6 workout places to try in Toronto if you haven't already

Dec 12 2018, 6:34 pm

When it comes to finding a gym or a great workout class in Toronto, it can often feel as overwhelming as trying to decide where to go for dinner since we’re spoiled with options.

Whether you’re looking for a new way to break a sweat or you’re looking to change up your workout regime, we’ve rounded up our favourite gyms and studios that will leave you feeling like a million bucks.

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Barry’s Bootcamp

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If you want to be pushed to work harder than you’ve ever worked before, Barry’s Bootcamp is the place for you. Known as the original high-intensity workout, Barry’s classes not only burn up to 1,000 calories, they also tonne muscle, maximize fat loss, and increase your metabolism, so you actually burn more calories even once class is over.



Torontonians swear by this high-intensity workout, where the trainers teach, interact and correct every person in the room so members leave knowing more and feeling more confident than when they walked in. Classes feature functional training that includes both strength and cardio, but don’t expect to see any treadmills, think ropes, boxes, hammers and kettlebells.


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STAY GOLD is a Liberty Village athletic performance training facility that prides itself on its loyal members. Here, seasoned athletes can use the space to train on their own, while there are also personal training sessions, boot camps, and performance therapy sessions available. All members have 24/7 access to the gym.



You’ll get a complete head-to-toe workout with SCULLHEAD’S high-intensity, machine-fueled workouts. On these machines, every stroke works your quads, hamstrings, calves, core, shoulders, triceps, and biceps and although classes are intense, they are low impact, so you can focus on working your muscles, not your joints.

Fit Factory 

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This group fitness playground features efficient and lively workout classes that, aside from the rigorous movements, will help you let out all of your stress and aggression. At Fit Factory, athletes can enjoy water bag boxing, state-of-the-art personal training, a full-service wellness clinic, boot camps, challenging classes, and more.

Orangetheory Fitness


Orangetheory Fitness workouts feature five-zone heart rate interval training that combines treadmills, indoor rowing, and weight training with the goal to get (and stay) in each of the five zones for the allotted amount of time. This means 12-20 minutes in an all-out, heart-pumping orange and red zone. Plus, you get to work out in Orangetheory’s signature orange lighting.

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