Strength & Conditioning

a man and woman training with a kettle-weight

Choose from a variety of ways to get stronger!  

Drop-in strength and conditioning is available at the Athletic Centre and Goldring Centre.

Learn to Move sessions are free, registered programs for those participants who are looking for help and guidance in various aspects of strength training within our strength & conditioning centres. Classes are limited to four participants and are offered within the first four to six weeks of the fall, winter and spring terms.

Camps and instruction programs are registered programs with a focus on a specific level or activity within strength training. Class size of 4 - 8.

Strength Clinics offer a taste of the personal training experience.  Each clinic is 50 minutes long and focuses on one specific exercise. Class size of 4 - 8.

Visit recreation.utoronto.ca to sign up for instructional classes.

U of T students, staff and faculty can login and register with their UTORid. Community members will need an account on recreation.utoronto.ca to login and register for classes.

For instructions on creating your account for recreation.utoronto.ca, visit uoft.me/campusrec

  • Appropriate exercise clothing and proper athletic footwear are required.  

Bodyweight Training

Learn to build strength, muscular endurance, mobility and joint control using your own body weight.

Also offered for

Personal Training

Cross Training

Cross training activates the basic but effective principles of strength training, focusing on core and back control and upper and lower body strength.

Also offered for

Personal Training

Drop-in Strength & Conditioning

Check out the daily drop-in schedules for the Athletic Centre and Goldring Centre Strength & Conditioning Centres.

Also offered for

Olympic Weightlifting

Drop-in Strength & Conditioning Women-only

Offered at the Athletic Centre SCC and indicated by women-only on the right hand side of the schedule. Staffed by women and the space is private. Co-ed strength and conditioning is available in the field house and at Goldring during these times.

Also offered for

Women-only Programs

Functional Core & Back Stability

Learn to effectively engage your core and back musculature to improve posture and lift safely and effectively.

Also offered for

Personal Training

Functional Muscle Camp

This practical camp will focus on the basic training and planning of muscle building. Various training methodologies including high intensity training will be utilized to achieve the best results. All levels welcome!

Olympic Weightlifting for Women

Learn the basics of weightlifting, gain hip and shoulder flexibility as well as leg and core strength.  No previous experience necessary.

Also offered for

Olympic Weightlifting
Women-only Programs

Olympic Weightlifting Level I

This class is designed for beginners. Participants will learn the basics of weightlifting starting with the Olympic squat and deadlift and moving to the power snatch and power clean.

Also offered for

Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting Level II

This class is designed for those with previous weight training experience. Participants will become more efficient at performing lifts and will learn to incorporate them into a workout.

Also offered for

Olympic Weightlifting

Strength & Nutrition Seminars (Free)

Free seminars on strength training or nutrition topics are offered each term. Each seminar features an in-depth examination of a strength training or nutrition subject. The presenters are personal trainers and nutritionists. They will provide practical information you can apply to your workout routine or nutrition practices.

 

Also offered for

Personal Training

Strength Clinic - Bench Press

Join this clinic to learn how to perform the bench press properly and effectively from one of our qualified experts.

Also offered for

Personal Training

Strength Clinic - Power Clean (Olympic lifting)

Join this clinic to learn the proper technique and basic principles of performing a power clean.

Also offered for

Olympic Weightlifting
Personal Training

SYNRGY Circuit

A circuit-style approach will be used to introduce you to a variety of exercises and training styles and you will improve your strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness.

Also offered for

Personal Training

The BIG 5 Muscle & Strength

This class will focus on the five primary resistance training exercises: squats, deadlifts, bench press, pull ups and planks.

Weight Room 101

Learn movement fundamentals in this active session for beginners.

Also offered for

Strength & Conditioning Orientations

Weight Room 101, women-only

Learn movement fundamentals in this active session for beginners.

Also offered for

Strength & Conditioning Orientations
Women-only Programs

Weight Training for Women

Each session includes a variety of machine weights, free weights and stretch exercises.

Also offered for

Women-only Programs

YOU vs. the Clock

This class is all about achieving you own personal goals! Workouts are designed around a series of "challenges" and "tests" that you must complete within a certain time frame.