CrossFit Markham's fitness coaches work closely with their clients in standard fitness and fundamental movement classes that improve basic control, trim fat, and bolster muscle mass. Gym attendants unleash pent-up sweat droplets in daily classes comprised of varying exercises, such as body resistance, weight lifting, squats, push-ups, and arm wrestling Michelangelo's David. The randomized nature of each class ensures bodies stay out of exercise ruts and that each muscle gets its turn in the fortifying spotlight. Through the fundamentals sessions, students practice a slew of foundational techniques to reduce the chance of injury, increase performance, and easily discern a jump rope from a submarine sandwich. Coaches also bestow a constant stream of inspirational pep talks and offer nutrition advice to their physique-building pupils.
Students Should Bring: Comfortable fitness attire, shoes that allow you to pivot, water, and a towel
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come earlier, like 5 or 10 minutes before the class start time to get everything ready.
For Prana Fitness's owner, Donna Poulidis, yoga is more than just physical exercise. It's therapy. With a basis in Krishnamacharya yoga and a personal-training certification, she explores yoga's role in helping people overcome anxiety, eating disorders, and emotional imbalances. Whether treating the body with straightforward asanas or soothing an unquiet mind with meditation-based Life Force yoga, Donna and her more than 17 instructors aim to align practitioners with their personal and physical goals in 60-plus classes each week. At their beach location, Prana fitness hosts beach yoga sessions, giving guests a chance to fill their lungs with fresh air.
The fitness instructors at 2 B Fit Training Studio hail from diverse backgrounds. Some have spent most of their lives stretching into the core-strengthening poses of yoga and Pilates, while others have earned certifications in physical therapy and wellness counseling. These specialties translate into a long list of classes held seven days a week, as well as a Young Athlete program that helps teenagers conquer the boulder toss that traditionally marks the end of puberty. Between fitness classes, students can keep up their commitment to health thanks to the studio’s nutritional programs.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Microlinks Community Centre's crown jewel is
the versatile fitness studio. With wall-to-wall mirrors and and portable speakers, the studio is perfect for everything from belly dance practice to kids' jiu jitsu sessions. Whatever visitors' age and preferred fitness discipline, the center offers applicable classes—or appropriate courts. The complex boasts a badminton court and a volleyball court. Art classes complement the fitness amenities, covering everything from acting to playing the guitar, a step up from holding it and nodding rhythmically.