Fit Factory Fitness brings the heat to their King West gym space, so be warned, you will get wet on this ride! Boasting over 300 classes a month, and personal training, a smoothie bar, wellness clinic and fully stocked spa-like amenities, Fit Factory Fitness is aiming to be a one-stop workout spot for those looking to kill it with more than just basic crunches.

The space is flanked by floor to ceiling windows facing vibrant King Street West, by virtue of location you’re going to feel that energy, and you’ll need it too, the classes are advanced, although they’re easily modified for any body. The space is broken up into to parts: the skill room and the drill room. Boot camps, boxing, conditioning and strength training comprise the programming, but workouts are never the same. The rooms are stocked with a ton of equipment, and the trainers seem to have figured out how to never run a stagnant/same class.

Trainers are engaging, positive and friendly, if you don’t understand a move, or have a question at any point, they’re truly there to guide you throughout each move. In our bootcamp class, our instructor Bayleigh demonstrated each move with speed and precision, then paired us up to go through the circuit. The moves ranged from variations on push ups and sit ups to more dynamic exercises using TRX and resistance bands.

Unlike other gyms, the classes run so frequently it’s impossible to miss one, the flexibility lends itself to your schedule, not the other way around. Classes run from 45 mins to an hour, so you’re getting the proper amount of cardio and training in, without overdoing it. Memberships are the way to get the most out of all this programming, but the average drop in class will set you back $33, where as the first timer can score a month for $90 with two body composition tests and a meal plan.

Further motivation? The plaques celebrating their customers’ achievements, from completing 500 workouts and other brag-worthy notices, it is a jolt to the system, and a reminder that you can do it too. During this COVID crisis they’ll be offering virtual workouts, check out their Instagram @FitFactoryTO for free 30 minute live workouts, no membership or equipment required. And a Yonge and Eglinton location is springing up soon. UH-RAH for FFF for having us in!!

All photos by Libby Roach.