(You can scroll to the bottom of this post for the BOMB free schedule and skip my yapping or CLICK HERE. They also have child-minding, a kids class and I often set up Felix with the iPad while I work out.)
Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” – Earl of Derby
Wow–that Earl was a bit of a downer. But he’s right and it’s New Year’s Resolution time and also let’s face it exercise makes us feel good (I imagine the eye rolls…). But really, when I’m busy and stressed and have the least time to work out is when I could use it the most.
And Bomb Wellness (Danforth and Greenwood) where I’ve been a member for a year is my favourite gym in my gym-member experience (and I have been joining gyms since I was 16–really–I suck at team sports but can regale you with stories of mix tapes and that new step/spin/core workout trend)
There is a real community at BOMB and just like at Cheers (remember that show you oldies?) everybody knows your name. Well, Victoria and Kevin the owners do and they use it just when you think they’re not looking and you’re push ups are not quite a push-up anymore—don’t worry you can take a break holding plank. (Gee thanks).
But that’s what you want in a gym-enthusiasm, motivation and great classes and teachers……
So drop in today they have free classes all weekend–it is their 1 year Anniversary. And then pop by Red Rocket just down the block for a latte and muffin.
Although there is no need to book ahead of time, all classes have limited space, so arrive early! Timetable is subject to change. Fit Kids (3-6yrs) starts at 12:00pm both days.
I’ve been walking by the old location of Classy Nails wondering why they couldn’t stay classy (oh Ron Burgundy!) and what the little teeny sign above the liquor license application meant, “sauce” it said.
Now it is a a HUGE sign. Which seems like good progress. Something to be excited about. I found the LinkedIn page for “MichelleB” who is supposedly opening the lounge and here is what it described our new east end bar as:
An East-End Toronto Lounge with a Victorian-Goth Bordello-Chic Design.
– fresh hand made pasta with your choice of Sauce
– a vast selection of Craft Beer on Tap and in Bottle
– an array of 1920’s inspired cocktail offerings
– Top shelf Tequilas, Bourbons, Scotches & Vodkas
– music, music, music… you never know who you’ll hear
Conveniently located steps from Greenwood Station.
(which it is, it’s between Greenwood and Monarch Park, just east from Bomb Wellness and west of Gerry’s grocery). For those not in the hood, it is between Greenwood and Coxwell subway.
This comment on Chowhound cracked me up:
“Ha, I think there’s a few places on the Danforth doing the Victorian-Goth-Bordello thing without knowing it! “
Still–craft beer, top-shelf tequila? 1920’s cocktails? Bring on bordello-chic. Opening in August. www.sauceonthedanforth.com
Here are the latest photos! http://www.sauceondanforth.com/pictures.htm
Watch out Tim Horton's. You've just been a feeble fallback.
Red Rocket Coffee is opening SOON minutes from my house, just a quick walk to the Danforth. Red Rocket, whose original location was at Greenwood and Queen (across from the TTC yard, hence the name) had to close its Leslieville location due to a major rent increase. I am probably one of many who live in the Danforth that want to offer heartfelt condolences to Red Rocket’s Queen East regulars but instead are clicking our heels together with glee.
The new location at 1364 Danforth is still sealed up with Kraft Paper, a present we all want to open.
Not open yet. No matter how many times I walked by in one day.
Red Rocket will be taking over the Three’s Company Too location on the Danforth. The original Three’s Company is now at Danforth and Pape (the loss of their weekend brunch still saddens me when I pass what is now a French Toast-less Naturopathic Clinic at the corner of Lamb/Greenwood) If you’re from the west end I’ll stick with locating the new Red Rocket “between Greenwood and Coxwell” but if you’re from the hood you’ll want to know that it’s just west of Linnsmore Cres. (minutes from the Greenwood Subway exit) and across the Danforth from Lamb and Gillard St. Conveniently close to Jerry’s Supermarket (grocer/butcher) and the new fitness place BOMB Wellness.
Coffee-forgot the bacon-PU coffee for spouse at home.
If the damn place would just open I could live out all the above fair trade and organic fantasies. Well, maybe only the first and last part of the first one.
Word on the Red Rocket Blog as posted Saturday is that they’ll be opening in a few days. Word on the street (as I lingered outside today and peeked through the window at a space full of boxes and “stuff”) is that there will be a soft open (coffee only–Red Rocket also makes their own food and pastries) mid-January.
I will keep lingering even if the Red Rocket people start to fear that what they appreciated as loyalty in their Queen St E clientele could potentially turn to stalking on the Danforth. Just enthusiasm, I swear.
(There is also a Wellesley location)