Madonna to lead cardio class in Toronto on Feb. 11

TORONTO — Pop superstar Madonna will be in Toronto next month to put her stamp of approval on her downtown fitness studio and to lead a cardio class.

Hard Candy Fitness opened at the end of October inside the Shops at Aura on Yonge Street at Gerrard Street.

It is the second North American branch of the growing chain, after Mexico City, and the largest, at 42,000 square-feet.

Hard Candy Fitness already has locations in Rome, Sydney, Santiago, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Berlin.

The venture — named after Madonna’s 2008 album — is a partnership between the 55-year-old singer, her manager Guy Oseary and New Evolution Ventures.

Its signature Addicted to Sweat workouts were developed with Madonna’s personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer. Madonna will lead one of the cardio-based classes on Feb. 11. Members (who have signed up prior to Jan. 30) can audition Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 to be part of the special class.

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In addition to gym amenities, Toronto’s Hard Candy Fitness boasts saunas, steam rooms, a custom juice bar and rooftop terrace.

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