Spynga Spynga South Studio 1415 Bathurst St., 416-588-7796
Work up a sweat while improving your inner chi at this hybrid exercise class that combines a high-intensity spinning workout with the restorative benefits of yoga. An introductory offer of two classes for $20 means you can sample the goods for a steal.
The ultimate membership for the nomadic yogi, the passport entitles users to one free class at each of 36 Toronto yoga studios, and it lasts a year. The cost is just $30, meaning if you can make the time, you could bring the per-class rate down to 83 cents (and turn your body into a temple while you’re at it).
Squash St. Lawrence Community Centre 230 Esplanade, 416-392-1347
Play the game of Bay Street big shots without the posh prices at the St. Lawrence Community Centre, operated by the city’s parks and rec department. Courts cost just $6.50 per player, which is less than the price of parking at some private racquet clubs. Book early (up to a week in advance is allowed), especially on busy winter weeknights.
Boxing Bloor Street Fitness and Boxing 2295 Dundas St. W., 416-535-2699
The city’s most authentic boxing gym—it’s home to the same ring in which Muhammad Ali battled Rocky Marciano in Times Square—is also the cheapest. A monthly membership of $49 includes 24/7 gym access, daily boxing and unlimited classes (pilates, kick-boxing, hip hop) for exercise buffs of all kinds.
By Andrew D’Cruz, Matthew Hague, Rachel Heinrichs, Emily Landau, David Lawrason, Jason McBride, Mark Pupo, Peter Saltsman and Courtney Shea. (Images: Jess Baumung)