Hip Studios to Get a Great Workout in Toronto

Strength Box
Strength Box | © Brilynn Ferguson

It’s important to get a heart-pumping workout, but do you ever find yourself getting bored of the same old gym routine? Or, worse, skipping your workout sessions entirely? It happens to everyone. Fortunately, Toronto is home to a number of dynamic and unique studios that offer so much more than your typical gym experience. From aerial yoga to natural movement training, here are eight of Toronto’s coolest and most unusual studios to capture your interest and get a variety of workouts.

1. StrengthBox


StrengthBox Toronto
© Brilynn Ferguson
StrengthBox in East York offers a refreshing and unusual approach to fitness. Focusing on natural movement and the development of physical skills, there aren’t any mirrors or memberships at this playground for adults. Instead, there are plenty of weights and kettlebells – as well as a jungle gym. Offering training packages, small group sessions, certifications in aerial strength and workshops in breathwork and cold training, you can always count on an entirely unique workout experience at StrengthBox.

2. The Uptown Powerstation

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As its name implies, The Uptown Powerstation offers an intense series of classes and personal training options. Tucked away on Dufferin in North Toronto, you can choose from a full schedule of classes that promote endurance and strength like Power Core TRX, Power Box, Power Cycle, and Power Heated Hatha, as well as open gym sessions.

3. Núcleo Fitness

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Another creative fitness studio in Toronto’s East York, Núcleo is defined by its unique combination of Pilates and rowing in a dynamic workout routine that cultivates stamina and endurance. Emphasizing core development and strength in a small-class environment, you can pair your Pilates-focused mat classes with rowing sessions in order to balance the strength and flexibility of all of your muscle groups with a “full-body cardio adventure.”

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