month Membership at Summer365 Indoor Sports Centre (Up to 60% Off)

Summer365 Indoor Sports Centre

Newmarket

C$35 C$19

Probatter cages simulate real pitching conditions with modes that replicate right- or left-handed pitchers

Two Introductory or Intermediate Circus-Arts Classes for One or Two at Wonderful World of Circus (Up to 72% Off)

Wonderful World of Circus

Markham

C$70.63 C$24

Students build core muscles during safe, high-flying workouts on trapezes, aerial silks, and rings

Steve Harvey Live at Sheraton Centre Toronto on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 37% Off)

Steve Harvey Live

Sheraton Centre Toronto

C$152.77 C$97

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Veteran entertainer and comedian shares love and relationship advice from his bestselling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

Two-Hour Cake-Decorating or Cupcake-Making Class at Sugartiers (Up to 75% Off)

Sugartiers

Markham

C$199 C$49

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Decorate and take home a ready-made cake or beautifying six take-home cupcakes during intimate class sessions

Social Painting Session for One or Two at Richmond Hill Art School by Woodland Artists (Up to 50% Off)

Richmond Hill Art School by Woodland Artists

Richmond Hill Art Studio

C$35 C$19

Guests sip drinks in social environment while completing a work of art with provided materials

Introductory Sailing Course for Two, Four, or Six at National One Design Sailing Academy (Up to 54% Off)

National One Design Sailing Academy

Multiple Locations

C$198 C$99

Students climb aboard at Flying Tiger 7.5 sailboat for an introduction from one of eight experienced instructors

C$89 for a Two-Hour Five-Person Power Boat Rental from Harbourfront Centre (C$178.54 Value)

Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating

Toronto

C$178.54 C$89

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Included fuel lets explorers fully tour Toronto's waterfront and islands, including the Inner Harbor, in a boat that seats five adults

C$29 for Five Barre Classes at Wicked Barre Studio (C$80 Value)

Wicked Barre Studio

Vaughan

C$80 C$29

Five different styles of barre classes focus on cardio, muscle tone, and other elements of fitness

5 or 10 Open Play Passes with Balloons for Two Children at Kids Fun Town (Up to 55% Off)

Kids Fun Town

Toronto

C$20 C$10

Kids 6 and under romp through bouncy castles, create art projects, and build social skills, all under the watchful eye of adult staffers

5- or 10-Class Fitness Pass for Barre, Zumba, and More at GR Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

GR Fitness

Aurora

C$60 C$25

Fitness classes rooted in dancing are workouts in disguise

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Extreme Fitness sets Toronto's calories ablaze at the 13 renovated, multimillion-dollar locations peppered throughout the greater suburban area. Each facility hosts a menagerie of group fitness classes, which can be taken à la carte or bundled into a gym membership. Muscles loosen up in hot-yoga classes or bulge into sinewy symbols of might in outdoor boot camps, where students soak up vitamin D or distill Capri Sun from the sun's rays. To make sure members get the most of the gym's myriad amenities, personal trainers kick off fitness journeys with their Smart Start program, taking BMI measurements and analyzing heart health and oxygen uptake to give patrons a clearer picture of how much and what types of exercise they need to hit their goals.

After working up a calorie-blasting sweat, members can retire to the steam rooms or whirlpool tubs to soothe sore muscles. The internet business lounge lets people catch up on email while sipping a rejuvenating smoothie from the juice bar, and the basketball courts host pick-up games where adults can show underdog teams of fifth-graders that it takes a little more than pluck and an adorable animal sidekick to win games.

1755 Pickering Pky
Pickering,
ON
CA

Walking the plank is one of the scariest things you can do as a buccaneer, but not at Mega Fun 4 Kids. On its pirate-ship play structure, the plank is a slide kids can zoom down while their fellow playmates pretend to steer the vessel. Elsewhere in the 2,800-square-foot indoor playground, youngsters aged 8 and younger cook meals in the play kitchen, play dress-up in the costume corner, and ride a mini rollercoaster. Along with daily playtime, Mega Fun 4 Kids hosts frequent events, including family nights with movies and pizza and visits from kids’ celebrated characters such as Tigger and the third guy who voiced Piglet. For birthdays, staff party consultants plan soirees that delight kids with private time on the playground and can include extras such as jumping castles or screening of a favourite movie.

91 Rylander Blvd
Scarborough,
ON
CA

Upon entering Me First Fitness, awarded the Diamond award for Best Boot Camp from News Advertiser from 2009 to 2014, guests notice a distinct absence of rows of people doing the same exercises over and over on the same machines again and again. Here, patrons battle their own body weight with TRX suspension trainers, swing kettlebells, lift weights, and shed pounds using interval training programs to whip into shape. The staff of certified and specialized trainers pushes patrons to achieve healthy lifestyles through personal-training sessions and 40 different classes each week, including high-intensity boot-camp classes. They boast that no two workouts are the same, preventing minds from getting bored and bodies from becoming accustomed to the movements, thus rendering workouts less effective. To supplement their body-sculpting workouts, the trainers motivate guests to change their diets, equipping them with healthful meal plans and recipes, and raiding secret storage lockers full of Twinkies.

889 Westney Rd. S
Ajax,
ON
CA

John Melich founded Champion Boxing Club in 1984 as a place for training professional fighters, sending students to Olympic competitions and Canadian and North American championships. Today, the ring welcomes trainees of all ages and skill levels, from kids looking to stand up to bullies, to adults seeking a fun, engaging way to stay in shape. A wealth of special programs helps students target their specific needs. For example, boxing legend [George Chuvalo] leads (http://www.championboxingclub.com/george-chuvalo/) anti-gang and anti-drug programs for youth, while other professional fighters lead one-on-one and personal training sessions for adults. The staff of ex-prizefighters and certified instructors bring a wealth of old-school expertise to classes with a lively twists, from 1940s wound-tending techniques from a seasoned cutman, to traditional cornering, jabbing, and footwork for fun-filled fitness training.

8550 Torbram Road
Brompton,
ON
CA

Studio owner Zahra aims to help empower the women she works with, whether she?s helming her annual makeup drive for a local women?s shelter or while teaching the sinuous art of belly dance at her studio. Since 2001, her Zahra?s School of Dance has helped women celebrate their bodies, with special workshops led by international belly dance icons in addition to her regularly scheduled classes and workshops. In all classes, instructors teach graceful moves that centre on the lower body and focus on the waist and hips. Higher-level courses incorporate props such as veils and tambourines, eschewing the most basic belly-dancing prop, a T-shirt with six-pack abs drawn on it. Specialty classes, meanwhile, may combine belly dancing with various different dance genres. Most of these are age-appropriate for kids.

570 Westney Rd S
Ajax,
ON
CA

Reshmi Chetram has been dazzling audiences on the dance floor with vibrant costumes and explosive movements for more than 16 years. Following the fancy footsteps of her mother—who founded both the Tarana Dance Centre and Natya Arts Productions—she has studied classical Indian dance, Kathak, in New Delhi under the guidance of renowned Indian-dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj. She has also studied Bollywood and contemporary Indian dance in Toronto and abroad. In 2008, she channelled her dance skills to create BollyFuze (formerly known as BollyFit), a full-body conditioning program that helps students of all ages and abilities get whipped into shape with a blend of traditional Indian dance moves and aerobic exercise steps. She and her team of certified BollyFuze instructors lead clients in burning calories and sculpting fitter physiques in classes including the high-intensity BollyFuze Cardio, low-intensity BollyFuze Rhythm, and fun-filled BollyTots.

Extending her knowledge beyond the workout studio, Reshmi hosts her own BollyFuze television series. She and her instructors lead Bollywood-dance-inspired workouts that patrons can join in the comforts of their own homes without needing to make 1,000 friends.

589 Middlefield Road
Toronto,
ON
CA