It seems like Mark Salgado is constantly in motion—practicing yoga, training in jiu-jitsu, and heading workout sessions at his own studio, Core Focus Training. Armed with a degree in human kinetics and years of coaching experience, Mark captains a staff of certified trainers as they lead personal-training sessions, fitness-rehabilitation programs, and boot camps. Their unconventional 10-week Core Focus course strengthens participants’ cores through fast-paced workouts designed to foster long-term strength, endurance, and agility. The team packs their workout space with functional exercise equipment in lieu of the cardio machines and soft-serve ice-cream dispensers found in most gyms. Core Focus Training offers childminding services for parents on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Cheam Golf Centre covers a golfer’s whims from pre-round prep to post-putts on the 18th hole of the 2,618-yard, par 56 course. A 30-stall driving range facilitates practice cuts before stepping on the course, a layout riddled with surprise difficulties that belie the relatively short length. A winding stream comes into play on several holes, and bunkers sit green-side on nearly every hole, creating prime opportunities for golfers to practice sandy up-and-downs or model a new pair of sandblasted khakis. After conquering the course, players can head to the Tee Off Grill, where chef Michael Leduc crafts 8-ounce burgers, shepherd’s pie, and dips perfect for enjoying with newly whittled divot tools.