LA Fitness has become one of the biggest gym chains in the country, and it seems like new locations are popping up all of the time. In terms of chain gyms, LA can easily be considered the Rolls Royce, as they attempt to have bigger, brighter gyms with more amenities than the other chain gyms, with many locations having full basketball courts and Olympic sized pools.
But like all chains, every location is not created equal, so here are the top 10 La Fitness Locations in the GTA.
The Junction has a reputation for being a trendy area, and LA Fitness is a perfect match for the area’s residents. It’s a new location, with an indoor pool and full basketball court, to add to the selection of weights and machines that are prevalent at all locations.
The one downside to this location is it’s lack of sauna and whirlpool, which many other locations offer.
43 JUNCTION ROAD
TORONTO, ON M6N 1B5
Phone: (437) 888-1139
Google: 3.8 Stars out of 5 – 62 Reviews
Yelp: No Reviews
We’re heading a little bit north of Toronto for this one, but the Aurora location is located on Bayview and is just off the 404 at Wellington. This is another of the new clubs, and it’s staff have kept it sparkling and well organized. Similar to the Junction club, this location boasts an indoor pool and basketball court, but adds to it with a racquetball court, sauna and whirlpool.
The obvious drawback of this club is that it is more Toronto adjacent than it is Toronto.
15650 BAYVIEW AVENUE
AURORA, ON L4G 6J1
Phone: (289) 648-3973
Google: 4.0 Stars out of 5 – 126 Reviews
Yelp: 3 Stars out of 5 – 2 Reviews
Located on Don Mills between York mills and Lawrence and not far off of the junction of the 401 and 404, this is an extremely convenient location for anyone working or living in the southern end of North York. Another location that boasts both an indoor pool and a sauna, this location also offers squash. Members marvel at the cleanliness of this location and insist that the staff is top notch.
1380 DON MILLS ROAD
TORONTO, ON M3B 2X2
Phone: (416) 391-0220
Google: 3.7 Stars out of 5 – 322 Reviews
Yelp:3.5 Stars out of 5 – 17 Reviews
MISSISSAUGA – DIXIE RD
Located in Mississauga at the corner of Dixie and Dundas, this large and pretty new facility has what seems to be pretty standard for these LA Fitness locations, the Indoor Pool and Basketball court. And according to users, it’s an incredibly clean and well run location.
3100 DIXIE ROAD, UNIT 14A
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4Y 2A6
Phone: (289) 724-0135
Google: 3.7 Stars out of 5 – 123 Reviews
Yelp: 4 Stars out of 5 – 2 Reviews
MISSISSAUGA-HURONTARIO/EGLINTON – HIGHEST RATED
Another Mississauga club that seems to have struck a chord with it’s patrons, who describe a well-equipped and incredibly clean facility, offering an indoor pool and basketball, but lacks the whirl pool and sauna that a lot of other locations offer, not to mention free wifi. A lot of this clubs members seem to really enjoy the Zumba and Yoga classes/
4561 HURONTARIO STREET
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4Z 3X3
Phone: (647) 243-5081
Google: 4.3 Stars out of 5 – 78 Reviews
Yelp: 2 Stars out of 5 – 1 Review
Scarborough offers up an LA Fitness packed with amenities including the indoor pool, basketball court and squash on the fitness side, and a sauna and whirlpool on the “pamper yourself” side of things. This location also includes a Juice Bar. Members most often offer up compliments based on the locations size and the wealth of equipment available at any given time, and seem to hold a high regard for the staff.
1970 EGLINTON AVE EAST
TORONTO, ON M1L 2M6
Phone: (647) 724-4019
Google: 3.7 Stars out of 5 – 156 Reviews
Yelp: 4 Stars out of 5 – 17 Reviews
SCARBOROUGH-WILLIAM KITCHEN RD
Scarborough has another offering on this list, this one located just off the 401 at Kennedy Rd. Members describe it as a spotlessly clean facility with a plethora of equipment. Another location with an indoor pool and basketball court, along with squash on offer. Other amenities at this location include the usual Sauna and whirlpool as well as a juice bar.
33 WILLIAM KITCHEN RD, BUILDING J UNIT 5
SCARBOROUGH, ON M1P 5B7
Phone: (647) 556-1418
Google: 3.7 Stars out of 5 – 99 Reviews
Yelp: 4.5 Stars out of 5 – 6 Reviews
VAUGHAN – LOWEST RATED
This is my own personal location and its Vaughn’s entry for our list. As a member I feel that the location has some Pros and Cons like every club. On the plus side they just did a major renovation, the natural lighting on the second floor is terrific. The change rooms and showers need an overhaul. It is a popular and busy club so it’s a challenge to keep up the maintenance. It comes with all the bells and whistles you should expect from the average LA Fitness, with an indoor pool, basketball court, sauna and whirlpool. This particular location includes a Juice Bar run by Rainbow Tree Café. Members love the spacing of equipment and the women’s only area that is perfectly placed.
9350 BATHURST STREET
VAUGHAN, ON L6A 4N9
Phone: (289) 217-6924
Google: 3.2 Stars out of 5 – 233 Reviews
Yelp: 2.5 Stars out of 5 – 20 Reviews
OSHAWA – RITSON RD
We may be straying out of the Toronto Range a little bit on this one, but the Members at the Oshawa location are in love with their club’s bright work out area flooded with natural light, despite the occasional issue with heating and cooling. You’ll find the usual amenities like the indoor pool and the basketball court, along with the sauna and the whirlpool.
1189 RITSON ROAD NORTH UNIT 4A
OSHAWA, ON L1G 8B9
Phone: (289) 274-8984
Google: 4.1 Stars out of 5 – 46 Reviews
Yelp: 3.5 Stars out of 5 – 3 Reviews
The name may say East Gwillimbury, but this is essentially the Newmarket Location. It’s just off Green Lane which is a quick trip to either the 400 or the 401. The basketball court is there, as is the indoor pool along with the standard Sauna and whirlpool. Members rave about these amenities and claim that this location has a lot of quality equipment that is well maintained.
18367 YONGE STREET
EAST GWILLIMBURY, ON L9N 0A2
Phone: (289) 803-0327
Google: 3.6 Stars out of 5 – 104 Reviews
Yelp: 3 Stars out of 5 – 5 Reviews
One thing is for sure, regardless of what LA Fitness location you choose in the Greater Toronto Area, you are likely to have a standard, similar experience which, let’s face it, is the goal of any chain gym. If you are a current or former LA Fitness member use the comment section below to let us know what locations you like or don’t like.