It's only 8 days until the big move to the bigger studio at 1502 Danforth Ave. So this week we’d thought you’d like to hear some updates and reveal the details of the massive discounts you can take advantage of at the Grand Opening party on Sunday, October 6th from 1-4pm.


Apart from a few classes switching around, we have a new Advanced TRX & Endurance class on Tuesdays @ 7:00pm which will fuse TRX: Blast and Fighting Fit together. As we will have showers in the new place (yipee!) there will be more early morning classes, Yoga: Vinyasa on Wednesdays @ 6:30am, and TRX on Fridays @ 6:30am.

You'll also see some new equipment and changes to class programming to keep things fresh, modern and effective. All these changes will occur from the week of Monday, October 7th.

We’d also like you to welcome Chris D and Fiona G to the team. Chris comes with the same pedigree and degree in fitness as Michelle and Victoria and will join us on Monday evenings to run Get Strong, Bootcamp and help with Stride & Sculpt. Fiona G is a competitive Muay Thai fighter and will run the Muay Thai Fitness class on Wednesdays @ 7:00pm. Both are available for one-on-one personal training too.

We will close on Monday, September 30th to put the finishing touches to the new studio and we’ll open to our current members from Tuesday, October 1st. The grand opening party is on Sunday, October 6th.


Although we’re moving to a much larger space with bigger costs, most of the membership prices are remaining the same for now. In fact, as long as you remain a member of the gym you’re guaranteed to pay the same rate you are now. This does not include special offer prices.

The 5-class pass will be $5 cheaper at $70 and our drop-in rate has fallen to $15 from $20. The 4-class Around the BOMB for new members will go up to $29. Keep scrolling down for details of our Grand Opening Party special offers.


As of Monday, October 7th we’ll be running an Open Floor time (Mon-Fri, 4-6pm). We believe we are the first studio in the Danforth East area to offer this. So if you have a friend or spouse that just likes to work on their own, we have memberships available for $59 per month. With a 6-month commitment it’s only $49 per month. This also includes access to our Monday Get Strong class (@ 5pm) for only $10.

Open Floor will also be a great time for unlimited members to practice moves they learn in class, kettlebell sport training, working their muay thai skills on the bag and mitts, or even as an active release and recovery session.

Open Floor members also get discounts off class packages. Speak to us for more details.


For all unlimited members (monthly or 6-month) we now have an option to tack on a personal training session to your unlimited membership for only $40/month. That’s close to 50% off our regular price. If you’re looking to personalize your training and work on things that are not covered in class then this is a great option for you. It’s also a great time to assess and correct any muscular imbalances you probably have. Much like a stacked table with a wobbly leg, if you keep building strength on top of dysfunction it will break eventually. Please contact us for more information.


We’ll be issuing a studio newsletter every quarter highlighting our special offers, testimonials, upcoming events, mini-blogs and recipes. Look out for that at the studio and around the neighbourhood.


Like the studio, our blogs will be getting bigger and better too. We have a few video blogs coming up and a special series with tips on how to make your life that little bit healthier.


Mark Sunday, October 6th in your calendar, and spread the word! This is the grand opening party of the bigger, better BOMB studio at 1502 Danforth Ave.

Join us from 1-4pm for a 3-hour marathon of FREE classes, raffle prizes, and HUGE membership discounts. We'll also have a Fit Kids area to drop your kid off at, so there's no excuse not to try out classes at the new space!

Below are details of our amazing special offers. These will only be on offer at the opening party and in-studio only. Puppy dog eyes won’t work if you miss it! If your pass runs out before the party date, you can pay a drop-in rate that matches your current pass.

Aerobic workouts like distance running or hanging out on the elliptical for an hour have taken a bashing over the last few years. I’m sure you’ve read in fitness magazines or on the internet something along the lines of “why run for an hour when you can expend as much calories in a 20 minute Bootcamp?”

However, you should consider the following benefits of steady state cardio…

Increased Energy & Performance

While the Bootcamp comment above can be true, most of the time it’s working your anaerobic system more than the aerobic system. You would never train for a half or a full marathon just doing Bootcamps.

Your aerobic system replenishes all energy systems, even anaerobic, and by targeting your cardio more often, this energy system you will boost performance no matter what your goals are.

Recovery/Stress Relief

Imagine a grinding 8-12 hour day at work then going to the studio to pummel through a high intensity TRX or Fighting Fit class, or going for a record on your deadlift, then its home to deal with the kids. That’s what a lot of you do and it can be considered a stress relief, endorphin-wise anyway, but think of how much pressure you’re putting on yourself physically and mentally if you did this every day. Enjoying a more even-paced, less intense cardio session can be a lot less stressful on your mind and is a great recovery session to sandwich between high intensity training. 

Great For Your Heart

The cynical amongst you may argue that at least someone dies or becomes very ill at every major marathon. In most cases, these are pre-existing heart conditions that the runner may not have been aware of. In any case, compare that number against the thousands of people who die of heart disease every day and there’s no argument. Get running!  Maintaining a steady heart rate above 70% of your max heart rate increases your heart’s ability to contract efficiently and pump blood to the areas that need it.  You’ll notice a decreased resting heart rate, and a stronger beat. 

Even if you’re a decent runner, joining our Learn to Run Program will get that extra cardio session in (up to twice per week) to compliment the more intense training. If you’re completely new to running then it is a no-brainer to get started on the cardio so that you can have more energy in your every day life.

Kevin & Victoria

Those of you know who us well, are aware that we’re not kettlebell experts by any stretch of the imagination.  Fortunately for us, owning the studio also means, in addition to being able to schedule workshops that we think you’d love, we can also host ones that we (secretly) really want to do!

But before we dive in to the Kettlebell Sport Workshop on September 8th to learn even more about this awesome sport, here are just some of the benefits of Russia’s national pride and joy.

It’s a Great Conditioning & Core Activation Tool

The kettlebell is a powerful, unstable object and as you know with great power comes great responsibility Spider-Man. This is where your core comes in to play to counter-act this instability. It is forced to remain contracted throughout each movement, strengthening your core with each and every rep. With so many muscles firing, all you need is to add in a few high rep sets to build up some great conditioning.

Develops Great Below-the-Elbow Strength

We’re not so sure about those arthritic hand springs that you constantly press to try and improve your grip strength. Enter kettlebells. Swinging and pressing a kettlebell will develop your forearm, wrist and grip strength. Wrist injuries are very common and by strengthening it using kettlebells you will avoid injury to a joint that is well used in daily life.


Heading out on a long work trip or a holiday with the family. You just need to pack a kettlebell in your car, find some open space and get in a great work out without transporting heavy machinery.

Kettlebells versus Dumbbells

To the uneducated, kettlebells and dumbbells look like they will do the same thing. However, kettlebells are much more useful when trying to perform an explosive movement, such as a swing or a snatch, where momentum is key. A more obvious benefit is that kettlebells have handles and so it makes exercises like a one-leg Romanian deadlift, or a figure eight squat much easier to perform. You can do many of the same dumbbell exercises with a kettlebell, but it requires more precision and concentration due to its weight and shape.

The Russians Made Them!

During the 1960s through to the 80s all the bad ass strongmen came from Russia… and they didn’t just swing or press the kettlebells, they threw them like Olympic hammers and likely said “I WILL BREAK YOU!” before tossing them. Just like nuclear wars, vodka and hairy women, anything that comes out of Russia is tough as hell and kettlebells are no different.

So now that you know how awesome kettlebells can be and what they can do for you, why don’t you check out our Kettlebell Sport Workshop with Robin & Alberto, on Sunday, September 8th. If everyone likes them we can even set up a competitive team and maybe one day face the Russians bell-to-bell!

Kevin & Victoria

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