ELLIPTICAL! TREADMILL! FREE WEIGHTS! BLAH BLAH BLAH! IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE WHEN IT COMES TO HITTING THE GYM AND WE’VE GOT SOME INCREDIBLE WAYS TO STAY FIT IN BARRIE.
Perhaps you’ve just hit a plateau and are looking for something fun and interesting to do to challenge you to be the best that you KNOW you can be. Truth be told, Fitness Studios can be more fun than the gym. Make sure to follow our links to check out these fitness Studios and save yourself some time by completing online waivers.
Check out Cabin CrossFit for a new adventure. If you are thinking to audition for the Ultimate Beastmaster, then you will want to start training at Cabin CrossFit. Not only do they have the usual on-site trainers, but they also have Physiotherapy and Massage. For info, visit Cabin Crossfit. We recommend taking a look at the Trainer Bio’s before you go in.
Uncovered Secret: They’ve got a Fitkids program for ages 6 – 12 years old. Unleash your child’s inner obstacle warrior!
Address: 1 King Street, Unit # 10, BARRIE
Another great place that we found was Alt Rock. We’re sure you must have guessed by the name, this is a climbing gym. Something different about Alt Rock is that they offer bouldering. Bouldering basically means, no ropes, no harnesses and no partners. If you are up for a challenge, then Alt Rock will have many to offer depending on your fitness level. (and courage!) Drop in rates are available and reasonably priced. Youth classes 4 – 17 years old. Yoga Tues and Weds @ 8:30 pm.
Uncovered Secret: Check out Family Day Pass rate.
Address: 445 Dunlop Street West, Unit A, BARRIE (sign waiver online)
Bliss Ann Green
Maybe you are more of an introvert and your idea of excitement is recharging your inner self with yoga. Bliss Ann Green can help you with that AND they offer a beautiful view of Kempenfelt bay. Check out their SHiNE program (Spreading Happiness in Neighbourhoods Everywhere.) FYI: When navigating their website, double check dates when reading about classes and retreats – we found a couple of oopsies.
Address: 119 Dunlop Street East, BARRIE
Does everyone remember the episode of the Simpsons, called Homie the Clown? Basically, Homer following a bunch of roadside billboards and then announcing to his family he’s going to Clown College? Well, we remember the episode from 1995 and the countless reruns since then. Something that is true about today’s day and age though, is that when we make a decision, we like to be prepared to succeed. So, all that being said, if Clown College is EVER an option and you want to get an idea of how you’d do – then you need to check out Spaulding Circus.
Can you say Aerial Silks? Acro Balance? Hoops? Yes, you can! You will have to call ahead and book for your lessons, you’ve got this!
Address: 361 King St., Unit 7, BARRIE
Now that you’ve checked out a few incredible ways to stay fit in Barrie and escape the boredom of the gym, let’s talk butter tarts. (great segue, don’t you think?) If all this exercise and fitness has flared your sweet tooth, we suggest waiting until June to make it worth it. Because, The Midland Butter Tart Festival is around the corner. ‘Nuff said!