Don’t Wait Until the Holidays are Over to get in Shape!

Late November may not exactly be your favourite time of year. Conversations based around snow tires can really wear you down as we embrace for winters cold spell. No matter how you feel about winter, you have to appreciate that the holidays are just around the corner!

Regardless of the holiday you celebrate, the end of the calendar year is time for celebration, friends and family! Of course, all of that holiday cheer doesn’t come without repercussions. Perhaps you don’t exactly ‘enjoy’ seeing your 2nd cousins, and we can all relate to the relative that talks too much at family dinners.

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Between the drinks, the meals and the celebrations, it’s no secret that the holidays, although magical, don’t exactly help our physiques. It’s time for celebrations and indulgences! Many of us look forward to spending time with friends and family, or at the very least, taking some time to ourselves.

Throughout all the excitement and commotion, it’s easy to give in to temptation and simply ‘worry about it later’ when it comes to our diets. That’s what new year resolutions are for right?

Wrong! If you have been watching your weight or better yet, are actively working out as part of a fitness plan, now is an especially important time of the year to maintain your fitness efforts. There are still a few weeks until the holidays start, and while it’s easy to start giving in to temptation, the HouseFit team of personal trainers are here with a reminder that you shouldn’t wait until 2019 to get started on those New Years resolutions.

Start With a Fitness Plan

How many times a week you plan on working out isn’t as important when compared to the numbers of weeks you regularly work out. Follow? There are many benefits to regular physical activity, and you want to work your plan around that concept.

You need to train your body for change, and nothing happens overnight. Crash course diets and juice cleanses are not permanent, or necessarily healthy weight loss solutions. Put a plan in place that will give you a several weeks of regular diet to let the benefits have an effect.

The point is, don’t worry if you can only go 3 or 2 times a week to the gym. Make sure you’re going to go workout on a regular basis for a few weeks, making it a great time to put in some efforts right before the holidays!

Legendary DJ Calvin Harris recently became a part time model one could say, as headlining the top music festivals would be his full time job, modeling for Armani Underwear is a side job he has done recently after developing his own fitness plan. “Since moving to LA, Harris has reportedly been able to focus on healthy eating, and staying fit, thanks to a healthier variety of food options and the odd cheeky pilates workout” Check out his Instagram account to see the evidence of his efforts. It’s proof you can juggle temptation with a healthy lifestyle!

Try Working out with a Personal Trainer

There is a reason why celebrities and professional athletes work out with personal trainers. The main reason is that they need results, and working with a professional personal trainer is the best way to get there.

Our team of experienced personal trainers know how to get results. They are educated and experienced in their field of study – the human body and fitness! We know what you need to do to get results, and how to get there.

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Whether you want to sign up for a few weeks of workouts or want to commit to a few months, maximizing your time spent working out is detrimental to your success. Here at our North York boutique fitness studio, are personal trainers are ready to help you reach your fitness goals. Come by and meet some of our personal trainers today! Check out this past blog to learn about how our personal trainers can help you.

Professional Grade Equipment at our Boutique Fitness Studio

Our boutique fitness studio is located in the heart of North York at Yonge & Sheppard. It’s easy to come visit us at our boutique fitness studio, with over 1500 Sq/Ft of fitness space!

We’re proud to share that our equipment is professional grade, we don’t mess around at HouseFit! We think it’s important to make sure that we’re providing our clients with all the tools you need to succeed. Plus, it’s important to feel inspired when you work out, and we believe using professional grade equipment helps.

We do everything we can to provide you with a fitness studio where you feel comfortable, inspired and ready to work!

Try To Control Your Intake*

We had to put as asterisks on this one. There is no denying that you should indulge and enjoy yourself during the holidays.

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The key is portion control. One size serving of meat is small handful, and chances are that when you sit down for that family feast, you’re eating enough for a couple of people. By controlling your portions, you can still enjoy the food and drinks, but in a controlled amount.

One element of the big feast that is easier to control is the amount of sugar drinks. In case you’re not aware, soda and alcohol contain a lot of sugar. There’s a good chance those cookies you love so much from grandma are also pretty high on the sugar count.

Get Started Today!

There’s still plenty of time before the holiday season kicks off, so why not get going on your fitness goals now? You don’t need to wait until the holidays are over to get in shape.

Get in touch with us today! We’re happy to offer a 90 minute fitness assessment to help you get started in the process. Sign up today and get ready to look and feel better than you ever have!


HouseFit – More Than Just Personal Training

Thanks for stopping by the HouseFit Blog! For years we’ve been providing our clients with the instruction, motivation and inspiration to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. We take great pride in our services, our facilities, and the care we give our clients at our private fitness studio.

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We offer a welcoming, inviting space for everyone! No matter your age, fitness goals or level of experience, we can help you live a healthier, more active life.

Private Fitness Studio

HouseFit is a private fitness studio located in the heart of North York. In case you’re not sure what a private fitness studio is, think of combining all the luxuries of a large, brand name gym with the personal privacy of a home gym.

We’ve all been to a big, brand name gym before, and we know what to expect. While it’s a great option (we always encourage physical activity) many find in difficult to ‘find their grove’ in such an overwhelming environment.

This is especially true for those who are just starting out, or dealing with a new injury. When you’re not sure where to start, a huge room full of intimidating work out equipment isn’t exactly an easy way to get started.

Our boutique fitness centre in North York is designed with personal comfort in mind. Personal comfort that comes with knowing he have high quality equipment and professional trainers that really know their stuff!

Don’t worry, boutique doesn’t mean we’re small! With our 1 500 sq.ft of room, our private fitness studio has enough space to accommodate any workout you have in mind.

Quality Workout Equipment

All of the workout and fitness equipment at HouseFit have been selected from personal trainers who have been working with clients for years. That means the equipment was selected with you in mind, and chosen to help our clients get the most of their workouts.

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Quality workout equipment can have a big impact on your efforts. Ergonomic equipment ensures that you don’t wear yourself out and are comfortable while giving it your all! You won’t find any broken equipment at our private fitness studio.

Experienced Personal Trainers

For years now we’ve been helping our clients reach, and surpass their fitness goals. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, or just live a healthier lifestyle, or personal trainers are here to help.

Our growing team of personal trainers are ready when you are. You can sign up for a FREE 90 minute fitness assessment!

Tone Up for the Holidays

With the holidays, Christmas and New Years around the corner, there has never been a better time to lose some weight, as we all know what’s coming! Heavy meals, stuffing, drinks and hopefully, lots of good times.

For those who are trying to control their weight, the holidays can be tricky. It’s hard to say no to an extra serving of Grandma’s stuffing, and there is never a shortage of desserts, sweets and sugar drinks during these festive times.

The point is, there is a time to indulge, this is it! But if you know you are going to indulge (understandably so) then make sure to put some extra effort into your health routines going into the holiday season.

For many of us, taking a few personal training sessions may the boost you need! Here are five reasons to try working with a personal trainer BEFORE the holidays come

  • 1 – Feel good for the holidays

  • 2 – Counteract the holiday weight gain proactively

  • 3 – Learn some great workouts to add to your regular routine

  • 4 – Look good for family photos

  • 5 – Start the New Year with a health plan already started

 Benefits of Seeing a Personal Trainer

If you have never worked with a personal trainer before, then you may not be aware all of the benefits they offer. First and foremost, it’s important to know that our personal trainers are certified professionals with industry experience.

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Having a professional coach has many benefits! One of the most important benefits is results.

Working with a personal trainer delivers results, plain and simple. Having a professional fitness expert like a personal trainer by your side during your workout helps ensure that you not only do your exercises properly, but maximizing your efforts.

That means you’re not wasting time doing exercises that don’t produce results, that work for you! The main point here is the customized workout and personal attention that you’ll receive. No matter what exercise plan you find on the internet, there is no ‘one size fits all’ workout routine, and having an experienced personal trainer by your side can ensure you get results.

We also know how difficult it is to stay the course when working out. Finding inspiration for a week is relatively easy (an essential start!) when compared to turning it up a notch for your third week in a row. Having a trainer can help hold you accountable and stick to your routine.

Nothing comes easy when it comes to fitness goals, and working with a personal trainer at our private gym can only increase your chances.

More Than Just Personal Training

While we pride ourselves in having some of the best personal trainers in Toronto, HouseFit is here to help you live a healthier, more active life. While working out is a big part of that, diet and nutrition are also vital components.

You are what you eat, plain and simple! We can help you adjust your diet to more health conscious, and if losing weight is your goal, we can help there too. Adjusting your diet can be a major contributor to your efforts, and our professional staff can help guide you in the right direction.

Get in shape and feel better about yourself! We’re here to help you get there.


LOST 23LBS IN 23WKS, work in progress

"I can't say enough about HouseFit.  Alex, Tina and the entire personal training staff are knowledgeable, thorough and passionate about what they do. They believe in total body transformations. They will teach you, motivate you & pick you up if you've stumbled. It was good to be held accountable for my actions and nutrition decisions. Having weekly/monthly goals also helped me stay on track. I would definitely recommend HouseFit Toronto to anyone looking to dramatically improve their health and overall lifestyle."

Brianne (Music Industry)


My results: total weight loss - 129 pounds in 15 months.

Benefits - feet problems gone, back problems gone, sleeping better, feeling better confidence wise and I am not scared of mirrors or the scale.

My HouseFit Personal Trainer - Tina- she has been nothing but fantastic. Giving me the kick in the ass when needed but more importantly the pat on the back when needed. Her weight loss workouts are complex enough to make it fun and interesting while still receiving great results. If you put the same amount of effort in as her when making them, you will be guaranteed to get results.

HouseFit is the #1 personal training studio in Toronto!  I highly recommend it!



Tina has been my personal trainer (3 times weekly) , at HouseFit Toronto for the past year. She is responsible for huge changes in my strength and fitness over the last 12 months.  In the beginning, Tina focused on the fundamentals. This created a great foundation for more rigorous/high intensity workouts. 

In terms of results, I lost over 45lbs of fat and gained 10lbs of muscle. It was definitely a difficult process but HouseFit personal trainer Tina helped me get there from beginning to the end.

If you want proven results, visit HouseFit.  Best personal training studio in Toronto!

Andrew Y
Director of Finance


Gail lost over 45lbs of fat and gained 10lbs of muscle.

I was told by my Doctor that I needed to lose weight, and she suggested going to a personal trainer to help. I admit I was not pleased because of the expense involved, but I checked out Curves, GoodLife, and HouseFit. It was not an easy decision. I went with HouseFit Toronto Personal Training Studio.

Alex was honest about how challenging it would be to lose weight. He also had very strong ideas about how much weight I would need to lose if I wanted to have a more permanent weight loss.  I was not sure I could do it, and also wasn't sure if I could complete his program.  

The easiest part was the physical activity, as I already had a pretty active lifestyle.  I had walked several half marathons, and some 5 and 10 km races. My goals have always been to finish the race, not necessarily to better my time. I also work in a retail store so I stand on my feet all day.  Don't get me wrong the exercises were challenging and tough, but not as hard as the restrictive diet.

Dieting has never been my strength, and small caloric intake was hard to maintain. I was unhappy, and somewhat difficult to live with. Finally, I got close enough to my goal that I graduated to muscle building phase.  Weight training was not as simple as I expected, speed was not needed, and I prefer quicker activities. Now I am in the cut phase of the program and it is awful again because of diet.

After close to a year and a half of my life  I am relatively close to Alex's goal, many people compliment my looks, and I feel well and feel like I look good.

I have worked with a few personal trainers at HouseFit, but the main one was Cindy.  She is beautiful, and very knowledgeable about physical activities. I found her sessions physically challenging and very creative. Now I am working with personal trainer Danielle, she is teaching me to work smart. Her strength is her consistency. She has a positive practical attitude that is understated and l am enjoying our workouts together. She is sensitive to all my aches and pains, and if I work hard enough I get to do some boxing, which I really enjoy. I have had a chance to work with the other personal trainers occasionally, and have enjoyed each of them. 

Alex takes pride in setting up the program by working closely with his clients the first month.  I am not sure I would be able to do this program if I thought about it, but I did it and I am close to the end. I have learned a lot about diet, and some things I will be able to change forever but I will continue to have challenges and hopefully will have the resources to fix whatever weight I may gain in the future by using the tools Alex has suggested.

This is not an easy program and is not for the people who don't commit to it fully.  It also helps to have supports at home to help when the going gets tough.  I am not certain this would be a ringing endorsement for HouseFit, but I think it has worked for me and I love how fit I am and how I look.

Gail Chippin




Alex is an excellent personal trainer who knows a lot of ways to train his clients and is very knowledgeable about nutrition. He developed an exercise program and nutrition plan that was specific to me and my goals. I am lucky to have Alex as my personal trainer. Over the last three and a half months I have worked up to a point where I am now in better shape and have lost over 32 lbs. All the other personal trainers in his gym are cheerful, friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  I now train with personal trainer Danielle who has given me great support and a sweetheart.  Best personal training studio in Toronto and North York!



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Mirela 39 years old, started at Housefit Jan, 2016, lost 23 pounds in 5 months and gained 10 pounds of muscle. 

Benefits I have gained :

 More energy, more focus, and I feel stronger and healthier than ever. My body looks toned and I reached a high level of mental and physical stamina.

I worked as a Social Service Worker at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and now finishing up my last year of Psychology Major at University of Toronto.

Initially I joined HouseFit Toronto Personal Training Studio to lose weight which I had failed in doing so on my own on the last few years.  As soon as I met personal trainer Alex I was quite impressed not only at the level of his knowledge on nutrition education, but also the process on how he tailors each individual diet and exercise plan to achieve a goal weight.  The intent of this plan is for clients not just to reach the set goals, but also to maintain and build healthy habits to benefit their future, so you don’t fall back again on struggling with weight issues.  It has not been easy, but in every pound that I have lost, I have had great support from the HouseFit Toronto Personal Training team.

What I can say about my personal trainer Tina is that her strong physique and excellent personality will sell you the first moment you meet her.  She is dedicated and motivating in a way that your sessions with her are fun and something to look forward to as a highlight of your tiring day.   Her knowledgeable skills are impressive and each session with her helps you strive to maximize your physical potential in achieving your desired goal. Under personal trainer Tina’s supervision, I feel empowered and very confident in my body changes and transformation.