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Everything You Need to Know About Yorkville’s Boutique Fitness

If you purchase a new condo at BAZIS’ luxury condo residence 1 Yorkville in the trendy Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, you’ll know that it comes with its own fitness gallery, complete with the newest weight and cardio training machines, as well as CrossFit and Pilates studios. From the level of the fitness gallery, 1 Yorkville condo residents can also enjoy the sprawling view of the spa lounge located just below, with hot and cold plunge pools, aqua massages, and a generous steam room and sauna – not to mention the outdoor pool with private cabanas, a wading pool and a hot tub.

Dedicated health and fitness enthusiasts like to have options, though, and the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is the perfect spot to be for wellness buffs.

Fitness Classes for Yorkville Condo Owners

Fitness classes are a fun and motivating way to get – and stay – in shape. Group exercise has been shown to be better for your mental health than working out solo. A recent study found that people who took group exercise classes were less stressed out and reported more physical, emotional and mental health benefits than those who exercised alone or didn’t exercise at all. The social atmosphere coupled with the well-known benefits of physical activity is an added component that creates increasing health benefits for fitness enthusiasts. Group fitness classes also often include music, upbeat energy and choreography. All of these factors help to increase motivation and boost mood.

If you’re into boutique fitness classes, there are plenty of excellent options in the Yorkville neighbourhood. Read on for a compilation of our favourites.

The World’s Fastest Growing Functional Training Community

Functional training is a great way to get in shape fast. Functional training is defined as exercise that involves training the whole body for the activities performed in daily life. Translation? Engaging in functional training will make your day-to-day life easier and more pain-free. Back and joint pain will decrease or disappear, carrying groceries will be incredibly easy and you won’t bat an eye at the prospect of scaling a few flights of stairs.

Because functional training primarily targets the core muscles of the abdomen and the lower back, you’ll also end up looking as fit and shredded as you feel.

Functional training often includes gym equipment such as kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, resistance tubes, balance discs and more.

A great option for functional training in the Bloor-Yorkville area is F45. The “F” stands for functional training. F45’s mix of circuit and HIIT style workouts are geared toward everyday movement. The “45” refers to the length of the workout – just 45 minutes of sweat-dripping, heart-pumping fun and you’re done for the day.

As explained on its website, F45 is specifically designed to provide a functional full-body workout while improving energy levels, metabolic rate, strength and endurance. The team mentality at F45 Training helps members transform their lifestyle physically and mentally while encouraging community growth and a no-ego attitude.

F45 is also one of the most time-efficient ways of training. Participants can burn up to 750 calories per 45-minute session.

Get Your Dance On

For dance enthusiasts, FYF (Find Your Fierce) is an amazing option in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. It offers a cardio party “workout” as well as monthly dance choreography pop-up classes so you can get your groove on and have fun while getting fit.

The classes include a mix of 80% cardio and 20% toning and stretching so you can burn calories and tone your muscles, all in just 50 minutes. With a killer playlist, the classes at FYF are an endorphin high. Come once and you won’t be able to resist coming back! Experience is not required.

Enjoy the Full Package

A personalized approach to health is a great way to find out what works for you and what areas you need to work on and to get all the assistance and support you need.

At Catalyst Health Yorkville, personalized experience is what’s on the menu. Its vision is to serve the clients and community in the highest standard with unparalleled health care and enthusiasm.

Everyone has a personal fitness goal, and no two people are alike. Catalyst will assign you to a certified personal trainer who will initiate you on the path to realize your goals. Whether you want to reduce body fat, improve lean muscle mass or increase your mobility for a specific sport, Catalyst’s personal training staff, know what it takes from a physical and mental standpoint to push through the barriers to accomplish what you initially embarked on.

The benefits of personal training are endless, whether you need the initial spark to start a fitness program or add variety and specificity to an already existing regime.

In addition, if you’re looking for a full suite of fitness and wellness services – including chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutrition packages and counselling, active care rehab, physiotherapy and fascial stretch therapy – then Catalyst Health is the place for you.

Located in the heart of the city’s most luxurious area, the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, Catalyst Health houses state-of-the-art equipment and functional space to help you achieve any fitness or wellness goal. Achieving your New Year’s resolutions has never been so easy.

Barre and Pilates

For those looking to build a long, lean dancer’s body, barre and Pilates are popular choices. The Mindful Movement Centre is a great place to explore Pilates class, whether it be a class on the reformer, suspension Pilates, or a flow class. New students can also begin with a one-on-one session to receive a detailed assessment and an informed recommendation on what classes will be best suited to you.

The Mindful Movement Centre boasts a beautiful studio, small class sizes and some of the most highly-trained teachers in the city. You’ll be in good hands here!

Try Something a Little Bit Different

Looking to try something a little different – and highly technologically advanced? GoGo Muscle Training offers Toronto’s finest electric muscle stimulation (EMS) training facility. This zero-impact exercise allows you to gain explosive strength and to build muscle in record time. You can also improve your posture, achieve a toned body, relieve joints and balance out the muscular system with EMS training.

In EMS training, impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes to the skin surface above the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses cause the muscles to contract, so the result is similar to the actual movement and regular contractions of the muscles.

GoGo offers EMS muscle training and also EMS cardio training, allowing you to build unbelievable endurance in just a few weeks with 25 minutes of training. Unlike conventional spinning classes or training which only focuses on your legs, GoGo EMS cardio training gives you full-body cardio and helps you to burn approximately 1,000 calories in just one session.

Whatever kind of fitness class you enjoy, the trendy Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood has a boutique fitness class to suit your style.

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1 Yorkville: Toronto’s Most Luxurious New Condo Development Is Nearly Complete

Construction is coming along beautifully at BAZIS’ 1 Yorkville luxury new condo development in downtown Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, and the building is nearing completion!

1 Yorkville now stands at its full height of 58 storeys, and the suites and amenity spaces are in the process of being finished. The building is coming to life, and we’re looking forward to completing construction and welcoming homeowners to this gorgeous new development.

Since our last construction update of this exciting new Toronto condo development, a lot has been done at 1 Yorkville. Read on to learn more! 

Construction Updates at 1 Yorkville

The roof slab has been completed at 1 Yorkville, which means that the condo’s incredible rooftop amenity space is now under construction too. The rooftop at 1 Yorkville will allow residents to entertain their guests in one of the condo’s gracious party rooms or to watch a movie in an intimate outdoor theatre. It’s all coming to life, at this very moment!

The exterior of the stunning condo development is coming along well, with the heritage building steel framing fully completed all the way up to the 4th floor, as well as all windows completed. The exterior wall, drywall has been completed up to the 56th floor – just two more storeys to go!

Inside, the suites are in their final finishing phase. Drywall has been completed up to the 54th floor and painting is well underway, as are tiles (which have been completed up to the 49th floor). Kitchens, countertops and backsplashes as well as suite doors, trim and hardware are also making swift progress – we’re almost there!

The ground floor lobby is also in full construction mode and is coming along well. The beautiful double-height lobby will feature an original art installation, convenient free WiFi, exquisite interior design and a 24-hour concierge.

The amenity spaces are making progress too. 1 Yorkville’s 4th and 5th-floor amenity floors, which are now each 50% complete, offer a functional environment that will inspire the most dedicated health enthusiasts while also embracing those who prefer a more meditative and relaxed ambiance. A spa with a sprawling outdoor pool, hot tub and hot-and-cold plunge pools will offer an incredible opportunity to unwind and enjoy all the benefits of hydrotherapy. A Cross Fit studio with top-tier equipment and a fitness gallery stocked with top-of-the-line weight and cardio machines will allow residents to optimize their health and performance in comfort and style.

A New Condo That’s Changing Toronto’s Landscape

1 Yorkville is already making its mark on the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, with its iconic design becoming a memorable and irreplaceable landmark.

The building is wrapped in crimped bands of white metallic ribbon to produce a unique interplay of shadow and light, and to emphasize a glittering effect embedded in the cityscape. This distinctive, unique exterior cladding now extends all the way from the ground floor to the top of the building’s 58th floor, producing a striking, dazzling effect.

The elegant condo fits in perfectly in the luxurious Yorkville neighbourhood, nestled amidst the likes of Hermes, Gucci, Holt Renfrew, and the Four Seasons across the street.

Redefining Luxury

1 Yorkville’s singular, alluring exterior architecture isn’t all that is making the new condo development such an iconic new part of downtown Toronto’s landscape. The condo’s exquisite interior finishes are also designating a new standard of luxury.

Open-concept layouts, premium European-style kitchens and designer finishes, some with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, are stunning and perfectly suited for the most discriminating buyer.

The condo’s lavish amenities are also superbly designed and highly enviable. Style cannot exist without substance, after all.

Of course, the finishing touch to 1 Yorkville is the royal treatment and ultimate luxury provided by its signature concierge services to handle all of life’s little tasks, such as errands, personal shopping and appointment-booking.

Suites Available at 1 Yorkville

There is still a limited selection of suites available at 1 Yorkville, including a one-of-a-kind penthouse that offers 360 degrees of Toronto views in an incredibly spacious, luxurious 7,256 square feet. The principal rooms of this lofty home feature a southern view with the great Lake Ontario beyond.

If you’re interested in calling the luxury new condo development 1 Yorkville home, get in touch with us to learn more. Follow BAZIS on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) to learn more about our communities and the latest updates at 1 Yorkville.

A Positive Outlook for New Homes in Toronto this Fall

A generally positive fall is underway with a relatively strong real estate market in Canada. This is great news for those investing in real estate, which continues to show strength over the long term as a means to build wealth in Canada. 

 

The Canadian Real Estate Association is reporting slight increases in September, with benchmark prices rising .5% in September over August and increases of 1.3% year over year.  Continue reading

1 Yorkville’s Luxury Condo Coming Close to Capping Off

BAZIS - 1 Yorkville(Excerpted from Urban Toronto’s BAZIS & Plaza’s 1 Yorkville Close to Topping Off in Bloor-Yorkville)

Since construction began in the Spring of 2017, BAZIS’ 1 Yorkville Luxury Condo has been steadily rising, and it is now nearing the summit! We are close to the final height of 183m (58 storeys) and topping it all off is an incredible rooftop amenity space. UPDATED-Sept-19 Continue reading

Your Questions Answered – How Do I Buy a New Condo in Toronto?

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Buying a new condominium is an exciting adventure. The downtown Toronto lifestyle is hard to beat. You have the ultimate freedom. Just lock the door and leave. The city awaits!

When thinking of buying a new condo, learn the steps to buying a new condominium or townhome in Toronto. Living in a home purchased directly from the builder means that you get to be the first one to live in your home and you get to choose exactly how you want it to look! Continue reading

1 Yorkville’s New Luxury Condos in Toronto

Getting to know 1 Yorkville is all about the numbers. This new luxury condo for sale in Toronto’s elite Yorkville neighbourhood is one to get excited about!

BAZIS knows that success in the luxury condo market comes from providing more than a suite full of beautiful finishes. It also comes from providing a host of incredible amenities that inspire envy. Continue reading

1 Yorkville Suite Offers 1155 sq. ft. of Luxury and Stunning West View!

1 Yorkville amenitiesWhile available suites at the inimitable 1 Yorkville are diminishing, you can still obtain one of BAZIS’ 1155 sq ft. suites on the upper floors.  This suite faces west and offers an incredible view of Yorkville far below, with the Annex beyond. It is truly spectacular from the spacious balcony, which is accessible from both the living room and the master bedroom, and is the perfect place to sip a glass of wine and take in a glorious sunset. Continue reading

1 Yorkville Condo Construction Update April 2018

1 yorkville condos for sale 1 Yorkville continues to climb to the sky, and we were excited to see Urban Toronto’s recent article and photos of our progress.  

 

1 Yorkville is beginning to take shape, and is visible above the heritage storefronts along Yonge St. The mix of old and new makes for a unique streetscape, paying homage to Toronto’s vibrant history and enthralling future. Continue reading