These are the Best Fitness Studios in Canada
Whether they offer women-only workouts, childcare, or an outstanding juice bar, Canada’s gyms know how to cater to their clientele. Here are a few of our faves.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best class variety
GoodLife Fitness: Deemed Canada’s BEST GYM by Best Health readers, this chain has something to suit everyone, from personal training to group classes, including yoga, aquatics and even a HIIT program. With state of the art equipment, squash courts, expansive workout floors and studio spaces your options are endless.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best hotel gym
Westin Bayshore, Vanvouver: Working out away from home can be tricky, but this hotel will take your gym experience to the next level. Sure, the fitness centre is kitted out with the high-quality equipment you’d expect, but we were more impressed by the little extras: complimentary headphones and bottled water, New Balance gear available for loan, running maps for the city, and some super cool classes like Liquid Yoga, a flow class done on floating mats in the pool (which, for the record, is way harder than it looks!).
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best shopping
SpinCo: The newest Toronto location boasts a wide range of workout gear for sale. You’ll find SpinCo branded wear from the hot leggings brand Lilybod and custom S’well water bottles, so you can treat yourself to the latest and greatest in activewear.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best equipment
Orangetheory Fitness: Members use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX suspension training and free weights to burn an average of 500 to 1,000 calories per workout. The goal is to reach this optimal zone with every workout to achieve more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-sweat sesh.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best atmosphere
Tight Club: This Vancouver fave is casual, edgy and embodies a healthy, no-judgments attitude toward exercise. Working out here is as much about sharpening your mind and creativity as it is about tightening your body. With a welcoming neighbourhood vibe, it’s easy to make Tight Club friends and feel like part of a community.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best luxury
Equinox: Aside from the towel service, steam rooms and premium shower products provided, you cannot go wrong with an on-site spa. The Caudalie facials are the ultimate in post-workout luxury.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best yoga
Moksha Yoga: With classes ranging from Hot Pilates to Flow, starting in the early morning and running late into the evening, it’s easy to #yogaeverydamnday.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best spin
SoulCycle: An almost cult-like following flocks to their indoor cycling workouts. Currently available in Vancouver and Toronto, candlelit studios and one-of-a-kind playlists set these spin classes apart.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best programs
YMCA: This studio boasts some pretty fantastic fitness facilities, but they’re also much more than just a gym. They offer Canadians of all ages and backgrounds access to health and wellness support through their membership assistance program, new immigrant support services, youth skills and development training.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best access
Anytime Fitness: The name says it all. With 24/7 access to more than 3,000 locations worldwide, this has got to be the most convenient gym on the planet.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best juice bar
Kensington Fitness: Based out of Calgary, this studio has a range of fresh juices and protein shakes available containing electrolytes, antioxidants and other nutrients necessary for post-workout recovery. No need to pack anything in your gym bag — just grab a liquid snack on your way out the door.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best local studio
Bodhi Tree Yoga: This has long been one of Regina’s go-to spots for aspiring yogis to get their meditative stretch on. However, its classes aimed at alleviating chronic pain set it apart. Yoga for Cancer, Breast Cancer and MS are just a few of the options offered.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best childcare
LA Fitness: Whether or not you’re able to drop off the littles for an hour can literally make or break a workout, most of all we love the clean and fun environment in their Kids Klubs.
Canada’s best fitness studios: The best women’s only
Curves: For over 25 years this national studio chain has been delivering 30-minute circuit workouts for ladies of all shapes and sizes. A great place to start if you’re feeling intimidated by muscle men.