We do the legwork (literally) and give you the straight shooting, real talk review of the boutique fitness studios you want to try. We hunt down the newest classes, hardest workouts, most bad-ass instructors, chillest vibes, and the best value. Above all else, we give you the goods so you can get your ass to class.
Fit-City Guide is a platform to navigate the incredibly saturated fitness class scene. It’s not just about incense burning yoga studios or big box no-personality gyms anymore. With so many different types of fitness studios popping up, it can be difficult to know what they all do and if they would have a class you might like. Fit-City Guide offers an unbiased, hella detailed breakdown of the different kinds of classes out there. And we’ll try everything so you don’t have to waste your time and your dollas trying to find something you want.
When reviewing each class, we consider 5 key components:
Location | Class Schedule + Price | Vibe | Instructor | Level of Difficulty
Each component has the opportunity to score a full pineapple. Yes, we rate using pineapples. How come? Because stars are so 1995 and pineapples are awesome. They are the happiest fruit, they represent hospitality and friendship, and they remind us of the beach. And we love the beach.
This charming studio in the heart of Edmonton’s Little Italy is full of chaotic character. We tried our hands at a contact dance class, which was a definite first and though it didn’t leave us gasping for breath, it absolutely fulfilled its purpose in connecting mind to body and forcing us to take time to understand how they work in partnership and to the world around us. Also, there was a HUGE test in trusting others – strangers nonetheless – which was a lil’ life reminder unto itself.
Leaner – longer – stronger. Barreworks motto and speaking deeply to our soul. As Toronto’s first ballet-based barre studio 5 years ago, these guys have dominated the barre space and made it affordable, fun and you’ll see results. If you haven’t tried barre before but always wanted to, this is where you should start.