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RIO turns ONE YEAR OLD this weekend!! To celebrate, the studio’s having a party Saturday night at 6 p.m. with good food, tunes, a pop-up shop, and wicked deals for everyone who signs the guestbook. A whole year of running a successful studio is worth toasting to...

CURE FOR THE MONDAYS Mondays can be tough. Sometimes the flurry of activity that comes with the beginning of the week is a shock to the system, increasing your stress levels and leaving you longing for the peace of the weekend. Friday seems so far away...

Our North End neighbours, the lovely vegan restaurant En Vie, have launched a new menu! En Vie is a haven for those who seek healthy, fresh meals free of animal products and has been open on Agricola Street since 2013. As they describe: “Our mission is to...

June 25th is Global Beatles Day, and to celebrate we're hosting a yoga love class featuring our instructor Darrah singing live covers of tunes by the Fab Four. Let's pay tribute to one of the most influential bands in history. A sick flow, great beats, and one...

Every Sunday at 11 a.m. we host a Sundaylicious class at RIO for an hour and fifteen minutes. Ask anyone who’s attended and they’ll likely agree that there’s no better way to spend the morning. Taught by Darrah Richardson, the class is a perfect blend of...

June 25th is Global Beatles Day, and to celebrate we’re hosting a yoga love class featuring our instructor Darrah singing live covers of tunes by the Fab Four. Let’s pay tribute to one of the most influential bands in history. A sick flow, great beats, and one...

How to do it: Perform 2 cycles of each of the following exercises back to back for 20 seconds of activity and 10 seconds rest: Speed Squats Burpees Mountain Climbers Speed Skipping or High Knees This will total four minutes. Perform 1-3 sets. Rest 2-4 minutes between sets. Tips: Perform each exercise as fast...

COME TWERK IT OUT Yes, you heard it right - RIO is offering a Twerkshop on June 24th at 6pm. Get ready for the dance floor this summer through this session, which takes two of our classes and combines them. Hip hop yoga meets the Ass Master...

NEW MENU AT EN VIE Our North End neighbours, the lovely vegan restaurant En Vie, have launched a new menu! En Vie is a haven for those who seek healthy, fresh meals free of animal products and has been open on Agricola Street since 2013. As they describe:...

Yoga is practiced by people of all ages - including seniors, young children, pregnant women, university students, and everything in between! Many people, however, think of it as a typically female-dominated practice, with the Yoga Journal reporting in 2012 that 83% of yoga practicitioners were...

RIO is running a RockOM Now Challenge until April 20th, in which people can challenge their friends to sign up for a FREE WEEK of classes at RIO! A couple of RockOM stipulations: - Friends must be new to RIO - Must allow us to take a...

In addition to our regular schedule at RIO, we’ve added extra Anatomy in Motion workshops to focus on targeted areas - hips, back, legs and feet, to name a few. These areas are in need of attention for most people for several reasons. It isn’t just...

RIO has attracted so many different people to classes, all with their unique stories and inspirations. Our Studio Stories series aims to shed light on some of the incredible people who are a part of this community. ***** Lindsay has been a member of RIO since August...

RIO has attracted so many different people to classes, all with their unique stories and inspirations. Our Studio Stories series aims to shed light on some of the incredible people who are a part of this community. ** David Miller started coming to RIO in March of...