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Everyone agrees that finding time to go to the gym three times a week can be incredibly challenging. If you live in a Riverside home, you are never more than a 15-minute drive from some of the city’s best and trendiest fitness hotspots, which makes it feel especially demotivating when you scroll through your Instagram feed and are flooded with images of fitness gurus effortlessly twisting themselves into pretzels on the yoga mat or cycling like they’re at the Tour De France in their private spin studios many kilometres from your house. You won’t have any trouble fitting in a spin class during your lunch break or starting your mornings with a sun salutation in true yogi style.


There is a class at Mindful BodyWorks Yoga Studio, 1278 Saint Clair Avenue West, for every fitness level. Whether you want to tone up and lose weight, or you just want to relax and clear your head, Mindful BodyWorks has a class for you. Mindful BodyWorks offers courses for prenatal fitness, moms and babies, mindful meditation, and those wishing to push their fitness regimen into high gear with a yoga-Pilates fusion, in addition to the result in great Hatha yoga routines and brisk vinyasa flows. The range of medical services that Mindful BodyWorks provides is another perk! You won’t be able to choose a favourite among the fantastic exercise courses, welcoming instructors, calming messages, reiki therapy, and reflexology.


Front & Centre Dance Academy is the place to go if you enjoy working out to your favourite music because it is the largest all-in-one dance, music, and fitness studio in the city. You’ll enjoy changing up your fitness routine with their more unusual lessons in addition to the more conventional dance and workout sessions like beginner’s ballet, strength training, and yoga. Take one of their workshops devoted to mastering Beyoncé, the Queen Bey’s signature moves, or sign up today to learn the choreography from today’s most famous music videos. Even if you have no prior dance experience, you can still have a blast in most classes. You can stop by at any time to learn from talented choreographers and instructors at 1200 Castlefield Avenue.


The Uptown PowerStation, which blogTO named one of the top 10 new fitness clubs in Toronto and the best gym in the Castelefield Design District, has all the components to become your new favourite gym. Yoga, spin, total body resistance (TRX), and boxing are just a few of the excellent activities offered at Uptown PowerStation, which also offers personal training, exceptionally clean and up-to-date facilities, and flexible class timings. Working out will be fun thanks to the positive, supportive environment and knowledgeable coaches, which will inspire you to intensify your routines. Visit Uptown PowerStation in person at 3019 Dufferin Street or online to find out more about all the numerous classes they provide!


Did you know that the only authorised barre studio in Canada is a less than 10-minute drive from your Riverside home? The owner of Barre Nouvelle is the only instructor in Canada who has received training from the renowned Lotte Bark, the creator of barre exercise, despite the fact that other fitness centres provide sessions that are modelled after the routines of professional ballet dancers. Use the studio’s incredibly handy location at 140 La Rose Avenue to your advantage and try the energetic workout that has swept the fitness world off its feet. There is practically no drawback to Barre Nouvelle, which promises to develop the long, lean muscles typical of dancers, boost flexibility and strength, and be a lot of fun.

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