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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