7 Outdoor Workouts To Take Part In This Summer In Toronto

Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, it can only mean one thing, it inevitably becomes easier to forget about your regular gym routine and focus more on spending time in the sun, hitting up patios, hanging in the park, and enjoying al fresco dining. But rather than giving up on the gym completely, why not continue making the most of the sunshine and taking your workout outdoors? Luckily for you, many Toronto parks, squares, and public spaces offer lots of outdoor workouts with lots of them free and low cost to help you stay on track. 

If you’re looking to get in a good workout and spend time outside, here are 7 outdoor workouts to take part in!

Bumble Sweat Series

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On Saturday, July 13, trainer and founder of Trained by Lany, Lany Herman, will be teaming up with Bumble to lead a sweaty outdoor workout at Toronto’s Canoe Landing Park. While the class is free, participants can snag their spot through the Bumble App. Whether you want to bring your BFF, partner, or come on your own, you’ll get to enjoy a killer workout while taking in the picturesque city skyline views. Plus, there will be awesome Puma swag giveaways up for grabs. 

When: Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Canoe Landing, 95 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Free to attend with the Bumble App

City Shred

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If you’re a fan of group workouts, then you’re going to want to be a part of this epic one-day group-training experience. Taking place at Central Tech Stadium, City Shred that’s fuelled by Genuine Health, will challenge you to push your limits and work as a team, all while breaking a serious sweat. Participants can look forward to a live DJ, a burpee challenge, a warmup led by Toronto’s top fitness trainers, a HIIT workout led by renowned trainer and former athlete Evan Betts, a cool down session, and much more.

When: Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Central Tech Stadium, 725 Bathurst Street
Price: $35

Yoga in The Square

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Taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square is teaming up with Lululemon to host free, weekly community yoga classes. Taking place on Monday afternoons, all yogie levels are welcome to center themselves as they breathe, stretch, and get refreshed in the centre the popular square. lululemon will be providing mats, so don’t sweat if you don’t own one!

When: EveryMonday until September 2 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free to attend

Toronto Island SUP

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It should come as no surprise that paddleboarding is a popular summer activity in Toronto. Not only do you get to take in the incredible views of the city and Toronto Islands, but you also get a killer workout at the same time. Whether you’ve been paddleboarding before or you’re a newbie, Toronto Island SUP offers a variety of classes all summer long including stand-up paddleboard yoga lessons and illuminated night classes to solo or group board rentals for those wanting to trying paddleboarding on their own. 

When: Classes and rentals are available until the end of September
Where: Toronto Islands
Price: Varies by activity

The Sweat Games

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Grab your favourite workout partner and get ready to sweat as you enjoy some friendly competition. Created by fitness and Instagram star Beverley Cheng, The Sweat Games participants will spend the afternoon squating, lunging, and burpeeing their way across the finish line while they compete against other fitness enthusiasts. Plus, even if you don’t come home as the Sweat Champion, you’ll leave with an impressive swag bag filled with healthy snacks, drinks, supplements, and more.

When: Saturday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Central Tech Stadium, 725 Bathurst Street
Price: $169.50 for a team of two

Outdoor Yoga at The Bentway

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You can end your weekend on a relaxing note as you downward dog beneath the Gardiner Expressway at The Bentway for a free yoga class led by outdoor workout specialists from TRIBE Fitness. This weekly, fun yoga class is intended to strengthen both the body and the mind, and is open to all fitness levels. 

When: Every Sunday through August 25 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Free to attend

The Famous Canadian Beer Run

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If you find regular races are a bit too intimidating, you’ll enjoy this fun 5km run that feels more like a party than a serious race. Once you’re finished running The Famous Canadian Beer Run through Ontario Place, you can sample craft beers and tasty bites from some of the city’s best food trucks. Not a beer drinker? There will also be vodka and cider drinks up for grabs.

When: Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Price: $65 for runners or $25 for non-runners

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