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Summer's just around the corner -- Why spend hours on a treadmill when you can learn practical life skills like parkour or pole dancing? Montreal has a ton of alternative fitness options beyond yoga, Zumba and boot camp. Whether you check out these spots once just for fun, or commit to discovering your inner athlete, read on to find out more.
1. Le Spot
Le Spot Movement Training Center offers open gym passes as well as intro classes to learn the basics of parkour. The facility is well-equipped with crash pads, obstacles and training bars.
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2. OASIS Surf
Not only is Oasis the first ever indoor surfing wave in Canada, it offers three levels of waves for beginner, intermediate and expert surfers. Located in Brossard, they also have a full restaurant and kitchen for catered events or just a post-surf 5a7 happy hour.
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3. Parc Exalto
Last summer, Montreal welcomed North America's first urban acrobatic park. Located right near the Olympic Stadium, Parc Exalto has three different levels of acrobatic adventures rising up to three stories and 22 obstacles.
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4. Epicentre Training
Are you the one that all your friends call on May 1st to help them move out? Epicentre Training is a personal training facility owned by powerlifter Kacey Baines. The facility is also equipped with tons -- literally -- of heavy weights and implements for powerlifting and strongman.
5. Studio Rebound Fit
Studio Rebound Fit uses mini, individual trampolines in a group fitness class to get a full body workout and build a stronger back
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6. Ecole de Cirque de Verdun
If you ever wanted to join a circus, now is your chance -- Hone in your acro-trampo skills, aerial techniques and juggling with balls, pins or rings.
7. Milan Pole Dance Studio
Milan Pole Dance Studio offers a wide range of pole dancing classes including Pole Gym Basics, Flexy, Pole Conditioning, Contemporary Pole and Exotic Dance.
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8. JHOOMLAY Bollywood Dance Fitness
Montreal's JHOOMLAY combines the upbeat and fun attitude of Bollywood dance to sweat it out in a full body workout. Located right near Place des Arts, JHOOMLAY also has student prices.
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9. CrossFit Montreal: Olympic Lifting
In addition to regular CrossFit classes, CrossFit Montreal offers Olympic Lifting classes with Evgueni Romanov, a trainer for Team Canada.
10. Club Mansfield: Ballet Bootcamp
Every Week, Club Mansfield offers a Ballet Bootcamp to refine your grace and beauty. Work on your balance, flexibility and elegance while getting fit for summer.