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Though its store is filled with helmets, bike parts, and riding accessories, Rebound Cycle aspires to be a classroom. Its bike-savvy staff members "strive to be educators, not suppliers"—according to the store's mission statement—as they set riders up with ideal wheels and rental gear for day trips down Legacy Trail. They place special emphasis on comfort through customized services; for example, they adjust cycle components to suit a customer's body type, range of motion, and prior injuries during two-hour bike fittings in their studio. In line with its educational mission and community spirit, the staff maintains a schedule of upcoming group rides and races, and composes online tutorials that cover common questions, such as how to select a safe seat.
Rebound Cycle sees its "students" off on fully assembled and test-ridden bikes from Giant, Trek, Niner, and other brands, often decked out with accessories including cup-holders and tire pumps. Staff members attend recurring training sessions with experts from various factories, ensuring that they can tune up or completely overhaul almost any cycle, even the types that they don't sell. An environmental-consciousness policy dictates that they recycle the cardboard, oil, and packing materials that pass through the locally owned shop.
Blurry vision is not just an annoyance; it’s a health risk. So when the owners of Optiks International and Factory Optical saw a chance to vertically integrate their business model—and cut down time between an eye exam and obtaining glasses—they jumped on it. The optometrists inside their chain offer the convenience of one-stop lens shopping. Technicians can create custom-fitted standard, progressive, and googly-eye lenses. The labs constantly seek out the latest technologies to improve vision, including digital lenses that decrease peripheral distortion and custom cuttings that alter lenses to accommodate the tilt of chosen frames.
Each store stocks a supply of more than 4,000 frames, including options from designer brands such as Oakley, Gucci, Versace, Ray-Ban, Guess, Prada, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Every store also offers a two-for-one deal for each pair of prescription glasses sold, allowing clients to give a pair of glasses to a family member or pair their purchase with prescription sunglasses to avoid darkening regular specs with a whiteboard marker when leaving the house.
Founded 29 years ago with a single, small club, World Health expanded its healthy presence across Calgary with today's 7 locations. Ultramodern equipment and friendly staffers fill each hub, supplementing a variety of group fitness classes and personal-training sessions with flexible membership options. In Revs and Revs Plus classes, bike-mounted students pedal through aerobic drills before slow-downs allow for safe speed-bump crossing and heart-rate recovery. Fight-inspired Kick classes coalesce self-defence moves from karate, boxing, and kickboxing; Breathe’s gentle combination of yoga, Pilates, and tai chi beckons internal peace with flexibility and balance exercises. For a solo workout session, personable trainers customize sessions that chase each individual’s fitness goals. With the help of a personal trainer, exercisers often note a greater sense of motivation and accountability, improved fitness and nutritional knowledge, and biceps that literally take the shape of pistols.
Intent on helping others attain their fitness goals in the shortest and safest possible amount of time, Dave MacDonald employed his experiences as a certified personal trainer and his know-how garnered as a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University’s Human Kinetics program to found Vitality Fitness Group. Dave’s staff of affable instructors shares his vision and strives to foster a nonjudgmental workout space that differs from a generic gym in its conscious eschewal of intimidation, overcrowding, and life-sized Schwarzenegger cut-outs. Opting instead for small classes, Dave seeks to develop a personalized approach to wellness. In order to keep each 45-minute boot camp entertaining and to prevent boredom, instructors cover an ever-changing variety of exercises, combining traditional training methods such as light running and sprinting from the clutches of minotaurs with fun activities including obstacle courses. Aware that getting bodies in motion remains only half of the svelting equation, Dave's team also proffers nutritional and motivational advice to interested participants.
Bikram Yoga Northwest’s certified team of women instructors cultivates healthy lifestyles through the Hatha-style yoga practice and shares their passion with students of all ages and fitness levels within their eco-friendly, heated studio. As students bend and stretch through the series of 26 postures, they draw in deep breaths of purified air passing through the room’s air exchange system. This custom system ensures that the studio's warm and humid environment remains as fresh and pure as the morning dew on Mr. Clean's forehead. Further keeping the studio sanitary, it is floored with anti-microbial Mondo Yoga flooring, which serves double duty in preventing bacteria and cushioning yogis with a softer and slip-resistant workout surface. Eco-friendly practices extend throughout the on-site changing rooms and showers, which sprinkle guests with drops from low-flow showerheads and thermal-efficient hot-water tanks.
Medical Director Dr. Parminder Sandhu of Yuva Aesthetics & Wellness helms a team of holistic health coaches, laser techs, smoking-cessation therapists, and skin specialists. Her office’s customized HCG weight-loss programs cater to any body type and gender as they create slimming game plans with prescriptions and nutraceutical products from brands including Metagenics. Yuva’s skin specialists, armed with Environ and Latisse products, concentrate on restoring youthful complexions as they fight fine lines with dermal filler injections and steam rolls cellulite until fat deposits scamper away from the Accent RF’s dermal heating powers like a ant running away from a stale pile of honey. Yuva is also fully equipped to clear troublesome body brush with Cutera Coolglide and LightSheer laser hair-removal systems.
The course at Boulder Creek demands both strength and control as players knock dimpled orbs about the 6,963-yard Ron Ehlert design. Each challenger must remain wary of the terrain’s most prominent feature: the 30 acres of water that confront play on 14 of the 18 holes. Despite the daunting watery depths, the course caters to all levels of golfer with five sets of tee boxes that render the course as short as 5,272 yards or as long as 6,963 yards. Additionally, an on-site practice facility comprised of a 300-yard driving range and a putting green offers an ideal spot to limber up before a round or practice for the professional mini-golf circuit.
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Staffed with registered massage therapists, laser techs, and reflexologists, Target Health treats bodily afflictions by taking a holistic approach. The spa’s massage therapists assuage chronic aches and pains while fostering an inner tranquility that boosts the immune system, revs up circulation, and tickles the notoriously grumpy lumbar spine region. Trained acupuncturists have deep reverence for the ancient healing practice, and aim to restore balance to the body, alleviate symptoms of respiratory disorders, and lessen depression. With a comprehensive laser system, the team clears up unwanted hair, and reflexologists attend to pressure points in the feet and hands to grant relief and assist in postoperative recovery.
Atop the craggy, tree-dappled slopes and peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary Climbing Centre’s local guides—each certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides—teach adventurers of all levels to scale rock using professional top-rope, belaying, and lead techniques. Each possesses an in-depth knowledge of the World Heritage site, enabling them to provide basic instruction on a range of outdoor paths during day trips, or teach climbers intermediate skills. As they climb, instructors may choose to lead visitors to the tops of high peaks to take in panoramic views of the range, or to the mirrored surface of glacial lakes to check their hair for bald-eagle nests. They also conduct outdoor birthday parties to introduce new climbers to the sport.
Oral Spa's aesthetic professionals brighten bodies inside and out by dispensing products and services that harness the power of LED light, oxygen, and other essential ions. The beauty experts can detoxify the body through an ionic footbath or whiten chompers with LED lights that remove stains left from munching coffee-coloured crayons. At the oxygen bar, selections from up to 12 aromas waft into noses to relax and reenergize bodies.
Oral Spa’s team also helps clients stay healthy between treatments with take-home products such as a nano cup that infuses drinking water with alkaline and filters out most microscopic carcinogens and candy sprinkles.
Representing a deep connection to the spiritual self, the 7th Chakra is also a physical place—a studio where a wide variety of holistic-healing services are offered and where group yoga classes convene six days a week. With a team of instructors and practitioners on-site, visitors find massage therapy, reiki healing, and acupuncture within the studio's confines. To help each client reach a place of optimal wellness and statue-like stillness, classes in yoga, qi gong, and meditation are also available.
Spice Wellness translates healthy bodies into sleek physiques with the help of high-tech fitness equipment such as the Whole Body Vibration platform and the detoxifying far-infrared sauna. Throughout the day, the centre bustles with patrons sagging into massage chairs or plunging their toes into the detoxifying depths of an ionic footbath in which charged molecules activate each pore's electric garage door and wash away the toxins inside. Meanwhile, human massage therapists—each with at least 2,200 hours of training—enliven weary muscles with targeted strokes aimed at relaxation and decreasing cortisol levels.
As pedestrians tote shopping bags or mochas down the shop-lined streets of downtown Calgary, just on the other side of Bodypump Bootcamp's lofty windows small clutches of exercisers thrash though a flurry of motion. Between soft-yellow walls, instructors guide students of all fitness levels into high-intensity exercises designed to offload fat, tone muscles, and improve overall health. On the weekends, mats speckle the hardwood floors as trainers downward dog into yoga and Pilates. In addition to fitness training, the studio's health gurus provide students with nutritional counsel, steering them away from unhealthful habits, such as eating late at night or roller-skating across seven-lane highways.
Self-proclaimed as one of North America's tallest indoor climbing gyms, The Crux Climbing & Bouldering challenges participants of all ages and proficiency levels with 72-foot walls peppered with colour-coded holds and routes. Internationally and nationally certified staff members strap patrons into all necessary rental gear before releasing them to explore more than 12,000 square feet of climbing space. The Crux Climbing & Bouldering's courses—ranging in difficulty from introduction to advanced—instill climbers with the strength and skills to rappel down an 80-foot tower, manoeuvre through a 3,000-square-foot bouldering area, and ascend up multi-pitch routes with their mouths.
Fitness Group Canada's spacious facility spans 12,000 square feet and features a free-weight room stacked with dumbbells, barbells, and plenty of plates along with a roster of specialized group classes. Cardio addicts can head to one of several group classes, such as spotlight cycle, which utilizes stationary bikes for heart-racing, indoor exercise. After a workout, exercisers can grab a towel and a snack or re-energize with a drink from the juice bar.