Toronto - drop-in gyms /other recommendations

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    Mar 01, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    I'm going to be in Toronto on business next week and I just learned my cheap-ass hotel doesn't have any sort of gym. Are there any gyms around that allow drop-ins at a reasonable price?

    I'll also throw in a request for any other recommendations for entertainment while I'm there. Like I said - I'm there for work, so I'm limited to evenings to run around town. Bars, restaurants, live music, cafes, etc.

    Thanks.
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    Mar 01, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    Check out the downtown Y , inexpensive and close to Church St if you want to peruse the gay village after your workout:
    http://www.ymcagta.org/en/index.html

    For all things gay:
    http://www.xtra.ca/toronto.aspx

    Clubs / live music / restaurants:
    http://www.nowtoronto.com/

    If you have time, take a trip over to my old 'hood of Leslieville ( Queen St. East )
    some of the best restaurants in the city.

    Enjoy your stay, Toronto's an amazing city!
  • UncleverName

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    Mar 01, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    Good Life Fitness had an online only deal of $14 for 14 days. You'll prob have to sit through a sales pitch for ten minutes on day one but after that they'll leave you alone.
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    Mar 01, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    UncleverName saidGood Life Fitness had an online only deal of $14 for 14 days. You'll prob have to sit through a sales pitch for ten minutes on day one but after that they'll leave you alone.


    No they won't, They call and harass you for several weeks afterward.
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    Mar 01, 2013 1:22 PM GMT
    dcolby said
    UncleverName saidGood Life Fitness had an online only deal of $14 for 14 days. You'll prob have to sit through a sales pitch for ten minutes on day one but after that they'll leave you alone.


    No they won't, They call and harass you for several weeks afterward.


    Here's the link: http://goodlifefitness.com/Memberships/Online.aspx - you don't have to give them your right number, or use the hotel number.

    There are a bunch of them all over. Make sure when you talk to them that it lets you use any of them. Not all goodlifes are the same given they're in various stages of renovation and goodlife has been buying up gyms around Toronto for a while now. If you indicate a closest intersection where you'll be staying/working, there are many off RJ who I think can give you guidance as to which are the better ones.
  • asana

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    Mar 01, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    strapguy saidI'm going to be in Toronto on business next week and I just learned my cheap-ass hotel doesn't have any sort of gym. Are there any gyms around that allow drop-ins at a reasonable price?

    I'll also throw in a request for any other recommendations for entertainment while I'm there. Like I said - I'm there for work, so I'm limited to evenings to run around town. Bars, restaurants, live music, cafes, etc.

    Thanks.


    I actually use the gym at Steamworks when I'm in the city.
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    Mar 01, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    If you want hassle-free drop-ins (no sales pitch, no collecting credit card numbers), I think most Goodlife charges $10 a session. You can also try community centre weight rooms, they range from $6-10 per session drop-in.

    http://www.toronto.ca/parks/fitness/weightroom.htm
  • toastvenom

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    Mar 01, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    I think the YMCA is the best bet when u get here.
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    Mar 03, 2013 12:56 PM GMT
    Thanks guys!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 03, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    During my visits to the big TO, I saw friends and have a couple of clients in the city. Loved all the time there. A friend took me to a Bally's a couple of times and is now a "Good Life" fitness center. I've only heard good things.

    Most of what I saw on church st and elsewhere were positive experiences so I hope you have a great time. The suggestions above about the YMCA in TO would be intriguing. Our Wichita YMCA's are some of the best in the US, so I'd want to see what the TO YMCA was like!

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    If you're here on the 9th, you might want to go to http://yumtum.ca/ (happens once a month at a pretty cool venue and almost always sells out - particularly good for foodies).