Best Gyms and Yoga Studios in Mimico
For active and mindful living at Lakeshore and Parklawn in Etobicoke.
Whether you’re looking for a sweaty, challenging physical workout or seeking a place where you can bring body and mind together for mindfulness and better health, here are our top picks for best gyms and yoga studios in Mimico.
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A “world-class training facility with an old school, authentic gym experience,” Torque Barbell Club (253 Norseman Street) emphasizes the use of barbells and free weights, sleds and conditioning equipment. Torque offers specialized classes (bootcamp, bodybuilding posing practice, summer sports camps), athletic and physical therapy, Olympic plates, a full line of cardio equipment, battle ropes, medicine balls and Olympic Lifting Platforms. The club also sports over 1,000 square feet of indoor field turf as well as a protein smoothie and shake bar. Members say Torque Barbell Club is a “great, no-nonsense gym at a reasonable price. Torque is able to create a community of people who get to know each other day-in and day-out. You aren’t simply going for a workout; you’re sharing your time with a group of people with common goals.”
CrossFit Colosseum is the largest CrossFit facility in the GTA with over 16,000 square feet of equipment and accessories. Located in South Etobicoke at Islington & Lake Shore, CrossFit features coaches are certified in the CrossFit school of training. Workouts are pre-programmed and scalable to every level so a person new to fitness can work alongside a competitive athlete. This gym is home to the “6 Week Transformation Challenge” created to introduce CrossFit to a broader population. This challenge is an introduction to CrossFit that begins with basic movements, adding weights later, and emphasizing mobility, flexibility and core strength. CrossFit Colosseum is one of the few gyms in Toronto to offer hourly classes—all day, every hour on the hour, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. All classes are tailored for a variety of fitness levels, so it doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out and interested in fitness or you’re a competitive athlete. CrossFit Colosseum has classes for kids ages 5-12, too. Mobility and yoga are also offered. If you’re looking for a sustainable fitness routine with a supportive community, CrossFit Colosseum is a good fit.
Orangetheory Fitness features a different approach to fitness—heart rate based interval training. The workout stresses maintaining a target zone heart rate that stimulates metabolism when you’re working out, and beyond. Orangetheory combines the energy of a group workout with the attention of an experienced personal coach. Workouts are 60-minute sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Members wear specially designed heart rate monitors (which can be used outside of the gym as well) that monitor the heart rates of its wearers, as well as calories burned and beats per minutes. Orangetheory’s workout uses treadmills, rowing machines, suspension unit systems and free weights. Orangetheory offers three different levels of membership, each running month to month. Corporate memberships are also available. The Mimico studio is at 6 Park Lawn Road.
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BLISS Yoga Studio has a warm and welcoming vibe. With two yoga studios, BLISS is located on Bloor Street West, a few steps from the Royal York subway station. Because the owners believe that yoga is for everybody, the studio offer yoga classes for every age, physical level and body type. BLISS Yoga Studio has a remarkable variety of daily yoga classes including meditation, Kundalini, Hatha, Gentle Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. In addition to the registered classes, BLISS offers daily drop in yoga classes. Their large selection of workshops includes introduction to mindfulness meditation, intro to yoga, healthy back yoga, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga and yoga for teens and kids. If you’re looking for a place to start or get back into your yoga practice, BLISS gives new students access to unlimited classes for one week for $20. Two beautiful studios complemented by trained and caring teachers, along with a friendly community means you’ll be welcomed and encouraged no matter what level you are in your yoga practice.
When you are looking for a way to stay fit, improve your balance, and fine tune your mind and body, Maureen Rae’s Yoga Studio (5324 Dundas Street West) is a popular and well-respected studio offering yoga instruction for all levels of health and ability. The studio emphasizes yoga as a way to stay fit, improve balance and fine tune body and mind. Led by owner Maureen Rae, the studio combines yoga and meditation to help students meet their goals. Maureen has practiced yoga since she was 13, and in her career as a yoga teacher she has studied with some of the most respected yoga experts around the world. T’ai Chi and QiGong, two ancient movement practices, are also featured at Maureen Rae’s studio. Workshops include Pilates, yoga for aging bodies and minds, and chair yoga. Members value the peaceful quiet of the studio: “If you would like to experience authentic yoga then this warm, intimate studio is the space for you. Classes focus on mindfulness and awareness. I love the ambiance.”