February 21, 2017 press No Comments

The Best CrossFit Gyms in Toronto


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The best CrossFit gyms in Toronto offer intense training sessions, heavy lifting to challenge your strength and endurance and a variety of gruelling exercises to whip you into shape. Once a niche offering, CrossFit is now mainstream with gyms in neighbourhoods across the city.

Here are the best CrossFit gyms in Toronto.

1. Academy of Lions

This multi-floor Ossington facility offers 50 classes each week including group classes, private CrossFit coaching, HIIT and barbell. Members and non-members are also welcome to hang out in the community area.

2. CrossFit Toronto

This 5,000-square foot facility in Leslieville is one of the oldest CrossFit establishments in the city. A well-equipped space, this gym is locked and loaded with monkey bars, climbing ropes and tires.

3. West Toronto CrossFit

This Junction facility located in a basement of an industrial building is good for CrossFit veterans and newbies. Don’t expect showers or vanity mirrors here. Its focus is purely training and grit over aesthetics.

4. Reebok Crossfit Liberty Village

The only Reebok-branded gym in the city, this Liberty Village staple offers technical coaching and a full toolkit of CrossFit essentials like sandbags, weighted bars and ropes.

5. CrossFit 416

This performance-based CrossFit gym on Queen’s Quay is great at teaching fundamentals and beginners can take free intro classes or CrossFit Basics training. There’s also private coaching, endurance and weightlifting classes.

6. Lift Crossfit

This Corktown gym is one of the bigger CrossFit facilities in the city with lots of natural light. Classes have names like Burn and Power and coaches are stringent about focusing on proper technique and form.

7. Crossfit YKV

This 2,000-square-foot three-floor facility in Yorkville has floor to ceiling windows and state-of-the-art equipment. Its main attraction is the big rig in the middle of the room used for heavyweight lifting.

8. Tidal CrossFit

This Danforth East gym offers programs like CrossFit Foundations, Weightlifting training and even CrossFit for Kids. The Workout of the Day is based around conditioning or strength training.

9. CrossFit Colosseum

At this Etobicoke gym you get a Workout of the Day every hour and the indoor space is large enough to accommodate year-round sprinting. There’s also an athletic therapist and RMT available.