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The Fitness Test: The Stretch & Stride

In The Fitness Test, Leyla explores a different class in Toronto and gives you a breakdown of what’s awesome and what’s not.  Studio: Flipswitch Studio – 49 Camden St., Upper Loft Instructor: Vanessa Montenegro Description: This is yoga curated for runners. “There are a lot of synchronicities between the two,” says Montenegro. “It’s meditation in movement.”… Read More »

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The Fitness Test: CircuitFIT

Each week, Leyla explores a different class in Toronto and gives you a breakdown of what’s awesome and what’s not.  Studio: CircuitFIT – 542 Mount Pleasant Road Instructor: Alex Savva/Patrick Thomas Description: Picture a big box gym. Now imagine it as a multivitamin. CircuitFIT is eight machines, a handful of equipment and half-an hour-of your life – all… Read More »

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The Fitness Test: Lagree Fitness’ M3: Fusion

Each week, Leyla explores a different class in Toronto and gives you a breakdown of what’s awesome and what’s not. Studio: Studio Lagree, 425 Spadina Rd. Instructor: L.A. Russell Description: This class involves you, a Megaformer, and every single effing muscle in your body. No warm-up. No break between sets. You’re planking from the starting pistol. Various… Read More »

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The Fitness Test: Barreworks Mixed Level

Each week, Leyla explores a different class in Toronto and gives you a breakdown of what’s awesome and what’s not. Studio: Barreworks – 625 Queen St. W., 3rd floor Instructor: Lauren Pederson Description: This class feels like the genetically engineered dream child of ballet and aerobics. Clearly some serious thought has gone into creating a… Read More »

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The Fitness Test: Vinyasa Flow Level 1/2 at Yoga Tree Downtown

Each week, Leyla explores a different fitness class in Toronto and gives you a breakdown of what’s awesome and what’s not.  Studio: Yoga Tree Downtown – 140 Spadina Avenue Instructor: Leigh Bowen Description: Vinyasa Flow 1/2 is to yoga what “vanilla sex” is to Fifty Shades of Grey. We’re talking good-old-fashioned “Om” chanting, “intention” setting, and a bunch of Downward Dogs, Sun Salutations,… Read More »

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The Fitness Test: Allegro Ballet Bootcamp

Each week, Leyla explores a different class in Toronto and gives you a breakdown of what’s awesome and what’s not. Studio: Extension Room – 30 Eastern Avenue Instructor: Jennifer Nichols  Description: By now the misconception that ballet is ‘girly’ has been dispelled: It’s the stuff warriors are made of. This intro class warms up with jogging in-place and doesn’t slow down. You… Read More »

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