WHAT DO YOU
The ATHLETIC HOUSE is home for anyone who wants to move better and improve their conditioning in a safe, scalable environment. Rated one of top studios in Toronto for group training classes. Since 2013 Strive has been built on the foundation of an inclusive community, experienced coaching and our signature Strive Method that ensures quality and consistency so that you can get the most out of every class. We are different because we have redefined group training, we are Future-Proofing Fitness – we focus on longevity and we care about providing you with the tools to be fit for life.
We have 3 class styles, 7 class formats and we reselect the exercises each week to keep things fresh.
- Expect a full body workout
- Intentional warmup
- HIIT Conditioning
- High level of education, instruction and demonstration throughout
- Using body weight, slam balls, kettle bells, dumb bells, chains, hurdles, hexes, boxes, bands
- Emphasis on movement quality at all times – we don’t push reps or weight on you
- We maximize each class – prepare to move, sweat and leave feeling great
- Team vibe and high energy with 20 person class capacity
THE STRIVE METHOD: FIT FOR LIFE
“FOR THE KID IN SCHOOL WHO FINISHED LAST IN RACES,
AND FOR THE GUY WHO WAS ALWAYS ACTIVE, BUT JUST DIDN’T SEEM TO HAVE THE COORDINATION OR SKILL TO EXCEL IN SPORTS,
THE WORD ATHLETE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ONE TO DESCRIBE ME. I FEEL CONFIDENT TODAY TO SAY I AM A LIFE ATHLETE.”
READ ROD'S FULL STORY
Rod Lugtenburg – @rodlugtenburg
Long standing member of Strive Life Athletics.
Rod became a Strive member in July 2015 when he made the decision to go out of his comfort zone and join this group of people, whom he saw every day on his dog walks, working out in Coronation Park. Rod thought they were way out of his “physical fitness” league.
“I WAS TRYING TO EMBRACE THE PHILOSOPHY OF, “…DO ONE THING THAT SCARES YOU EVERYDAY”, AND BELIEVE ME, THIS TERRIFIED ME.”
Rod had reached out to Strive via email to make sure this was something he could do and they made no hesitation that he was welcome.
Although Rod felt a little clumsy and uncoordinated after his first class he was energized. He admits he was tired and sore for a few days afterwards, and still wasn’t sure if he was capable of keeping up with this group.
The coaches were so encouraging and supportive, and the people he met that first time were inspiring and friendly that he knew he’d be back.
It wasn’t long before his coordination improved… thanks to the ladders! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and needless to say neither was he. Rod constantly saw gains in his overall strength week after week and his conditioning got to the point where he even completed his first half marathon last fall; not bad for someone who couldn’t even run 5KM a few years ago.
In April of 2016 he took advantage of the Nutritional Program Strive introduced and over the next 6 months he saw a drop in almost 30lbs and shed over 16” off his body.
On the anniversary of his first year at Strive he received the “Strive Cup”. This was a turning point for him; not because of a trophy he won, but because he realized he had achieved more than just a physical transformation. It has been a complete transformation of body, mind, and spirit. The new found confidence has been life changing.
“JOINING STRIVE WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE. IT IS A HUGE PART OF MY WEEKLY ROUTINE AND HAS BECOME MORE THAN JUST AN ATHLETIC TRAINING CENTRE…IT’S AN AMAZING COMMUNITY OF LIFE ATHLETES AND FRIENDS WHO CONTINUALLY MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND PUSH ME TO BE A BETTER VERSION OF MYSELF.”
Today, Rod is down 32lbs since joining Strive (major chunk of the weight loss was during his time with Additional Nutritional)
Also, Rod has lost a TOTAL of 15 inches! ( both lbs and inches are net as he has put on muscle )
- Increased Confidence
- Completed his first Half Marathon
- Progressed from the Boss Chain
- Increased Strength & Conditioning
2018 Biggest Obstacle:
Rod still has a sweet tooth and likes his chocolate and ice cream but he reminds himself that the lifestyle changes he’s made are long term so he indulges once in a while but it’s the long term goal that counts.
Rod continues to work on his fitness journey & The Strive Team can’t thank Rod enough for his energy, dedication & support since stepping into the Athletic House… Keep Striving!
SEE CLASS FORMATS
Back to Back Exercises
Full Body Burn
Increases Heart Rate.
Fast Paced Workout
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Athletic Test of Mental Strength and Endurance.
Grind Through a Full Sequence of Exercises.
Fast Paced Movements and Athletic Transitions
Shortest Work Periods.
Split Sets with a Short Team Set in Between makes for a High Yield Dynamic Workout.
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Leads off with a Dynamic Team Burst Tabata
Closes with Two Burn Energy Circuits.
Leads off with Two Shred Energy Circuits
Closes with a Team Grind Tabata.
Sweat with Two Shred Energy Circuits
Split by a Burst Tabata up the Middle.