Last week while in Hamilton I hit up a personal training/small group training studio, OHSO Fitness, twice! I came to this studio through my friend and coach Kim Agostino, whose son Jon works at OHSO. Kim, along with her husband Ang, and my sister Nancy have been training here a couple times a week for the past year, so I was very excited to give it a try. (and also because it’s referred to as “Oh Sore” so I wanted to try it for myself.)
OHSO thrives on a philosophy of mindful movement. At OHSO, they claim to “sculpt a lean physique while instilling a life-long relationship with exercise and nutrition.” Their Locke Street studio is open-concept with five work stations each with their own set of equipment including rowers, free weights, resistance bands and TRX trainers. This means there are never more than five participants in each class.
The studio operates Monday-Friday 6AM-8PM, and Saturday mornings for specialized supplementary programs. Week day classes run every half hour, with a new program each day. Each session will perform the same workout throughout the day, with modifications made depending on the group or individual. 30 minute classes are $15 for a single class fee.
So far I’ve been twice and the workouts were very different. Both times I was greeted by their studio manager in a very personal way. I feel they really get to know their clients and stand behind their community claims as the class sizes are small. The first workout I did involved a lot of rowing and leg strength training during the 30 minutes, while the second workout had more of a focus on abs, arms, and back with only a few meters of rowing. All of the workouts are designed to challenge the body and mind, ensuring that all clients at any fitness level work with extreme focus and achieve maximum results. Workouts often include compound movements in combination with resistance training, high-intensity interval cardio, all while challenging core and stability.
OHSO also offers personalized nutrition consultations, Mauy Thai, and yoga. The studio space includes showers and washrooms, but no specific change rooms. It is located on the second floor or a former church, so great windows bring in lots of nature light. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early during your first session to complete your waiver and intake information. To book at the studio you need to text 289 880 0727. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.