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Boxing & Wellness


With more than 25 years of experience as a boxing and strength & conditioning coach, Emile will hold you accountable to your targets and goals. “I make a personal commitment to each and every client to ensure they reach, and even surpass, their individual fitness goals,” says Coach Emile, who began his own athletic career in track and field.

While competing in the triple jump at the 1996 Olympic Trials, the all-around athlete suffered an injury that made him refocus his energies on boxing. After a brief stint as an amateur, followed by a couple of professional bouts, Emile turned his attention to training fighters through his business, The Boxing Loft.

At the downtown Toronto gym, Coach Emile built Golden Gloves champions, an Ontario Provincial champion, and was the strength and conditioning coach to former World Champion and professional fighter Natasha “The Nightmare” Spence.

Coach Emile has done it all while employing a soft-spoken and compassionate attitude towards all his clients. “I train athletes and adults of all abilities and all ages,” says the Parkdale-based trainer. “Even for those with time constraints, or are brand new to exercising, I’m constantly developing unique workouts to suit their needs and to help them turn their goals into habits.” 

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The Boxing Loft Toronto

Boxing Training & Wellness Packages

Boxing is our forte, but it’s not all we offer at The Boxing Loft. Our primary offerings are: 1) Book the studio and work out on your own, 2) workout with our Coaching On-Demand app, and 3) in-person training with Coach Emile (a variety of training options, as outlined below).

Coaching On-Demand’s virtual platform serves you well if you prefer to train independently but want some guidance. It consists of video-instructed coaching that provides general conditioning, exercises, boxing, footwork drills, meditation, injury prevention, and workouts – and we mean, we walk you through each exercise/workout with a focus on form and safety. It’s like having your coach in the palm of your hand so that you can do a guided workout wherever you are.

If you require more information and have questions, please contact us.

General Membership


Boxing Training Camp

Non-Restrictive Eating Plan

The Ultimate Body Transformation (Coaching On-Demand)

1 on 1 training

Boxing Ontario Insurance Fee

The Boxing Loft is a sanctioned gym under Boxing Ontario. In order to train you must be insured which costs $70 per year. This fee is in addition to your membership and can be paid directly to the Boxing Loft. You can also pay Boxing Ontario directly if you wish.

Cancellation Policy

Please cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 12 hours before your time slot to avoid forfeiting your session.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Does The Boxing Loft differ from kickboxing and box-fit classes?

It’s not like a cardio fitness class. Instead, we focus on proper punching mechanics, footwork, defense, boxing-specific conditioning, and all the fundamentals of the sweet science.

Do I need prior boxing experience?

Not at all. You do need to start with our Transformation, though, to prepare your body for boxing training.

Do I need my equipment?

To help us adhere to COVID-19 regulations, please bring your skipping rope, a yoga mat, boxing gloves, and hand wraps (we also sell gloves and wraps on-site).

How often do you recommend I come?

It takes about six months to learn a new skill, so we recommend that you train at least twice a week – three times is ideal. Our brains build neural pathways: the more we practice a skill, the more the neurons wire together, called neuroplasticity. Eventually, it gets easier and easier to perform the skill set.

What payment forms do you accept?

You can pay by cash, e-transfer, or credit card.

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What People Say About The Boxing Loft

Training with a coach at The Boxing Loft has helped me get in the best shape I’ve been in years. At first, all I wanted was to try something new. Friends suggested yoga, but I wanted to try a workout that was outside the box – something easier to prepare for than running or biking, especially as winter was coming on. Coach E’s program has peaked my interest in boxing, helped me become more mentally and physically disciplined, and provided me with a laundry list of workouts I now do almost daily at home in tandem with my training sessions.
-Kevin Younge

Coach Emile brings a true passion to both developing athleticism and technical excellence. His strength and conditioning work is both broad
including not just power and endurance, but speed, balance and coordination – and sport specific.
Training with Coach Emile at TBL has taken my conditioning and my skills to a level I couldn’t have imagined before working with him. Highly recommended whether for general body transformation, sport specific strength and conditioning or to learn true boxing skills.
-Chris Flynn

The Boxing Loft was exactly what I was looking for in a small, focused, local gym. Great for conditioning and boxing training. The workouts are rigorous and the coaching is attentive – great value for all levels. Highly recommended.
-Nicole Fowler

I signed up with Coach Emile because I was suffering from severe back pain. I soon realized that he customized his workouts to make them challenging but not so difficult as to be discouraging. And the back pain has never recurred.

I’ve now been training with him for ten years and credit him with helping me achieve my best level of fitness in many years. 
-Ian McPhail

I, 100% recommend Coach Emile to anyone who needs help and inspiration to make a healthy change in their life. He knows how to cater your training to fit your physical challenges as well as offering programs to help develop endurance, strength, and most of all, healthy nutritional choices. For those who are ready to make a solid change for their overall health, Coach Emile is your answer.
Tony Cancellara
Boxing is an incredible way to train your mind and body, and if you’re serious about putting in the effort, there’s no one better than Coach E to deliver results! He trains you the same as he would a fighter – and it’s awesome. If you’re anywhere near Liberty Village in Toronto go try a session – you won’t be disappointed.
– Katya Forsyth

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