M1 offers men and women group fitness classes, teens and kids Muay Thai & MMA, personal training, kettle bell classes, strength & conditioning and private group sessions. Drop by, get 3 free trial classes and take a tour of our fitness studio. Now offering our Winter Special 25 % off 3, 6 and 1 year memberships. Limited time offer!
Since 2006, Alex Ricci and Dennis Carelli, shared a vision of delivering the highest levels of Muay Thai instruction to people of all skill levels while offering inspirational fitness classes that elevate health and wellness for men, women and youth.
Their vision established one of York Region’s most respected martial arts and fitness solutions, the M1 Thai Boxing System.
It’s All In The Name
Our name unites the discipline of martial arts, the charm of tradition and the strength of diversity and community. It represents who we are.
“M”: Represents “Muay Thai”, also known as Thai Boxing, which originated in ancient Thailand and remains the country’s national sport, favorite pastime and a true celebration of discipline.
“1”: Represents “first” techniques which are based in tradition and have been proven superior over decades of competition.
Thai Boxing System
Represents a ‘Diverse System’ of inspirational classes that appeal to almost anyone’s personal fitness or competitive goals:
Newcomers can enjoy fun, entry level Muay Thai classes
Experienced students can attend challenging intermediate classes
Fighters have many advanced sparring sessions to train in
Those seeking a healthy lifestyle can join M1 fitness classes that promise exceptional fitness in fun, motivational classes that welcome all fitness levels.
To Learn more about classes and schedules click here.
As part of our multi-faceted design, M1 often invites former trainers, fighters and colleagues to teach and contribute to the system. When you join M1, you’ll experience the professionalism, companionship, family values, and absence of egos that built the M1 community and that is responsible for its extremely high customer retention.
M1 provides an environment members love to workout in and we are certain that, whatever your goals, you will love M1 as much as we do. It is the ideal place to learn, make friends and get a full body workout like no other.
We are currently running a beginners only Muay Thai program, which teaches the basic techniques while incorporating a vigorous workout of strength and conditioning exercises. Class times are every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm.-6:00pm. Only $275. for 3 months!
M1 has completely changed my life from the inside out. I have been a member for 2 years and will never join or attend another gym. The staff is amazing, the instructors exceed all expectations and very well versed. Every work out is an extreme sweat session challenging both mind and body in ways never thought possible. Every class is different, never a dull moment! Results are immediate and from week to week you will watch your body completely transform. Staff is always willing to lend a hand, before, during and after class to guide you through techniques and to ensure you are always giving 100 percent. This is not your typical gym, this is a family. One that pushes and encourages one another to be better, to do better. You are constantly learning and growing from one another all while working alongside amazing instructors. Being part of this family has brought my body and mind to unimaginable mental and physical levels. I am addicted and I am honored to be part of this team!
- Maria B
Both my boys, ages 14 and 12 have been going to M-1 Thai boxing for about 3-4 years. The staff at the gym are extremely friendly and very professional. When I was searching for a gym, I was invited to watch a kids class. I noticed Kru Alex pushed the kids to their individual capabilities but also being positive and instilling confidence in them. Over the years, my boys have grown to look up to Alex not only as a coach but as a mentor. They are looking forward to working with Kru Alex and the staff at M-1 in the years to come.
- Sonia Cerasani
Alex Ricci is a phenomenal mentor and an inspirational teacher. Alex has been my trainer for the past 6 years and because of his skill, patience and passion, I have also developed a passion and love for the art of of Muay-Thai. Alex has been fundamental is shaping me into a successful Muay-Thai student through his expertise on cardiovascular conditioning, core and leg strength, and hip mobility. As Alex helps his students train both physically and mentally, the art of Muay-Thai continues to enrich my life. M1 Boxing is truly an amazing place to train, learn and grow as its passionate environment is filled with charismatic, kind and dedicated trainers.
My passion for Muay Thai started at 22 years of age because of Kru Alex Ricci and 12 years later Muay Thai still remains strong in my heart. I have trained at several gyms across the GTA and none compare to the quality and dedication of the instructors at M1. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in Muay Thai the instructors welcome everyone with the intention of building on your strengths and weaknesses through training. M1 has enriched my life in so many ways and I know it will do the same for you!