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Toronto's Top 5 Gyms with the Best Swimming Pools

November 01, 2014 0 Comments

Toronto is a bustling city ripe with culture, entertainment, outdoor activities and fitness opportunities, including swimming. Here we take a look at the top gyms in Toronto with the best swimming pools for you to try out your waterproof iPodfrom Underwater Audio! 

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre located at 750 Spadina Ave. offers many amenities, including a whirlpool, steam and sauna rooms, 90 group exercise classes, personal trainers, and a heated saltwater pool for those sensitive to chlorine.
The pool is heated to a comfortable 84 degrees and is inspected by the health department quarterly, so rest assured it’s safe.
Private and group swim lessons, lifeguard and swim instructor training, lane swimming, fitness classes, Masters Swim Club and recreational swimming available.
Monthly fees for adults start at $77 plus an initiation fee of $59. Family rates are also available.

Central YMCA

The Central YMCA at 20 Grosvenor St. is the largest YMCA in Canada and is a wonderful place to exercise on a budget.
This community-focused, multicultural facility offers a wide range of group sports opportunities including volleyball, soccer, and basketball, along with about 150 different group classes.
The gym includes weights and cardio, cycle studio, exercise studio, indoor track, squash court, and not one, but TWO swimming pools.
The main pool is open for lane swimming most of the day, which is an awesome benefit. The other pool is a training pool with a hydraulic floor that can go from 18 inches deep for kids to six feet and offers fitness classes and swim lessons. With two pools, you’re bound to have a chance to perfect your butterfly.
Membership is $58 per month and financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Toronto Athletic Club

If service and luxury are of the utmost importance and you don’t mind paying for it, look no further than the Toronto Athletic Club located at 79 Wellington St. on the 36th floor.
This luxury club offers spinning, yoga, boxing, squash, personal training and more, along with a swimming pool to get in some laps.
It also offers stellar views of downtown Toronto from its prime location on the 36th floor of a high rise.
The perks come with a price, however. Membership is $150 per month plus a $1,000 initiation fee.

GoodLife Fitness

GoodLife Fitness has several locations throughout Toronto, but not all have a pool. The location at 1000 Finch Ave. does, however, and offers low impact, high energy swimming pool group classes to tone muscles and burn fat.
Check out the schedule for open swim times if you’re interested in lane swimming.
GoodLife Fitness is a full service gym with weights, cardio, spinning, yoga, and group classes available.
Membership is about $45 per month.

LA Fitness

LA Fitness located at 1380 Don Mills Rd. has everything you want in a gym under one roof: great equipment, squash and basketball courts, group fitness classes, personal training, juice bar, sauna, and a swimming pool.
Enjoy a full body workout that’s gentle on your joints at the pool, which is heated to make swimming laps or just relaxing in the water a real treat.
Membership is about $40 per month.

Which One of These Gyms Would You Join?

Which one of these gyms sounds the most appealing to you?
Which pool sounds like the most fun?
Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Ally Henley
Ally Henley



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