Fitness classes for women and men in
Bloor West, The Junction and Baby Point

THE ART OF BALANCE WAS FOUNDED on three principles: Right Class: Each person comes with a unique desire, goal and level of experience. That's why TAB has such a wide range of classes. Right Approach: Many modern machines and fads isolate muscles and focus too specifically on one aspect of physical health. We subscribe to a fitness philosophy that is more natural, fun and fulsome. Right Time: We are right here in your neighbourhood, ready to welcome you. Take an hour (or more) for yourself, step out and enjoy a class.

What to expect

Feel like you’ve done something. Something good. Our classes are more than a great time. Each class welcomes all ages and fitness levels and is specially designed using the philosophy of you against your body to bring you the best possible sessions. Don’t expect a lot of fancy equipment, The Art of Balance employs real-world thinking in each activity—consider that there were strength and fitness regimens long before someone invented a stair machine.

In the news

Be Spectacular!
CanFitPro Magazine• May/June 2017

Working your abs is more important than you think
Global News • February 3, 2017

Toronto fitness trainers share their exercise pet peeves
Toronto Star • January 2, 2017

Meet fitness trainer Rhonda Roberts Smid
Toronto Star • September 5, 2016

6 Workouts for People Who Hate the Gym
Elle Canada • August 8, 2016

This year, it’s really time to HIIT the gym
Metro Toronto • January 13, 2015

Short, intense workouts, functional training among top fitness trends for 2015 • January 8, 2015

Short, intense workouts, functional training among top fitness trends for 2015 
Times Colonist • January 7, 2015

Innovative Workouts for 2014
Global News • January 6, 2014


Rhonda Roberts Smid

TAB is the vision of Rhonda Roberts Smid—performer of stage and screen, fitness trainer and university instructor.

Rhonda has been dancing for over 39 years—15 of that as a professional—and has been studying fitness and personal training for more than 12.

She has performed across North America and Europe in productions like the Tony® Award-Winning Disney's The Lion King and the Tony® Award-Winning Ragtime. Similarly, she has entertained on the stages of the Stratford Festival in musicals like Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes and has many other well-known productions to her credit.

When you spend years doing 8 demanding shows a week, you have to know how to maintain your body. You also have to know how to nurture a good sense of humour. That's what you will find at TAB—a serious session blended with fun and creativity.

Rhonda has also appeared on television and the big screen including in the Academy® Award-winning film Chicago and the dance classic Hairspray: The Movie.

She has also been a sought-after dance adjudicator across North America for the last 12 years and has spent the last 7 years instructing in the Faculty of Phys. Ed. at the University of Toronto.

Rhonda has a B.A. from McMaster, The Triple Threat Award from The Randolph Academy, a Guthrie Award from the Stratford Festival, and more recently was a Top 3 finalist for CanFitPro Fitness Professional of the Year.

Can-Fit-Pro Certified Specialist
 Fitness Instructor Specialist
 Personal Trainer Specialist
 Older Adult Fitness Specialist
 Pre-Natal Fitness Specialist
 Post-Natal Fitness Specialist

In August of 2016, a jury at
CanFitPro selected Rhonda
as one of its 3 finalists for
Fitness Professional
of the Year

Josette R. Gauthier, Senior Bank Executive
“This may come as a shock to some, but we have right here in our own backyard a fitness studio of downtown calibre!
I highly recommend Rhonda and The Art of Balance!”   MORE TESTIMONIALS »


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Jane & Ardagh
274 Jane Street

Toronto, ON M6S 3Z2
1 light north of Bloor on Jane St.

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