Mindful Balance shapes muscles and aligns spines using Pilates' total body conditioning techniques. Each small adult class ($13) guides participants using practiced precision and concentration to contort forms into swan-like shapes with silly string-like surprise. Stretch out on a mat before boosting heartbeats and endurance in Circuit Pilates or extend resistance while balancing on a stability ball instead of between the usual crocodile jaw. Mindful Balance's schedule weighs both beginner and advanced levels equally and includes sessions for expectant mothers and infants, toddlers, and teens. Men are also invited, granting the hairier sex a warm platform for twirling their brawny tassels.
John Melich founded Champion Boxing Club in 1984 as a place for training professional fighters, sending students to Olympic competitions and Canadian and North American championships. Today, the ring welcomes trainees of all ages and skill levels, from kids looking to stand up to bullies, to adults seeking a fun, engaging way to stay in shape. A wealth of special programs helps students target their specific needs. For example, boxing legend [George Chuvalo] leads (http://www.championboxingclub.com/george-chuvalo/) anti-gang and anti-drug programs for youth, while other professional fighters lead one-on-one and personal training sessions for adults. The staff of ex-prizefighters and certified instructors bring a wealth of old-school expertise to classes with a lively twists, from 1940s wound-tending techniques from a seasoned cutman, to traditional cornering, jabbing, and footwork for fun-filled fitness training.
At BOSS Fitness Bootcamps at Ryouko Martial Arts, instructors teach discipline, personal accountability, and teamwork. A staff of stuntmen and internationally competitive fighters share the power and grace at the heart of the Korean martial art, leading students through the discipline’s fierce, angular strikes and gently circular movements. Featuring sprung gymnastic floors, the 6,000-square-foot facility also offers Zumba and boot-camp workouts as well as an extreme-skills class that teaches parkour, break dancing, and fight choreography.
CrossFit Markham's fitness coaches work closely with their clients in standard fitness and fundamental movement classes that improve basic control, trim fat, and bolster muscle mass. Gym attendants unleash pent-up sweat droplets in daily classes comprised of varying exercises, such as body resistance, weight lifting, squats, push-ups, and arm wrestling Michelangelo's David. The randomized nature of each class ensures bodies stay out of exercise ruts and that each muscle gets its turn in the fortifying spotlight. Through the fundamentals sessions, students practice a slew of foundational techniques to reduce the chance of injury, increase performance, and easily discern a jump rope from a submarine sandwich. Coaches also bestow a constant stream of inspirational pep talks and offer nutrition advice to their physique-building pupils.
Authentic Tae Kwon Do offers a safe and encouraging environment for budding martial artists of all ages and sexes to learn from an expert staff of martial arts masters. Your Groupon is good for 10 tae kwon do or kickboxing classes, where, in a co-ed group setting, you'll learn basic martial arts principles and practices, including courtesy, integrity, self-control, and spirit, along with the mighty moves. Taking up martial arts can offer a spirited cardio workout while increasing your confidence and agility. You can find the class schedule here; call ahead to reserve your spot.
Each class at Yoga Magic is taught with a different intention in mind: The rise-and-shine class, for example, is designed to help wake up and refresh the body with a series of flow movements at a steady pace and a series of soothing alarm clock beeps. The unwind classes are even more gentle; students will work toward self-empowerment and spiritual growth by focusing on maintaining a positive mindset. A variety of health services are also offered the yoga practice, with therapeutic and relaxing treatments such as hot-stone massage, reflexology, and chiropractic care.