Through the eyes of Paula...
Pursuit OCR is a health club located at 444 Dufferin Street that has a huge indoor obstacle course and play zone. People of all ages can partake in the fun, and it is a great place to go this summer when the weather is too extreme outside. It is also a great place to go to burn off all the candy, ice cream, and other treats that may have been consumed earlier in the day. It is primarily an adult obstacle course, but spots can be reserved for children for Sundays from 7 a.m. to noon for family open park play days. Staff will also provide families with activities and fitness-related fun.
Pursuit OCR is a 10 000 square foot facility that has 2 classroom spaces and an indoor obstacle course consisting of 19 obstacles. The class space is surrounded by the independent training area, filled with equipment like ropes, stall bars, a slack line, and a couple of 11 and 14 feet high cove walls. The cove walls look like something you would see the “cool kids” skateboarding on – here, adults can run up the cove walls, hoist themselves on to the lip of the wall, and climb back down on a nearby secured ladder. The course is a mix of getting over or going under barriers, crawling through tunnels, climbing a tire wall, swinging from monkey bars, scaling a wall, and jumping into a ball pit. The course is considered to be quite challenging, and muscles will be sore days after visiting it. However, it is also very exhilarating. Amid the occasional moments of fear, reluctance, and exhaustion, all the activities are so much fun to take part in and incredibly exciting.
Each obstacle has an out, so that if you are uncomfortable or unable to do a particular task, you can move on to the next one. Pursuit OCR is also accessible and community-minded. The health club is an incredibly fun way to get an insane workout as well. With its challenging equipment, exhilarating obstacle course, and inclusive environment, Pursuit OCR is a Toronto must-do for everyone.