Written by Amanda Knezevic on 05.08.15

Are you bored of the same old fitness routine? Do you find your mind drifting as your repeatedly bicep curl in the same four walls of your home gym? Is step class just not cutting it anymore? Are stationary machines just not as motivating as they used to be? Switch up your routine and get excited about working out again. Try some of these super fun, unique new fitness options offered in Montreal. All the classes below can be done on a drop-in basis so try one or all of them and add some spice to your workout schedule.


How would you like to strength train all your major muscle groups in a short 20-minute session? The trick is to do it while wearing a suit that uses electrical muscle stimulation at Studio X (and you’ll look like a character straight out of Tomb Raider). Perform simple exercises while receiving painless electrical impulses to your muscles in a safe and efficient one-on-one training session. It’ll feel like you’ve been working out for an hour, but you’ll be done (and sweaty) in only 20 minutes. Add that extra edge to your training regime by trying electrical muscle stimulation training. A first time trial session is $20. Monthly, annual, and class packages exist as well.

4937 Rue Levy, Montréal, QC H4R 2N9
(438) 384-4434

Studio X Montreal New 20 minute workout (6)

Aeriel Fitness (Club Sportif MAA)

Do you have childhood dreams of being a Cirque du Soleil performer that you haven’t fulfilled yet? Why not experiment with one of the many aerial fitness classes offered at the downtown M.A.A. These anti-gravity classes involving fabric hammocks suspended from the ceiling have been developed by internationally recognized circus artists and are designed for all fitness levels. Work on your strength, power, stability, and balance in this challenging, gravity-defying small group class. Drop-ins are available at $25 per class for non-members, but package deals are available as well.

2070, rue Peel, Montréal (Québec) H3A 1W6
(514) 845-2233

Club Sportif M.A.A. Antigravity yoga Montreal

Barre (Très Studio Barre)

Do you love dance classes and strength training? Become a ballerina for a day and try Barre! Barre is a unique type of training that combines ballet and strength training, and this studio was the first to introduce it to Montreal. Enhance your flexibility, stability, coordination, and strength during this hour-long class by using the barre (ballet bar) to support you through a series of whole-body exercises. Don’t worry if your choreography skills are lacking, you can release your inner strong and fit ballerina without judgment in this warm and welcoming community style holistic studio. Drop-in classes are $20 for students, and package/monthly deals are available. Barre classes are offered almost daily.

4371 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2L2, Canada

Tres Studio Barre Montreal

Trampoline Aerobics (Rebound Fit)

Are you bored of Jane Fonda style aerobics classes at your local gym? What about burning calories by jumping on a mini-trampoline in a group dance party setting? Rebound Fit is the first fitness studio in Montreal to offer a jumping twist on the typical aerobics class. Hop on a rebounder (mini-trampoline) to an amazing soundtrack during an hour-long low-impact class.

Drop-in classes are $20 but package/monthly deals are also available. Intermediate and beginner levels are offered.

1001 Rue Lenoir #402 Montréal, QC H4C 2Z6
(514) 225-2167

Rebound Fit Montreal

REVKOR(at Victoria Park)

Do you want to feel like a top athlete and try out a brand-new training method? One of the hottest new group fitness trends is the REVKOR™ workout. This strength training class involves resistance-bands that create suspension-based resistance as a series of isotonic movements are completed. Elements of yoga, high intensity interval training, pilates, and bootcamp are included in the hour long class. You’ll leave the class feeling strong, fearless, and zen (and don’t forget sweaty!), and convinced that the drop-in rate was worth the splurge.

Victoria Park offers a class drop-in fee, as well as weekly and monthly unlimited class passes. Bonus: they’re offering a free drop-in pass for first-timers for the month of August.

376 Victoria Ave., Suite 240, Westmount, QC H3Z1C3
(514) 488-5182

Revkor Victoria Mark Montreal Fitness

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