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CrossFit + Personal Training + Bootcamps


Growing Community Through Physical Culture & Mindful Living

Voted Best CrossFit - BlogTO

Named Best in City - Toronto Life Magazine

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CrossFit + Personal Training + Bootcamps


Growing Community Through Physical Culture & Mindful Living

Voted Best CrossFit - BlogTO

Named Best in City - Toronto Life Magazine

Our CrossFit Program

The Academy Of Lions is obsessed with quality of coaching, technique and building a community of really happy, fit and healthy people. 

As one of the original CrossFit gyms in the city, we have the experience, facility and dedication to make your experience the best it can be. 

CrossFit is intense.  We have a system to help beginners safely get into it.  And we can make experienced CrossFitters even better.

 

 

Olympic Weightlifting

A fun way to get strong and athletic.  We do it as part of our CrossFit program and we also have a competition Team. 

Gymnastics

A huge part of our group classes, we focus on skills and progressions.  We also have specialized classes.

MetCon

Beyond cardio. Metabolic Conditioning is about being fit, flexible, functional, strong with superhuman endurance.

 

WHAT'S GOIN' ON...AKA, THE SCHEDULE

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Get Started


Our programming & rates are more flexible than a Yogi

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Get Started


Our programming & rates are more flexible than a Yogi

 

3-2-1 Go!

Three easy options. Two ways to start. One day away. No excuses left.

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Become a Member

This level offers the best rate per class for anyone wanting to workout 3 times a week or more. You can take a class every single day if you like, we won't stop you.  No ridiculous contracts or gimmicks. If you want to get fit fast and have strong goals this is it.

 
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Drop-In

If you plan to attend less than 3 classes a week, this is the best option for you. Purchase a 10-pack of classes & take up to 6 months to use them.  This is also a great option for anyone who wants to add just a wee bit of CrossFit or Oly Lifting to their routine.

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Free TrialS

Monday - Saturday try a class for Free. We've got lots of options, morning or night. Meet our staff, check out the vibe, taste our coffee and test drive workouts. Suitable for all fitness levels, ages, heights & tastes in music. Seriously, no excuses! 

LEARN MORE  ABOUT THE CROSSFIT METHOD. READ "WHAT IS FITNESS" FROM THE CF JOURNAL

LEARN MORE  ABOUT THE CROSSFIT METHOD. READ "WHAT IS FITNESS" FROM THE CF JOURNAL

Why we OnRamp

Member safety and experience is our focus. CrossFit works because it's intense and pushes you past your limits.  In order for us to safely coach you, all new CrossFit members are required to complete an Assessment Screening called "OnRamp." Depending on your comfort level and experience with CrossFit & functional fitness, this can be as little as one class, or 3-6 sessions of one-on-one training.  

Click here to find out more about OnRamp →

 

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From The Lion's Mouth


It's a Jungle out there

Be prepared

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From The Lion's Mouth


It's a Jungle out there

Be prepared

Blog, Podcast, News & Events

...and everything else you need to know on a regular basis. 

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Our community


People

Pics

Hashtags

+ we really like Instagram btw

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Our community


People

Pics

Hashtags

+ we really like Instagram btw

#academyoflions 

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CrossFit Coaching Combine


We Don't 

Hire Coaches.

We Make Them!

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CrossFit Coaching Combine


We Don't 

Hire Coaches.

We Make Them!

GROWING COMMUNITY THrough CROSSFIt & COACHING 

An afternoon that can change your life and many others too.

 

THE COMBINE

The Academy Of Lions prides itself on having the best coaching staff, with the most knowledge, skills and passion. We nurture our community by developing great people for leadership roles. 

We have a system that provides mentorship to young & emerging coaches to help them excel in their professional and athletic practices. 

The COMBINE is our way to build relationships with Coaching & Internship candidates. Opportunities will be given to successful candidates. 

If you are looking to develop your skills, contribute to the community and learn under the one of the best staffs in the country, please check out the criteria below:

ELIGIBILITY

  • Completed CrossFIt Level 1 Certification or registered
  • Completed CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Hold at least 2 other fitness, health or nutrition certifications
  • We strongly value Agatsu Fitness & Varbanov Weightlifting Certifications 
  • We also prioritize anyone with a Post-secondary level accreditation in a related field such as Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Health, Fitness, Nutrition, RMT, Health Club Management etc.
  • Candidates should have a lifestyle that will allow them to afford time to train at the Academy on a regular basis, attend social events, coach or assists on sessions. 
  • Be willing to spend at least 10 hours a week at the Academy in exchange for access to our programs, services & mentorship

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Personal Training


We've got your back with One-on-One Coaching, BootCamps & Written Programs 

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Personal Training


We've got your back with One-on-One Coaching, BootCamps & Written Programs 

Meet the Crew

The Academy Coaches are awesome in all areas of CrossFit, Athletics & Fitness.

They also like to specialize in things that our clients really care about.  Check'em out.

Freya CrossFit Performance, Barbell & Women's Fitness

Freya

CrossFit Performance, Barbell & Women's Fitness

Justin Olympic Weightlifting, Barbell Technique for CrossFIt

Justin

Olympic Weightlifting, Barbell Technique for CrossFIt

Jenny Mobility, Strength & Conditioning for Athletes

Jenny

Mobility, Strength & Conditioning for Athletes

Paluna Pre & Post Natal Fitness, Yoga, Movement 

Paluna

Pre & Post Natal Fitness, Yoga, Movement 

Richmond Gymnastics for CrossFit, Technique

Richmond

Gymnastics for CrossFit, Technique

Nathalie Nutrition, Meal Plans, BioSignature & Supplements

Nathalie

Nutrition, Meal Plans, BioSignature & Supplements

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Varbanov Weightlifting


10 World Records, 6 Championships & 1 Olympic Medal

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Varbanov Weightlifting


10 World Records, 6 Championships & 1 Olympic Medal

Alex Varbanov

Coach, Champion

Very few coaches in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting can claim to have actually won an Olympic Medal.  Coach Varbanov took home Bronze in Seoul, 1988. He currently holds a world record that has not come close to being broken to this day.  

Coach, along with his wife Irina and young son Niki, run the Academy Olympic  Lifting program and are passionate about growing this sport in Canada.  

 

Training & Team

We have a competitive weightlifting team that trains together 4-5 days a week.  

We also have classes in Oly Lifting Technique for CrossFitters and anyone looking to add strength & power training to their routine.  


 

Privates

Book a one-on-one or small Group Private sessions with Coach Varbanov.

This is a great way to quickly improve your technique and focus on your specific needs and goal.  Written Programs also available.

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Holla at us


Want to do a Free Trial Class?

Find out more about CrossFit. Personal Training, Nutrition

or anything else we do...

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Holla at us


Want to do a Free Trial Class?

Find out more about CrossFit. Personal Training, Nutrition

or anything else we do...

Soha Director of Member Experience & obsessed with making your day  

Soha

Director of Member Experience

& obsessed with making your day

 

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Gear


Shirts

Shoes

Buttered Coffee

CrossFit & Paleo Lifestyle 

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Gear


Shirts

Shoes

Buttered Coffee

CrossFit & Paleo Lifestyle 

Athletic Supplies For the Go-Getter!

Come check us out in Toronto, or visit from anywhere On-Line.  We ship everywhere.