Instead of treadmills and ellipticals, Commit 2B Fit brims with kettlebells. The weighted apparatus, which resemble a ball with a handle, help members build muscle tone, boost endurance, and shed pounds as they perform a variety of exercises such as squats and swings. Members can learn techniques during Kettlebell Basics before moving onto group training classes, which incorporate kettlebells, battle ropes, gymnastics, Rowers, and Skiiers for challenging full-body workouts.
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.
Located along the Whitby lakeshore and minutes away from 401 and the Whitby and Oshawa GO Stations, Lakeside Personal Training Studio offers its members a wide variety of group fitness classes suited for all ages and fitness levels. Their team of instructors conduct classes like box-fit, boot camp, and yoga, all specifically designed to keep clients motivated, shed pounds and inches, and ensure proper form and technique, all while delivering a fun and intense workout.
At Wynn Fitness Clubs, exercise isn’t about altering how the body looks. It’s about changing clients for the better from the inside out. Here, during group and one-on-one training, fitness experts pair encouraging words with adaptable exercises involving dumbbells, kettlebells, Selectorized weight machines, and functional movements such as pushing and balancing. In addition to bolstering the body, these programs strengthen the will to achieve, propelling exercisers toward goals faster than an espresso-fuelled hockey puck. Calming fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates unite the mind and body with deep stretches, focused core exercises, and measured-breathing techniques. Club members can torch calories with solo sessions on the clubs’ cardio machines or during boot camps, cycling routines, and Zumba dance parties that cultivate friendships while boosting energy and endurance. Post-workout, spa-like locker rooms and couch-lined cafés invite exercisers to relax and recharge.
CrossFit Markham's fitness coaches work closely with their clients in standard fitness and fundamental movement classes that improve basic control, trim fat, and bolster muscle mass. Gym attendants unleash pent-up sweat droplets in daily classes comprised of varying exercises, such as body resistance, weight lifting, squats, push-ups, and arm wrestling Michelangelo's David. The randomized nature of each class ensures bodies stay out of exercise ruts and that each muscle gets its turn in the fortifying spotlight. Through the fundamentals sessions, students practice a slew of foundational techniques to reduce the chance of injury, increase performance, and easily discern a jump rope from a submarine sandwich. Coaches also bestow a constant stream of inspirational pep talks and offer nutrition advice to their physique-building pupils.
Unlike the many gyms that strive to exorcise the competitive spirit, the architects of the GameChanger program embrace it, continually updating an online ranking of student results. By ranking each exercise, they hope to inspire clients to not only beat their own best times, but those of their friends as well. They don’t just rely on the competitive framework to motivate students, though; they populate their team with coaches who boast decades of experience in training and athletic competition. Former competitive figure skater and current fitness model Karen Gallagher brings her relentless poise to each session, and pro volleyballer and former Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Rookie Team member Mike Johnson helps students develop and hone athletic power and agility. In class, they focus on functional exercises based on everyday movements, such as climbing, jumping, and deadlifting 200-pound stacks of cash.