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Generate

Bloor West Village

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Generate

Bloor West Village

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You can sweat, strain, push, grunt, and pump all the iron you like. Until you commit to your health, your whole health, and nothing but your health—ok, maybe not nothing but your health. (Yikes!) You have to live a little, right? That's why cake exists.

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D
17 March 2019

Fabulous gym with very knowledgeable and supportive trainers.

J
11 March 2019

The gym, it’s owner and its values are simply the best Toronto has to offer.

B
12 February 2019

What a lovely place to get fit, healthy and well. A beautiful space and friendly people.

N
6 February 2019

As someone who has never enjoyed the “gym” experience, I have finally found a home at Generate. This is my fourth year and I can say without question that it has been the best investment in my health. The spa-like feel, the community of amazing clients and the dedication and professionalism of the instructors make this a place to feel comfortable and cared about, regardless of age, body type or fitness level. I encourage anyone who is struggling to get back on their fitness journey to give Generate a try! You won’t be disappointed. Thank you Portia and the Generate team!! � More...

V
6 February 2019

I spend most of my time between LA/T.O and I must say Generate is a first class facility in every regard. The space itself is beautiful, well lit and modern. The equipment is state of the art. The staff are incredible- Welcoming and encouraging of all ages & shapes.

I participate in both group classes and private lessons. I receive exemplary attention and support in both settings.

The owner Portia is exceptionally accommodating & kind. I normally am not one to write reviews, however the recent reviews I have read (after a test project failed that involved another local gym) are not a reflection of the gym itself, it’s staff or owner. So I wanted to post my opinion and experience of the past 16 months that I’ve had. Bottom line- it’s fantastic!!

Best personal & group Pilates I’ve ever had anywhere. Georgina is a remarkable instructor-Very detailed and client focused. I’ve learned & improved so much under her teaching. Generate is Great!! I participate in SPIN, Pilates, Barre and use the gym equipment so I think this is a very fair and accurate assessment. Music is amazing too, geared to keep you motivated and create positive vibes!
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C
6 February 2019

Beautiful architecture, natural wood huge stunning windows, clean and green soothing environment. Expert instructors, full extensive range of classes, great equipment, nice clean spa feel washrooms, showers and natural products . A very special place ♡ i recommend you go for a tour and check out the loving intention and vibe . You can see and feel just how much love went into creating every inch of this space. 5 Stars is not enough ♡ More...

S
6 February 2019

A great community resource that builds community and wellness for body, mind and spirit. For those that already enjoy or are thinking about more movement in their lives, but don't want the sensory overload of most gyms this is the place. Natural light, no chemical smells, music not overwhelmingly loud, and a welcoming friendly group of regulars of all kinds. I've only regretted waiting as long as I did to join. More...

J
6 February 2019

I am so happy to have found Generate. It's such a lovely gym that's quiet and relaxed while inspiring at the same time. As a newbie to fitness, I loved how welcoming and warm everyone was at Generate including the environment. The instructors and owner made all the difference as I went from a novice to a now regular at the gym. They helped build my confidence while encouraging me as I fell in love with fitness. The gym itself is really well maintained and managed (and oh so pretty). They also offer a variety of great classes and the instructors are all top-notch. I would recommend Generate to anyone! More...

P
6 February 2019

Generate has everything you might think to look for in a studio—friendly front desk, beautiful space with lots of natural light, and instructors who are mindful of creating classes where anyone, at any level, can feel empowered and capable.
But what really impressed me about Generate were the things you might not think to look for, like equipment that turns your workout into green energy, non-toxic soaps and products used throughout the space, and an owner who seems to genuinely care about, and carefully consider the type of space, energy, and community they're creating.
If you're looking for a place that will inspire and support not only your physical fitness, but all the things that make us healthier—accountability and positivity, connecting with nature, creating less waste—Generate is it.
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D
6 February 2019

I've been committed to fitness since I was a young kid. I am so thrilled, honored, privileged and delighted to have discovered and belong to Generate to continue supporting my general health and well-being. Portia, the owner, has created a flawless and exquisite environment. She's a super bright, warm and caring person who constantly works to optimize her gym. She provides a broad selection of classes with the best fitness teachers imaginable. They are caring, supportive, fun and really know their business. The membership is extremely friendly and we have a lot of fun together. The environment is both eco-friendly and beautiful; lots of natural hardwood floors and endless amounts of natural light. The equipment is all state of the art and the place is incredibly clean and spa-like. Thank you Portia and your team of devoted and capable staff for providing us the beautiful Generate experience. More...

C
6 February 2019

I just joined and I love this place. A beautiful space, friendly staff and members, and so many classes to choose from. And on the days I don't take a class, I can work out on my own in a sunlit room with state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

B
6 February 2019

Just wanted to say thank you to Portia, for guiding me and encouraging me to move out of my comfort zone. The staff are all very helpful and I love the light in the space . Great place to work on fitness !

S
6 February 2019

Terrific sun-lit space, great people, excellent classes and equipment, perfect Bloor West Village location. Warm, welcoming and community focused. I've had nothing but great experience and fitness improvements since I've been going here. More...

T
6 February 2019

Best gym in the city!!! I love the warm atmosphere, the classes from HIIT to Barre and their excellent instructors. Great workouts - always challenging and different. Beautiful ambiance, very clean and amazing people - The owner created a wonderful place to workout in the heart of Bloor West Village. I highly recommend this place and their amazing instructors. More...

J
6 February 2019

I am shocked to read some of the negative reviews on this page. I’ve been a member for the past year and the longest time I’ve ever been a member of any gym. Portia is one of the best trainers I’ve ever had. Not only has she helped me loose weight, tone, and build strength but she has empowered me. Not only is she a great trainer she is also a wonderful caring person. More...

S
6 February 2019

This gym is a very welcoming and healthy space to all body types and ages! Portia offers safe mommy & me classes for both expecting and new moms and cultivates a culture of acceptance and positivity that is palpable the moment you walk in.

Unfortunately the merger with Think Fitness was not beneficial for either party and was the cause of a few jaded reviews left on this otherwise lovely and inspiring mission to bring an Eco-friendly fitness experience to Toronto.

Generate is one of the best studios I've ever visited and I plan on going back for a long time �
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M
6 February 2019

Generate is a beautiful and welcoming space to work out in. The instructors and even the design of the space (the studios and workout spaces have no mirrors and weighing scales) encourage members to grow stronger and healthier and have fun, without feeling self conscious about our bodies or abilities. Moreover, there is a sense of community at Generate: members and staff know each other and genuinely support each other. Thanks to Generate, I now not only enjoy working-out, but more importantly, focus more on my overall fitness and health than I did before. After years of feeling out of shape and suffering from knee pain, I am now able to run, and the feeling is exhilarating!

This is without a doubt the best gym/fitness studio in Toronto :)
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D
8 January 2019

These reviews of moms complaining about not being able to bring their baby into the studio, is this a joke? People go to boutique studios to exercise, relax and switch off, not to listen to a crying potato.

K
19 November 2018

I have been training with Generate for months, the experience has been excellent. The gym is friendly, the staff is very helpful and kind.
I was not a gym person, so this is a big deal, and now I have become one because of Generate. I'm usually overwhelmed with trainers etc. I love going and I feel it brightens my day after I have trained, with Portia the owner. She really motivates me to succeed and reach my goals, she is not only a great trainer, but a nurse and has medical knowledge, which really makes me feel safe when I'm working workout with her. She is helping me strengthening my back and neck, and after four surgeries, I don’t easily trust trainers or gyms, but this is a place you can trust and reach your potential. I very grateful for her time. I brought my daughter with me one day, Portia was great, she also taught my daughter a couple things which helped her with her gymnastics.. She’s amazing with children too!!!
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L
17 November 2018

I have been a member at Generate for over a year now. Generate is not only an outstanding fitness club in a beautifully uniquely designed space but it is also a community where intellectual and spiritual support systems are provided to the customer. I could not be happier. Generate for me has been a life changing experience for me both physically and mentally. Thank you Portia. More...

K
5 October 2018

Beautiful spa-like gym with a great variety of classes and top-notch trainers. Generate has a great community vibe and attracts members of all ages and fitness-levels.

M
28 September 2018

I have never experienced a gym like Generate. Generate cares about you as a whole being - not just your physical being. The classes are amazing and the culture is based on empowerment and community. The space is also very open and relaxing. More...

A
23 August 2018

I want to see Georgina, weekly with private pilates instruction. She was so amazing. she was really able to help me do the exercises that I had bern having trouble with, due to an injury. It was so great how she was able to motivate , sometimes I would show up and just want to give up but she was able to modify the exercises for me. More...

M
12 June 2018

I wasn’t really a gym person, but I tried Generate because I needed to try something. That was a year ago and I couldn’t be happier. Generate is friendly and supportive, has a very relaxed atmosphere. I always feel comfortable there. They are very accepting of everyone. The space itself is clean and beautiful, the trainers are approachable, the equipment is top notch. It’s really the opposite of those sweaty chain gyms. And I am now actually a gym person. No one more shocked than I. And I feel great! More...

K
23 May 2018

Great space and teachers especially Adrienne, Magz and Gad!

S
14 May 2018

This gym is a very welcoming and healthy space to all body types and ages! Portia offers safe mommy & me classes for both expecting and new moms and cultivates a culture of acceptance and positivity that is palpable the moment you walk in.

K
10 January 2018

The most un-gym gym I've ever seen. Forget all the stereotypes about gyms because none of them are here. The highlights:*Beautiful space. Open, spacious, relaxing, pretty, bright, natural, welcoming, and conducive to exercising*Organic cotton towel service (incl. in membership)*Organic shampoo, conditioner and soap in change room*Great, modern machines that have fans, conserve energy, ergonomic design, book rests*No TV's*No blaring obnoxious music*Lots of little nooks and crannies to find your own space to stretch or do whatever*The staff is lovely. All of them.*Organic soap and lotion*Lots of classes that are challenging and interesting*Very pricey personal training*Very pricey membership (but you do get what you pay for)*Mix of 30-45-60 minute classes*Beautiful change room with everything you need*Day lockers that have built-in, resettable locks (you don't have to bring one)*It would be really helpful if the staff could answer questions about the equipment*Glasses and water bottles available if you forget your own*Everything is thoughtfully designed and procured with a commitment to sustainability*Very limited hours, especially weekend hours--my biggest complaintIn sum, if you're an early-to-bed-early-to-rise type and can justify the price tag, totally worth it. More...

L
4 December 2017

Love the focus on environmental sustainability and building community!

J
3 November 2017

Love Generate! Especially the classes that Beatrix teaches, she's hard core and fantastic!

D
24 September 2017

Inspiring space and a fabulous community! I miss you!

J
5 June 2017

Generate is an awesome gym. I never was able to motivate myself to go and just exercise on the machines or weights, but Generate offers so many alternative classes that make getting exercise fun, it is an amazing experience. I recommend to anybody looking for a fun place to work out. More...

J
27 May 2017

I have never been part of a better group of coaches, friends and supporters! Generate makes my day!

A
14 May 2017

Simply marvellous darling. You should check it out.

A
8 April 2017

A beautiful spot to nuture body and soul. Great instructors and welcoming staff.

B
3 October 2016

I am really happy to have found this beautiful space , friendly with wonderful instructors in Pilates & Yoga, State of the art equipment. Lovely atmosphere, bright and airy! More...

M
18 September 2016

Generate is a beautiful and welcoming space to work out in. The instructors and even the design of the space (the studios and workout spaces have no mirrors and weighing scales) encourage members to grow stronger and healthier and have fun, without feeling self conscious about our bodies or abilities. Moreover, there is a sense of community at Generate: members and staff know each other and genuinely support each other. Thanks to Generate, I now not only enjoy working-out, but more importantly, focus more on my overall fitness and health than I did before. After years of feeling out of shape and suffering from knee pain, I am now able to run, and the feeling is exhilarating! More...

M
3 May 2016

Beautiful view, vibe and staff are wonderful. Best Thai massage with Louisa!

M
20 March 2016

This place is beyond a gym! It's a social club and wellness centre in a spa-like atmosphere. I feel so grateful to have Generate in our neighbourhood and am thrilled with the results I've already seen from participating in the classes over the past 2 months.

T
7 January 2016

I cannot say enough about Generate. The space is gorgeous, sparkling clean (and eco-friendly), and full of light. The machines are all brand new and top-of-the line. The showers are actually fit for human use, unlike some gym showers I have seen! They offer tons of different classes that vary in type and intensity, from Barre to TRX to Pilates. There is no one-year minimum contract, no aggressive "orientation" - just an *actual* orientation so you don't hurt yourself - and no pressure to join. How refreshing! And once you join, you're covered - with the exception of a couple of highly-specialized workshops and classes, there is no annoying nickel and diming for towels, lockers, etc. When you join, you join, and when you pay, you are covered.For years I was a gym buddy - weights, spinning, Bikram, etc. A few sedentary, injury-laden years later, I landed on Generate's doorstep, feeling a bit rusty and defeated, but also determined to get back into shape. After a somewhat humiliating first day of trying intense classes that weren't, umm, doable for me at this point, I met the owner, Portia. Portia has an extensive background in fitness and healthcare, and is also a Registered Nurse. She recommended I try a Reformer Pilates class. I'd never had much of an interest in Pilates before, and had never even seen a Reformer machine, but Portia felt that it would be a great way to get back into working out while I continued to rehab my injuries. A few months later, I am ADDICTED to their Reformer Pilates classes, thanks in large part to the amazing instructor, Georgina. Georgina is a total dynamo, one of those rare teachers who takes the time to get to know every student's own individual strengths and challenges. Somehow she manages to watch over five students at a time, tweaking things as she goes to accommodate everyone's ability level. You never need to worry about poor form, or hurting yourself; she will notice and correct you. Class moves along at a good speed regardless, though, and you get a fantastic workout. And while form and safety is number one, it's always fun and upbeat. Best of all, I can feel and see the changes in my body and posture, and my injuries have lessened to an amazing degree. Generate is not the cheapest place in town. It's also not an overcrowded, assembly line of people on cardio machines, fighting to grab a locker. It's not stress-inducing. It's a warm, welcoming community with an holistic approach to wellness, fitness, and health that is unique amongst Toronto gyms. Whether you are a hardcore marathoner, a new mom getting back into the routine (there's daycare too), or somewhere in between, everyone truly seems to have a place at Generate. More...

I
1 December 2015

If you want to get fit improve you body join generate. Huge choice of classes thought by fun knowledgeable instructors. Been a member for over year. This is and will stay my club a true gemstone. More...

B
12 August 2015

I loved going GENERATE ! Unfortunately, I moved out of the area last year. There are only 2 GOODLIFE CLUBS within walking distance to me in the Yonge-Eglinton area. They are packed and very young, not personal at all That is what I miss ! I enjoyed the age range and personal attention at GENERATE . Hi Portia !!! More...

K
7 July 2015

I've been a member for about a year and a half, and think that the facilities and classes are the best in the city. I love that it's more a gym too-- you feel part of a community at Generate, where people take the time to learn your name and there are regular social events that are also hosted.

M
19 October 2013

To all at Generate I was happy to help any way I could and will continue to provide my help any way I can. It was very special to meet all the people who will electrify Generate at the Grand Opening. Thanks for being you and to all of the future Members of Generate Fitness, you will be part of something great. It's electrifying! Happiness is self created, I found that every time I was at Generate I left feeling energized. Mike Hajdu, Think Recycling. More...

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