Although inflatable muscle suits are easy to apply and double as flotation devices, natural brawn actually lifts heavy objects and doesn’t deflate when given a routine allergy shot. Blow up your fitness routine with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get 20 boot-camp classes (a $300 value) and a $15 juice-bar credit at FitStudios in Markham (a $315 total value).
FitStudios’ staff of certified trainers runs students through a body-boosting gauntlet of F.I.T. boot-camp classes, available five days a week, that focus on sustaining peak levels of exercise intensity in a group environment. Beefcakes-to-be perform core-strengthening exercises and flexibility-enhancing postures borrowed from Pilates and yoga for a one-hour regimen that encourages muscle groups to put aside their differences and work in harmony. All boot-camp classes incorporate scalable levels of resistance training, so beginners can lunge, lift weights, and wage war alongside lifelong body builders. A supportive environment encourages students to push themselves to the very limits of their abilities during workouts that replicate the natural motion of the human body, minimizing the risk of injury and maximizing one’s ability to throw footballs long distances or carry one’s car through rush-hour traffic.
After stumbling through the maze of sweat and iron, students can replenish nutrients lost along the way at the gym’s juice bar. Baristas are happy to enhance any protein-rich shake ($5) with a shot of pure adrenaline, and also carry a stock of fortifying concoctions such as greens supplements ($35 each) or protein tubs ($55 each) with which to bolster nutrition at home.
In a society that looks for shortcuts to weight loss wherever it can, FitStudios is taking the long way. Through their Functionally Integrated Training program, or F.I.T., the studio's trainers borrow from numerous disciplines to customize their fitness programs to each student's goals, taking their time to ensure students work out right the first time in order to maintain their health in the long run. The result is a stronger body with more stable joints, better cardiovascular endurance, and enhanced flexibility. Through the studio's group training regimens, students learn how to buff up as they work together, forming towering human pyramids to eventually find out what clouds taste like.
These physical feats are accomplished in FitStudios' well-equipped fitness centre, in which TRX suspension bands dangle over an obstacle course of footwork ladders, elliptical machines surround gliding pads and hurdles, and free weights and kettlebells stand at the ready. Also providing holistic wellness, FitStudios' team of sports-therapy specialists treats sports- and stress-related injuries with chiropractic services, acupuncture, and massage therapy.
7050 Woodbine Ave.
Markham, Ontario L3R 4G8