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Are you looking to upgrade your fitness routine? Check out these 5 Upscale Workout Spots in Toronto:

1. Equinox

Gym: 55 Avenue Road

Located in the heart of Yorkville, Equinox is 35,000 square feet of high-end fitness apparatus and services. The lavish gym boasts a full-service spa, a designer boutique and four separate fitness studios with many personal trainers available. Chilled eucalyptus towels and gratis high-end bathroom products are offered while enjoying the luxurious shower facilities.

Cost: $171 per month.

2. Spokehaus

Cycling Studio: 70 Dan Leckie Way

Spokehaus offers spin classes with a twist. Classes are choreographed to carefully curated playlists that promise an unparalleled endorphin high. The signature class is 45 minutes of high-intensity cycling that involves weights and body movement. After your full-throttle workout, cool down with some more of those chilled eucalyptus towels and enjoy the shower facilities stocked with high end apothecary products. The studio boasts a chic retail space and juice bar as well.

Cost: $25 per class (plus tax). First timers get three for the price of one; two classes for you and one for a friend. 20 Classes for $390. Spin shoe rental included in price.

3. Surfset Toronto

Fitness Studio: 2481 Yonge Street

Fitness classes centred around surfing first took off in the United States after the idea was presented on Shark Tank. Now there are four locations in Canada, with one Toronto studio conveniently located near Yonge and Eglinton. An unconventional workout, these classes are done entirely on a surf board balanced on three stability balls. Surfset Toronto offers four classes: Balance: a yoga-inspired workout; Burn: a cardio class; Build: to work your muscles and Blend: a mixture of all three workouts. The small-scale studio can hold a maximum of 12 people which is perfect for those opting for a more personalized workout.

Cost: $22 per class, ten classes for $180.

4. Crossfit YKV

CrossFit Gym: 175 Avenue Road

A more recent addition to the Yorkville fitness scene, Crossfit YKV is aimed at fitness buffs who love CrossFit and want a luxurious environment to train in. The space is a 6,000 square foot open concept space that includes a two-storey workout room, which is surrounded by full length windows and filled with state-of-the-art equipment. The gym includes a cardio suite, physiotherapy treatment rooms and retail space. It is the perfect place for those looking to train for CrossFit competitions.

Cost: $30 per class (plus tax). 10 pack of classes $275, monthly unlimited classes range from $199 to $280 per month.

5. Pure Barre

Barre Studio: 737 Queen Street West

Pure Barre is the biggest barre chain in North America and their first Canadian studio is set up on Queen Street West. The barre workout is geared towards those that want to tone their bodies. This technique involves movements used in ballet and the easy-to-master moves strategically exhaust every muscle.

Cost: First-timers can enjoy a month of unlimited classes for $99, after that each month is $199. Drop-in classes are $21.

What is your favourite fitness spot in the city?