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How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

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How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

 

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How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Tracy Anderson Method

Where: tracyanderson.com Who: Katherine Flemming, Beauty & Health Editor “I'm a longtime fan of the #TAM tribe, which is Insta speak for the Tracy Anderson method. When I do it diligently, I feel really body confident, though I've certainly slacked in the last year. And now, at nearly nine months pregnant, I've managed to keep my hips flexible and arms feeling strong with her Pregnancy Project DVD program, which contains a new DVD for each month. Tracy was pregnant while filming the video, which makes me feel like I'm not the only puffy Matryoshka doll in the room.” READ MORE: How the ELLE Editors Meditate

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Tracy Anderson Method

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Canada's National Ballet School

Where: 400 Jarvis Street Who: Vanessa Craft, Beauty Director “I go there for adult ballet classes every week. It's torture, but dancing to a live pianist in some of the most beautiful studios in the city helps keep me focused. And I really believe that some of the best bodies in the world come out of dance studios - so that keeps me motivated to work my pliés as deeply as I can!” READ MORE: Beauty director Vanessa Craft reflects on her family's tangled hair history

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Canada's National Ballet School

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Moksha Yoga

Where: Various locations in the GTA Who: Victoria DiPlacido, Assistant Beauty Editor “I first got into Moksha Yoga as a student at McGill University. The Montreal Moksha hot yoga studio, located right on the main drag of St Laurent (home to the many bars and music venues I hardly ever frequented…) was a welcome retreat from exams and the –30 degree temps. When I moved back to Toronto, I was thrilled to find locations all over the GTA. I’m not partial to plain old regular-temperature yoga (too still) or Bikram yoga (too strict), but Moksha yoga seems just right. In whatever city I put my mat down at a Moksha studio, I know that I’m in for a challenging workout from a motivated teacher – and that I will sweat out what seems like half my body weight. That’s my idea of a great workout.” READ MORE: #TrainLikeAnAngel

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Danielle Dewar for Moksha Yoga

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

99 Sudbury

Where: 99 Sudbury St. Who: Steven Kawalit, Digital Director “99 Sudbury is great looking space in a charming heritage building. Huge weights area, great cardio machines and a separate area for classes.” READ MORE: The post workout beauty products you haven't tried

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: 99 Sudbury

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

GoodLife Fitness

Where: 85 Hanna Avenue, Liberty Village Who: Ciara Rickard, Production Editor "I hit Goodlife gyms a few times a week for their classes. They have all the fantastic Les Mills workouts (BodyPump, BodyCombat, etc), as well as spin, yoga, step and other options. I love the classes because I don't feel like I can slack off in a room full of hard-working bodies—and I won't bail halfway through for fear of getting the stink eye from the instructor." READ MORE: How to train like a fitness model

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: GoodLife Fitness

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

High Park

Where: 1873 Bloor Street West Who: Christina Reynolds, Managing Editor “I’d rather go for an outdoor run, walk, hike or bike ride that hit the gym. In Toronto, Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto Island, Humber Bay Shores Park and High Park are all great spots.” READ MORE: Coming back to work after cancer

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: highparktoronto.com/gallery.php

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Trinity Bellwoods

Where: 790 Queen Street West Who: Aliyah Shamsher, Features Editor “I hate gyms so running is my game. I try to run about three or four days a week and focus on improving my distance. I live about 10 minutes away from Trinity Bellwoods Park, so I run to the park and then around the circuit a couple times. It get's a little busy on weekends (bicycles, dogs and kids oh my!) but I think its one of the most beautiful runs in Toronto. As the city heats up in July and August running by the lake is a must.” READ MORE: 14 beauty and health trends made famous by Instagram

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: flickr.com/wyliepoon

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Hard Candy Fitness Toronto

Where: 382 Yonge Street Who: Lisa Guimond, Fashion Features Editor “When Madonna lends her name to a gym, you can be pretty sure there’s going to be some serious body sculpting options available. Hard Candy Fitness doesn’t disappoint: there’s a huge weight training area, tons of cardio machines and an addictive group fitness schedule. Ripped Yoga and Contemporary Stretch, anyone? Yes, please! There’s even an area for serious circuit trainers that’s covered in astro turf, so you can get your sweat on like a pro athlete.” READ MORE: 5 blow-dryer-free summer hair trends

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: instagram.com/hcftoronto

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

The National Ballet of Canada

Where: 470 Queens Quay West Who: Charlotte Herrold, Associate Fashion Editor “The drop-in dance classes at the National Ballet of Canada’s In Studio program are a great way to get a cardio and conditioning workout that’s a fun alternative to the tedious treadmill-and-free-weights routine. Because the light-filled studios are right on Toronto’s waterfront, you can double up on your workout with a run (or a cool-down walk) along the boardwalk afterwards." READ MORE: Summer slim down secrets

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: National Ballet of Canada

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Quad Spinning

Where: 580 King Street West Who: Sarah Laing, Associate Editor “As someone who doesn’t like to exercise, there’s something escapist about this sweat-fest that works for me: it’s in a darkened room, the thumping beats quiet my inner monologue, and the super-energized instructors are constantly telling me to visualize myself leading the pack on a winding French mountainside during the Tour de France.” READ MORE: How meditation will change your life

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Quad Spinning

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

The Spare Bedroom

Where: Sarah's Spare bedroom Who: Sarah Thompson, Content Producer "I like to think of the spare bedroom in my Toronto apartment as my own personal gym. From a hot pink yoga mat to a variety of weights to a mini trampoline (my favourite way to sweat), I have everything I need to get fit in the comfort of my home. Side note – There's an Olympic size swimming pool in my building, so I like to do a few laps there every now and then." READ MORE: 6 lessons learned from a social media cleanse

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: flickr.com/moonangel

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

YYoga

Where: 333 Queen Street West Who: Monika Markovinovic, Beauty & Health Editorial Assistant “I’ll admit it. Moving to Toronto from Vancouver was tough. I left behind the ocean and the mountains – am I insane? Maybe. But when I found out my beloved yoga studio from out west had its very own Toronto studios on Queen Street West and Harbourfront, my little west coast heart rejoiced. From hatha to restorative core to their signature YHot class, YYoga houses some of the best yoga classes in the country. And it doesn’t stop there: they also offer YRide classes for all you spinners out there. Did I also mention there is an infrared sauna and an endless supply of herbal tea? Flow on, my friends.” READ MORE: Comfort in chaos

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: YYoga

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Surfset Toronto

Where: 2481A Yonge Street Who: Jasmine Roberts, Content Editorial Assistant “Why not try something a little out of your comfort zone to rejuvenate your workout routine? This is why I signed up for classes at Surfset Toronto, the class is a full body workout that embodies real surf movements. This works your balance abilities, helps to increase fitness, allows you full motor control of your board, and increases your core muscles. Get that body beach ready!” READ MORE: The 8 best juices in Toronto

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Surfset Toronto

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Brass Vixens

Where: 721 Queen Street West Who: Anita Ehui, Editorial Assistant "The Bend Over Backwards class at Brass Vixens is amazing, especially because it helps with flexibility and strength! #getflexygetsexy" READ MORE: 16 sweat-proof summer hair looks

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Geoff Baehr

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

North York

Where: North York Who: Sarah Veenstra, editorial assistant “North York has become my workout playground. Running is my favourite way to sweat it out, so whether it's a leisurely jog in the rural outskirts of the city, or a sprint to catch a sale at Bayview Village, my outdoor gym has the nicest view in town.” READ MORE: Mouth-watering food Instagram accounts you need to follow

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: http://worldneighborhoods.com/pictures/toronto-f28/north-york-t345.html

How to sweat like an ELLE Canada editor

Core Studio

Where: 553 Queen Street West Who: Madison Schill, Fashion Writer “Right now I’m loving two places – Be Hot Yoga & Core Studio - both for their offerings and for the vibe everyone there evokes. I’m coming from using gyms in New York City where the energy can be a little tense, and these studios are a treat for my body and my senses. I always leave feeling like I’ve been to a therapist's, too!” READ MORE: 13 sports bras that will take your workout to the next level

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Monika Markovinovic Source: www.facebook.com/corestudio
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