Ways to stay active online
Over the past few years, online fitness programs have become increasingly popular, making it easier to get your workout in from the comfort of your own home. Most local fitness studios and gyms have online offerings now, so no matter what your workout style is, you’ll be able to find an online class that suits you.
Online classes are a great way to stay active because they’re convenient and you can do them from anywhere. Many studios and gyms offer a variety of ways you can workout online, such as live digital classes or an on-demand library of classes that you can access by membership or subscription.
If you prefer working out at home, trying out an online class with a studio in your neighbourhood is the perfect way to support local, small businesses. Read below to discover some fitness studios and gyms in the GTA that offer ways to stay active online.
1. Barry's Bootcamp
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- 310 Richmond St W unit 1, Toronto and 100 Bloor St W, Toronto
Barry’s Bootcamp is known for delivering high intensity interval workouts that will push you to your limits. The classes at Barry’s aim to tone muscle and maximize fat loss. To access hundreds of on-demand and live digital classes, you can download the Barry’s App. The app also has a social networking feature that allows you to browse, message, and link up with other members so you feel a part of the global Barry’s community.
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BCTO, or The Toronto Barre Collective, currently operates solely virtually, offering a wide range of class styles, including barre, yoga, pilates, and cardio dance. With BCTO, the focus is on wellness, mindful movement, and community, and they often run community challenges. When you sign up for a class, you can either take it live on Zoom or do the recording, which is sent to you and remains available for 7 days.
3. Fit Factory Fitness
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- 373 King St. W, Toronto and 161 Eglinton Ave E
Fit Factory Fitness is a high-end group fitness studio that blends functional, HIIT, strength, circuit, athletic conditioning, bodyweight, boxing, and military-style training. Voted Best Boot Camp by blogTO and the Best Fitness Club by NOW Toronto, this studio is known for its motivating, welcoming, and engaging approach. You can enjoy Fit Factory Fitness’ classes online with their daily live classes or video on demand library.
4. Sweat and Tonic
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- 225 Yonge St, Toronto
Sweat and Tonic is a boutique fitness and wellness studio offering everything from yoga to HIIT to cycling classes. With Sweat on Demand, you can take a class from anytime and anywhere. On their online platform you’ll get unlimited access to an entire library of yoga, HIIT, ride, pilates and boxing classes with new videos being released every Friday.
5. TruBliss Yoga
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- 1415 King St E Unit 9, Courtice
TruBliss Yoga is a yoga studio offering different class styles. For an energizing and strengthening class, try Energy Flow. For a class that encourages deep relaxation, try Restorative and Gentle Movement. TruBliss Yoga also offers pilates. You can sign up for a virtual class 30 minutes prior to receive the link.
6. Pure Pilates
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- 107 Colborne St W, Whitby
Offering over 40 weekly Pilates classes, including contemporary, technical, and restorative, Pure Pilates’ mission is to empower, educate, and inspire. Their supportive and inclusive classes provide total body conditioning. If you have a membership, you’ll have access to live-streamed classes and their on-demand library.
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- 467 Speers Rd, Oakville
iGita is an urban sanctuary in Oakville, providing mind-body based fitness classes and services, such as yoga, hot yoga, pilates, meditation, and barre. Whether your goal is stress relief or to build strength, iGita has a class for you. iGita offers online classes via Zoom.
8. Solis Movement
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- 3451 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke
Solis Movement is a high exertion studio focused on helping you strengthen your muscles, tone your body, and relieve you of stress and anxiety. With Solis TV, you can access live classes and their video library so you can take classes at your convenience.
9. Inye Yoga
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- 2640 Bristol Cir #300, Oakville
This yoga studio in Oakville offers over 40 yoga classes a week, as well as workshops, community classes, meditation, and specialized training. Inye Yoga’s practices include alignment based Hatha Yoga (levels 1, 2), Vinyasa, deep stretch, Yoga Strong, restorative, gentle, yin meditation, and HypnoYoga. With the Inye virtual only membership, you’ll have unlimited access to virtual interactive practices, access to the Inye Media Library, and 10% off workshops and retail boutique.
10. Fitness by the Lake
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- 160 Lakeshore Road E, Mississauga
Fitness by the Lake is a unique studio that runs fitness classes for women in all stages of life, from prenatal to moms. You can move with Fitness by the Lake virtually through live classes and recorded classes. Their live class offerings include HIIT, strength, core, and cardio. Their recorded classes include HIIT, strength, core, cardio, barre, baby yoga, prenatal fitness, and yoga. They also have 30 Day Fitness Challenges.