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CrossFit + Personal Training + Olympic Lifting + Bootcamps


Voted Best CrossFit by BlogTO

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CrossFit + Personal Training + Olympic Lifting + Bootcamps


Voted Best CrossFit by BlogTO

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.

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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 Trial

Every Saturday at 12:15pm, we have an Free Workout that gives you the opportunity to learn about the Academy, meet our staff, and oh yeah, do a really great CrossFit Class. 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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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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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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We'll get back to you faster than you can do 1000 Burpees...

give or take!   


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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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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.

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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