Fusion Cardio Toronto's mission is to create fun and accessible dance and fitness opportunities for women and girls across Toronto, with emphasis placed on running free programs across priority neighborhoods and for special populations including mom and babies, aboriginal youth, and newcomers with refugee back rounds.
Classes include Latin dance fitness, Bollywood and HipHop Cardio, Pound Fit/Drumming workouts, Wedding Dance Lessons, & more.
Fusion Cardio Toronto’s vision is to promote the well-being of all women and girls
Why Women and Girls?
Numerous Canadian publications have released articles raising awareness to the physical inactivity of Canadians, with females being less active than males. In 2011, Statistics Canada released a study indicating that only 15% of Canadians reached their suggested daily exercise intake (The Star; Eglinton, 2011); and females were reported as less active than males in both adult and youth groupings (CBC Sports, 2016).
Publications such as, Time Magazine, Berkley Wellness, The Globe and Mail and Metro have written articles on the health benefits associated with dance in relation to other demographics and communities such as Indigenous youth and those living with Dementia and Parkinson’s. Les Grand Ballet Des Montreal is Canada’s first university offering a graduate-level program in dance/movement therapy indicating the positive effects of dance on health. Based on the feedback received from the pilot dance projects in the form of surveys and group discussions, dance has been a powerful tool in enhancing social opportunities, reducing stress and isolation, and creating a fun way to exercise.
Why Fitness Group Classes?
For those who want the benefits of exercise without going to the gym or being locked down with memberships, it’s important to other a variety of fun and unique drop-in classes from cardio to strength-training to keep participants having fun, sweating, and reaching their goals.