The Sweat Lab Review

TheSweatLab, YYC|4.5

The Sweat Lab (or TSL) is an absolutely awesome hub for lean, mean muscle hotties. Reasonably priced, with a diverse schedule full of killer classes, and a spacious ski-lodge feel, this studio is a must visit for the Calgary fitness fam.

Barreworks, YYZ | 4.75

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.

Moksha Yoga, YEG | 4

Moksha Yoga West is one of the OG hot yoga studios in YEG and it's philosophy is completely in-line with other Moksha studios worldwide, creating a space where a diverse group of people can practice together without judgment. You’ll find a v interesting mixture of serious practice and a jovial community, and the sweaty yoga class was challenging, fun, and accessible for anyone. Totes worth a visit for your next downdog.

Afterglow, YYZ | 4.5

The class schedule is packed, the prices reasonable, and they have some of our absolute FAV yoga instructors. We're so into this little gem in the east end, and we guarantee you'll leave with an energised glow that's entirely deserving of the name. 

OctopusGarden, YYZ | 3.5

This fulsome wellness centre is big on their values, as they strive to provide a safe space for inquiry, practice, community and healing and we totally got that sense during our time.

Surfset, YYZ | 4.5

These classes are designed to stimulate the physical demands of surfing without the waves. Meant to torch body fat, build lean muscle and get a ripped core, this class will kick your ass.

Torq Ride, YYZ | 4

One of the draws to this studio is their cutting edge equipment. Their Stages Cycling (SC3) bikes will e-mail immediately after class to show your power, total calories burned, RPM and miles so you can continually challenge yourself and track your progress. Woot. 

City Dance Corps, YYZ | 4.5

The Ballet Boot Camp class incorporates ballet, yoga and Pilates based movements for a continuous fat burning workout that will leave you feeling tall, toned and as graceful as Misty Copeland (for half a second, because reality.)

Pure Yoga, YYZ | 5

The team is funny and vivacious, and the sweaty hot yoga class was challenging, fun, and pushed us in ways only a yoga class can – we did 108 pushups throughout the class. WHAT?! 

SoulCycle, YYZ | 4.5

The 45-minute class was a challenging, sweaty, and motivating feel-good ride that wasn't the least bit intimidating. We get why it has a cult following, I think we might be in the fan-club now.