From green juices to yoga pants, there’s no doubt that wellness has found a permanent place in mainstream culture. Whether you’re starting your journey to becoming a better version of yourself or just searching for a way to switch up your routine, it’s difficult to figure out what your next wellness destination should be. Luckily, we’ve done our research and are excited to share with you our favourite spots in Canada’s largest city, so you can look and feel your best this summer.

 

SPIN

If you’re searching for a new healthy addiction, look no further than SPINCO. With three locations right here in Toronto (and seven more across Canada – including the highly anticipated fall opening of a location in Montreal), SPINCO is Canada’s largest spin studio, focused on community and empowerment. Each class is a 50-minute, full body workout on a bike, led by the most inspiring and kind-hearted team of instructors in the city. At SPINCO, they ride to the beat of the music; the playlist is a mix of both fast-paced songs and slower beats, so you can expect to sprint, race, jog, and climb both in and out of the saddle. The room is dark, which creates a safe space where riders feel comfortable with completely letting go. Instructors use their podium spotlight and dim lighting in addition to a disco ball depending on the mood that they are trying to create in a particular track. Expect to engage the butt, core, and arms and leave feeling physically – and mentally – better than you ever have. SPINCO.ca

 

FITNESS

With four world-class tennis courts, nine squash courts, a golf simulator and state-of-the-art fitness equipment and studios, the new TENXTORONTO gym complex is in a league of its own. Developed by industry leaders – including CEO and former pro-tennis player Gary Muller – the facility offers the best of fitness in the heart of the Sports Entertainment corridor, just steps away from BMO Field, the Exhibition Grounds, and nearby the Rogers Centre and ACC. Encased in floor-to-ceiling glass to provide breathtaking views of the city and Lake Ontario, the cutting-edge luxury sports club looks to enhance athletic experience beyond a normal gym: it fosters a sense of community among members and staff with complete immersion into physical activity. Opening at the end of June 2018, the gym also boasts a members’ lounge and café, a juice bar, a spacious pro shop and even a play area for children. Between the accomplished team backing the new space and the incomparable experience in a stunningly designed space, there is no excuse not to get yourself to the gym. Tenxtoronto.com

 

FACIAL

 

 

Living in Toronto, there is pollution everywhere. From heavy traffic to never-ending construction, it often feels like the city is lacking the most vital ingredient we need in our everyday lives: oxygen. Luckily, the Blitz Facial Bar, an express facial boutique run by the same people who opened the urban oasis, Body Blitz Spa, over a decade ago, is now offering the O2 Blitz Facial. Unlike other oxygen facials that use serum airbrushes to treat hydration, this treatment uses a dermal-grade oxy gel and sheet mask to address a variety of skin concerns to create a healthy, youthful glow. Skin is cleansed and gently exfoliated before the oxy gel is applied, which is made with organic ingredients and reacts when in contact with the specially-designed sheet mask to generate oxygen for deep absorption. The benefits of the treatment are seen immediately – we’re talking face contouring, plumping, brightening, and tightening – and will only improve over the course of 10 days. Blitzfacialbar.com

SPA

While hanging out at a bar may sound like the obvious way to spot stars during their Toronto stays, most A-listers can actually be found soaking up relaxing vibes at the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie in the Shangri-la hotel. Offerings include the Caudalie Grand Facial, an anti-oxidant facial that regulates moisture through a face massage, a Vine Body Wrap that promises to nourish and contour the body, a hot stone massage to relieve muscle tension, and the Hammah & Gommage – a signature steam and body exfoliation inspired by the authentic traditions of the Middle East. If there’s ever a place to pamper yourself into wellness, this is it. Mirajcaudaliespa.com

 

FUEL

Proudly Torontonian, Greenhouse has gained a cult following over the past few years, thanks to their life-enhancing products rooted in sustainable, plant-based nutrition of the highest quality. Their range of organic juices are made in small batches and are cold-pressed to ensure a nutrient-dense refreshment with enzymatic activity kept intact. Their plant-based beverages are meant to complement a healthy lifestyle, providing you with natural energy to get you through the day, without that dreaded slump. Don’t forget to bring back your glass bottles once you’re finished—the more you return, the more points you collect, earning you free juices and other perks. Greenhouse also offers a range of plant-based food and snacks, so you never have to forgo eating while juicing again. Greenhousejuice.com

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