Welcome to VRTU

Guide for First Timers

Whether your goal is to immerse yourself in Muay Thai training and culture, lose weight, tighten and tone, or join an awesome community - VRTU has got you covered.

One of the main misconceptions of Muay Thai Kickboxing is that it is a brutal sport, intimidating, and too intense. We often hear people say they “need to get in shape” before trying a class, or that they “don’t want to get hurt”.

A girl wearing VRTU dress, practising kickboxing

The purpose of this page is to break that stigma. Now, more than ever, Muay Thai is used as a way to stay in shape, gain discipline, and learn self-defense. Not only is it a beautiful sport, but a way of working out where you can get a sweat in, while learning a new skill. At the end - you feel empowered, accomplished, and totally hardcore!

While competing is definitely an option, it is by no means necessary. VRTU has classes for all ages and fitness levels. Majority of classes incorporate Muay Thai, while some are strictly fitness based.

group classes in VRTU for first timers. learning block knee tips

Here is What You Need to Know

Quick Checklist


Please bring a comfortable pair of workout clothes, towel, and a bottle of water. Should you choose to continue, uniform is mandatory.


Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and get changed.


If you own bag gloves or hand wraps, bring them with you - otherwise, you can purchase some at the gym.


The fee for your first class is $15. We always have promos for first-time students, so be sure to ask about it when you come in!


Register by booking your first class below. You will be prompted to create an account online. You can also call us at (416) 482-2222 or email us at hello@vrtu.ca.


Indoor shoes are a must for all fitness classes in the FIT Room. Muay Thai is done barefoot in the FIGHT Room.

Alright, you ready?
Check out our schedule and book your class today.