America, we love you. But there are some things you just can’t get state-side. And that includes some stellar fitness classes for the best workout routines. Here at HBFit, we’re no strangers to the bright lights of our northern neighbors — our founder, Hannah Bronfman, is a frequent visitor to Canada’s biggest city and Drake’s hometown, Toronto.
And when we do decide to swing by the 6ix, we can’t help but drool over the fitness studios there. If you have the opportunity to work up a sweat at these five workout classes, you’re in luck. Here are the Toronto fitness classes that can’t be missed:
The name says it all — Beyography is an intensive weekly dance class tribute to the queen herself, Beyoncé. Bey-loving fitness junkies learn the complete choreography of a different Beyoncé song over the course of each two-hour, all-gender class, suitable for advanced dancers and newcomers alike.
Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club
Toronto Newsgirls is a boxing club that offers a variety of classes for everyone, but specializes in boxing classes just for women and trans people. The boxing club has programs that teach beginners the basics of boxing, as well as a class designed to coach you through competitive boxing. Their classes include warm up exercises, cardio workout routines, and a strong foundation in building muscle and strength with solid boxing technique.
Spynga is a yoga studio and a cycling studio combined. They pair the full-body, HIIT cardio body fat burning power of spinning, with the therapeutic low impact flow of yoga poses. Their combo spinning and yoga studio classes are designed to take your body from warm up to cool down for a balanced, satisfying workout with a built-in recovery that leaves you thrumming with energy.
Best Abs Ever at Equinox
This 30-minute class from Equinox fitness studio is a fat-burning, core-strengthening, muscle-building, abdominal blitz that targets your abs for full-body fitness. This high-intensity cardio workout class is all about abdominal strength, guaranteed to leave you feeling energized and ultra-toned.
This workout studio offers classes on indoor surfboards — their yoga, cardio, strength and muscle building, and combination classes all take place on surfboards, and they’re all about testing your balance. While you go through your workout routine, your body is constantly making mini adjustments to stay stable on the board, working out a variety of large muscle groups in the legs, core, back, and arms. You can target muscles groups with special exercises at different difficulty levels, but it’s a full body workout that’s great for building tone and burning calories.