- C$25 for five group training classes (C$140 value)
A former US Marines Corps drill instructor sergeant, Tony A. designs his 60-minute boot-camp workouts to both mirror military training and suit different experience levels, blending strength, cardio, and weight-loss manoeuvres. Chins and chests tap portable pull-up bars as focused swings with weighted balls sculpt limbs. 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. Check the class schedule for times and details.
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.