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Extension Method™

The Extension Method is an innovative ballet fitness class of physical conditioning and rehabilitative techniques based on the fundamentals of classical ballet.  Conceived by Jennifer Nichols, professional dancer and fitness specialist, The Extension Method combines classical ballet technique with fitness conditioning to impart the strength, posture, ease of movement, and sculpted physique of a dancer.  The method is adapted for individually tailored fitness classes as well as group sessions. Exercises are built upon establishing a strong, healthy ‘core’, giving an individual confidence on a physical level to both protect and challenge the body while participating in sport or in everyday life. The Extension Methods unique formula targets various elements of fitness:

  • Flexibility
  • Agility & Co-ordination
  • Core Stability
  • Muscular Strength & Tone
  • Postural Alignment

This is the ultimate ballet fitness workout. Learn more about the benefits of Extension Method and why this should be your next fitness class.

Extension Room

Welcome to Toronto’s newest movement boutique, the Extension Room, located in the heart of the downtown core. The new home of The Extension Method is the brainchild of professional dancer and fitness specialist, Jennifer Nichols. The Extension Room offers a unique and diverse array of ballet fitness and dance classes, workshops and special events guided by professional dancers yet designed for everyone at all fitness levels. The first of its kind in Toronto, the Extension Room is located in a beautifully renovated industrial studio space at 30 Eastern Avenue (@ Sackville, just north of the historic Distillery District) Discover why we consider this the New Art of Fitness.

Events and Studio Rentals

The Extension Room showcases an open concept loft design which is ideal for events such as formal dinners, cocktail parties, corporate luncheons and fashion shows. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, it is also a perfect setting for intimate dance and music performances, choreographic workshops, and photographic exhibits. Rentals are available by the hour or as a flat day/evening rate, specific to the requirements of the event. The Extension Room is also available for rent on an hourly basis for choreographers and dance professionals, for which special ‘Artist’ rental rates apply. Rent this unique space now: rentals@extensionroom.com read more >

Ballet Fitness Classes + Training

The Extension Room features the Extension Method’s innovative collaboration of classical ballet and fitness standards, as well as a diverse offering of complimentary disciplines. Its roster of instructors boast elite stage careers with internationally renowned dance companies and therefore offers an unparalleled standard of technical excellence and professional experience. The Extension Room’s diverse selection of group classes include the Extension Method’s:

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Personal training services are provided by the Extension Method’s own certified team of trainers who offer a combination of traditional fitness conditioning and strengthening techniques derived from the classical ballet discipline which encourage the development of lean muscle, flexibility and beautiful posture. Please inquire about: Private Yoga and Pilates sessions Small Group Training Children’s Programs Elite Sport Specific Programs for Teams or Individuals