DS FITNESS is a multi-disciplinary personal training, semi-private, and small group fitness studio run by husband and wife team, Dan and Sabra Caron. We understand and appreciate that everyone has unique goals be it to lose body fat, enhance athletic performance, de-stress, improve your bone density or lower your blood pressure. Therefore, our mission as trainers is to adapt and tailor our programs according to our clients' individual health and fitness objectives. We keep our class sizes small in order to accommodate and offer modifications for injuries and physical limitations. Let DS Fitness start or reinvigorate your journey into fitness. 

DS Fitness is also home to SMASH KICKBOXING, Uptown Toronto's K1 Kickboxing destination. Learning this combative art is an amazing way to get in shape and learn practical self-defense.


OR A ONE CLASS FREE TRIAL AND 2 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE (cannot be combined with the two week free trial) Offer Available until 10/31/19

SPACE IS LIMITED. Email us via the form below for your first class!

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We believe in using a multi-faceted approach to training. A session may include Boxing/Kickboxing techniques, Barre, Dumbbells, Barbell lifts, Stability ball core work, Kettlebells, TRX-suspension training, TRX-RIP training and various other training tools. We stand by the adage that abs are made in the kitchen so we provide nutritional coaching based on the Precision Nutrition System. Clients can expect goal based training programs and an integrated approach to body composition transformation. Let us guide you into becoming a stronger, fitter and more functional you.



Dan's passion for fitness started at a young age. As a youth, he trained in Shorin Jiu Ryu karate, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and played competitive tennis, soccer and baseball. At 19, he decided to try boxing and was hooked from the beginning by the challenge of stamina and strength that boxing presented. 

Through training at Atlas Boxing, he discovered Hookup Muay Thai club where he became a fanatic, enjoying the science of 8 limbs, in which you are able to strike with the hands, elbows, knees and shins. Throughout his 50 bout amateur career, Dan utilized various weight training protocols to keep in battle-ready shape. 

Dan has been a certified personal trainer and boxing/Muay Thai coach since 2006. He has diversified his training skills by obtaining certifications in Kettlebell, Resist-a-Ball, TRX-suspension/RIP training and is a level 1 Precision Nutrition coach. 

Dan’s Certifications: Boxing NCCP Coach (2005), CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist (2006), Kickboxing CKA/CASK (2006), Agatsu Kettlebell (2008), TRX Suspension Training (2010), Inner Hero/ Sustainable Change in Eating Habits (2010), TRX RIP Training (2013), Precision Nutrition Level 1 (2016), Online Trainer Academy (2017), Hooft Kickboxing System Level 4 (2017), International Youth Conditioning Association (2019).



Sabra began dancing at age 5 and her passion for movement was born. Over the years, she studied and performed in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, African, Indian and Middle-Eastern dance techniques. After attending Claude Watson School for the Arts and York University as a dance major, she co-founded Urvieves Dance Company in 2007 with two school mates and performed at various Toronto events including Nuit Blanche and Masal Masti Mehndi.

After 20 years in the dance field, Sabra developed some injuries that were really impeding her performance abilities. After lots of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment she decided to try strength training and barre workouts as a means of mending her muscular imbalances. This enhanced the quality of her dancing so much that she felt compelled to turn her positive experience into her passion for helping people.

Every training session will contain elements of postural alignment, balance, core strength, muscular endurance and will have some component of stretching at the end. As a mom, Sabra has a special interest in working with pre- and post-natal women, as well as the baby boomer population and people with health or physical limitations.

Sabra’s certifications: CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist (2007); CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist (2008); Twist Conditioning BOSU: Integrated Balance Training Certification (2008); Thai Massage Certification Level 1 & 2 (2009); Inner Hero Sustainable Change in Eating Habits (2010); Functional Muscular Assessments & Graduated Exercise Methods (2011); CanFitPro Exercise and Pregnancy (2012); The Booty Barre (2013, 2014); CanFitPro Active Aging Certificate (2017); CanFitPro Eat Clean Foundations (2018); CanFitPro Children’s Fitness Coach (2019).



*The two week free trial is applicable to all of our classes. Email to register for your first class.

K1 Kickboxing- Youth/Teen/Adult

K1 kickboxing is a style of martial arts that blends the techniques of Boxing, American Kickboxing and Muay Thai. Our classes incorporate skipping, body-weight conditioning drills, offensive and defensive techniques utilizing the fists, knees, shins and feet.

Youth/Teen Program
We offer kickboxing classes for youth/teen ages 7-15. Benefits of our program include: increased agility, hand eye coordination, focus, discipline, confidence and self-respect.

What to bring for your first class
 We provide boxing gloves and handwraps for new trainees. Men/boys should wear shorts and t-shirt and women/girls should wear shorts/leggings and t-shirt. Bring a towel and prepare to sweat!

KickFit & BoxFit (Fight Intensity Training)

These cardio and strength training circuit classes are a mashup of kickboxing/boxing techniques and strength & conditioning drills. The main goal is to optimize fat loss and increase lean muscle tissue.


This strength and conditioning class incorporates 4 pillars of human movement: 1) Locomotion 2) Level Change 3) Push and Pull 4) Rotation. This 10 station (Round) fast paced circuit class will help you torch calories, increase strength, capacity, and push your muscular endurance. Various training tools include: Dumbbells-Barbells, TRX Suspension Trainer, TRX RIP Trainer, Medicine Balls, Cable Machine, BOSU, Stability Balls, Schwinn Airdyne Bike, Sandbag, Plyometric Ladders etc.

Barre Fusion

This is a total body workout that begins by utilizing the barre as your dance partner. Music plays a large role in Barre training as inspiring tunes will lead you through an energizing and exciting hour. You will sculpt your legs, butt, core, chest, shoulders and arms by using Thera bands, Pilates balls, dumbbells and body weight exercises all while moving through simple ballet positions that anyone can do and enjoy. The second half of this class is a strength and conditioning circuit based on our signature DSFit60 training protocol. 

Mom & Baby 

This post natal class combines a variety of circuit based exercises for Mom and Baby to enjoy together. Each class will focus on regaining and restoring your core as well as enhancing your posture, balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility. We use the babies as weight resistance, but we can modify any exercise and welcome them to just sit and play if they prefer that too. This is an opportunity for Mom and Baby to connect through movement in a fun, nurturing, and supportive environment. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Do you have tight hips and hamstrings, low back pain, over all stiffness, and poor posture? Would you like to improve your strength, posture, balance, and flexibility in a safe, comfortable, and non intimidating environment? Restore yourself in this welcoming class, open to all ages and levels of fitness experience. It is designed with a gentle approach to strength and conditioning. Equipment used includes light weights, resistance bands, pilates balls, foam rollers, and your own body weight. Sometimes the simplest things are the most impactful, beneficial, and restorative. Come escape from the daily hustle and bustle and reconnect your mind, body and breath, and Restore-U.

Types of Specialty Training


TRX is a suspension trainer. The field of suspension training is a form of resistance training that includes bodyweight exercises in which a variety of multi-planar, compound exercise movements can be performed. These develop strength, balance, flexibility and joint stability simultaneously. TRX is offered as a one on one training option.


Kettlebell or girya is a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training. By their nature, typical kettle bell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, shoulders, and increase grip strength. The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once, and in a way that mimics real world activities. Kettlebell is offered as a one-on-one training option.

Boomer Fitness

This style of training is highly adaptable to your individual needs, and includes three key elements: 1) Weight bearing exercises that are proven to help increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis. 2) Cardiovascular exercise that protect the heart by reducing fat, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing stress. 3) Stretching which helps to increase flexibility, improves your posture, and balance to help prevent falls and fractures.


 Prenatal exercise is one of the greatest gifts you can treat yourself to at a time when you truly need to be kind to your body. Benefits include: core-strengthening to help prevent diastasis recti, alleviating muscle cramps and joint soreness, and helping to prevent gestational diabetes. Post-natal exercise helps you lose baby weight, lowers postpartum depression, and reduces stress allowing you to get a better night's sleep. 

Fit Family Training

 A positive body image for children begins with their parents influence. You and your children* will exercise together and inspire each other to be healthy while promoting a positive outlook on physical activity. Give your family the gift of bonding and connecting in an activity that will make you feel energized, confident and de-stressed. 

*Children must be under 18 years of age, each session must include at least one adult and one child. 

Online Coaching

We are proud to offer an online solution to coaching and training that will help you get the results you're looking for. After a thorough online assessment, we will craft a plan to achieve and exceed your goals. Follow this link for details.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage, also known as Thai Yoga Massage, is an ancient bodywork therapy that has been taught and practiced in Thailand for over 2,500 years. The healing practice combines gentle rocking, deep stretching, rhythmic compression, shiatsu, reflexology, yoga postures and breath work. Benefits include stress reduction, improved circulation, increased energy, increased flexibility and a calm mind. Thai massage is performed on a floor mat with the client wearing loose and comfortable clothing. 


*We also offer training utilizing strength and endurance training tools such as Dumbbells, Barbells and Olympic Plates, Bosu, Resistance Bands, Cable Machine, Airdyne, RIP Trainer and more.

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Free Class Pass Coupons

2-week Adult Class Pass

Kids+Teens 2-week Free Pass

Complimentary Consultation & Assessment


Personal Training Introduction $99* 

Includes a lifestyle and fitness assessment + 3 one-hour training sessions
*Promotion expires 3 months after date of purchase.


   Personal Training Packages - One Hour

1 session: $90
8 sessions: $80/session
12 sessions: $75/session

Extended Personal Training 30-minute Thai Massage/stretch option*
*Add $35 to your session

Semi-Private Training 

1 session: $120 ($60/person)
8 session: $110 ($55/person)
12 sessions: $100 ($50/person)

Fit Families

2 members: $70/session (Includes one adult and one child )
Each additional family member is $5/session (children must be under 18 years of age)

Group Classes

K1 Kickboxing, Barre Fusion, DSFit60, Mom & Baby, Restore You!
Unlimited Monthly Class Pass - $109
10 Class Pass - $199 ( expires after 3 months)
K1 Kickboxing Youth/Teen (7-15)
Unlimited Monthly Class Pass - $89
10 Class Pass - $149


All rates are subject to HST


The Referral Advantage

Bring a friend or family member with you for a complimentary personal training session. If that person purchases any of our packages, you receive a free personal training session.

We require 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled appointment to cancel your training session or your package will be charged a session. Rescheduled appointments with less than 24 hours notice must be rescheduled for the same day to save that session. If you cancel less than 24 hours for a semi private session, your partner will be responsible for paying a private rate for that hour. This policy is in place out of respect for our instructors and trainers. All sessions are transferable but not refundable. All sessions expire 6 months from date of purchase.


DS Fitness

3050 Yonge Street Unit B100

Entrance off of Lawrence Avenue West, below Starbucks
Conveniently located across from Lawrence Subway  

Street parking available on Cortland/Chudleigh Ave, Yonge St, North of Lawrence Ave West
Green P parking available via Bedford Park Ave



Monday to Thursday: 6 am – 9 pm
Friday: 6 am – 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 12 pm