Stars across the board, ladies.
I was very grateful to be invited to the grand opening of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto in February 2014 upon Madonna's visit to the gym (as it is her line of luxury fitness studios). Hard Candy Fitness is up and running world wide now and now Toronto when it opened in November 2013.
The state of the art facility is stunning, well-kept and massive. I went mid-day so traffic was rather low which is always nice when you have your eyes on a machine. That being said, they have over 100 pieces of cardio and strength equipment and offer over 60 fun classes a week.
I tried electric yoga (yoga with house music), powerball pilates (pilates with weighted exercise ball) and Addicted to Sweat which stood out to me the most. It is split up into 30 minutes of conditioning with gradual integration of the dance moves later to come. The second half of the class is spent learning/performing the dance moves. I got to learn "the hustle" - which for me, having been out of dance classes for a decade now, was hilarious, fun and challenging.
Membership rates are a bit on the higher end at around $90/month. However, if I was living in the area and was looking for a gym to join, this would not limit me. You definitely get what you pay for here. Again, the facility is stunning (be sure to take a couple laps around the change room) and the staff are wonderful and very friendly. I always say "you can't put a price on your health" but I understand it is subjective to everyone.
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