In a world where a simple scroll can take you past endless abs and muscles it’s easy to find millions of “how to” workouts from “fitness experts” who are flexing their brand of workout regime. Some of these people have extensive training and knowledge, but sometimes there’s very little ‘personal’ training ever happening. Others put in the work the old fashioned way. They start by training people wherever they can find some open space, a pull-up bar or some hills to sprint up.
For Barrie’s Christy Toms, it started with boot camps on the beach. Christy started HotBod Fitness and opened her first gym on Cedar Point Drive. Her brand of high intensity circuit style training took off and now she has a huge new space on King Drive. And like any good entrepreneur, Christy took advantage of the online boom, with popular social channels and online training.
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It wasn’t easy for Toms. “I had to work a part time job when I opened my first gym, so their was absolutely some hardships,” says Toms. Her literal blood, sweat and tears paid off in the long run though. Toms employs trainers, has an expanded studio and online presence.
“Our classes are not like your regular gym classes, most of our classes consist of High intensity circuit style training. We use many different types of equipment to make sure you never get bored and you are always getting results,” says Toms.
Toms is tough but motivational and understanding. “I love pushing people to make positive changes in their life and I truly care about our clients health, happiness & well-being.”
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