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.
Misfit Studio promises a “wild physical journey” through a variety of fun-focused Pilates – including reformer Pilates – dance and dynamic movement classes. For example, the “Fusion” class – based on yoga, shaped by Pilates, and inspired by dance – gives you a full-body workout. Located on Ossington just off of Queen West, Misfit also offers massage, physiotherapy and osteopathy services as part of their Wellness Collective.
Misfit Studio, 88 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 271 9037
Spokehaüs, located in downtown Toronto, is a haven for cycle enthusiasts. Modeled after the infamous SoulCycle, this is anything but your typical spin class. Blasting energizing music through each expertly choreographed 45-minute session, every Spokehaüs workout offers a high-intensity, low-impact full-body experience that will leave you sweat-soaked and exultant.
Spokehaüs, 70 Dan Leckie Way, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 220 4641
Dedicated exclusively to women’s health and wellness, MOVE is a boutique fitness club in Leslieville. There is a wide variety of small group training, personal training, beginner boot camp, expert coaches, and nutritional guidance available. To replenish yourself after a rigorous workout, there is even an organic juice bar on-site.
MOVE Fitness, 388 Carlaw Ave, Unit 105B, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 748 6683
With several locations scattered around the GTA, Orangetheory has got your fitness needs covered. Focusing on monitoring your heart rate and taking its name from the “orange zone,” or the scientifically designated target area that spikes your metabolism, Orangetheory’s motto isn’t “Keep Burning” for nothing. They offer a variety of high-intensity classes.
How about letting your workouts take flight? At Fly Studios on Queen West, you can defy gravity in one of their aerial yoga classes. Try a whole new level of strength and flexibility while also sparking your sense of adventure. Fly also offers reformer Pilates classes, which makes use of a reformer machine to work your entire body in a new way.
Fly Studios, 489 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 350 3597