It’s been ages since I’ve been a member of a gym. With the exception of yoga/pilates and NTC sessions, majority of my workouts are done outside all year round. However, after spending some time in Equinox, which is pretty much the Rolls Royce of fitness spaces, I had a change of heart. With clubs in most major U.S. cities and the UK, this luxury fitness brand opened it’s doors to it’s first Toronto location back in 2013 within the city’s high powered financial district. The sophisticated and sleek space nestled high in the sky inside the Commerce Court tower is fully equipped with studio rooms, yoga/pilates practice spaces, a boxing gym, combatants room, enough cardio machines that you never have to sign up or wait to get , state-of-the-art equipment, and the best trainers the country has to offer. Not to mention a full service food and juice bar where you can get pre-workout juices and snacks and nutritious prepped and made to order meals. The company’s branding includes the tagline, “It’s not fitness, it’s life!” which has been my thoughts on exercise for as long as I can remember. If I was asked to create the dream fitness space that would bring that theory to life, it would look exactly like Equinox. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that I’ve been recently named one of Equinox Toronto’s Brand Ambassador and really excited to turn my training up a notch with the help of their amazing staff and classes.
Exercise isn’t just an activity you do from time to time or to lose weight before a vacation. It has to be apart of your lifestyle, which should be accompanied by good eating and proper hydration. During the next few months I will be prepping my body for the 2015 half marathon season and plan to take full advantage of the amazing classes Equinox has to offer, which will act as the perfect compliment to my running training. So stay tuned as I will be sharing my experiences with some of the classes – I literally can’t wait to get my hands into some boxing gloves! What can you expect to see on the class schedule? the infamous Eva Redpath’s Barre Burn, METCON3 (the toughest strength conditioning class I’ve done to date), Tabata, Studio Cycling, Boxing, Shockwave, Hardcore Conditoning, Pilates, various types of Yoga and much more. Not really into group classes? No problem. Equinox’s highly skilled trainers will match your current fitness level with your goals in order to create a bespoke training program that will both inspire and transform you.
Service and Amenities
Calling Equinox a gym makes me feel as if I’m discrediting it in some way. Amenities such as; a full service spa, sauna & steam rooms, lounge areas, and luxe locker rooms stocked with covetable Kiehl’s products, make it feel like a country club. With complimentary wifi throughout the space, Equinox makes it easy to stream your fave videos, music and workout apps.
What I’m Wearing: Exclusive Hamsa Spiritual Gangsta x Equinox Muscle Tank c/o (found exclusively at) Equinox *Spiritual Gangster donates a meal to a person in need for every item sold // Legendary Wave Capri Tights c/o Nike // Free Flyknit 4.0 Running Shoes c/o Nike
Stay tuned as I will be reporting back on my favourite group classes, spa services, amenities, and how Equinox has pushed me to achieve my personal fitness goals over the next few months. As we close in on the end of the year my friends at Equinox are offering an exclusive invitation offer until December 23rd, 2014 – which is a great way to get a jump start on your fitness goals for the new year. For more information on the promotion, to learn more what Equinox has to offer or to find a location near you, head to Equinox.com.
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