Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 20-class pass to Jukari Fit to Fly and other fitness courses at Kingwest Fitness (a $400 value).
Voted Best Fitness Facility in Toronto by Toronto Blog, Kingwest Fitness disciplines men's and women's bodies in 18,000 square feet of loft-style workout space. Housed in a converted WWII factory, exercisers forge their bodies for strength attractiveness comparable to weapons-grade steel. Fitness seekers can begin their visits with one-hour Jukari classes ($20 each), sweating out molecular frenemies through exercises based on Reebok's peak-performance workouts and Cirque du Soleil's high-flying acrobatics. Pupils hold on to FlySet devices, 4-pound weighted trapeze bars fastened via a colourful sling to the gym’s ceiling. Ensnaring untamed arms and legs in the bar's series of loops, aerial athletes stretch, climb, swing, kick, and Charleston. Participants spin and fly as they strengthen limbs, core muscles, and cloud-harvesting ability in a highly active gym-playground combo.
Exercisers can peruse 11 other classes of their choice (drop-ins, $20 each). The Cross-Fit Intro course combines the basics of weight lifting, sprinting, plyometrics, and prying jar lids, and Nuvo Burlesque employs a feather-boa-wrapped repertoire of beginner choreography to work core muscles and improve coordination. Class times range from 30 minutes to one hour. Post-workout students can relax with nutrition bars, beverages, and a sense of sweaty satisfaction at the gym's new juice bar.
275, 171 E Liberty St.
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3P6Get Directions