I love Striation 6! It is truly a gym like no other. The owner, Sam Trotta, is extremely friendly and very accommodating, and makes it a priority to learn and remember everyone's name. From the minute you walk in the door, it is a personal experience. Sam and Omar lead some amazing group fitness classes — probably the best ones I've ever attended! Sam's spin classes are high energy and fun, while Omar's bootcamp classes are challenging and push you to be better, stronger, and fitter from start to finish. Striation 6 also offers some cutting edge, innovative new fitness equipment/techniques with their ISOfit machines which I have not seen anywhere else! Striation 6 has become one of my favourite places to be. The staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly and foster a really welcoming environment. This gym is perfect for everyone from beginners to experienced athletes! More...
Ana Maria Vesga
this is a really nice place to workout, everyone is so friendly and they're willing to help you to achieve your goals.
I came into this being someone who worked out from time to time, so I wasn't too much of a novice, but my first class of this boot camp really humbled me. Omar is an excellent trainer, pushes you to your fullest potential. Kyle like many of the other consultants are constantly pushing for your success. Gym atmosphere is great, everyone and the workers are super welcoming. You have all the equipment you need. I would fully recommend this gym to anyone and everyone More...
I came into this being someone who worked out from time to time, so I wasn't too much of a novice, but my first class of this boot camp really humbled me. Omar is an excellent trainer, pushes you to your fullest potential. Kyle like many of the other consultants are constantly pushing for your success. Gym atmosphere is great, everyone and the workers are super welcoming. You have all the equipment you need. I would fully recommend this gym to anyone More...
When I lived in Toronto, I used to do the Saturday morning IsoPrep class with Sam Trotta and it was one of the BEST experiences ever. I still think about how great it was (lovely people in the class). Looked easy but hard af!! Meditative, challenging, and connected you to your body in a powerful way. Felt like a deliciously deep internal massage. And Sam is a phenomenal teacher. Highly recommend! More...
I've been coming to this gym for about 2 years now and I can honestly say - I love this gym! I initially found this gym while searching for a pay-as-you-go gym on google without any expectations of finding anything of the sort. Surprisingly, I found that there was such a gym and it's so conveniently located. I started attending the gym without any hopes of it being a good gym - I was just grateful that I had found a gym which wouldn't debit money out of my bank account each month (like the Goodlife membership I used to have). I was pleasantly surprised with the cozy vibe, lack of wait times for the machines, cheap (and good) $2 ozonated water, cute and motivating pictures and signs around the gym, inviting mural in the change room, and ice-cold water to re-fill my bottle.Then, after several conversations with 'Daisy' at the front desk, I felt so at home. She's so very nice and pleasant to speak with. She's very personable and always makes me feel comfortable.I'm really very happy I started coming to Striation 6!!! More...
My favorite workout spot! Good selection of equipment and amazing staff!
Shanna Germain Beauvais
I did the Group Boxfit class with Lita Mae Button. Awesome class, great workout. Thank you, perfect way to start my weekend. :)
Best gym in Toronto. Never have I encountered such intelligent, world class fitness professionals.
Friendly staff, very close knit and a great sense of community. Well done, team!
New and innvoative programs and equipment and no contracts! This place is new and fresh and very progressive. Like H.I.I.T training? This is your temple!!
Striation 6 has become one of my favourite places to be. The staff have an incredible depth of knowledge and foster a really welcoming environment.
No membership....no hassle....and LITERALLY the best instructors and trainers in the city!!
This place is where you need to be. Welcome to your new fitness heaven! More...
The mere fact that you have Jacqueline working there is a HUGE reason for anyone to go. She is an incredible instructor and will get you motivated and moving like no other. Can't wait to get back in shape with her classes. More...
Derek A Ewen
Wow! I think you're great. Can any new business know that enough? The thing about feedback I guess is to read it and move on. But, I bet people don't let you know the good stuff that you are doing that will make all the difference over time. So, I'll just take a moment to throw my hat into the ring here and share some good stuff. I'm also on vacation here from a place far away in northern europe (Estonia) and probably my opinion is pretty objective as well.
I walked into S6 yesterday for my first visit with my 20 month old son in tow. Had a great workout and my muscles are sore today but the thing I remember most was my experience of being treated so well :) in fact, I have never been treated this well in an athletic facility. I am a former club, collegiate and semi professional athlete who knows gyms pretty good. :)
But this is not about the weights.
Dear Daisy! Thank you for your winning smile and personal touch in welcoming us to the facility, getting the paperwork done almost instantly and having the care to make sure that we hit it off right with Isabel in your child minding room. I still have the colouring sheets you printed out for him and your sketch :) I will bring them back next time we're there. Probably I will want to join in. :)
Dear David - You went out of your way to get me and my son toys and balls to play with in the yoga room down stairs when Isabel had to go. Did you have to do that? Nope. Plus, we had quite a talk about shoulder rehab and you showed me some exercises that worked for you after your shoulder separation (I also partially separated my shoulder some months ago) You were genuinely interested in sharing your experiences with me and listening to what I was going through as well. Nice. Thanks also for your advice on where to go in Toronto for Portuguese cousine!
Dear Isabel, You were so kind and caring and immediately connecting with my son - who is not usually a happy camper with anyone - he hasn't seen his mom in 4 weeks and he is very homesick. But he was quickly your friend and you surely have a way with kids. Thank you for letting me workout without any worries! :)
So thanks again and and keep sweating the details. :) All best for your continued success.
Sincerely yours, Derek More...
It's nice to finally have a place in the neighbourhood that has a sense of community, the staff are beyond friendly, helpful and genuine. They really do care about your experience and your fitness goals and not just about the sale. No contracts, no pushy sales people, amazing and fun instructors and it's totally affordable. #happyplace More...
There are too many amazing things I could say about Striation 6..
The incredibly passionate and helpful staff..
The cutting edge fitness technology and techniques..
The unheard of flexibility, freedom, and stress free financing you get as a gym goer.
But I think one of the best things for me is the amount of care and concern for the community and and clients they have there.
Guests there are seen as people, if not friends, rather then as profit like in so many other places I've been too , it's refreshing not to feel like just another statistic, or brick in the money wall.
There's so much colour & heart there, it's always an inspiring and motivating place for me to be.
I think the world would be better & brighter with more gems like this one but for now I'm very thankful to have Striation 6.
& I recommend everyone to go experience it for themselves! More...
I really love this gym. The equipment is awesome and plentiful (as an example, they have 4 squat racks so I've never had to wait to use one), the prices are super reasonable, and the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming.
I've been working with Jenna MacLeod since December, and it has made a huge difference for me already. It's wonderful to have someone knowledgeable and supportive who can offer excellent guidance on form, who can introduce you to fun new types of exercise, and who has a very positive approach to fitness. We focus on strength training, which I really love, and it's been really rewarding to see my progress there already. I hadn't deadlifted in a few years, and I recently went from a 115 lb deadlift at the beginning of February to a 175 lb deadlift now, which is higher than I've ever gotten to previously on my own. Working with Jenna makes the idea of getting really strong seem *much* more possible.
I've also really enjoyed the Saturday noon isometrics class. It feels a lot like a challenging yoga class for me -- like, very focused, slightly lowered lights, a very calm atmosphere, etc. -- and you also get a lot of attention/guidance because it's often a fairly small class.
More generally, it's been really important to me to find a gym and a trainer who can support me in my goals without introducing body-shaming into the equation. I have a bigger body, and I've never once felt out of place or judged or had folks assume that I'm aiming for a specific aesthetic goal (I'm not). That fact alone has set this gym apart from others that I've belonged to before: I feel good about my body before, during, and after going to this gym.
The only downsides that I can think of are (1) it's not a wheelchair-accessible space, though there are work-arounds if you contact them ahead of time (which is great but not the same as just being able to show up); and (2) they seem to have only gendered changerooms and washrooms, which may be an issue for some folks (i.e., I don't *think* they have any single-person, non-gendered washrooms, but I could be wrong). More...
Everything started with the welcome experience they offer for newcomers, then 10 more classes and now I only can say that I'm enjoying every bit of it. Esther de Andres is an excellent trainer who keeps everyone motivated and knows how to bring out the very best in you. I absolutely love everything about her cycle class. Love the music, love the challenge and love the feeling afterwards!! More...
Best spin class ever with Sam Trotta!!! Eye of the Tiger
Andres Seb Batista
Beautiful facility, professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff and lots of great new styles of training offered to jump into.
Great facility in a lovely welcoming environment. They have squat racks which is a huge bonus and their trainers are very knowledgeable.
I've never been prouder to work anywhere els. It feels good to be apart of something that is truly making a difference in my community. Striation 6 is the most inspiring and positive environment that I've had the privilege of being in & I wake up every day with a smile on my face knowing I am going to this place :)! More...
I came for the first time today and had a great experience. The gym has a more personal “neighborhood gym” feel.
I did the spin class today with Amos and it was great. I’ve done spin classes in a lot of other gyms and can honestly say this one has been my favourite. I highly recommend this gym and spin class. More...
I love this gym. Comfortable, supportive and full of knowledgable porfessionals
good place with variety of equipment. Trainer and Staff are very helpful
Rarely will you find a gym with such intelligent, professional trainers. Great price model, lots of space, great classes... a gem in the neighborhood.
In the 15yrs I've spent lifting weights - this is my favourite gym. It's rarely busy, the staff are friendly, the owners are always around talking with clients etc...
Great group classes and comfortable atmosphere. Daisy at the front is very friendly, professional and hardworking. She has certainly contributed to my whole experience here. Esther 's and Colleen's classes are my favourite! More...
great work out space. trainers are friendly, knowledggable. everything is clean. good deal.
Starting personal training and it’s been a fantastic experience. Facilities are clean, equipment is modern. Highly recommended
Highly motivated and extremely knowledgeable Instructors who can offer variety and challenge in every session. I actually look forward to my workout classes with Colleen, Esther and Michael.
Great location, excellent amenities, but the real prize here is the fabulous staff. Everyone here has been friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Over the years the gym only got better. The owner always care about the students and he's always making sure you are welcome. Prices are great, location is even better. More...
Great people, very unique equipment. Very fair price policy.
Great staff! Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to trying isophit soon!
This is a great place to work out. I like the Isophit machines especially. Also very friendly people who notice you are not there even if they do not instruct you. Reasonably priced ad if you have freedom, you can avoid crowds. More...
Clean gym, great staff.
If you're looking for a serious workout, then Striation 6 is for you. They have lots of power racks and heavy duty barbells. I also love that you pay as you go. There are no membership fees or contracts. More...
Had a great first experience at Striation 6. I went to a Kangoo class taught by Haley with my two friends who are just starting out. She was very receptive to our different levels and made the class both challenging and enjoyable for all of us! If I didn't live in BC I would def. return on a regular basis! :) More...
I would highly recommend Straition 6. I've done the MoveStrong Boot Camp at Straition 6 a few times now. Colleen, the class instructor, is a great motivator. The class is very challenging but she always keeps it light and fun! More...
Striation 6 is a unique gym, with a strong focus on creating a special customer experience per client. Everyone seems to know my name, and both my trainer Nick, and the owner Sam, have already made more effort than any other gym I've been apart of to encourage my fitness goals. No contracts, fantastic training approaches, multiple classes, a one of a kind ISOPHIT machine (wait till you try this thing!), lockers/showers part of your admission price, and a competitive price point are all found at Striation 6. The Striation 6 team makes coming to the gym easy! More...
We find the Isometric training works amazingly well.We recommend that everyone try it especially if they have an injury.Carver
Very nice gym with a lot of different equipment. Tamara is great!
I've been training at Striation 6 for just under a year now with personal trainer Sebastian Batista and it's been incredible. I've seen huge improvements in my strength and overall physical appearance. I've never been one to enjoy the gym, but Striation 6 is full of wonderful, friendly and supremely knowledgable trainers and teachers. Working on the Isophit has been a great way to target specific areas in a comfortable and safe way. More...
Absolutely love this place - especially the isocycle classes! Amazing instructor with a super motivating personality
Convenient location, bright colours and modern feel, friendly staff
Just a great place with great people. Brad and Sam are great innovative owners who are very involved and make sure the equipment is amazing and the prices are so cheap.
I went to Striation 6 for upper body pain that I have been dealing with for years. Within a few sessions I am feeling better than I have in years and I'm loving the isophit training. Keep up the good work!
All of the staff members that I've met so far have been very friendly, the Welcome ExPerience wasn't at all used as an excuse to hard-sell me, and the facilities are exactly what I've been looking for. I'd been hoping to find a place where I'd be welcomed as a woman who wanted to get stronger with no shame about where I'm starting out or how my body looks, and so far, this has been exactly that. I've already told friends about Striation 6. More...
Despite the occasional really bad song on the sound system ;-), Striation 6 rocks - easily one of, if not the best, work-out studio in mid-town Toronto.
Great facility. Offering personal training, massage services, chiropractic services and much more
Feels less like a gym, more like a playground for fitness nerds, in the best possible way. No sense that people take themselves too seriously. Fun and welcoming vibe and staff.
A great experience here! Clean facilities, friendly, approachable staff, and a good variety of equipment and classes.
Top notch trainers in a low key atmosphere
This seems to work !
Good spot! Afordable membership, and a good diverse set of machines.
As it relates to Sam and Brad - Integrity! Subject Matter Experts! Fun! Muscle activation techniques and isometric training are an integral part of my endurance training regimen. It helped me build and maintain a solid foundation which resulted in injury prevention. I sought their expertise three years ago as I was very injury prone due to constant muscular imbalances. More...
Striation6 is the best value and experience at a gym in Toronto.A very clean, organized and welcoming gym.The staff are knowledgeable and helpful.I love the colourful graffiti art theme.The equipment is also leading edge and ALWAYS very organized.Not to mention the free locker and organic soaps in their new showers with every visit. More...
Striation6 is the bomb. All new high-end equipment, good vibes & a really great selection of fitness classes & personal training options. Sam, Brad & the entire staff are super friendly and extremely educated. Really a great environment and is one of the best gyms in Toronto I've visited. Well done fellas! More...
Professional, personal and friendly service every time! Great classes and amazing trainers!!
Great! Friendly place, everyone is super helpful, and really open & honest
Striation 6 is a breath of fresh air compared to your run of the mill chain gym!1) They are honest and open about their prices. There's no pressure to spend more money on services you don't need or want. The pay per use model is great for those months when you're out of town or sick and can't work out. If you only visit for 'self-directed' workouts the cost will cap at $60/month (includes tax), which is less than you'll pay for most other gyms in Toronto, including those dreaded chains.2) The staff are all really friendly, especially the front desk staff who make an effort to get to know client's names. I haven't used the personal training services, but from what I've seen most of the trainers seem knowledgeable.3) Lots of high quality equipment. More free weights than I've ever seen in a gym of this size - never have to wait for a squat rack! The Keiser resistance machines kind of suck, but they recently got some new equipment so they're easier to avoid. Since so much of the equipment is free weights, if you're new to exercise/not sure what to do, I'd recommend booking a few sessions with a personal trainer to get set up. They also have some group exercise classes like 'Ladies' Night' where I think they show you how to use stuff. More...
Good people, very good personal trainers too. Pretty nice environment.
max von h
Very good equipment, excellent trainers and a friendly atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Very friendly staff and personal trainers are so professional and helpful. Also the price is good. They can give you an excellent advice for your nutrition too.
Excellent facility and great equipment. Friendly staff. No BS.. Nobody will bother you here. Nobody will bug to sign up for classes or pressure you into anything. Washrooms, showers, good changing space. More...
I am fortunate that my osteopath referred me to Brad at Striation for muscle activation therapy for an injured hamstring. Wow! Once pain free I started working with Coleen on the ISOPHIT. Again Wow! The professionalism, knowledge and bright clean space is a 10. More...
I love this place. The facilities are clean and not crowded, my personal trainer is competent and knowledgeable , and for me it's close to work, and it is very reasonably priced. The pay as you go method with a cap is fantastic, since if I have a period where I do not go that often (e.g. vacation, busy at work, etc.), I'm not paying! More...
Good selection of equipment. Friendly, helpful staff. And best of all it's pay-as-you-go.
Very pleasant environment. Professional people working there. Gym is well equipped and feels serious without pretention.
I love working with my trainer, Kyle Castles. He really listens to my concerns and works with me to make sure that my workout is well suited to my physical challenges.
Thanks Colleen for kicking my ass this week, no pain, no gain!
In a word: excellent on all counts. The staff is extremely professional, welcoming and helpful, the premises are very spacious and wonderfully equipped, my experience with my trainer (Nick) was superb and I cannot but recommend Striation 6 to anybody interested in improving their health, performance or fitness regardless of their level of fitness or their ultimate goal. Still a well-kept secret ;-))