Fitness

Fitness Class Descriptions

With hundreds of fitness classes across Toronto, including everything from pilates and tai chi to kickboxing and muscle conditioning, the City has something for everyone. If you prefer a specific class, location and time slot, you can register for a whole session and be guaranteed a spot. For those who want more flexibility, there are also passport (unlimited classes for a specific period of time), punch-card (packages of classes) and pay-as-you-go (drop-in) options.

These classes are suitable for all levels, focusing on providing a minimum of 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercises that use large muscle groups in a continuous and rhythmic manner. Most classes also include a muscle conditioning component. Regular participation can help improve your cardiovascular system (heart/lungs), flexibility, balance and co-ordination. Small equipment may be used.

Cardio Low Impact

A cardiovascular focused fitness class for all levels with low impact choreography. Intensity can vary from low to high levels.

Gentle Fit

A gentle, slow-paced class for all ages and fitness levels; appropriate for people with low bone density or osteoporosis. Some classes have floor work and others use chairs for the conditioning portion.

Cardio High/Low

A cardiovascular focused fitness class for all levels with options for different levels of impact. Intensity levels can vary from low to high levels.

Cardio and Sculpt

This class is half Cardio High/Low and half Body Sculpt.

Cardio Mix

A fitness class incorporating a variety of cardio choices, i.e. step, high/low, kick boxing which will vary from week to week.

Step

A cardiovascular focused class using the Step with choreography.

Walk Fit

A class involving brisk, rhythmic, vigorous walking intended to improve cardiovascular efficiency, muscular strength and endurance.

Cardio Kick Boxing

Build speed, control and power using punching and kicking techniques while getting a cardio workout.

Boot Camp

This class will challenge you to improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and endurance levels through group, partnered and solo exercises using circuit, interval or plyometric training.

Osteo Fit

Weight-bearing exercises will build and maintain stronger bones while increasing muscle strength which is suitable for anyone with low bone density or osteoporosis.

These classes are suitable for all levels, focusing on building bone mass, muscular strength and endurance with no cardio component. Classes may be specific to certain areas of the body and may use equipment such as body bars, stability balls, BOSU, hand weights and exercise bands.

Body Sculpt

This class emphasizes full body conditioning with a focus on muscle strength and endurance.

Body Sculpt: Core

This class emphasizes strengthening the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and pelvis.

Body Sculpt: Lower Body

A class focusing on strengthening the muscles of the legs, gluteus and core

Learn to Weight Train

Participants will learn proper weight training techniques required to use both free weights and strength equipment in the weight room.

Stretch

This class provides stretching exercises that promote flexibility for the whole body.

Stretch and Strength

This class focuses on improving posture and flexibility by strengthening and stretching the muscles and of the body.

T.I.M.E.

Together In Movement and Exercise - In partnership with Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a modified exercise program suitable for adults with mobility challenges, who can walk at least 10 metres and may use a cane or walker. Exercises are designed to increase strength, balance, mobility and overall health. Participants screening is required prior to registration.

Smart Start

A small group class designed for those recovering from or living with illness. Seated, standing and moving exercises, train balance and muscle conditioning. This class is the next step for those who have completed the T.I.M.E. program.

These classes are suitable for all levels incorporating various culture inspired music and dance movements to create a dynamic, exciting, aerobic workout. Participants will benefit by having a total body fun workout that improves rhythm, burns calories and strengthens muscles. Classes may include a muscle conditioning component.

Cardio Dance

This class incorporates various culture inspired music and dance movements to create a dynamic, exciting, aerobic workout. Participants will benefit by having a total body workout that improves rhythm, burns calories and strengthens muscles.

Cardio NIA

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Cardio Socasize®

A creative blend of high/low impact aerobics combined with Caribbean dance moves.

Cardio Bollywood

An energetic cardiovascular exercise dance routine that modernizes the high-energy classical Indian and folk dances by blending traditional Bhangra dance steps with Bollywood moves.

Cardio Hip Hop

This is a Cardio Dance class with movements taken from current dance trends.

ZUMBA®

This is a Latin inspired Cardio Dance class.

ZUMBA® TONING

This is a Latin inspired Body Sculpting class using light weights.

ZUMBA® GOLD

This is a Latin inspired, low impact, Cardio Dance class for Older Adults.

ZUMBA® KIDS

This is a Latin inspired Cardio Dance class for Children.

Build longer, leaner muscles while safely exploring optimal strength, flexibility and endurance. Exercises focus on strengthening core postural, abdominal and back muscles. Participants are required to bring their own mat.

A series of postural exercises and breathing techniques to improve flexibility, strength and muscle tone; various styles are offered. Participants are required to bring their own mat.

Yoga

A series of postures promoting flexibility, specific breathing and relaxation techniques, while strengthening and toning muscles.

Yoga: Hatha

This class includes gentle stretches with traditional standing and floor poses.

Yoga: Power

This class moves quickly through a series of athletic poses which builds strength, stamina and flexibility.

Yoga: Kundalini

This class includes the use of dynamic breathing techniques, chanting, mantras and meditation, along with traditional poses.

Meditation

Breathing and meditation techniques are used to achieve body and mind relaxation.

Yoga: Chair

This is a Hatha Yoga class adapted to use a chair throughout the class or for support while standing.

Yoga/Pilates Fusion

This class combines the benefits of Yoga and Pilates into one class. Participants learn the fundamentals of proper breathing and correct body alignment in a relaxing atmosphere. This class encourages strong abdominals, a supple spine and overall flexibility.

Classes designed for the specific needs after pregnancy. New moms/caregivers can participate with their babies in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

Post Natal Fitness

This baby friendly program allows new moms to participate in an exercise class with their babies in the room. Each class involves cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance components with a focus on postnatal specific core work and flexibility. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other new moms in your community. (Babies up to 12 months or not yet walking)

Fitness: Caregiver and Baby

This fitness class is designed specifically for new parents/caregivers to attend with their baby up to 12 months or not yet walking.

Yoga: Caregiver and Baby

This yoga class is designed specifically for new parents/caregivers to attend with their baby up to 12 months or not yet walking.

Stroller Fit

This class is designed with you and your baby in mind. Muscular strength and conditioning and cardiovascular training is included.

Emphasis is on general health and fitness through the development of slow and controlled movements in a fixed sequence. Enjoy the benefits of improved health, relief of stress and the promotion of concentrated relaxation. Various styles are offer.

Tai Chi

A style of martial arts involving fluid movement sequences; Tai Chi improves flexibility, balance, strength, coordination and mental concentration.

Tai Chi: Wu Style

A style of martial arts involving small, quick movements in a narrow standing position; Tai Chi improves flexibility, balance, strength, coordination and mental concentration.

Qigong

This class involves slow contracted movements that integrate physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention and meditation

Classes are designed to encourage families to participate in regular physical activity together in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Each individual must register for this class, fees vary based on age.

Family Fitness

This fitness class is designed for parents to participate together with their child(ren) as a family. The format of this class may vary from week to week.

Family Yoga

This Yoga class is designed for parents to participate together with their child(ren).

Yoga: Caregiver and Tot

This Yoga class is designed for parents/caregiver to participate together with their toddler.


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