Toronto is constantly buzzing, but every so often, it’s nice to escape the perpetual hustle and Zen out. While for some, reaching full bliss might take the form of a full-body massage, for others, a trip to the gym is the ultimate way to recharge and find inner (and outer) strength. What better way to do just that than at the luxurious Hotel X’s 10XTO fitness facility? Not only is it situated on the Lake Ontario waterfront — a well-placed distraction from Toronto’s downtown — it has everything you need to make the most of your workout.
Let’s be clear: this is far from your average hotel workout room, with a 6,500-square- foot state-of-the-art fitness centre (lined with more than 50 pieces of cardio, strength, and flexibility machines), four group fitness studios (for hot yoga, Pilates, and more), a golf simulator, a basketball area, and eight glass-backed squash courts. No matter your preference when it comes to exercise, you can rest assured they offer it.
Perhaps best of all, though, are the four world-class indoor DecoTurf tennis courts, which offer unmatched views of the city and lake via floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing players to feel like they’re outdoors all year round. Each includes impressive 50-foot ceilings, as well as blue-coloured courts inspired by the Australian Open.
While hotel guests have access to the club’s amenities, there’s good news: locals can become members too. Those in the private members’ club even have access to 10XTO’s newly unveiled members’ lounge, which offers a welcome spot for some post-workout — or post-match — respite.
Game, Set, Match!
Elevate your courtside looks with these tennis essentials:
Casablanca Tennis Club Organic T-Shirt
This 100 per cent organic cotton tee is defined by the “Tennis Club” graphic on the front. With a crew neck, short sleeves, and straight hem, it’ll be both well-fitted and comfortable — you’ll surely make a splash on (and off) the court. ($225)
Wilson Orange Roland Garros Blade 98 V7 Tennis Racket
Connect better with the ball with a racket that provides excellent spin potential and control — and happens to look super stylish in your hand. (Sale price: $200)
New Balance 806
Light, stylish, and made for life on the court, the New Balance 806s offer motion control, traction, and support. We guarantee they’ll be your new favourite tennis shoes. ($150)