9 online fitness studios and classes to try from Montreal this winter

Nov 25 2020, 10:09 pm

We’ve all heard of the often mentioned “work from home” throughout the pandemic but working out from home is just as necessary.

As the pandemic rages on, all of the gyms, fitness studios, dance and yoga centres, and boxing clubs in Montreal have shut down. With no reopening date announced, it might be time to turn your living room table into a bench press.

Luckily, for fitness enthusiasts who rely on trainer-led classes, there are still a bunch of local gyms and fitness centres that are hosting online classes.

While the days are getting shorter and the pandemic is getting longer, it’s important to maintain physical well-being, just as it is for mental. Here is a list of free courses, online subscriptions, and live streams to help keep you fit during arguably the most upside-down time in human history.

Plus, aside from getting in a good workout, you’re helping local businesses who are also feeling weak during the COVID-19 shutdown.

SPINCO Montreal


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SPINCO Montreal runs an online on-demand spin program where guests have access to videos from every SPINCO instructor across the chain’s 20-some locations in Canada.

If you don’t have a spin bike, reach out to SPINCO (and a slew of other spin studios in Montreal) to literally get your hands on one.

Modo Yoga Montreal

After 16 years of doing it in-studio, Moda Yoda is taking it online. The studio is inspiring yogis to complete 10, 20 or 30 classes in a month – whether they’re short pop-up classes, or full-length practices.

Visit the website for more info and classes schedules.

HBB Feel Good/Flexibility Bootcamp


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Join coach Suaad Ghadban for a virtual full-body bootcamp.

The HBB Virtual Bootcamp can be done in the comfort of your own home (as if we had a choice) with minimal equipment. The workout lasts 120 minutes but it’s efficient, effective, and guaranteed to kick you into shape.

Blackout Fitness MTL


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Blackout Fitness MTL offers free workouts through their social channels and personalized training tailored towards specific needs, based on the trainee.

They offer on-demand private, semi-private, corporate, and group trainings for people who don’t want to sweat alone.

Fit By Troy

Fit By Troy

Fit By Troy offers a free HIIT video every day (20 to 30 minutes long) as well as private personal training sessions with programs focused on specific goals.

The site is run by Troy, who says he’s a “dad that understands what it takes to lose weight, to get cut and/or to gain muscle, while juggling career and home life. I’ve done it, and I live it every day.”

Check out his website for more info.



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realspin (founded by Lauren Kaplan) brings the joys of riding to the beat of music right to your home, while integrating choreographed dance moves to an intense spin ride.

It’s an instant sweat, a phenomenal workout, and consists of great upbeat music.

ensō yoga


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ensō yoga is challenging clients to a 30-day home yoga challenge, 30 workouts in a month. Clients who sign up will receive rewards once the gym reopens.

The studio’s last zoom quarantine challenge had over 700 participants.

Orange Theory

“Exercise tends to be our lifeboat,” states the Orange Theory website, “and we count on it to keep our bodies toned, our spirits high, our minds at ease.”

The popular gym has created a slew of online videos that are posted to their page every day. It’s simple to follow along and features a great rotation of back, chest, bicep, tricp, hamstring, calf, and quad workouts.

Paradigm Fitness

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The team at Paradigm Fitness has created an entire 12-week health and wellness program that gives trainees online coaching, customizable diet plans, workouts, and daily access.


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