Madonna, the queen of pop who shaped pop culture to levels that have never been topped has now added fitness to her repertoire. It’s no surprise since she is the goddess of fitness physique. Her beautifully sculpted arms and body are even better now that she is in her late 50’s and this is all thanks to her obsession and dedication to fitness and nutrition. Being an 80’s baby, I feel so lucky to have experienced the revolution of the icon that is Madonna. From her style, to her surprise re-inventions of herself, to her pushing boundaries of lyrical and show stopping content in her music videos and stage performances and so much more that is Madonna.
My heart skipped a beat when I first read the news on her website that she would be opening her own luxury fitness studio, Hard Candy Fitness in my city, Toronto, wow! This beautiful facility is located in the heart of Yonge and Gerard and is the ONLY Hard Candy Fitness in North America. Actually not even the U.S. has a Hard Candy Fitness, are you kidding me??? How lucky are we Tdot???!!! The 42,000 square foot luxury facility is covered in Madonna’s fierce images; you can feel her presence everywhere, now that’s some intense motivation.
The facility offers over 60 group fitness classes including Hard Candy Fitness’ very own Addicted to Sweat program created by her long-time personal trainer, Nicole Winhoffer. This detail focused fitness facility is fully equipped with everything from juice bars to lounge areas with espresso drinks, world class saunas, steam rooms and towel service. With spin classes being the all-craze, Madonna invested the most in the largest cycling studio offered in Toronto with stadium seating, surround sound system and one of a kind Spinner Blade Cycles. If there was ever anyone that inspired me through music and fitness, it would be Madonna, so much so I named my signature workout after her called ‘Madonna Arms’. This pop icon is truly a trailblazer in the music industry and something tells me she is going to also be taking the crown in the fitness world.
The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition is important however you decide to choose your path. Madonna’s iconic fitness facility, Hard Candy Fitness seems to be the hottest place to get my sweat on and membership is set at an affordable $100 a month. So what are you waiting for, in Madonna’s words, ‘harder is better, no sweat, no candy’ and well I don’t know about you, but I want some candy!