For those of you that don’t know, I am very fortunate to be apart of a very exciting new project with Eva Redpath. Her new online show “Get Fit in the City” with Coral TV has just released its second episode. In the episode, Eva (and I) took a Pilates/Yoga Fusion class with Amber at Misfit Studio.
From the moment we walked up to the studio we knew that we were in for a treat. Misfit Studio is a little studio located in the Queen West area, Queen and Euclid to be exact. It is earthy and warm and bright and is a perfect reflection of its owner, Amber. Even her bathrooms rock! You will find awesome vintage decoration throughout – the walls, seating, and storage and even on the walls of the bathroom. It is super creative, and super edgy and super awesome!
From the time class started, Amber’s style put me at ease and I immediately trusted her and wanted to push through the insane AB workout, even though I felt like my stomach was ripping apart. Her class is Pilates/Yoga fusion, and it is exactly as it sounds. It is an hour of mat based work where you will stretch, strengthen, sweat and get your heart rate up through Amber’s sun salutations, warriors and lunges. In addition to being a fabulously choreographed class, in the background she plays tunes that you wouldn’t expect to hear in a yoga class and have you wondering why the heck not?!
There were many times throughout the class where I found myself mesmerized by the way Amber moves. She literally oozes as she moves, it’s gooey and smooth and effortless. All of this matched with her impeccable explanations and cues make this class and this studio a definite must!!
What I love about Misfit Studio (In addition to what I already talked about), is that it’s not your typical studio. I love that! In a city where there are literally thousands of us yoga instructors all teaching you how to downward dog, warrior, stand on your head, etc., you need to find your own niche & a way to set your self apart. Amber has done just that with Misfit Studio.
If you are looking for a studio where you can stray off the usual & predictable yoga trail, then get your butt to Queen and Euclid!
You can check out Eva Pilates/Yoga Fusion class here: MISFIT STUDIO