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Want to feel strong and have A sustainable exercise habit you love?

Try Toronto’s Best Beginner-Friendly Small Group Fitness Classes

Located By Bloor & Christie (toronto)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews On Google

In your first class you will:

Group fitness class learning how to do a barbell deadlift in the gym

Our classes are 100% beginner-friendly, ideal for those who are new or returning to fitness after a break (such an an injury).

...as well as modifications or alternative exercises to suit your body. (We adapt the exercises to you, so you never have to workout with pain.)

You're going to get stronger and still have energy for the rest of your day!

5-Star Google Reviews

Emily R.

I love these classes! It’s 50 minutes of being satisfying and gratifying fitness, designed to welcome people of all fitness levels and ages, so that you can work at an intensity that is sufficiently challenging for you, without peer pressure. The attendees are friendly and it’s a supportive, body-positive environment.

Sharon M.

Recess is great! Small class sizes and welcoming environment. Adrian is a great trainer. He explain the physiology and the value/purpose of each exercise. Looking forward to my next class!

Lois S.

A great addition to the neighbourhood and my favourite spot to work out. A range of classes to suit any fitness level. Adrian is an amazing fitness instructor and makes it an effort to meet your fitness goals. Ask him to play a BTS tune!

Safa S.

Beautiful space, spacious gym with lots of class and personal training options for people in all stages of their fitness journey. Great community vibes and support. They can help you reach your fitness goals - from gaining overall strength to improving endurance, to more specific things like improving your overhead press. Really knowledgeable and friendly owners!

Sandra C.

Have been going to the recess fit club group classes for few months now and I cannot recommend enough! Definitely getting much stronger. The community is great, everyone is friendly, and is perfect for those who are new to or want to get back to weight lifting.

Kim L.

I can't praise Recess Fit Club enough! Their programs are tailored to individual needs and led by helpful, knowledgeable trainers. The friendly atmosphere makes working out a joy. Classes are small, and the space is always spotless. I've never missed a class since I joined -- they make it so easy to show up. If you're looking for a fantastic strength program in a welcoming environment, this gym is the best! Highly recommended.

Aleks W.

I love Recess Fit Club! Always a fun time:) and with small classes it’s like working out with friends. Highly recommended! Check it out.

Two people in the gym doing a barbell exercise with two personal trainers.

We make fitness approachable and uncomplicated.

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Get your first class for only $8.

Try any class for only $8

we get you

We're the right fit for each other if...

be SMART

You want to learn how to exercise safely & effectively.

  • Small class sizes so you get hands-on instruction on technique.
  • Learn how to find the right intensity and prevent injury.
Take control

You want to feel strong in your body.

  • Workouts designs to energize you.
  • Emphasis on building strength and endurance that is sustainable.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

You are a beginner or are returning to fitness.

  • Build a routine that suits your lifestyle.
  • Feel confident in the gym.
  • Find joy in exercise.
positive energy

You're looking for really good vibes.

  • We’re focused on building community.
  • We boast a clean, unintimidating space.
  • 100% no “gym bro.”
Exterior photo of Recess Fit Club gym with a colourful sign and display
we get you

We're the right fit for each other if...

be SMART

You want to learn how to exercise safely & effectively.

  • Small class sizes so you get hands-on instruction on technique.
  • Learn how to find the right intensity and prevent injury.
Take control

You want to feel strong in your body.

  • Workouts designs to energize you.
  • Emphasis on building strength and endurance that is sustainable.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

You are a beginner or are returning to fitness.

  • Build a routine that suits your lifestyle.
  • Feel confident in the gym.
  • Find joy in exercise.
positive energy

You're looking for really good vibes.

  • We’re focused on building community.
  • We boast a clean, unintimidating space.
  • 100% no “gym bro.”
Exterior photo of Recess Fit Club gym with a colourful sign and display

Non-Toxic

We're a little refuge in the murky waters of the fitness industry.

We make fitness approachable and uncomplicated, with a view of building a sustainable exercise habit you’ll love.

Step into strength with us, whether you’re a fitness newbie or making a healthy comeback. We’re here to guide you through the foundations of weightlifting, improving your technique and strength one class at a time.

Remember, your fitness path is as unique as you are, and we’re all about embracing that because there is no one-size-fits-all.

Join our fun classes which easily fit into your busy schedule, helping you establish a consistent and enjoyable routine.

Our classes have a curriculum founded around the basics of strength training, which allow you to learn form, build strength sustainably, and see measurable progress over time.

Learn strength training basics, see progress, and leave energized for the rest of your day!

Our class schedule is thoughtfully designed for you to come 2-3 times a week

While fitness may not be your main hobby, but we know it empowers you to live your best life.

At Recess Fit Club, our trainers bring a wide range of expertise, education, and training, including:

  • Beginner-fitness
  • Bodyweight exercise
  • Barbell & kettlebell skills
  • Training for flexibility & mobility
  • Kinesiology
  • Strength training post-physiotherapy
  • Pre-natal & post-natal fitness
  • Seniors fitness

 

Most importantly, our trainers are super empathetic and have years of practical experience helping real people who are recovering from an injury and who struggle with sticking to a routine, to name a few examples.

You’ll feel understood and supported throughout your fitness journey with us!

We have walked into gyms before and felt intimidated, unwelcomed, or unsafe. 

At Recess Fit Club we have very intentionally created a culture that is both inclusive and approachable.

Some great ways we do this:

  • We have non-gendered washrooms and changing spaces.
  • We do not permit any yelling or aggressive language.
  • We will always ask for consent prior to touching you (for the purposes of form correction).

 

We know that you’re going to love training in our gym, and working out with us is going to be a highlight of your day.

(But don’t take our word for it, check out our testimonials.)

How It Works

Purchase class credits.

Class credits are available solo or in packs for best savings ($25+ HST per class). Credits never expire so you can use them at your own pace.

Book into your desired class.

Reserve your class spot in advance online or through the mobile app.

Enjoy flexible rescheduling.

Cancel your reservation up to 2-hours before class to get your credit back.

Finding the right fit is so important.

We invite you to try a class and see if we’re right for you.

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