Workout at home with Montréal athletes and exercise pros

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If your home workout routine is starting to feel a little too ‘routine’, try mixing it up by adding some fun and challenging moves from Montréal athletes and exercise pros. 

Strength and grace

Professional dancers from Les Grands Ballets Canadiens are posting full workouts daily on their Instagram page that range from cardio to strength training to stretching. Past workouts are posted on their Facebook page. Guaranteed to keep you on your toes! 

If you want to jazz it up a bit, dancer Ermanno Sbezzo from Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, offers online dance classes each Saturday at noon. Follow #BJMclass for upcoming class info.  

For a full-body workout designed to engage all 650 muscles, tone muscle and promote mobility, check out Essentrics, a Montréal-based studio founded by former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White. Their website has tons of great resources and be sure to follow them on Facebook for new workouts posted regularly. 

Gold medal workout 

Montréal track and field gold medallist and Canadian Sports Hall of Famer Bruny Surin has a 7-minute workout you can do at home with the family. 

Take it from the pros 

If you want to up your game a bit, athletes from Montréal’s professional sports teams have workouts and tips to really get your heart pumping.  

Players like Max Domi, Paul Byron and Jeff Petry from legendary NHL team Montréal Canadiens are posting daily #HockeyAtHome active breaks on Twitter. Follow the team on YouTube for more workout ideas, like these challenging ab and core exercises from Patrick Delisle-Houde, physical conditioning coordinator for the Habs.  

Montréal Impact midfielder Shamit Shome shares an intense quarantine workout on the the MLS teams Facebook page. It’s sure to get you sweating. 

Montréal Alouettes long-snapper Martin Bedard offers a short but intense full-body strength-building home workout. Grab your weights and get it on!   

It’s not just Alouettes players that are posting home training ideas. Pump up your strength with workouts from the powerful women of the Als’ cheerleading squad. You’ll feel energized and ready to take on your day. 


Put a smile in your workout 

If you’ve seen Montréal’s Power Bhangra videos, you know that these folks really know how to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Bhangra is a form of Indian dance originally performed by farmers to celebrate a good harvest. You can try these upbeat moves at home with their workouts, posted regularly on the Power Bhangra Facebook page and YouTube channel



Leave it to the professionals, please 

Depending on your fitness level (and the size of your partner), this one may fall into the “don’t try this at home” category. Canada’s national team diving champions Caeli McKay and Vincent Riendeau invite you to try the squat your boyfriend challenge. 

Freestyle skier Mikaël Kingsbury takes the burpee to the next level. You might want to work up to this one.

Montréal Skateboarder Annie Guglia is getting creative with her home workouts, practicing her big moves in a small space with the help of a treadmill.    

Olympic gold medalist in men's big air snowboarding Sébastien Toutant has created a quirky obstacle course at home to gamify his training.   

Think an Olympic triathlete can’t train at home? Think again. Amélie Kretz built her own endless pool in her parent's garage. 

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