Top Shape Fitness Toronto
Very good instructor to work with on your fitness.
I like the class atmospere to push you further.
My fear for the fitness industry are people who claim they know how to provide safe and proper training, but really do not know. Richard from Top Shape Fitness have all the great intentions for providing a good workout, but the safety aspect is not there. He also made me feel silly and kept yelling at me during class to stand a certain way when we were doing hack squats (it takes years for people to train properly for hack squats and he expected us to perfect them within 60minutes). Also, when he was trying to make me stand a certain way, he had a pipe stick, and kept hitting my right foot with it, professional.....NOT. I went for 1 class using my groupon, and that was it. What a waste and disappointment. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone, unless they want injuries in the future.
Awesome, Its been a great challenge and i look forward to continuing after my 2 months expire. Richard is a great teacher to learn from.
The instructor/owner was rude. Kept me waiting for 20 min while he was making small talk over the phone and then a couple of women. For a one hour class, we only worked out for only 30 min. He didn't even show us any warm-up/cool-down techniques for such an intense workout. When asked for the same he goes "Don't you know how to stretch?"
Very easy for inexperienced clients to get really injured in this place. The owner is good at motivating people to exercise harder, but does not understand the need for some to slowly progress with exercise difficulty. The offer was advertised as appropriate for all ages and experience levels.
Every other gym I went to they asked if there is any existing injury they should be aware of - not here. Everyone looks down at you if you try to be smart and take it easy even at the first classes.
After such a challenging workout it is crucial to have a proper cool down/ stretching period. Well, there is no lead cool down routine, everyone does there own thing. Many clients are new and not exactly sure what to do. Cooldown routine should be designed specifically for each given workout to address the muscles that were the focus of the workout of the day.
Exercises are good and challenging and the owner motivates people well, other then that you are on your own.
Tough but effective workout!! Tough!!
From Our Editors
Top Shape Fitness’s program director Richard has trained members of the U.S. and Saudi armed forces using his program based on the kinetic-chain principle, which declares that if one area of the body is weak, then the stronger parts will become overworked to compensate and the whole body will suffer. His total body approach and “train insane or remain the same” philosophy lays the groundwork for a high-intensity regimen of squats, deadlifts, and multijoint exercises during CrossFit classes, ladies-only Femme Fatale boot camps, and personal-training sessions. Within his minimalist exercise haven, he eschews the traditional fitness machines and nationally ranked wrestling alligators found in most gyms for an arsenal of free weights and kettlebells.
Top Shape Fitness Toronto