Like rowing with a crew team or playing Pictionary with a 50-pound pencil, boot camp enhances muscular strength and a sense of camaraderie. Heed a healthy calling with today's Groupon: for $30, you get 30 days of unlimited classes at Fit Factory Fitness (a $250 value) on 579 Yonge Street in Toronto. Peruse the class schedule for times and details.
A former U.S. Marines Corps Drill Instructor Sergeant, Tony A. designs his 60-minute boot-camp workouts to both mirror military training and suit different experience levels. The program's medley of strength, cardio, and weight-loss manoeuvers earned attention from Breakfast Television and meets more than 20 times a week, permitting attendees to drop in as often as they'd like. During camps, participants box and practice martial arts or flip oversized tires along the beach before progressing to entire cars. Chins and chests tap portable pull-up bars as focused swings allow weighted balls to sculpt limbs. In addition to boot-camp classes, Fit Factory Fitness offers yoga, boxing, hip-hop, salsa dance, and more. Tony outfits groups with all the necessary equipment, though patrons must bring their own water bottle, running shoes, and jar of angry wasps to help spur sprints.
Fit Factory Fitness
Fit Factory Fitness has been awarded the 2015 Now Toronto's Reader Choice Best Gym/Fitness Club Award and blogTO's 2015 Best Boot Camp. Led by former US Marine Corps drill instructor and Fit Factory co-founder Tony Austin, classes mimic the intense training regimen Tony completed during his military days. Along with his fellow instructors, Tony uses his 22 years of fitness experience while donning a military-style olive cap to lead exercisers of all fitness levels through more than 200 diverse classes, including boot camp, boxing, and strength and conditioning, offering no-nonsense military-styled fitness training to everyday people of all fitness levels. With Tony's military background, the exercisers receive training and regimens like those practiced by the U.S. Armed Forces. Instructors also teach boxing boot-camp classes, in which patrons pummel heavy punching bags until they agree to personally train them. Fit Factory Fitness also offers military obstacle courses for both kids and adults, and is active in the community, having raised more than $300,000 for organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, SickKids Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada since September of 2012.
579 Yonge St.
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