A little over a week ago, the Christian Confidential team had the pleasure of collaborating with Equinox Toronto in putting together an influencer event! I’ve been working with the brand for a year now creating digital content and we felt that it was time to spice things up and do something bigger! We decided to throw an intimate fitness event for some of my friends who happen to dub as some of Toronto’s top male influencers and fitness enthusiasts.
The class that we selected is one that the brand is highly recognized for, STACKED! – led by top fitness instructor Eva Redpath! This class is no joke and is definitely a sweat burner. 45 minutes long 12 different exercises in total, 30 seconds to perform, and 30 seconds to recover… let’s just say you’ll never leave this class feeling like you didn’t get pushed to your limits. What I’m Wearing
Basic Tank – HM | Training Shorts SS16 (similar here) – Adidas | Training Tights SS16 (similar here) – Adidas | Ultra Boost Shoes – Adidas | Daniel’s Shoe Game: Men’s Energy Boost ESM by AdidasTo let you guys get a real glimpse of what really went down during our workout session, we’ve put together a short clip for you to take a look at below.
Video Directed by: Silvex for ChristianConfidential.com
A healthy dose of cardio and strength training, STACKED! might have you questioning your decision of taking this class while you’re doing it but once it’s over you’ll be more than happy that you did! This is only one of the numerous classes that Equinox has and with the launch of Equinox Yorkville (coming soon), I can’t wait to host my friends again (and maybe a few of our readers) in 2016.
Until next time,
ChristianPhotography by: Shayna Desir for ChristianConfidential.com
Guests from Left to Right
Barrett Lucak | Jay Oliveira | Ish Morris | Daniel Hundy | Nykeem Provo | Daniel Ocean | Kyle Hoto Reid | Eva Redpath |Isaac Levy
It’s been almost four months since I’ve joined Equinox and honestly I continue to learn new things regarding fitness and health every time I go. I’m no stranger to having a personal trainer so when I was approached by one of the clubs top trainers Marvin to do a few sessions with him, I immediately said yes. I told him the specific areas of my body that I wanted to work on (a stronger back to perfect my posture, more definition and maintain or lean out a little more) and he created a customized program for me. He introduced me to a couple new workouts that I could implement into my routine and helped me get comfortable with being uncomfortable. The thing that I love the most about having a personal trainer is that they expose you to new exercises and never let you quit. During the workout it’s perfectly normal to hate your trainer but trust me once it’s over you end up leaving with a huge smile on your face. If you feel like you’ve plateaued or are bored of your workouts, I’d suggest speaking to one of the personal trainers at Equinox and having them create a program for you. -Remember, Summer is right around the corner!
What I’m Wearing
I got my hands on the MetCon1’s from Nike and let’s just say they’re quickly becoming one of my favourite shoes to workout in. – Pretty stylish as well, don’t be surprised if you see them in a street style post soon!
One of the most important things that I take into consideration when joining a gym is the diversity of classes offered. If you’ve been to Equinox, you know first hand how seriously they take their group classes. You can try anything from yoga to boxing, pilates to precision running, athletic conditioning to high intensity training. As for me, I’m a sucker for anything that gets my heart rate up and keeps me sweating from the beginning to the end, so I tend to lean towards the high intensity classes. MetCon3 happens to be one of those classes and has very quickly become one of my favourites to attend.
Using varied equipment each class, the only thing that remains consistent is the blue print on how the class is going to run and knowing that you’re going to walk out of their drenched in sweat. Each class starts with a warm up, followed by a set of exercises that you’ll repeat 3 times throughout the workout targeting all areas of your body, ending off with a cool down. MetCon3 is one of those programs that it doesn’t matter what level of fitness you’re at, you’ll find it difficult while participating but you’ll feel amazing once its completed. If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your regular training routine, this is one class that I’d recommend taking for a test drive!
What I’m Wearing
Pro Training Shorts – NIKE | Dri- Fit Short Sleeve Training Shirt – NIKE | Free Trainers 3.0 V3 – NIKE | (all items shown here are available at Nike stores across Canada)