While there’s nothing more fun than a well-executed New Year’s Eve fete, the logistics surrounding the big night can be daunting as hell (read: inevitable drama, a lack of Ubers, the impending hangover, etc.). You’ve experienced it, I’ve experienced it. It sucks.
We previously mentioned that we’ll be practicing more self-care going into 2019. So, what better than to literally start the new year by getting your sweat on? Here, a list of fitness classes and events in Toronto to check out on New Year’s Eve.
Now in its eighth year, Midnite Run Toronto will be taking place at Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery. You can sign up for the 5-kilometre run/walk, as well as the afterparty, for $75 (or $55 of you’re interested in the run only). Spaces are limited, but there will also be super-late registration on the night of depending on whether there are spots lefts.
This West Queen West indoor cycling studio is hosting its first ever New Year’s Eve Bash, which includes a 1-hour class followed by a night of partying at Brooklynn Bar across the street. “We focus heavily on community, and events like these work to grow and strengthen that community,” says 6ix Cycle’s chief idea officer Julie Harrish, who will be leading the class at 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance can enjoy post-ride appetizers and drinks at the studio before heading to the afterparty (no cover and no waiting in line for riders) to ring in 2019.
If you’re looking for a quiet, meditative night in you’re in luck: There’s no shortage of midnight yoga classes in Toronto. Check out Downward Dog’s Free Love event, where guests will get to enjoy snacks and cold press juices by The Organic Press after class, or Yogaspace’s Breathe Release Reset session, complete with a kombucha toast at midnight. Union Yoga, Big Stretch Yoga and Octopus Garden are also hosting NYE classes.