Fitness Guide to Bloor-Yorkville

Wellness is a defining pillar of Bloor-Yorkville. All throughout our neighbourhood, one can find cutting edge fitness studios, boutiques with top notch athleisure and workout gear, and numerous clinics offering physiotherapy, massage, and more.

Whether you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, or you’re looking to expand your athletic horizons, Bloor-Yorkville offers the best of group fitness, personal training, boutique classes, and clinics for your pre-and-post-workout recovery. We’re also home to a fantastic annual charity run, which offers a great way to connect with other runners while giving back to the community.

Map of Gyms, Retail, Studios, Therapy & More

Fitness Guide Overview

Athletic Retail

It all starts with your wardrobe! Before you hit the gym, bike, or nearby trails, you’ll want to make sure you’re equipped with the latest gear to help you perform at your best. Our retailers offer the best indoor and outdoor athletic wear to keep you moving no matter the weather.

Equinox The Shop

Lululemon

Ready for all seasons and all types of movement, the apparel at the Lululemon boutique on Cumberland Street will have you looking forward to your workouts. Stop by and have their team help curate your perfect wardrobe, whether you’re focused on yoga or outdoor running, or hoping to find pieces that will take you from the gym to brunch. Plus, you can shop their new Team Canada Olympic collection – you might not be competing in the games, but you can still look the part while repping our Canadian athletes!

Peloton

Widely known for their at-home spin bike and treadmill, Peloton has a gorgeous showroom on Bloor Street complete with accessories and apparel. Their in-house line has all the essentials including leggings, tanks, shorts, and après-workout staples such as sweaters, jackets, and sweatpants. Plus, Peloton offers weights, resistance bands, and other equipment, making at-home workouts more accessible than ever.

The Shop at Equinox

Bringing in exclusive brands from all over the world, The Shop at Equinox is where you’ll find a mix of fashion-forward fitness and athleisure must-haves. The Shop also includes workout accessories such as water bottles, yoga mats, gym bags, and at-home massage guns.

Nordstrom Rack

The second floor at Nordstrom Rack is where you’ll find everything you need to build your fitness wardrobe. From running shoes to apparel, you can find all the basics from well-known brands at a fantastic price-point.

Roots

Add some distinctly Canadian pieces to your collection! Pieces found at their Bloor Street boutique will help keep you cozy for outdoor workouts with joggers, sweat tops, hoodies, and more. Browse their exclusive Polartec collaboration to keep warm with high-tech fleece throughout the winter months.

All-In-One Fitness

One of the best ways to stay motivated with a consistent workout routine, is to have plenty of options. Our fitness studios in Bloor-Yorkville offer an array of group fitness classes, from weight training, boxing, or conditioning, meaning you’ll never get bored. With group fitness, you’ll absorb the energy of the room and not have to spend time planning out your workouts for the week. This is a great way to avoid routine fatigue while getting in full body workouts building strength and endurance.
Orange Theory

Goodlife

A Toronto staple, Goodlife offers a fantastic price point for annual memberships that grant access to not only the gym, but an endless array of classes. With three locations in the Bloor-Yorkville area, Goodlife makes it easier than ever to schedule fitness into your day.

Equinox

With the motto “its not fitness, its life,” Equinox is as much a lifestyle destination as it is a gym. With a luxurious lounge and coffee shop, group fitness, top tier personal training, and even a spa, you never really have to leave. Annual memberships are available for local and international studios, making it convenient for those on the move.

Orange Theory

Orange Theory takes a non-nonsense approach to your workout! You’ll be in and out in an hour, after finishing a mix of cardio and strength training circuits while wearing a heart rate monitor to ensure you’re “in the orange” (the desired heart rate zone). Monthly membership options offer either 4, 8, or unlimited classes per month, while packages of 10, 20, or 30 classes are also available.

F45

With different circuits every day of the week and no stationary machines, F45 keeps your brain and body guessing! Each workout is 45 minutes in length and focuses on functional movements, building a stronger foundation for real world activities. F45 offers unlimited class packages billed monthly or bi-weekly.

Barry’s

After taking Los Angeles by storm, Barry’s quickly became a must-try for fitness enthusiasts. Their multi-level Bloor-Yorkville space welcomes you to the “Red Room” as you work between sprints and weight lifting. Barry’s memberships include class packages or monthly memberships offering between 8-30 classes per month.

Cardio

Aside from the physical benefits, a solid dose of cardio is a fantastic way to improve your mood and energy levels. Integrating cardio into your weekly routine, whether going for a power walk, outdoor run, or taking a class has several other benefits as well. Prioritizing cardio workouts a few times a week has shown to improve sleep, provide immune system support, and increase blood flow. Enjoy nearby trails to get the benefit of outdoor exercise or try out a spin class at cult favourite Soul Cycle.   

SoulCycle

The only SoulCycle studio in Toronto! Stop by for a signature class where you’ll move to the beat of the music in the candlelit studio, while incorporating upper body work. Classes are available for individual purchase – there are no monthly or annual packages.

Yearly Races

Connect with the community while working on your fitness! Bloor-Yorkville is a proud Community Partner of The Constantine Yorkville Run, an annual 5k that brings together local runners and businesses to raise funds for 30+ small, local charities. Participants can choose which charity they wish to support and are able to participate in a series of fund-raising contests throughout the year, leading up to the September race. Over the last 11 years, the Constantine Yorkville Run has raised over 3 million dollars for local charity groups.

Running & Cycling Routes

 

You might not realize Bloor-Yorkville is a gateway to a number of outdoor trails. For longer distance walks or runs, head north from central Yorkville (about a 30 minute walk) to the David Balfour Park Trail, where you can walk, jog, run or cycle along the ravine. The trail creates a 2.7 km loop, offering the perfect escape into nature. Another great option is to head from Bloor-Yorkville to the Evergreen Brickworks trails (about a 35-minute walk). Without any need to hop in a car, both of these are great ways to get your steps in, while spending more time outdoors.

Mobility & Core

Building mobility and a strong core are fundamental pillars to overall health. Pilates targets both aspects, working on strengthening and lengthening muscles to create overall improved strength and flexibility. As a low-impact form of movement, Pilates helps protect joint health, while still elevating the heart rate. Private and group Pilates classes are available in Bloor-Yorkville with both reformer (equipment-based) and mat classes offered. Postural improvements and spine health are also benefits of the practice and certified instructors will be able to offer modifications for all skill levels or for those working with injuries.   

Mindful Movement Centre

Smaller class sizes and a calming studio space on Scollard Street makes Mindful Movement Centre a must-visit for those looking to start or expand their Pilates practice. The team offers both mat and reformer classes with individual class options as well as bundles available.

Pilates by Stav

Your private Yorkville Pilates studio! Pilates by Stav offers private one-on-one contemporary Pilates. Stav works with each client to create a customized movement program, utilizing top of the line equipment such as a reformer, tower, chair and barrel. Small group classes are offered online.

One-on-One Training

For undivided attention, we recommend one of our personal training studios. Personalized fitness is a great option whether you’re new to working out or looking to challenge yourself in new ways. One-on-one training is also perfect for anyone returning to fitness post-injury or needing support and modifications to help mitigate current injuries. A trainer will help set goals, keep you challenged, and motivated, while pushing you to your full potential.  If you’re just starting out, personal training is a great way to learn fundamental exercises before heading to the gym on your own.

Sweat Shoppe

A best kept secret among many, Sweat Shoppe is a space dedicated strictly to personal training. Get paired up with a trainer that fits well with your personality and training style, and work together on your goals for the year.

Catalyst Health

Designed to be a lifestyle destination, Catalyst Health offers top notch personal training, but also retains a full range of practitioners on site (including physio, chiro, nutrition, active rehab care and massage).

Gogo Muscle Training

If you want to feel like you’re training for your next action film, Gogo Muscle training is the place to be. Using EMS (electric muscle stimulation) technology, you’ll get suited up and guided through a series of strength and cardio movements. One 20-minute session is the equivalent of 2 hours of conventional exercise! Gogo offers class packages as well as an unlimited membership option.

Dance Studios

Steps Dance Studio 1

If you prefer to dance your way through your fitness goals, explore our local dance studios. Whether looking for group class, couples’ sessions, or advanced lessons, you’ll find warm and welcoming environments to get started. Lessons include ballroom, bachata, salsa, the rumba and more.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

At the Arthur Murray Dance Centers, we provide beginners dance lessons, wedding dance lessons, ballroom dance lessons and dance classes for everyone! Whether you want to learn to dance as a single or couple, our dance instructors cater to your needs.

Steps Dance Studio

We believe that dance and community are vital for our collective well-being. With 35 classes per week to choose from, now is the time to join in! Classes for beginners to aspiring performers and future competitors.

Physios & More

Inside Out Physiotherapy

Recovery and injury prevention are key element to overall health. Bloor-Yorkville is home to a number of clinics that take a well-rounded approach to wellness. Explore our cutting-edge clinics to find a team suited to your needs. Whether you’re returning from injury or wanting to optimize movement, you won’t need to travel far to find the city’s top clinicians, including registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, and chiropractors. You can also explore alternative medicine such as IV therapy and set up appointments with nutritionists to help create a complete health plan.

InsideOut Physiotherapy and Wellness Group
The IV Lounge
MyoDetox
Rosedale Wellness
Athlete’s Care Sports Medicine Centres