Belly Bootcamp Spring/Summer 2016 Schedule
Breathe. Build. Bond. Join us at Toronto's best stroller fitness classes. Belly Bootcamp is Toronto's revolutionary, top-rated prenatal/postnatal fitness, combining the most effective fitness methods with a friendly, personalized touch & moms-only focus.
The sun is shining. Under the shade of these big Toronto trees you are smiling. You're surrounded by your girlfriends -- your new tribe of mamas -- sweating it out. Your heart is pounding. Your energy is soaring and your body feels stronger than it has in years. Your little one is alongside, soaking it all in.
But this is about you. This is an hour or two out of your week that's all about building yourself up, from the inside out.
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Joining us this season?
Following are the exact meeting points for each location:
High Park (west): Enter the park at Bloor St./High Park Ave. and meet at the cluster of picnic benches directly between the north and south parking on the ring road. By TTC, exit at High Park station and walk across Bloor St. to enter the park. Parking is available for free at the first lot as you enter from Bloor St.
Trinity Bellwoods (central): Meet at the northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park, at Dundas St./Shaw St. By TTC, take the Dundas Streetcar to Shaw St. or take the Queen Streetcar to Strachan and walk to the north end of the park. Parking is available for free along both Shaw St. and Dundas St.
Sir Winston Churchill Park (midtown): Meet on the grass near the "Sir Winston Churchill Park/St. Clair Reservoir" sign (north of the playground). By TTC, take the subway or streetcar to St. Clair West station and cross to south side of St. Clair. Free one-hour parking is available on St. Clair Ave.
Withrow Park (danforth/midtown): Meet at the northeast corner of Withrow Park, at Carlaw Ave./McConnell Ave. By TTC, take the subway or bus to Pape station and walk one block south on Carlaw Ave. Free parking is available on nearby residential streets.
Jimmie Simpson Park (east): Meet at the southeast corner of Jimmie Simpson Park, at Queen St./Booth Ave.. By TTC, take the Queen Streetcar to Booth Ave. Metered parking is available along Queen St. E. and free parking is available on nearby residential streets.
Woodbine Park (east): Meet at the northeast corner of Woodbine Park, in the area marked “Measurement Park” near Queen St./Eastern Ave. By TTC, take the Queen Streetcar to Eastern Ave./Kingston Rd. Parking is available for free in the large lot just south of the Green P lot (enter from Eastern Ave.).
Memorial Park (Mississauga): Meet at the southeast corner of Memorial Park, adjacent to the parking lot between the park and the library. Parking is available in the free lot attached to the park (enter from Stavebank Rd. and Park Rd.).
We provide the equipment and expertise.
Please bring the following items for your use:
- Clothing in layers so you can remain warm or cool as needed, with a supportive bra
- Comfortable, supportive athletic shoes
- Sunscreen/hat/insect repellent, if desired
- Garbage bag to act as "mat" in case of dampness
- Infant carrier in case baby becomes fussy in the stroller
- Medications/orthopaedic supports you might need
- Snacks/toys/diversions for baby, plus a blanket or mat for baby, if you wish
We run rain or shine!
A few notes regarding weather:
- We have only a few classes rained out each season across 7 locations; the weather predictions often don't pan out or don't manifest before we are done our classes.
- Most parks offer covered picnic areas we can use in the case of rain to stay sheltered.
- In cases of truly inclement weather, you will receive an email the morning of your class to inform you that class has been cancelled. Cancellations are also announced on our Facebook page, so be sure to like us on Facebook. Cancellations are only in cases of unusually extreme heat, lightning, unusually heavy rain and hail. If you have not received an email, class is on! Make up classes are not awarded in cases of regular summer coolness and/or rain.
- Don't rely on the morning weather when you wake, or on the forecast. Many times we have seen forecasts of rain or rainy early mornings that turn out to be beautiful sunny workouts, or pleasant, cloudy and cool workouts. Your Belly Bootcamp trainer is armed with an arsenal of effective exercises and our BB class plans include modifications for weather, even when the ground is muddy and wet.
- Don't underestimate yourself! Often the cooler days are the easiest on which to exercise - less sweat, less heat. Put a rain cover on your stroller, throw a hat on your head and wear a windbreaker. Within 5 minutes you'll be warm!
- Don't wear your best workout clothes to BB in the summer. Rain, mud, dandelions and grass all await you. Save your most fabulous gear for a walk with your girlfriends or BB indoor classes.
- Keep a black garbage bag or two stuffed in the bottom of your stroller. When the ground is a bit damp or just dirty, a garbage bag can act as a "mat" to perform core work and will spare your expensive yoga mat from park mess.
There are a few spots remaining in BB this May, although registration is always open and our schedule is expanding soon.
Know someone who might like to join you at BB this spring?
Refer a friend to Belly Bootcamp and you'll receive a free week when she signs up!
See you there!