During his time working for a contact-lens manufacturer in Vancouver, Canadian entrepreneur and athlete Roger Hardy—having seen the soaring mark-ups on eyewear imposed by optical stores—developed a passion for outfitting eyes with affordable specs. In 2000, his dream developed into CoastalContacts.com, which has since evolved into an online optical store stocked with high-quality brand names and private-label vision-care products. The shop’s digital shelves brim with a carefully curated assortment of glasses and contact lenses from designers such as Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole, and lens tints and coatings help millions of sightseers enjoy the intricacies of the World’s Largest Rubber-Band Ball. CoastalContacts.com’s money-back guarantee helps ensure shoppers reap all the possible benefits from CoastalContacts.com's corrective services. The company’s commitment to sharpening sight also extends to the world at large thanks to its Change the View Project, which facilitates the donation of a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need with the purchase of a pair of participating frames.
Parallel Yoga’s corps of agile and experienced instructors guides students of all abilities in a schedule of 30 weekly classes focused on different styles including flow, Hatha, and hot yoga. The Sunrise Salutations class grants early risers the chance to awaken bodies and greet the sun without the pain of burn-inducing chest bumps. Abdominal exercises in the Core and Restore class help to chisel tummies, and the 'Bro'Ga class guides men through a routine designed to relax gentlemanly physiques. Yogis eschew manmade watts during the Candlelight Restorative class, in which instructors employ salt lamps to bathe the limbs of pupils in a warm glow.
White Smile BC's teeth-whitening technician W.M. James Rolston has helped increase the smile wattage of more than 9,000 individuals. During his chair-side treatments, he slathers teeth in one of two levels of whitening solution—either a carbamide peroxide– or hydrogen peroxide–based formula—that causes minimal to no sensitivity. Next, he uses a blue-LED lighting system to activate the whitening process, with long-lasting results that can be seen quickly. Much like snarling at the sun, White Smile BC's treatment leaves teeth shining up to eight shades brighter in just 20 minutes.
At Innervisions Hypnotherapy Clinic we work from a Client Centred Approach. By working directly with an individual's subconscious mind, results are almost instantaneous as this is where all negative and positive beliefs are held. Our sessions are tailored to each client's individual needs to maximize the benefits.
A serious accident took TNT Fitness?s founder Tag Dundas?s physical and mental health, right down to his ability to walk. During his journey to recovery, he transformed his life. It took hours of work and training, but Tag regained all his functionality, and the experience had him sticking with the gym until well after his time in physical therapy had come to an end. His new fitness far surpassed what it had been before the accident, and he decided to become a personal trainer to help others achieve those goals they always thought were impossible.
Today, Tag and his team of trainers help clients strengthen and condition their bodies in group fitness classes and personal training. Michelle and Sherri, who conducts cardio and core exercises, and Colleen, who conducts beginner classes, help equip athletes to excel with tailored training that focuses on building the kinds of speed, strength, and agility needed for each sport. Tag himself has logged nearly 1,000 hours using TRX resistance bands in personal-training sessions and boot camps. He affectionately calls the camps T-ReX boot camps, after the dinosaur renowned for its strength, ferocity, and ability to perform a perfect unassisted sit-up.
When a motorcycle accident blew out his knee, avid swing dancer Jason Warner drew emotional and physical strength from the growing dance community he and his wife, Crystal, had created at Suburban Swing. Warner had danced for three years prior to the injury in 2000, the same year he began hosting lessons, swing dance parties, and fetes-for-hire at pubs and performance halls around town. The Langley Advance reported that a significant part of his 18-month recovery was dance, which his doctor had green lighted as a safe way to ease back into movement. More than a decade later, Warner is the bedrock of a community devoted to East Coast swing, lindy hop, balboa, and blues dancing as an instructor, a DJ, and the founder of Swing Summit, an annual training camp.
The couple keeps their footwork fancy with regular workshops, and both have contributed to television shows such as Smallville and CTV's Robson Arms. Demonstrating their care for the world beyond brass bands and pompadour wrangling, the two increased their class and party fees by a quarter so they could donate all of the additional revenue to sponsor children in need via World Vision Canada.